Biking and walking would be made bigger priorities under a plan approved this month by a regional Ohio transportation agency. The new 2019 Active Transportation Plan (ATP) prepared by Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation (AMATS) presents the various strategies and recommendations that the Greater Akron area will pursue to improve the region’s bicycling and pedestrian networks over the next 26 years.
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Tagged Active Transportation Plan (ATP), Akron, Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation AMATS, bicycling, Biking, Headwaters Trail, healthy travel, Ohio & Erie Towpath, pedestrian, Portage Bike and Hike Trail, Portage County, recreational, Safety, Summit County, Summit Metro Parks Bike and Hike Trail, Walking
Robin Swoboda and Renee Welsch
Summit County residents welcomed the holiday season with “An Evening of Christmas Inspiration” holiday concert, which resulted in a donation of over 100 new toys for the Summit County Children Services (SCCS) Toy Room.
Story Courtesy of Cleveland.com
This Sunday, families in two area neighborhoods will awaken to the rumbling of 14 semi-trucks as they roll in loaded down with brand-spanking-new bikes.
Posted in Charity, Community, Neighborhoods, Poverty, Youth
Tagged Akron, bicycling community, Children, Christmas present, Elves & More, Huffy bike, Kids, Neighborhoods, new bikes, Northeast Ohio, Stark and Cuyahoga countie, Summit County, Volunteers
Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
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Tagged ADM Board, Brain Disorders, Change Direction, Citizens, emotional suffering, emotional well-being, family members, Five Signs, Homeless, Mental Health, mental illness, NAMI, nonprofit leaders, Pledge, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Senior Citizens, Students, Summit County, Veterans, wellness, Youth
Key Steps to Reading Success program improves children’s reading abilities
Story reprinted courtesy of Summit Education Initiative
Summit Education Initiative (SEI) knows that:
- schools want to engage families;
- families want their children to be successful; and
- books at home make a difference in children’s learning and development
Along with SEI, Shelley Houser, a literacy coach for The University of Akron Center for Literacy, had to determine how to incorporate all three ideals into one program. The goal? Reduce the number of children in need of a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan (RIMP) across Summit County.
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Tagged Akron Public Schools, books, Center for Literacy at the University of Akron, Education, Families, Key Steps to Reading Success, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Readiness, Literacy, Reading, Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan, Summit County, Summit Education Initiative