|PAWS CHICAGO RESPONDS TO OKLAHOMA TORNADO TRAGEDY||
PAWS Chicago, one of the nation’s largest No Kill shelters, is recruiting volunteers to help with an Emergency Response mission to Oklahoma to assist with the aftermath of this tragedy. PAWS Chicago will be sending a medical and intake team and volunteers to Oklahoma with up to eight vans that will return to Chicago full of homeless pets.
|Food for Thought: African Lions are Not a Main Course||
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement regarding the serving of lion meat at restaurants across the country:
“It is extremely worrisome to see restaurants across the country promoting the sale and consumption of lion meat. The African lion population already faces many obstacles for survival: a restaurant’s choice to serve up lion meat is simply irresponsible.
|“D.O.M – Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients with Alex Atala”||
Acclaimed Brazilian Chef Alex Atala will launch his first book in the English language in September 2013. D.O.M. – Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients/Alex Atala will be published by Phaidon and will be a journey into the true flavours of Brazil, including Alex’s research deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
|How Much Of Your Income Goes To Housing||
The newest edition of the Center for Housing Policy (CHP)’s annual Housing Landscape report finds that severe housing cost burdens among working renter households have risen for the third consecutive year. Housing Landscape 2013 explores the latest American Community Survey data from 2011, showing that 26.4 percent of working renters spent more than half of household income on housing costs.
|Illinois Winners John Clay III Oak Park And Taylor Marie Sherry St. Charles||
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the two award recipients from the Second Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards: John Clay III from Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park River Forest High School) and Taylor Marie Sherry from St. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North High School), who will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy™ Awards in New York on July 1, 2013.
|MAY EVENTS IN THE FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT OF COOK COUNTY||
Nature Center Events, Paddling, Aquatics Centers Open
Saturday, May 4, 9 am
Skokie Lagoons, Winnetka
Meet at the Tower Road Boat Launch (parking lot is located at 1757 Tower Road in Winnetka)
Space is limited; call 708.771.1189 to reserve a spot.
Join us for this free paddling event during the height of bird migration.
|Lambs Farm Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation||
CARF International announced that Lambs Farm has been accredited for a period of three years for the following programs: Community Housing, Community Integration, Community Employment Services - Job Development, Community Employment Services - Employment Supports, Organizational Employment Services and Supported Living. The latest accreditation is the twelfth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Lambs Farm.
|Projects Abroad Celebrates Volunteers Everywhere This Week||
International volunteer organization Projects Abroad is pleased to celebrate volunteerism worldwide this National Volunteer Week, a chance for people of all ages and profession
|DRURY LANE COMPLETES BALLROOM, RESTAURANT AND LOBBY RENOVATION||
Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, announces that the facility has completed Phase 1 of its extensive renovation. Phase 2 will be completed by mid-2014. Phase 1 included the renovation of the 27,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, the Main Lobby and Cocktail Lounge, and the French and English Rooms. The inviting new spaces feature a sophisticated European design aesthetic with top-of-the-line furnishings, original artwork and elegant décor. Phase 2 will include the renovation of the Courtyard Restaurant and the Theatre Bar.
|WHISTLE PASS First Place in the Suspense/Thriller||
WHISTLE PASS, author KevaD’s tension filled suspense novel set in 1955, has captured two international awards. EPIC’s eBooks Awards, a premier organization incorporated in 1998 to promote the ebook industry awarded WHISTLE PASS First Place in the Suspense/Thriller category at EPIC’s 2013 convention in Vancouver, WA.
The esteemed Rainbow Awards, a long-established competition originating in Italy to recognize the best of LGBT fiction and non-fiction, announced WHISTLE PASS the 2012 Third Place winner in the Historical category.