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The Community Peace Market – Buffalo Rising Wed, 18 May 2022 14:56:54 +0000

If there was ever a time for a community peace market, this would be it. As the community tries to recover from the horrific tragedy that has rocked the East Side, dozens of people are coming together in solidarity. These people don’t sit idly by and let a single evil person tear our city apart. Instead, they create a host of social events that aim to kick-start the healing process.

Later today, Wednesday, May 18, BFLO Worm Works and Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) will host The Community Peace Market – an event founded on the idea that kindness and peace will prevail in the city of good neighbors.

“We are united in the face of hatred in Buffalo. We are #buffalostrong. Peace Market is a large combined group of businessmen and women, regional health care organizations, food pantries, and urban farms and gardens that will provide the community with food, products, and services FREE. The market will take place every Wednesday from May 15 to June. 8 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) in the Faithful Stones Church parking lot (corner of Utica and Jefferson Avenues). – The Community Peace Market

The Peace Market team and donors include:

  • Church of the Faithful Stones
  • Massachusetts Avenue Project
  • The BFLO worm works
  • Balanced body foods
  • Market for preparatory works

For more information, please see this Facebook pageContact @massaveprojector Ryan R. of BFLO Worm Works (716) 249-1222…and remember to BE KIND TO YOURSELF and the Earth.

Community leaders gather in San Francisco to demand action after Buffalo shooting – NBC Bay Area Tue, 17 May 2022 06:56:09 +0000

Religious, political and community leaders in San Francisco gathered Monday to demand action following the deadly shooting in Buffalo, New York.

“It’s wrong, it’s un-American and it has no right to exist,” said Reverend Amos Brown of San Francisco’s Third Baptist Church, condemning the hate and rallying community leaders from across the bay area.

This in response to Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo that left 10 dead, and to propose local policies to prevent something like this from happening here.

“We in San Francisco recognize that this city is not immune to the same violence,” he said.

Investigators say the 18-year-old suspect was wearing full armor and tactical gear, traveled 200 miles to Buffalo and was live-streaming the horror online as he shouted racial slurs at his victims for the mostly black.

“We have to stay together in peace because if we are together in peace there is one thing that I remember as a child of the 60s and that is power for the people,” said Yulanda Williams from the NAACP in San Francisco.

District Attorney Chesa Boudin was also present.

“We have to be proactive. We must find ways to build bridges and spread love, solidarity and support,” he said.

Reverend Brown, who once marched and rallied Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., announced a noon rally Wednesday at City Hall, to continue his message of hope and peace.

Members of the Rochester community react to the Buffalo shooting Sun, 15 May 2022 22:58:00 +0000

ROCHESTER, NY – After the mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday, people across the state are rallying to help.

One such person is Clay Harris, the founder and president of Uniting and Healing Through Hope of Monroe County.

He spent the weekend grilling ribs and chicken outside the Hope Christian Fellowship Church

It’s more than just a weekend barbecue, as Harris used it as a way to bring people together to promote peace.

“[We want to] shine a bright light on the violence that is engulfing not only our city, but New York State,” Harris said.

It was at this stoppage of the violent event that he first heard news of the mass shooting in Buffalo.

“I was so hurt because it’s been like this for so long and we just have to stop,” Harris said. “We have to stop killing each other”

People from all over Rochester came to have a meal, many standing side by side and sharing their stories.

Harris hopes this will make them realize that we are not that different from each other.

“We are all human beings,” Harris said. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown [or] purple; we all need to love one another and come together to make our city, county, state and nation a better place to live.

While a barbecue won’t solve all of the violence-related issues, for Harris, he hopes it’s at least the first step in a long streak to come.

Summer Events Heat Up in St. Tammany Parish | St. Tammany Community News Sat, 14 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000

Louisiana talent Greg Barnhill, the Emmy-winning and multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician, recently received the “Native Son” award at St. Tammany’s 15th Annual President’s Arts Award, will be a featured presenter June 2 at an Ozone Music Education Foundation Program presented by Ochsner.

This free program from the Ochsner Lifelong Learning Institute will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Wine Garden, 300 Robert St., Slidell.

Attendees will learn about the Ozone Foundation’s mission to educate, support and mentor regional songwriters and musicians, and hear Barnhill discuss the art of songwriting and the inspirations behind some of his most popular songs. better known. Barnhill’s music has been recorded by a host of performers including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Leona Lewis, Tricia Yearwood, Don Henley and others.

Barnhill is also Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Ozone Foundation.

The Ochsner Institute for Lifelong Learning at LSU, Camellia Chapter/Slidell — the host of the event — is one of 124 university-affiliated programs developed for adults 50 and older. Its mission is to foster lifelong learning and individual growth by creating learning opportunities that enrich life. The Camellia Chapter is governed by a St. Tammany-based Advisory Council under the leadership of its President, Margo Guillot.

Those interested in continuing to learn while participating in a variety of activities — in-person and online — can consider membership for $50 per year (by July 1). A nominal fee will be charged for classes after July 1. Register for the Ozone event or join the Ochsner/Slidell chapter by calling (225) 578-2500.


BELTON LAUNCHES “KITCHEN”: Celebrity WWL and WYES TV chef Kevin Belton will be on hand for a special May 28 opening night of the Playmakers Theater’s upcoming production, “The Kitchen Witches,” a comedy about TV chef duels written by Caroline Smith and directed by Anysia Genre. Spaces are limited for this special event in Covington. Tickets for this benefit evening are $25 at Belton will join Playmakers for a silent auction and theater fundraiser, sign her cookbooks and address the audience before the 7 p.m. curtain.

The kitchen-centric comedy of the night about battling household goddesses will continue until June 12 with Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, a pair of well-seasoned cable cooking show hostesses who have hated each other since the same man dated one and married the other 30 years ago. When circumstances bring them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” insults fly and their show becomes a smash hit. Playmakers Theatre, 19106 Playmakers Road. Shows on Saturday at 7 p.m., matinees on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20.

UNDER THE SEA : In a magical kingdom under the sea, a beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. “The Little Mermaid” runs June 2-11 with a talented young cast at the Cutting Edge Theater, 767 Robert Blvd., in Slidell. Get tickets online or by calling (985) 649-3727 or texting (985) 285-6666 to avoid additional online charges. For more information, www.cuttingedgetheater.


FISHING PLEASURE: The St. Tammany Chamber Fishing Tournament will take place from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 31 with a weigh-in from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Rigolets Marina, 52250 US 90 in Slidell. All fish must be caught in publicly accessible Louisiana waterways, and from the marina, participants can access the best catches of Lake Borgne, Lake Catherine, Lake Pontchartrain, as well as platforms, reefs and bridges in the region. Prizes for speckled trout, redfish, black drum, plaice and an open category. Registration is $100 per person and must be completed by noon on May 27. A fun family event with a $50 entry fee for children 12 and under with a separate prize category. Go to for more information and to register.

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TEE-UP: The St. Luke Men’s Club will hold its 30th charity golf tournament on May 20 at the Royal Golf Club in Slidell. The cost of the tournament is $75 per golfer to cover green fees with cart, bags, lunch, dinner, beer/drinks, dessert/ice cream and trophies. Contact Brian Clavin at (504) 579-2042, email, or register online at

PEACE: Louisiana’s first three-day Yoga Festival is scheduled for May 20-22 in Covington for holistic wellness practitioners and anyone seeking mindful community, personal development, delicious, healthy food, and all levels of fitness. yoga practice. The Bhakti Farms Yoga Fest at Bhakti Farms, 79468 Keating Road, will include meditation, musical performances, homeopathy, acupuncture, wellness talks and yoga for children and adults. Fees vary by days of attendance and level of attendance, starting at $35. A portion of the proceeds goes to Hope Hope. Details about

WOMEN: The Slidell Widows Social Club will meet May 28 at 10 a.m. at Aldersgate UMC, Genesis Hall, 360 Robert Blvd. The guest speaker will be Kristen Punch with Volunteers of America’s RSVP program, or Retired Senior Volunteer Program. All widows are welcome. Group members join many activities every month; upcoming ones include trips to NOMA to see Queen Nefertari’s Egyptian Exhibit and Van Gogh: Immersive CBD Experience. Contact Cindy Alberts for more information at (985) 707-7676 or

BOATS: The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum’s draw for $5,000 is scheduled for May 20. Cocktails at 6 p.m.; buffet at 7 p.m.; and the draw at 8 p.m. The winner does not have to be present, but participants must be over 21 years old. Tickets are $100 per couple. More information at (985) 845-9200. Go to for tickets.


PEL PARK: Pelican Park’s Nature Explorers Summer Camp for two age groups – 6-8 and 9-12 – will include weekly field trips and hands-on learning. Take the kids away from screens and back into nature with different topics for each week of camp, from water and fish to bugs and bugs. Go online at to see the fee schedule, dates, times, topics and more. Some scholarships are available through the World of Wonder Foundation by contacting

ENRICH: Registration underway for CEEP Summer Camp at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington. This low-cost academic day camp for children entering third through sixth grades will be offered June 13 through July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the church’s 120 S. New Hampshire campus. Includes theory lessons, hands-on experiences, art education, swimming and other recreational activities, field trips and more. Breakfast and lunch provided; Transportation available for children within Covington city limits.

This camp is for children who are able to get B grades or better and who do not have behavioral problems at school; preference to students receiving free or reduced-price school meals. Fees for students who receive free lunch are $40 ($60 per family) and $80 ($100 per family) for those who qualify for discounted lunches. Above these levels, applicants are waitlisted for a $200 fee ($300 per family). Apply online at or at the church administrative office at 129 S. New Hampshire St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions, call the church at (985) 892-3177 or Peggy Castle at


ROLL THEM: Slidell Movie Nights select Saturday nights this summer at Heritage Park will begin June 4. The name of the first film has not been announced, but it will start at sunset, around 8:30 p.m. Free admission. Bring coolers and insect repellent. Concessions will also be available for a nominal fee.

PARKS FESTIVAL: On July 16, Pelican Park will mark Parks and Recreation Month by celebrating recreation in the parish of St. Tammany with an event at the park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and more. Especially for children there will be inflatables, games and activities. For adults, there will be the big sounds of Rockin’ Dopsie and Lost in the 60s. At The Groves in the park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. Parking for $5 cash. For more information, call (985) 626-7997 or email

YOUTH: The James Samaritan will host its second annual State of Our Children Breakfast at St. Paul’s School (Briggs Center) on June 16. Tickets on Eventbrite from $30 to $900. The event to draw attention to the foster program will feature remarks from children’s advocate Donna Edwards, wife of the governor; Assistant District Attorney Collin Simms; State Senator Beth Mizell; and Bishop WC Martin, pastor and author of the book “Small Town, Big Miracle”.

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Gunfire and machete blows in Ondo community as party supporters clash Fri, 13 May 2022 08:06:36 +0000

There were sounds of gunfire and an uproar in Idanre on Wednesday night as supporters of Ondo State Assembly hopefuls clashed.

Ondo State Police told PREMIUM TIMES no lives were lost in the shooting as officers were able to contain the conflict.

Witnesses reported that many people were injured in the clash as thugs ambushed some politicians in the Congress of All Progressives.

Those allegedly attacked were supporters of House of Assembly candidate Tosin Ogunlowo.

They were returning from the APC secretariat in Akure in a convoy when they were attacked with guns and machetes in the village of Italorun, along the Idanre-Akure road.

“The aspirant was returning from Akure to Idanre where she went to file her candidacy file, with her supporters,” a witness, who asked not to be named for fear of an attack, told PREMIUM TIMES.

“So along the road the thugs came out and attacked them with guns, cutlasses and broken bottles and they inflicted wounds on his followers.

“They also vandalized the vehicles of the convoy.”

The source however noted that the midshipman escaped the attack unscathed while the injured were taken to hospital for treatment.

One of the victims, Gbodi Bamidele, who is also the head of the Legislative Council of Idanre local government, said the attack was sponsored, alleging that a thug, popularly known as Prof, had led the attack.

“We came from Akure where our aspirant went to submit her nomination form. When we arrived in Oja Anaye, one of the thugs called Prof came with others to attack us,” Mr Bidele said.

“They came with guns, bottles of beer and cutlasses. Our members were seriously injured. They were taken to hospital. »

But police spokesman Funmilayo Odunlami described the incident as a fight between supporters of two would-be politicians in the area.

She said the police intervened and calmed the situation.

“There was an altercation between supporters of two aspirants in the area, which led to a shootout,” Ms Odunlami said.

“Idanre Division Police were able to keep the peace while the victims were taken to hospital.”

The incident is the first major violence leading up to the 2023 general election in the state.

The local government of Idanre is notorious for its violence, before and during major elections.

During the local government elections in the city, held in August 2020, there were several clashes between political parties, resulting in injuries and destruction of property.

The SDP secretariat was also attacked and party supporters and officials roughed up by political thugs.

No one was arrested for the damage caused during the mess.

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PCRC partners with police to tackle insecurity in Ogun community Thu, 12 May 2022 23:47:33 +0000

The Police Community Relations Committee in conjunction with the Ogun State Police Command on Thursday launched security projects to tackle insecurity in the Warewa area of ​​the state.

The projects that were launched during the security summit include a police security tower, the PCRC secretariat, a mosque, among others.

During the summit titled “Community Policing in a Diverse and Multi-Ethnic Environment”, PCRC Chairman, Warewa Division, Nkem Atu-Femiakowe, said the project aims to enhance security in the region, adding that members of the community had to be vigilant.

“We are all aware of the security challenges we face in Nigeria today. The reality of today’s security challenges requires everyone’s vigilance.

“Our region is prone to problems and challenges related to insecurity. In the community of Banku, many people were killed, but Almighty God helped us to ensure that today all these things have diminished and we can live in peace,” she said. declared.

In his address, State Police Commissioner, Lanre Bankole, who was represented by Deputy Police Commissioner, Adeniyi Adedeji, urged community members to collectively tackle insecurity in the area.

He said: “As we all know, a secure environment is a collective responsibility. Embrace love, peace and unity to enable us to achieve the desired goals.

Inaugurating the projects, the State Chairman, PCRC, Samson Popoola, unveiled the PCRC Secretariat; police security tower; mosque and a building extension for the DPD of Warewa Division, Abdulfattah Ogunsanya.

The security summit brought together clerics, security personnel and residents.

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Announcement of the Executive Director and Sales Manager for the luxurious new senior community Tue, 10 May 2022 15:38:00 +0000

Cardinal Ventures, Inc. is building the 86,000 square foot assisted living and memory care community with 97 units, bringing 65 full-time equivalent jobs to the area. The spacious Assisted Living apartments are designed for the ultimate living experience for residents and their guests. Designed to allow residents to live their highest quality of life, Memory Care apartments provide residents with the personalized care they need, with the opportunity to thrive in an environment they can love.

misty zuli has been in Senior Living for 14 years in various roles, from floor nurse to spending the last three years as general manager during the height of the pandemic. “My commitment as a leader in serving our seniors and the industry has allowed me to continue to grow every day, personally and professionally,” said Misty. “By investing in state-of-the-art engagement tools and The Blake’s exclusive ‘Walk with Me’ memory care program in our communities, we will provide what we believe is an unparalleled experience for residents with cognitive changes. and peace of mind for their loved ones.”

The Blake at viera also proudly brings their Sales Manager, Reetu Haave to the management team. Reetu comes from Maryland and now resides in viera with her husband and two sons. She attended george washington university for its undergraduate and graduate programs. Reetu has served as a sales and marketing manager and administrator in various senior communities. His passion for the industry lies in building personal relationships that truly improve lives. She believes the reward for finding the right community is immeasurable freedom.

“We are delighted to introduce our new management team to The Blake, a dynamic addition to florida Space coast in Brevard County,” mentioned Harrison Young of Cardinal Ventures, Inc. “Their enthusiasm for associating high-end hospitality with the golden age of retirement will foster a community like no other.”

Dedicated to every employee, resident and loved one, The Blake strives to provide the best care and quality of life, along with exceptional value. The communities are staffed by registered nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Blake prides itself on offering an unparalleled dining experience with highly trained chefs and dishes prepared especially for seniors.

The community’s assisted living model offers personalized care for each resident and offers one and two bedroom suites. The Memory Care environment, focused on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care, will include purpose-built studios and one-bedroom suites to provide a safe environment where resident socialization and specialized cognitive therapy plans are paramount.

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Community libraries create ‘ripple effect’ in Nagaland | MorungExpress Sun, 08 May 2022 21:10:37 +0000

Children reading at the Enhulumi Community Library

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A sort of ripple effect of community libraries is currently underway in Nagaland. One such example is the Enhulumi Community Library which was launched in February this year on the initiative and in collaboration with the Kigwema Community Library which was launched last year.

“For Enhulumi village with a population of 1014 in Phek district, this will be the first library in the village. “This is the first library in our village. We don’t have indoor or outdoor library,” informed Eyiekhroli Lohe, who along with Welhitshe Lohe worked with Kigwema Community Library to set up the community library in Enhulumi.

Most young people are spending more time on their cellphones and on the internet, leading to the death of the art of reading, Eyiekhroli noted. In order to revive the culture of reading, the need to establish the Enhulumi community library has arisen, Eyiekhroli added.

The library is modest: the shelves were built by a group of friends from Enhulumi village while a supporter’s contribution of Rs 3000 was used during the process of setting up the library as well as the launch.

At the launch event on February 19, seniors shared their appreciation for the community development initiative.

Former Enhulumi community leaders also recalled how the program to establish a library in the village was planned, but the vision never materialized. Therefore, they recognized the effort of the Kigwema Community Library to achieve their aspiration.

Eyiekhroli shared that the response to the community library has been very positive with various bodies like the village council, VDBs, women’s society, youth society, student union and individuals expressing their appreciation and giving their input. initiative support.

The goal of the Enhulumi Community Library remains the same: to revive the dying art of reading, to make books easily accessible and available, to drive positive action and change, and community development, explained Akho Phira, founder of the Kigwema Community Library.

At present, the book collection of Enhulumi Community Library has been contributed by a few supporters, and mainly by Kigwema Community Library, which has been received largely from individual contributors and the Goonj office in Kolkata.

As with new initiatives, Eyiekhroli noted that people tend to be reluctant to easily access books and are a little reserved about the idea of ​​reading outside. While the village has yet to catch up with the culture of reading, she expressed her optimism saying that “day by day and week by week” there is an increase in confidence and interest in reading. .

“We hope this initiative will open the eyes of villagers to explore the world through reading, and develop each mind to live in peace and serenity,” added the collaborator.

The 19th Annual Community Prayer Walk 2022 will be held in Solomon on Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Southern Maryland News Net Sun, 08 May 2022 00:14:32 +0000

The 2022 Community Prayer Walk will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Solomons Pavilion. Fellowship, praise and worship at the pavilion will be followed by an island walk to pray at designated prayer stops, including at the foot of the Thomas Johnson Bridge.

This annual event is in its 19and year. Local churches in the three counties, A More Excellent Way Ministry, Circle of Angels Initiative and Calvert Interfaith Council (CIC) will host the gathering on the first Saturday in May 2022 COMMUNITY Prayer Walk. Churches and Calvert Interfaith Council members come together to plan this annual day. Local law enforcement authorities and businesses are also supporting the event.

The Prayer Walk has been held on Solomons Island in Calvert County most years with a rally once on Great Mills Road and Route 235 in St. Mary’s County, and Berry Road in Charles County concurrently with Solomons and last year, the 2021 Community Prayer Walk took place. in Prince Frederick.

All ethnicities, faiths, genders and generations walk, sing and worship together to build COMMUNITY together. People from as far away as Virginia travel to the event every year.
In previous years, a Church from Ukraine joined the March.

Prayers are for peace, nations of the world, affordable housing, healing the sick, those struggling with mental illness, local businesses, world leaders, government, first responders, marriage and families, youth and schools, those struggling with addictions, single parents, missing and exploited children, racial tensions, comfort for those who have lost loved ones, love and much more.

The public is invited to join in the prayer walk. It is not necessary to be a member of a Church. Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn at all times.

“Our vision is that one day soon, the first Saturday in May, there will be community prayer walks all over this great land,” said CeCe Mackall, founder of the walk. “All peoples, all nations honoring GOD and loving one another, influence and strengthen one another.”

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