Three boys who lost both their parents in a tragic sequence of events this week are going to need support. To help, their uncle has set up an online donation page. "In the wake of one of the hardest things I...have had to face in my life as a brother, an uncle and as a friend," Jonathan Rey wrote, "I have to remember that this tragedy didn't just happen to me but many many other people, both family and friends. Most of all, even if they don't understand it yet, my 3 beautiful, smart and innocent nephews Avery, Jordan and Tristan Rey." The three boys reportedly saw their father kill their mother Wednesday before he dropped them off near a shopping mall, then drove several miles away and fatally shot himself. The 6-year-old and 7-year-old twins were uninjured, police said, and are now in the care of relatives. Here is the page for those who would like to donate to the Rey children through GoFundMe. The children said they witnessed their father shoot their mother before he made them get … [Read more...] about After Boys Lose Parents, Family Sets Up Online Fundraiser
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Did Denver officials just lay the foundation to abolish single-family zoning throughout the city? It sure looks that way, and if so it’s a very big deal. It’s a big deal about which the overwhelming majority of Denver residents are almost certainly unaware. To some extent that’s understandable. The Blueprint Denver document adopted last month by the city council to provide future guidance for land-use policy is 300 pages and covers a variety of topics. Nighttime pleasure reading it is not. Meanwhile, most public commentary on the blueprint has been decked out in unqualified superlatives. You’d think the document had cracked the code for urban paradise.Well, I like much of the Blueprint, too — for example the sections calling for stricter bulk requirements on infill development to help neighborhoods retain their character, as well as the pledge to “eliminate any exemptions . . . to build sidewalks as part of the development review process.” But … [Read more...] about Carroll: Will Blueprint Denver be the demise of single-family housing? No one can say for sure.
Sean Camacho cut his typical game-day figure in the Coliseum parking lot last Sunday — sombrero, black-and-silver face paint, football uniform complete with shoulder pads, giant mug in hand. The fan called “Señor Raiderman” looked dressed for a party. But he was preparing for a comedown. “It’s the end of an era,” Camacho said. At that moment, the surrounding Black Hole tailgate party appeared to be in full swing. Kickoff between the Raiders and Titans was hours away. Music blared as fans in jerseys and costumes crowded under tents. Several approached Camacho, conspicuous with his goatee and No. 69 jersey, asking for photos. “Next week, it’s going to be sad,” Camacho said. “Last year, it was sad. Everybody thought that was it. And then we had another year — oh, man, it was the greatest thing on earth. “These guys, I’ve known these guys for 20 years. The season opener every year, it’s like a family … [Read more...] about Oakland Raiders fans prepare to bid farewell, again
This week's Pets of the Week at Baltimore Humane Society are Jackie and Iris. Here's a little about each of them --- Jackie: Looking for a companion who is active and happy-go-lucky? Well, I'm Iris and I want a family of my own who will play with me and take me out for long walks. BHS brought me all the way here from Allegheny County hoping that the change of scenery will bring me luck. Comfy bedding, tasty food and attention are all I need to make me feel complete. I have lots of energy and would love to run and play with my new family. How about coming out to meet me and see if we make a love connection? See you soon. Iris: Hi everyone, I'm Jackie and I'm here with my brother Jay looking for our forever homes. We can be a bit unsure in this environment. In the foster home we came from, Jay was very playful and would play with the kids in the home, but I'm a bit more shy and nervous. I just need someone who will love me and help me feel safe and confident. If you would like to adopt … [Read more...] about Jackie and Iris Are the Pets of the Week
Children's Chorus of Maryland & School of Music celebrates its 43rd annual holiday concert, Voices of Peace, on Sunday, December 2nd, at 3 pm at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills. With the guiding theme Voices of Peace, the three choirs will present musical selections that emphasize the need and yearning for peace, recognizing the gentle presence of peace in the world and between people. The repertoire will welcome the holiday of Hannukah, anticipate the celebration of Christmas and find beauty and peace in all that is the month of December. Composers to include Hildegard von Bingen, Claude Debussy, Bob Chilcott, Mark Patterson, Nancy Grundahl, PINKZEBRA, Flory Jagoda and David Eddelman. Reception for performers, friends, family, and audience members to follow the concert. Children's Chorus of Maryland is one of the oldest programs for choral music education and performance in the United States. Celebrating its 43rd season and now under the direction of … [Read more...] about Voices of Peace: Children’s Chorus of Maryland Annual Holiday