Broome County non-profits band together in time of need

first_imgDayCare Executive Director Kim Downs said this pandemic has been unlike anything she has ever seen before. “Working alongside the six foundations who so generously worked with the United Way of Broome County to seed this funding opportunity and get the response fund up and running has been amazing,” said the group’s executive director, LoriAnne Welch. “We closed. We’ve never closed before in all the years we’ve been doing this so thirty plus years so we closed for 8 weeks, and now we’re slowly reopening,” she told 12 News Tuesday. One of the organization’s that received funding, the Whitney Point Preschool and DayCare plans to use its grant on three new hand washing stations, as well as hazard pay for its employees. The fund was created at the end of March to help keep Broome County non-profits financially afloat during this pandemic. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — As of Tuesday, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund has awarded more than $250,000 in grants. One of the founders of the fund told 12 News it’s incredible to see the kind of impact this program has had in such a short amount of time.last_img read more

Paige: Her Story Proves Positive For Students

first_imgPaige will be on the Today Show next month.BROOKVILLE, Ind. – Paige Rawl has turned the negative into a positive.The Indianapolis native was born HIV positive.Midway through our interview, Paige tells me she has to check her phone because it keeps buzzing.“Sorry,” as she reaches into her purse.She looks at her iPhone 6 puzzled, “French?”“What?”“Positive might be translated into French,” she hesitantly replies.Paige wrote a book in English but also remembers a few Latin words, because she had to sit through that class in high school.Life has made the 20-year-old stand up when most others would sit down.It was Paige who told her best friend in sixth grade she had it. It wasn’t hours later she heard it.It was middle school classmates that nicknamed her “Paids”. It was a soccer coach that joked how her HIV could help the team get a win because opponents were too scared to play on the same field.Paige was at Franklin County High School telling her story Thursday.“I just hope in some way the students can relate and connect. If they can take just one thing away I am happy. If it is something positive, then that’s good,” Rawl said as she prepared for the presentation.The Marion County girl was bullied, pulled out of one school, homeschooled, and later enrolled into Herron High School in Indianapolis.Sharing her story to a gymnasium full of teenagers isn’t anything new for Paige.In high school she was the one who addressed an audience full of peers when rumors swirled about how she contracted HIV.“People started finding out because I was doing all these news articles, and all these rumors going around, that ‘she got it this way, she got it that way’, and this and that.”“So my sophomore year I spoke to my entire high school and I said look, these are the facts,” Paige recalls.“I had people come up to me after, like, sorry, we really didn’t want to be friends with you because I had this view of people with HIV, or whatever, I educated them, I gave them a couple facts.”Paige graduated high school and enrolled at Ball State in the fall of 2013. She is taking this year off and plans to be back in Muncie next year continuing her major in molecular biology.During her freshman year on campus, she joined a sorority but it proved too much, due to her being in the university’s dance marathon plus writing a book.Positive was released this past August.It was Paige who had to relive the days she wanted to forget.“Writing the book, I have always told myself that if my book can save just one life then everything I have ever been through has been worth it.”On Thursday, Paige also spoke at the high school library and at Brookville Library, just three months after having heart surgery. She said her recovery brings good and bad days, and yesterday was a good day.Paige and her story will be featured on NBC’s Today Show November 14. Positive is the first non-fiction selected for the show’s book club segment.Paige will then be traveling across the country to California for a movie premiere Nov. 18.Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks has created a documentary about personal stories of young people from around the world whose lives are affected by HIV/ AIDS.Paige is the only U.S. citizen featured in the full-length documentary titled “It’s Not Over.”Rawl is an avid book reader and country music fan who told me she wants to try out for The Voice.In the meantime, if her story can save one life, then she is doing something positive.last_img read more

U.S. Mint Considers St. Pete Artist’s Work for Coin Designs

first_imgKenny says he is working on three pieces that he is submitting to the federal government, but said he has to keep quiet on the designs for now. He said he’s not sure what coins his design will be featured on if they select his work, but if his work is selected, Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the final say. Kenny said it’s a huge opportunity, because if your work makes it on a coin, people will talk about you forever. The U.S. Mint is considering using the designs of St. Petersburg surrealist painter Steven Kenny for its Artist Infusion Program to create new coins. “It’s still sinking in,” Kenny says about his shot at immortality.last_img

Allderdice boys defeat Obama 55-54 in thriller to win city title

first_imgALLDERDICE 2014 BOYS CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS (Photos by William McBride)The Allderdice Dragons edged the Obama Academy Eagles 55-54 in the boys finals on Saturday afternoon, ending Obama’s unbeaten season.PLAYER OF THE GAME—Allderdice’s James Jackson was named Player of the Game in the City League Championship Game.RAMOND CREIGHTON Allderdice goes to the hoop for two of his 11 points in “The Dice’s 55-54 win over Obama Academy in the City League Championship game.THE MOULTRIE TWINS Javaughn (11) and Davaughn (right) of Allderdice put the trap on an Obama Academy player in the City League Championship game.last_img

Light Dental Studios Free Dental Day May 5

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Light Dental StudiosThirty-one Doctors and nearly 200 Light Dental staff members providing one free filling or extraction upon completion of free exam & x-ray of problem area.*No Appointments Will Be Made. Patients Seen On A First Come, First Served Basis.No strings attached no obligation.  With or without insurance. Insurance will not be billed.  No purchase necessary.WHEN: May 5, 2018TIME:  Starting at 8:00 a.m.WHERE: 3 of our Light Dental Studios locations:Olympia3910 Martin Way E., Suite APuyallup8012 112th Street Court East, Waterstone Building. Please check in on the 1st floor.  Blood Drive sponsored by Cascade Regional Blood Services.University Place7210 40th St. West #320, Top Floor of the Everwood Bldg.For information call: 253-848-2331, 253-565-1145, or 360-459-1333, or visit the Light Dental Studios website.*We MAY not be able to provide treatment to everyone as we are seeing patients on a first come, first served basis. If you are not able to be seen, we offer affordable dentistry at any one of our 10 locations. Visit the Light Dental Studios website for a location nearest you. Blood Drive at Puyallup location only.last_img read more