What's New in Our Community

Article by Glory Thomas, who owns Thomas’ Kitchen with her husband and recently published a book, “My Big Little Book of Spiritual Experiences.” Contact Glory at tglory47@yahoo.com

I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. First let me say that the inspiration for writing this article is greatly influenced by the people within our community.


You know, down through the years we have had the wisdom and influence of some wonderful organization and great leaders. However, somewhere along our travels we seem to have fallen off track. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), for example. The organization is still there, but our people are not. Please help me to understand why we are not supporting our organizations. Have we come so far that we have forgotten our past? How can one build on the future without having a past? Our past has given us organizations such as NAACP.

The NAACP was formed in 1909 with a mission to ensure political, education, economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The purpose has no changed! Yet, it appears as though it no longer exists. this has to change. We need to become more involved!

This organization was designed with you in mind. This is why it exists Your membership, your voice and your presence is still a great need.

The NAACP is located at 2307 S. Salina St. Preston Fagan is the president. Since all of the NAACP positions are based on a volunteer basis, the NAACP office is open from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Membership fees are $30 per year. A lifetime membership is a one time cost of $750 or you may pay $75 for 10 years. Please stop in and inquire about meeting dates or just to say hi.


I am thrilled to introduce two new up and coming businesses in our community.

Suit U Now is a religious based business offering beautiful and reasonable church suits for ladies, stylish hats and accessories. Men’s ties are also available with more items to come. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, Gwendolyn can order it for you. Look for the Grand Opening later in June.

This quaint boutique will offer a “church of the month” discount of 20% off specials. The business is located at 2315 S. Salina St. and the hours of business are: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. To learn more, call (315) 314-6824 or stop in.



Another new and upcoming business is Create Me. Owner and operator and creative art instructor Miranda Walker is an experienced pre-school teacher with a bachelor’ s degree in early childhood and elementary education. Her business specializes in creating art curriculum for daycare providers and she also provides birthday party packages.

I have had the pleasure of observing some of Miranda’s work first hand, and she has a winning operation. The children are truly fascinated with the projects and they seem to adore Miranda. Congratulations Miranda on your choice field of service. It’s a one of a kind business in our much needed community.

Miranda is located in the Visions in Progress Center, 1638 S. Salina St. You can reach her by phone at (315) 278-1139 to book a future event or simply to inquire.


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