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Benediction Cafe, fully accredited culinary training program to replace deteriorating church
The historic 104-year-old church at 711 E. Fayette St., the former home to People’s African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be renovated and turned into a cafe and culinary school. The project organizers said they hope this is a good way to serve the community and the economy, while also saving the deteriorating building from destruction.
The Rev. Daren Jaime, the pastor of A.M.E. Zion Church, said that the congregation agreed to sell the building and move to a new location at 2306 S. Salina St., but that many people and groups did not want to see the building go.
On Saturday, July 26, 10 participants set out on The Stand’s Fifth annual Photo Walk.
Photowalking is the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that the photographer may find interesting. It is also a social event organized for the purpose of having fun, improving one’s photography skills and exploring a neighborhood. Often the aim is to practice and improve one’s own photography skills rather than a specific focus on documentary photography.
See the results from this year’s walk below:
The Corcoran High School Class of 2014 received their diplomas Sunday, June 29, at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center.
Mosquito season has arrived, so make sure you are on guard this summer. Diseases like West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are spread by infected mosquitoes. These diseases can cause serious illness and even death (in rare cases). It is worth taking the time to apply insect repellent.
Drug users have been and are littering our city with used needles, which have been found along sidewalks, in churchyards and playgrounds, in yards, in piles of raked leaves and under porches of homes where children live. Syringes have been found to carry viruses causing AIDS and hepatitis C. Discarded needles pose a significant health hazard to anyone picking them up, because these viruses can still be active for up to six weeks on a used needle.