Healthy Lakewood Foundation donates funds to help residents with food assistance, internet connectivity, school-day care and legal needs

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The Healthy Lakewood Foundation is designed to donate funds annually to programs and entities making a difference in the community.

a building that has a sign on the side of the street: Healthy Lakewood Foundation recently donated $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance.

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Healthy Lakewood Foundation recently donated $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance.

However, due to the pandemic, the nonprofit community foundation has increased its contributions to roughly a quarterly fashion. The latest round includes four approved grants related to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Because this is a temporary crisis response strategy, we’re trying to be as responsive as possible,” Healthy Lakewood Foundation Board President Jeanine Gergel said. “All of our board members

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Things to Do: The Best Things to Eat and Drink in Houston This Weekend


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Here’s a look at this weekend’s tasty food and drink happenings:

Lunar New Year Celebration at Phat Eatery

Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

23119 Colonial Parkway

Chef-Owner Alex Au-Yeung will welcome the Year of the Ox with a Lunar New Year celebration and six-course tasting feast, featuring Chinese dishes typical of the holiday, served family style — think chargrilled, honey-glazed char siu Berkshire pork, snow pea tips with lobster and lamb rendang.

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Cleveland restaurateur Ben Bebenroth launching unique multi-concept eatery

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ben Bebenroth is a thoughtful guy. For the restaurateur who formerly owned the acclaimed Spice Kitchen + Bar in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, a restaurant should not be simply any old business venture. It should have a sense of responsibility. So it’s no surprise to learn he has spent months planning his latest concept – Keep The Change Kitchen Collective – which will open in March.

Bebenroth is partnering with Jonathan Bennett on the venture, a multi-cuisine takeout restaurant that will be located half a block from his former space, at a newly constructed state-of-the-art production kitchen

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Appetites: Union Hmong Kitchen moves into new space inside Graze

The Hmong translation for “Yia” means “iron skillet,” a fitting name for a young Hmong boy who begins life in a Thai refugee camp and goes on to become a celebrated chef.

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Twin Cities food scene over the last few years, you know Yia Vang, the creative mastermind behind Union Hmong Kitchen. Not only has he been preparing to open a new space inside Graze food hall, he also recently celebrated becoming a U.S. citizen after coming to the U.S. when he was 4 years old.

The following is a lightly edited

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