Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity are taking their partnership a little further. This time for a street clean-up on July 7, to accompany the home remodels Habitat is doing on Colfax Road. The clean-up is a great opportunity for residents to clean their yards of unwanted items and pitch in, while 100 volunteers from Safeguard Properties make minor repairs on steps and porches as well as landscaping improvements. Check out the article here, with an interview by Ms. Joy Johnson.
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Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, Cleveland Public Library and Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland invite you to:
Little Free Library Installation
with Girl Scouts Junior Troop 77146 and the Friendly Inn Settlement House
Tuesday, May 14th
Friendly Inn Settlement House
2386 Unwin Rd. Cleveland, OH 44104
There will be a brief program followed by a reception.
Please RSVP with Dave Kelly at 241-9300 or email@example.com by Monday, May 13th at noon.
For more information:
More libraries coming soon to Central!
Volunteer with us Saturday, May 18 to deliver backyard gardens to 50 families in Cleveland’s Central & Kinsman neighborhoods.
- Deliver raised garden beds, vegetable seedlings, recipe and care books, and watering cans to participating families.
- Help the families set up the gardens and plant the vegetable seedlings.
- Train each household on how to maintain their new gardens.
Volunteering will take place Saturday, May 18 from 10am to 2pm, and we will meet at Bridgeport Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd.
Please bring work gloves.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Zenobia Lane at 216-341-1455, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether it comes from a carton, a glass jar, or a plastic jug, cow’s milk is generally what most people are used to drinking. Did you know there are different kinds of milk? So, with so many different kinds of milk in grocery stores how do we know which ones to choose?
- Soy Milk – Made from an extract of soy beans and is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener.
- Rice Milk – Made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water.
- Organic Milk – Comes from cows that have been fed organic feed, roam freely, or graze on pesticide free grass.
- Raw Milk – Comes from cows but is not pasteurized.
Cow’s milk is generally pasteurized but some people believe that you should try raw cow’s milk to ensure you are getting as many nutrients as possible. Pasteurization is the process that kills all of the harmful bacteria in raw milk by heating it to a specific temperature for a specific amount of time. Pasteurization was developed by Louis Pasteur in 1864, as a means of killing organisms responsible for diseases like typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.
Cow’s milk that has been pasteurized offers 9 essential nutrients such as:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin A
- Riboflavin (B2)
What if you’re a vegan or your poor tummy can’t digest cow’s milk? There are a a lot of different choices. We suggest trying rice milk or soy milk.
Soy milk is dairy-free and made from an extract of soy beans. It is typically mixed with water and a natural sweetener so it tastes and looks similar cow’s milk. Soy milk often has calcium and vitamin D added to it to increase its nutritional value.
Rice milk is also dairy-freeand is made from a mixture of partially milled rice and water. It often has vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, calcium and iron added to enhance its nutritional benefits.
No matter what you choose,it is important to keep a balanced diet. To get the full benefits of cow’s milk and these nine essential nutrients, the USDA recommends adults and children to consume two to three servings of milk (or cheese or yogurt) each day. A serving size is 1 cup of milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of natural cheese or 2 ounces of processed cheese.
Dont forget to visit!
The East 73rd Street Community Club
Hands On of Northeast Ohio and Oriana House, Inc.
SPRING CLEAN 2013
DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
TIME: 11:00AM – 4:30PM
- Come and join us to clean up our yards and communities from Cedar to Central Avenues and East 70th to East 74th
- Clean out your basement and garage of those bulk item – we will have 2 city dumpsters available on East 73rd and between the corners of Central and East 73rd and East 74th
- We will clean tree lawns, empty lots, and abandoned homes
- We will clean senior/disabled citizen individuals property, (please contact Brenda Metzger at 216-432-1001, leave message)
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Tanya Holmes 216-224-9397
Brenda Metzger 216-432-1001 email@example.com
Preparing healthy meals is difficult, but we are offering a course to make it easier. Learn how to make delicious, simple, healthy dishes in no time! Classes will include planning meals, basic cooking and cutting skills taught by Vel Scott. You will discover vegan and vegetarian cooking can be delicious and filling, taught by Divinity Catering. Graduates will receive basic cooking tools and nutrition tool kits, take a shopping trip, and tour an Urban farm.
Come be part of a supportive community cooking team!
For more information and to enroll, contact Kim 216-961-4646 x 104
Classes are FREE, but Adult only! Space is limited.
Classes are held at CornUcopia Place on Saturdays June 8, 2013-August 3, 2013
This project is in collaboration with Environmental Health Watch, HEAL Buckeye Initiative and Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. funded by the Baldwin Foundation and Saint Luke’s Foundation
There are so many food options available, with marketing tactics that mislead the consumer to thinking they have made a healthy choice. Even the choices for whole produce can be confusing. Who even knew there were some many choices for a standard apple? Restore the Village is here to help clarify these questions.
Join Ericka L. Abrams, Founder & CEO of Restore the Village, sponsored by Union Miles Development Corp. at the Earle B. Turner Recreation Center to learn about the importance of eating organic, local & non-GMO foods.Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 pmLight refreshments will be provided.www.restorethevillage.org
What do you really know about high-fructose corn syrup and sugar? The media often portrays sugar and high-fructose corn syrup as the main culprit in obesity. But what’s the difference between high-fructose corn syrup and sugar?
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a common sweetener. Research shows that high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar. Fructose, part of HFCS, is a naturally occurring simple sugar that’s produced by nature. It is more soluble in water than glucose. Glucose is another simple sugar that is also made in nature. When you put fructose and glucose together it becomes a basic form of table sugar.
Corn syrup is made from corn starch and has a high content of glucose. It is combined with fructose to make high fructose corn syrup. There is controversy over how the body reacts to high-fructose corn syrup instead of table sugar because it is made chemically.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are two types of sugars in American diets: naturally occurring sugars and added sugars. Women should consume no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons of sugar). Men should consume about 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons).
Tips from the American Heart Association for Reducing Sugar in Your Diet
* Don’t add sugar to cereal, grits, or oatmeal. Try fresh fruit or dried fruit instead.
* Instead of adding sugar in recipes use various spices or extracts to increase flavor.
* Try non-nutritive sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose or saccharin. The FDA has determined that non-nutritive sweeteners are safe.
* Cut back on the amount of sugar added to things you eat or drink regularly like coffee or tea.
* Buy sugar-free or low-calorie beverages.
* Buy fresh fruit!
The next time you are in Bridgeport Cafe, think twice about adding lots of sugar to your breakfast and consider adding fresh fruit instead!
Come out for an evening of inter-generational theater to view
“Scenes ‘N Cedar-Central.”
The play was written and directed by local playwright Cornell Hubert Calhoun, III.
Adaeya Bates, Lauren Nicole Sturdivant,
Amarah Simons, Tariq Ferguson,
& Lewis Finney
Friday, April 12, 2013
Central Recreation Center
2526 Central Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44103
A TV20 Production
Cornell Hubert Calhoun, III, who’s plays take local stories onto the stage has had a play produced at the Dobama Theater.
For more information, please call Central Recreation Center at (216) 664-4241.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity is partnering with BBC to rehab six homes on Colfax Road. Habitat can rehab 4 homes for the cost of building only one. The six homes on Colfax will be donated by the Cleveland Land Bank. Check out the feature on Channel 5 news. For more information on how you can become a partner family call BBC at 216-341-1455 or Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity at 216-429-1299