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Sox & Cubs: ‘The best for both of them’

[Clockwise] Craig Barrow, Russell Adams, Vince Collaso and Moderator Bill Coats

July 14, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise Vendors know their sports! Craig Barrow, Russell Adams, Vince Collaso and Moderator Bill Coats make commentary on the Cubs and Sox pitching lineup. BILL: I’m more of a Sox fan than a Cubs fan, but I think we have some Cubs fans here. VINCE: I’m a Cubs fan, but I’m also a Sox fan.[...]

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Brenda McKinstry: my day as a StreetWise Vendor

Mikey was one of the first to welcome me. I have suggested to his family - a husband, wife and baby - that he become a true therapy dog.

June 17, 2014 by StreetWise

4:30 a.m. The alarm rings. I wake up exhausted, hit the “off” button, make some coffee, and go downstairs to heat it up. I live in a nursing home where life is regulated and staff has ignored the memo on how to do room checks, med calls, and anything else resembling common sense. It’s been[...]

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StreetWise vendors commemorate their fathers

June 17, 2014 by StreetWise

John Hagan I don’t have a specific memory of my biological father because I lived with my grandfather from an early age. It was my grandfather who taught me the meaning of right from wrong. As examples, he taught me the importance of being polite, doing well in school and how to behave. My grandfather[...]

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StreetWise vendors & their memories of baseball

April 11, 2014 by StreetWise

Baseball Teaches Important Life Skills By Jeffery Berg A couple of years ago I went to a baseball game at Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play. Going to a game at Wrigley is a big social event. Many Cubs fans like to drink beer and they drink several beers during the day. The fans[...]

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StreetWise vendors write letter to Ukrainian vendors

March 12, 2014 by StreetWise

The vendors at StreetWise magazine were happy to hear from our new friends at Prosto Neba, a street paper in Lviv, western Ukraine. We made a list of questions as a group and we sent them to our friends in Lviv with some information that we thought might be of interest: 1. Are there any[...]

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StreetWise vendors on the Great Migration

March 6, 2014 by StreetWise

Vendors in the StreetWise Monday afternoon writing workshop discussed the Great Migration and the reasons why many people migrate. They read poems and lyrics by Langston Hughes and Woody Guthrie. The vendors noticed that migration is often driven by the need to find work, the need to start over, the urge to fulfill dreams and[...]

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StreetWise vendors write about music

February 26, 2014 by StreetWise

Music is a Powerful Tool By A. Allen Music is a powerful tool that influences emotions. It can be relaxing and soothing. Music has a way of altering a person’s mood. In the Bible, in I Samuel 16:23 we read “and it came to pass when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that[...]

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StreetWise Feature: Thanksgiving, Vendors reflect on the good in their life

Andy Allen

January 31, 2014 by StreetWise

Thanksgiving and The Way of the Lights By James Metzgar As we approach Thanksgiving, we should not only be thankful for all of our blessings, we should also think of other people less fortunate than ourselves. At this time of year we receive many solicitations, among them, requests for contributions to Thanksgiving dinners for those[...]

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Jeff Berg: a gift to his customers

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January 30, 2014 by StreetWise

StreetWise Vendor Jeff Berg would like to send a special holiday message to everyone. He wrote: “Happy holidays to my customers and friends. You all mean so much to me, you are family and you are all I have. I appreciate everything you do for me. That’s from my heart. I wish I could do[...]

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Vendor Voices: Vendors on health care and taking responsibility

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November 13, 2013 by StreetWise

During the StreetWise Writing Workshop – directed by Volunteer Marcie Bearman – StreetWise vendors write various themed essays and poetry each week to strengthen their writing skills. Who is responsible? By A. Allen Should the government take all the responsibility for our health care or do we have some responsibility too? I think the government[...]

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