Eastpointe Community Schools Food Distribution Plan

(Eastpointe, MI) –Eastpointe Community Schools are offering families a new Food Distribution Plan — new pick-up grab-and-go meals in partnership with AFSCME. The district will distribute food using drive-thru or walk-up delivery. These options are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be available to all children 18 and younger, under 26 with special needs. Eastpointe Community SchoolsFigure 1: graph by Eastpointe community schools

As listed on the graph, Eastpointe community schools try to make the breakfast menu with variety, all while keeping things healthy. Milk is an essential beverage throughout the week, along with an orange.

Friends of Williamston Parks fundraises to meet a matching grant

The southern Williamston City limit sits just north of I-96. The small city is home to about 4,000 people. Credit: Isabella Johnson

Friends of Williamston Parks needs to raise $29,000 by October 22, 2021 to receive a matching grant form the Public Spaces Community Places program for their project to build a picnic pavilion at Volunteers Community Park. Credit: Isabella Johnson

The organization

When Williamston locals noticed their parks weren’t getting the attention they needed, the Friends of Williamston Parks organization stepped up to the plate. “There were some budget cuts at the local government level here in Williamston,” said Heather Galecka, the organization’s president. “There really wasn’t a lot of funds for park upkeep and improvement, so the organization was started to fill that gap.”

Friends of Williamston Parks is a non-profit community group made up of volunteers that work to plan, fundraise and implement improvements to parks in the area. 

“We do lots of things,” Galecka said.

Picture of teachers Jason Perrin and Lesley Stauffer of the East China School District

East China School District piloting new virtual academy next fall

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. – Jason Perrin and Lesley Stauffer, teachers in the East China School District, proposed a new virtual academy for next fall. The program, called the East China Virtual Academy, will be open to K-12 students and will allow users to diversify their schedules based on their own learning needs.

The Dallas Stars’ arena opens for fans

Texas was the first state to re-open to max capacity, allowing arenas like the American Airlines Center, home of The Dallas Stars,  to provide a safe fan experience. 

Game day procedures

Fans received an email, following their ticket purchase that laid out the requirements for entering the American Airlines Center. The check-in email required fans to take precautions before arriving at the event. An entry survey was the first step in the check-in process: All guests needed to complete the COVID screening before arriving at the arena. “Definitely just glad that we are able to get back in the arena and watch the team live,” said Chris Reichert, a Dallas Stars fan. “The experience here has been fantastic, and I’m really glad that they allowed us back.”

Bags, cash and unmasked fans were not allowed to enter the building.