Friday, July 2, 2010

SAINT ANTHONY HOSPITAL PRESENTS HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER SUN

OSCAR DE PRIEST SCHOOL PROVIDING FITNESS FUN ON WHEELS

These 5th & 6th graders at Oscar DePriest are enjoying gym class since Ms Holmes put them all on roller skates. (Photo by Brad)

    Mary Holmes knows the challenges of getting kids off the couch, away from the video games, and keeping them active. She is the Physical Education Teacher at Oscar DePriest Elementary School, 39 South Parkside Avenue. She decided to put all of her students on wheels and they’re having a great time staying fit.
    DePriest has a deal with Skate Time to provide roller skates at a charge of $7.00 per student. All of the school’s 550 students take part and no one wants to be left out.
    Ms Holmes says roller-skating develops balance and coordination, as well as muscle tone.  It is good exercise that everyone can participate in. She says her autistic and visually-impaired students are among her best skaters, plus it is an activity that both boys and girls can participate in equally.

Students at Oscar De Priest School are having a great time on roller skates during gym class – and nobody wants to be excused! (Photos by Brad)

PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP SEMINAR & PARTY

June 22, 2010
In these tough economic times, people need all the help they can get. With this in mind, The Prevention Partnership, Inc., in conjunction with CEDA, West Side elected officials, The Learning Network Center, THE VOICE Newspapers, and other organizations presented a free Economic Stability Seminar at Frederick Douglass Academy High School.
    The day-long session for 50 fathers provided career guidance and development counseling, plus direction on seeking rewarding jobs. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Office of Family Assistance. For information, call 773/378-4195.

June 26, 2010   
Pathfinders Prevention Education Fund, a leading West Side agency promoting awareness of the risks for contracting HIV, AIDS, and sexually-transmitted diseases, held a party celebrating the birthday of its founder and CEO, Brenetta Howell Barrett. The gala merged socializing with raising funds for Pathfinders’ programs. Certificates of appreciation were presented to volunteers and supporters of Pathfinders, including Malcolm X College President Ghingo Brooks and Jeanne Keller. Board members Luster Jackson and Joyce Wade were saluted for their work on behalf of the organization.
    Last summer, Pathfinders held an educational and leadership development program for teenagers. It was entitled Reading/Righting/Rhetoric and it developed young people’s understanding of current issues in the news, encouraging them to express themselves through writing and public speaking.
    Jalisa Nelson, 13 years old, participated in the summer program and attended the celebration, reciting an original poem she wrote about AIDS.
    For information on educational and counseling programs available through Pathfinders for youth, adults, and seniors, call Brenetta Howell Barrett at 773/533-5755.




Voice Newspaper Celebrates 25 years

video
Voice Editor Brad Cummings MC's the Award presentation at Saranecki Brothers on Tuesday, June 24th.

NORTH AUSTIN LIBRARY OFFERING KITE-MAKING WORKSHOP JULY 17

    The North Austin Branch Library, 5724 West North Avenue, is presenting a free, fun, 2-hour Kite-Making Workshop for children ages 5 and older on Saturday, July 17, 1:00-3:00 PM. Children will build and decorate their own kites.
    Call Jacqueline Primm at 312/746-4233 for information and registration.

NORTH AUSTIN LIBRARY PRESENTING ART OF PLAY: WIRE SCULPTURE JULY 12

The North Austin Branch Library, 5724 West North Avenue, is presenting The Art of Play: Wire Sculpture with Christine Thornton. This free, fun, one-hour program for children ages 7 and under is being presented Monday, July 12, 2:00 PM.
    Children will learn about featured artist Alexander Calder and then create their own artwork. Call Jacqueline Primm at 312/746-4233 for information and to register.

HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OFFERING FREE SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM

Heritage International Christian Church is offering a free Summer Nutrition Program Sunday through Friday until August 31 for persons ages 1 through 18 at 5312 West North Avenue.
    Breakfast is served 8:30-9:30 AM. Lunch is served 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.

NORTH AUSTIN LIBRARY PRESENTING SING IT, READ IT, SEE IT JULY 20

The North Austin Branch Library, 5724 West North Avenue, is presenting Sing It, Read It, See It on Tuesday, July 20, 2:00 PM. This free, fun, 45-minute family program for all ages is directed by musical artist Carol Weston and engages the audience by connecting stories and art through music.
    For information and registration, call Jacqueline Primm at 312/746-4233.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR KIDZ KORNA SAFE HAVEN SUMMER PROJECT

The Kidz Korna Safe Haven Summer Project (Summer Day Camp for children and young adults, ages 5-20) is still registering participants. A free computer competition is being held at registration. For information, call 773/957-6422.

GET YOUR BARACK OBAMA SOLAR KEYCHAINS

Be the first to show off your President Barack Obama Solar-powered Keychains. Six different styles are available at $10.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Homes 4 Haiti Fund. Call 888-725-0359 to order or e-mail steponit.info/sandalsale123@aol.com.

NEW PROGRESSIVE ST. JAMES M.B. CHURCH SERVING FREE MEALS TO YOUTH

Pastor Mitchell A. Fluker, Sr., is opening the doors of New Progressive St. James M.B. Church, 911 South Kedzie Avenue, providing free meals to young people 18 years and under, during the summer. Free lunches are served Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM-12 Noon, and snacks are offered 1:00-2:00 PM. All meals must be eaten on-site and the program runs through August 27.
    The Pastor and congregation wish everyone a safe, fun, and blessed summer. For information, call 773/826-0023.

NORTH AUSTIN LIBRARY PRESENTING FRAMING YOUR STORIES IN ART JULY 22

    The North Austin Branch Library, 5724 West North Avenue, is presenting Framing Your Stories in Art, a free, fun, 45-minute family program for all ages. Join puppeteer Marilyn Price as she brings Art-rageous puppets to life on Thursday, July 22, 11:00-11:45 AM.
    Call Jacqueline Primm at 312.746-4233 for information and to register.

878 MOST WANTED CLUB HOSTING SIX FLAGS TRIP JULY 24

The 878 Most Wanted Club is offering a trip to Six Flags Great America on Saturday, July 24, 9:00 AM-10:00 PM. The bus leaves LaFollette Park at 10:00 AM. Cost is $60.00 per person, including admission, bus, and food. Money is due by July 9.
    For information, call Money-D at 773/398-6834, Ms Wiggles at 773/507-3385, Passion at 773/908-7868, or Ms Forty at 773/823-6031.

CITY OPENS 24-HOUR EZ PAYMENT CENTER AT 10 SOUTH KEDZIE

The Chicago Department of Revenue has opened a 24-hour, 7-day, self-service EZ Payment Center at 10 South Kedzie Avenue. The Center allows people to pay parking and red light tickets, water bills, public way permits, and business taxes.
    The EZ Payment Center accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. For information, call Blocks Together at 773/276-2194 or 773/921-9581.

PRINCE OF PEACE & BETHEL LUTHERAN HOLDING SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Registration is open for summer programs at Prince of Peace M.B. Church, 5450 West Van Buren Street, and Bethel Lutheran Church, 4215 W. West End Avenue. For information and to register children, call Jerome Altman at 773/269-8516.

HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH HOLDING SUMMER CAMP

Heritage International Christian Church, 5312 West North Avenue, is offering a Summer Day Camp for children ages 2-14 through August 27. Hours are 8:30 AM-2:00 PM weekdays. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Field Trips, Movies, Basketball, Football & Dance, Reading Enrichment, and Leadership Development.
    There is a one-time enrollment & registration fee of $25 per child. This includes breakfast and lunch. For information, call 773/237-9600 or 773/237-4008.