Sherman Park homeowner Alex Runner loves his family, his neighborhood, his city — and his chickens.
Fourth- through ninth-grade students are invited to enter an essay contest about how they used values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson, the first African American baseball player in the major leagues, to overcome personal barriers. Prizes include a trip to the World Series.
Although there didn’t appear to be any lords leaping or drummers drumming, two Borchert Field men made Christmas merrier for neighborhood children. For 12 days before Christmas they collected, wrapped and distributed warm clothing and toys from a front porch at 9th and Ring streets.
Hmong and African American youth from two Safe & Sound “Safe Places” worked together recently to paint murals on the walls of the Hmong American Friendship Association. The project aimed to raise awareness of cultural differences and reduce stereotypes.