At least once a day, Matthew Nordon drives by the Little Free Pantry in Lexington Park, Md.
Sitting in his “loaner” Hyundai Elantra, often with fiancee Tiffany Tucker by his side, Nordon, 41, checks out the offerings on display in the closet-sized wooden cabinet, hand-painted by a local artist and stocked by nearby residents.
Days with canned soups and canned fish — stuff “you can eat right out of the box” — are great days for Nordon, who is jobless and living out of his car with Tucker and her mother.
Days with toothpaste or shampoo are even better.
“It would make things a lot worse [if this wasn’t here],” Nordon said of the streetside pantry. “It’s already a struggle as it is.”
Lexington Park’s pantry, which opened for use in June 2017, is one of over 600 Little Free Pantries set up across the United States over the past three years. The movement started when Jessica McClard, a 44-year-old mother of two living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, noticed a Little Free Library pop up in her hometown. That initiative, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, encourages people around the world to share books via mini-libraries made from things like tree stumps or mailboxes.
The trade that sentAnthony Davisto theLos Angeles Lakerson Saturday will have a ripple effect across the NBA, and one of the most interesting storylines to follow will be the potential impact it has on Kyrie Irving’s future. As of very recently, Irving reportedly expressed a desire to play with Davis.
David Aldridge of The Athletic reports that sources have told him “for months” thatIrving wants to play with Davis. Of course, Davis is now teammates with LeBron James. The primary reason Irving forced his way out of Cleveland was that he was tired of being in LeBron’s shadow, but perhaps his mindset has changed after a tumultuous season with theBoston Celtics.
Irving’s top choice is said to be the Brooklyn Nets, but there has also been a lot of talk about him wanting to team up with Kevin Durant. Now that Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season while rehabbing from a torn Achilles, it would not be a surprise if Irving tweaks his approach to free agency accordingly.
LeBron may have hinted on social media recently thathe wants to play with Irving again, but it’s unclear if that feeling is mutual. A trio of LeBron, Irving and Davis would be tough for Western Conference teams to stop.
A Florida man has been arrested and charged after the Palm Bay Police Department said he stole pool floats for sex "instead of raping woman."
TheBrevard Times reports Christopher Monnin,35, was stopped on Thursday around 1:30 a.m. by Palm Bay Police for acting suspiciously.
Police say Monnin had with him a white garbage bag full of what he identified to police as deflated pool floats.
According to the Brevard Times, Monnin admitted to police that he has burglarized several houses to steal pool floats and then led police to a vacant house where a had a stash of about 75 pool floats.
Monnin told authorities that he "sexually gratifies himself" with the pool floats instead of raping women.
He was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, criminal mischief, and petit theft.