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March 16, 2009

Spring is the Season!

by Joe Stewart, Better Waverly resident To me spring says “survival” after way too many long dark days during dead of winter. Buds promise splashes of color; birds chirp odes of joy and I see myself wading in our rivers and bay. Swimming for me in open water is akin to being born again in passionate pagan ritual and celebration! Sliding barefoot into the slimy salty ooze of our Patapsco or Chesapeake is an emersion
by Heather Harvison, Executive Director, My Sister’s CircleMy Sister’s Circle mentors and mentees NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will highlight My Sister’s Circle tonight. The talented Amy Robach interviewed me Wednesday morning in my home; the phenomenal crew spent the afternoon and evening getting some footage of Dallas Nicholas Elementary School and the surrounding neighborhoods, interviewing a graduating senior and her mentor (Candace and Hunter), and attending an after-school session with the younger girls.
by Jaclyn Paul, AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Greater Homewood Community Corporation I first arrived at GHCC as an AmeriCorps VISTA on June 25, 2007. It didn’t take me long to become enamored with this organization and with Baltimore, and look! I’m still here. After extending my first VISTA contract and then re-enlisting as GHCC’s VISTA Leader, my presence on the staff list is assured until August 2009, more than two years after I began my year
Don’t forget! GHCC is accepting applications through March 31 for block project grants. Funding is available for 10 projects of up to $750 each. Click here for more information or to download the grant application. You can also contact Audrey Stevens, Community Resource Coordinator VISTA, at astevens@strongcitybaltimore.org or 410-261-4927.
The playground at Stadium Place will be rebuilt May 5-10, but you can help now by attending a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, March 13! For just $5 for adults ($3 for children under 12), enjoy a great dinner and entertainment by the Waverly Middle School band and drum line and the Stadium School’s Judah Praze dance team. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the New Waverly United Methodist Church (644 E. 33rd Street). Click