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Avon-based nonprofit quietly helps foster kids

By Nicole Hennessy Avon Monique Daniels leans against the wall of her apartment, her legs outstretched over the cold tile floor. Adopted at the age of five, she was asked to leave her adopted family at the age of 14 with no explanation. Now, after about 20 foster homes and, most recently, a women’s homeless [...]

Local drug court graduates work to provide sober-living options

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore/Lorain County A delivery of donated baked goods comes in through the side door of the Julie Adams house, a nonprofit sober-living facility. A few residents stand around the lobby. One is trying to find a job, having just returned with no luck. Residential Director Allison Pagrabs encourages her, then begins to [...]

Applications for popular Christmas art market due next month

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Christmas in July may be a joke of a “holiday,” but for local artists it’s when preparing for December begins. In addition to creating all the crafts and artworks that are purchased as gifts, now is when applications open for the popular Screw Factory Last Minute Market, which takes place each [...]

Newly opened shop to raffle off two bikes for LKWD Music Festival

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood On Aug. 23, Mahall’s second annual LKWD Music Festival will be back, and even bigger than last year. Those who purchase their tickets at one of Lakewood’s newest businesses, Beat Cycles, will not only have the chance to see Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA (and 30 other bands), they’ll also be included in [...]

 

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