March 31, 2017

Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts holiday book drive

by Daniel Ramirez, Staff Reporter The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is holding a book drive from Nov. 1 until Dec. 1. The library is accepting donations of books for children from infancy to age 16 for Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. Families, schools and scout groups can also help out with this book drive as a project. Find out how to help out at http://ahml.info/newsitems/holiday-book-drive-november-1-december-1.

Students reach out, help Honduran children in need

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by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Kat Dobrowski and Brie Majkowski, seniors, and Hannah Dobrowski, sophomore, along with missionaries from the Arlington Countryside Church (ACC), traveled to Honduras this summer in medical brigades that would benefit children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Members of the group helped wash children’s hair, treat lice, do dentistry work, organize a library, complete yard work, lay concrete, clear dead trees and bushes and play with the kids. “It’s a really life changing experience; it’s amazing to see how half of the world lives,” H. Dobrowski said. The local church and the ACC work together with the World…

Marquez fundraises for Relay For Life, other cancer charities

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by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor     Ever since she has become cancer-free, Amanda Marquez, freshman, has raised money for cancer research because of her inspiration to give back to the community. “I feel that I need to give back since they (doctors, hospitals, cancer organizations) helped me.  It would help future patients get better,” Marquez said. Recently, Marquez participated in Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event.  She raised and stayed overnight at the Wheeling Relay for Life event on May 19, where she participated in the survivor’s walk. Marquez was diagnosed in 2006, but now…