Author Archives: Wayside Stories

  1. Shealyn Varnes is a Northside Changemaker

    Changemaker, Stories

    I have always known I wanted to make some sort of change whether through community, environmental or art-based means. This program connected a community of people with that same vision, and that in itself was so appealing.

  2. Des Ong is a Northside Changemaker

    Changemaker, Stories

    Being a changemaker, it’s more than a badge, it’s a responsibility to yourself and your community. Anyone can call themselves a changemaker, but to actually do the work of becoming one- that’s what is special.

  3. One act of kindness or safe place at a time

    Changemaker, Stories

    The desire to make a difference – even in a small way – is such an incredible thing, although it’s often snuffed out by harsh realities and tough situations. For Northside resident Angie Rudderham, that could so easily have been the narrative.

  4. Red Brick Row Rising

    Changemaker, Stories

    The cultural fabric of the community has unravelled over the years and it is time to reweave the fabric. The first coal mines and steel plant along with the military structures are key historical elements to be recognized within the community and beyond.