|Lifestyle Briefs: 01-07-14|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:06|
Quilt Frolic set Jan. 14
NORTH BALTIMORE - Crossroads Quilters will meet for a "Quilt Frolic" next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church, 201 S. Second St.
Quilters will be working on their own projects or the club's outreach projects.
Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend.¬† Members will be glad to assist beginning quilters. Everyone should bring their own sewing machine, fabric and supplies.¬† An iron, ironing board and cutting board will be supplied.¬† There is no charge.¬† Feel free to bring a sack lunch or order out from local eateries. ¬†
Call Harlene Wood at 419-257-8043 for details.
New policy targets foster care in Ohio county
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's largest county wants to try an experimental approach to keep more children from homeless families out of foster care.
A fundraising model being floated by Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald would give private investors a chance to make some money by helping to expand an existing intervention program, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Investors would get their money back, plus up to 2 percent interest, if the intervention program hits its performance goals.
The proposal, which is still being developed, would aim to raise between $8 million and $9 million from foundations, banks and other investors.
FitzGerald, a Democratic candidate for governor, said the program could save the county money overall if it can reduce the number of kids in foster care.
Investors' profits would come from taxpayers, which already pay $35 million for foster care in the county of about 1.2 million residents.
The fundraising method has been called "pay for success" or "social impact bonds."
If county officials approve the proposal, the administration hopes to get it in place by July.
High Monday¬†¬† ¬†19
Record high (set in 1946)¬†¬† ¬†63
High a year ago¬†¬† ¬†36
Low Monday¬†¬† ¬†19
Record low (set in 1924) ¬†¬† ¬†-12
Low a year ago¬†¬† ¬†28
Precipitation (in the past 24 hours)¬†¬† ¬†.07-inch
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