The air was electric one day late last December at the Northwest Park Community Center.Then came the countdown. When the OK was given, the wrapping paper flew.  Like lightning bringing down a shower of refreshing rain, the tearing of paper changed electric anticipation to sheer joy. Every child received a gift, perhaps their only one that Christmas.


Spreading Holiday Cheer

More than twelve students and their mothers graduated in November from a five-week workshop sponsored by Linkages to Learning entitled, “Preventing Obesity and Diabetes”. The workshop was designed and presented by Marlene Orantes of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP-University of Maryland). This comprehensive, after-school class taught mothers and children about nutrients, the value of exercise and how to cook easy and healthy meals together. (more…)