Sunday, February 22, 2009

Good News for February 22 (posted by Mary Beth)

Save the Children Announces Grant from PepsiCo Foundation to Address Malnutrition in Developing Nations

"Save the Children announced it will receive a three-year, $5 million grant from the PepsiCo Foundation to help ensure the survival and well-being of children living in rural India and Bangladesh, which together are home to 40 percent of the world's malnourished children."

More on the announcement is here.

Country music singer/songwriter has music in his heritage

"Bo Porter started playing guitar at age six. The guitar he plays today, a 64 Gibson B-25, was given to him by his dad. By age seven Bo was touring throughout the South with his father Reid Porter and his bluegrass band . In the 1950’s Bo’s dad had a band called The Dixie Playboys that toured the southern parts of the U.S. If it’s musical heritage you’re looking for, Bo definitely came by it honest."

Click here for more about this interesting entertainer.

Small businesses in England help cooking oil move from restaurants to roads

"As he has done frequently over the past 18 months, Andy Roost drove his blue diesel Peugeot 205 onto a farm here, where signs pointed one way for eggs and another for oil."

Cruise on over to the rest of the story here.

Shot and paralyzed in 2006, Chicago bluesman feels pain of music but vows to walk, perform again

"Piano C. Red spent a lifetime singing the blues, but it wasn't until he was robbed, shot and paralyzed that Red said he truly felt the music's pain.

'More so now than ever before,' a gravely-voiced Red said, sitting in his wheelchair at a North Side nursing home.'It's been hard.'"

Read Red's story and his dreams here.

The American Bungalow: Where compact equals comfort

"Living in an American bungalow home may not fulfill the American dream for homeowners today who want footprints with mega space, yet those who adore these cool, compact homes cannot imagine living in any other style residence."

Click here for more on this American icon.

Allee Willis’ bubble-gum-pink house in Valley Village

"For the unsuspecting visitor, musician and artist Allee Willis’ bubble-gum-pink house in Valley Village is a winking, delightful shock. The William Kesling-designed property was commissioned by MGM in 1937 as the studio’s party house. Willis bought it in 1980 and has carried on the revelry ever since, throwing much-publicized bashes with regularity."

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