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For The Love Of Play

In grade school, recess is the part of the day a child looks forward to. Recess is a time when children bond and it’s very important to their development. When preparing for recess, children jump up and put on the appropriate gear, depending on the weather.  During winter, they would probably put on a coat,... Read more »
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Meet Angela

Angela Armstrong, 47 years of age and mother of four, struggled with addiction for close to 20 years. She lost her one and only daughter to an overdose. “One evening she went to a party and never came back.” Angela would use drugs just to numb the pain. “I would lay there after taking the... Read more »
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28 People to Celebrate Black History 2019

It’s time again for me to pay homage to 28 African Americans.  February is Black History Month and I like to celebrate by educating and informing about great African Americans; both from Dayton and individuals who have made a major impact around the world. DeWayne Cooper- Former Dayton Daily News Pressman, loving father, son, husband,... Read more »
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Coop’s Movie Scoop “Night School”

Friday is my movie night. It’s a great way to unwind from a long week. I watched a pretty good movie not long ago that had a good message and I think you should add it to your “watch list”; it is Night School! Night School, stars two of the biggest comedians in Hollywood today,... Read more »
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Kalen is Ballin

When growing up, most of the young boys where I lived, loved playing basketball on the court of Resurrection’s Church. If you ask me, I think they all dreamed of being drafted into the NBA (National Basketball Association). I know my brothers did! Boys and girls who love and play any sport work hard to... Read more »
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What a Wonderful Dream

As we prepare to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday let’s be reminded of the dream he had to make life better for all. As a person with a disability, life presents its challenges, but it can be even more difficult when you fall victim to prejudice. People can be rude, but mostly because... Read more »
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Service No Service

I’m sure by now everyone is aware of the incident that happened with Brandon Washburn, a man who’s deaf, and what he experienced at a Taco Bell. Brandon drove up to the drive-thru window to show a Taco Bell employee his order.  His order was written on his cell phone, but then the employee denied... Read more »
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A Better Me Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I usually make a New Year resolution at the beginning of the year, but not for 2019.  I’m just going to work on what I can do to be a better me! Every year, I tend to make the same resolutions, eat healthier, lose weight, save more money and walk more... Read more »
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Float On- Easterseals Celebrates 100 Years In Rose Parade

What are you doing New Year’s Day? Hope you’ll be watching the Rose Parade for the debut of the first ever Easterseals float. The float, in the creation of a 20 foot tall three tired birthday cake, is celebrating the 100th birthday of Easterseal’s. This float represents the assistance Easterseals has provided to people with... Read more »
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Happy Holidays “Shari’s 12 Days of Xmas”

Around this time of the year, I get excited because of the holiday season. I love the holidays and I’m a social butterfly, an adventurous type person. Since my heart is filled with so much joy, I would like to pass on twelve of my favorite ways that I enjoy this season and perhaps, you... Read more »
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