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How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in East Tennessee

Virtual guests speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes during Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

TENNESSEE, USA — Local non-profits are working to make sure students are learning about Hispanic culture and traditions for Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Thrive Lonsdale works with the youth in the Lonsdale community to do just this. 

Communications Director of Thrive Lonsdale Jalynn Baker said the students they serve are very diverse from many backgrounds, including several Latin American countries. 

Normally, the non-profit partners with Lonsdale Elementary School to host a large Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. 

However, due to the pandemic, they were not able to do that this year. 

Instead, Thrive Lonsdale included more learning materials and resources for students to read. 

“We spent some extra time building a little curriculum that really celebrates their cultures and makes space for them to feel proud of where they come from,” Baker said. 

Additionally, Hola Lakeway serves Hamblen, Jefferson and Grainger Counties. 

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Hola Lakeway is using social media to connect with students in East Tennessee. 

The non-profit used Facebook Live to highlight Hispanic and Latino cultures around the globe. 

Virtual guest speakers are able to share their stories, dances and recipes from their culture.

“It’s good for the younger generations because they did not grow up this way,” said Executive Director Betsy Hurst of Hola Lakeway. “This way they can hear our stories… our traditions.” 

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May& Baker pharmaceuticals to employ more youths in S. East, South South

May& Baker pharmaceuticals to employ more youths in S. East, South South

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May and Baker Pharmaceuticals Company Nigeria Plc says the company will employ more youths in the South East and South-South Geo-political zones as it establishes its office in Anambra.

Mr. Valentine Okelu, the Executive Director of the company told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Awka that jobs would be created through the establishment of the new office.

Okelu said that the choice of building a permanent structure in Anambra was to bring the company closer to the biggest pharmaceutical market in the South East and South-South to meet consumers’ needs.

He said that the company would create jobs to facilitate its services in the areas through employing support workers locally, while few personnel would be on the ground to bring their experiences to bear on “quality pharmaceutical products’’.

He appealed for the government’s patronage, saying “when government patronises locally made drugs, there will increased demand and more jobs will be created’’.

Okelu said that with COVID-19, pharmaceutical manufacturing was not just a business but a strategic one for any country that cared about the health of its citizens.

READ ALSO: FG, May&Baker to begin production of vaccines in Nigeria

He said that the company needed free access to foreign exchange to buy most of its active pharmaceutical material which was being imported.

He called on the government to urgently address the unavailability of power, bad road network, lack of potable water, among others to help local manufactures to remain in business.

He expressed gratitude to the Anambra government for the opportunity offered to establish its manufacturing outfit in the zone.

Mr. Jide Ikeako, the Managing Director Anambra State Investment, Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA) described May and Baker Nigeria as the foremost pharmaceuticals company in the country.

He said that as a renowned business

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East Dallas is a ‘hot’ home market, firm says

East Dallas is a ‘hot’ home market, firm says

It is not surprising that East Dallas has become one of Dallas’ hottest markets, according to Allie Beth Allman and Associates, with residents of all ages attracted to its green spaces, active lifestyle and location close to downtown and White Rock Lake.

Here are two East Dallas homes on the market.

The renovated three-bedroom Austin stone design at 5923 Winton St. is close to Mockingbird Elementary School. Offered by Nancy Lukken, this residence features a double-car rear-entry garage and an extra parking spot. The interior provides $40,000 in updates and air conditioning that was installed in 2016. Two bathrooms were remodeled with period tile and Kohler fixtures. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, double ovens, a custom-built pantry and pull-out storage. Relax on the patio or front porch and let the sprinkler system maintain the landscaped yard.

Susie Thompson is marketing the four-bedroom home situated on a corner lot at 2235 Forest Hollow Park. Located within a gated community, this residence features an open floor plan with wood flooring, 28-foot ceilings and a downstairs primary suite. The kitchen was remodeled in 2017 with updates that include white cabinetry, granite countertops, double ovens, a gas cooktop, farmhouse sink and wine refrigerator. The primary bathroom offers a jetted tub, dual vanities and two walk-in closets. The backyard has a covered porch and a pond and firepit with stone seating.

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