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T-ball at the Church at Stony Hill

by on 03/28/2016 - 11:39 am
Category: Community

By Sam Weisend, Church at Stony Hill
Take me out to the ball game!
Spring is in the air, and it’s the season for America’s favorite pastime to take center stage.
T-ball is a perfect way to introduce your child to the world of organized sports. Your child will learn the basics of baseball and softball, as well as meet new friends and learn the importance of teamwork.
Participation is key in T-ball, and every child will get a chance at the plate and in the field. Positions on the field are loosely defined, to ensure that every child gets a chance to play. Most children, boys and girls, are at the same athletic level at this stage, so they will often play ...

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The Ties That Bind

by on 03/24/2016 - 02:53 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
“You been hurt and you’re all cried out you say,” following a few jangly guitar chords opening The Ties That Bind show was an emotional rush for some attendees. For those lucky enough, The Boss came back back in town in February 2016 with The River tour.
For some, it’s more than a concert. It’s the soundtrack to your lives, and Bruce Springsteen has been there since you had your first drink and got your first driver’s license.  
“You walk cool, but darlin’, can you walk the line.”
My first time was piling into a station wagon heading from Canton to the Allen Theatre. T ...

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Enjoy the “flowers” of your investments

by on 03/24/2016 - 02:43 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
It’s a beautiful sunny day early in February as I write this, and my thoughts are of the coming spring. Recently on social media, someone posted, “No Rain No Flowers,” an obvious illustration of the fact that you can’t get to the good stuff in life if you don’t get through the bad.
As I thought about that I began considering the current investment markets and the relationship of risk to return. We all know the old saying, “No Risk No Return,” but many don’t fully understand what it means. Why must we have—and live through—the rain in order to have the flowers?
We all ...

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Using retinoids in the winter

by on 03/24/2016 - 02:03 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian, Timeless Laser and Skin Care
Winter’s dry skin often highlights creases and fine lines, so it is important that your daily skin care regimen include anti-aging and hydrating products.
Retinoids increase collagen, stimulate new blood vessels in the skin, and help even out pigmentation. Because of these proven benefits against sun damage and aging, retinoids should be a regular part of your skin care regime—an important inclusion for most men and women over 35 years of age.
Retinoids often have a drying effect on our skin, however, the medical-grade retinoids we use at Timeless Laser and Skin Care actually hydrate your skin and ...

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The antioxidant power of raspberries

by on 03/24/2016 - 11:58 am
Categories: Food, Health & Beauty

By Shana Trepal, Treehuggers Café 
At my Treehuggers Café, I try to stay ahead of trends with my menu items, especially when talking about nutrition. This month of love we’re featuring one of the world’s healthiest foods: the raspberry.
At Treehuggers we chose the raspberry not only for its gentle, heart shape, but also for its high-powered antioxidants that benefit during flu season. These little red beauties are bursting with phytonutrients, flavonoids, fiber and, as you may already be aware, the raspberry ketone. Ketones will increase your enzyme activity and heat production in certain fat cells. Raspberries have been packing quite a punch ...

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How to protect yourself against inves...

by on 03/24/2016 - 10:40 am
Category: Smart Living

By Terry May, The May Group
If your current financial advisor’s advice over the past eight years gives you the same financial return over the next eight years, will you be happy? As you know, the stock market has been like a roller coaster for years and the ride isn’t over.
Would you feel better if you knew your investing strategy was based on going up with the market, locking in your gains, and being completely protected against losses?
Would you feel better knowing that you were actually getting ahead each year? 
Let’s say you saved $300,000 for retirement and it took you 35 years. A loss of one percent of your money would equal 18 ...

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Natural help for high blood pressure

by on 03/23/2016 - 03:47 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca-Owner, Vital Choice
It’s no secret that high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, while fewer people are dying from heart disease and stroke, deaths caused by high blood pressure are on the rise. Making matters worse, some people avoid taking their prescribed drugs due to side effects.
Today I want to share my personal experience with reducing blood pressure.
My case was a little unusual because only my systolic pressure (the first number) was high. For example, my blood pressure would be 145/65. My doctor didn’t feel it necessary to use a drug, but urged me to try to get it down a little ...

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Flat feet and flip-flops? Yes!

by on 03/23/2016 - 03:38 pm
Category: Smart Living

By John Luck, Lucky Shoes
Spring is fast approaching and with it comes sandal season—the joy of open toes and the fun and freedom of flip-flops.
But if you suffer from overpronation, which is symptomatic of flat feet, a walk on the beach in flip-flops can be painful. Without natural arches, the feet tend to roll inward (overpronate), causing foot pain. And as the body attempts to correct the issue, pain can spread to the knees, hips, back and neck.
That’s right, flat feet can be a real pain in the neck.
Up to now, it’s been impossible to find attractive sandals with proper arch support. But that’s changed.
Thanks to its pat ...

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How Twiisted is this brunch idea?

by on 03/21/2016 - 03:49 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Food, Smart Living

By Charlie Franklin
General Manager­­, Twiisted
Brunch is often thought of as that delightful weekend meal that is equal parts breakfast, equal parts lunch, with some delicious bubbly beverage options somewhere in the middle. The history behind this midday meal made it the sweet option that we enjoy today.
The roots of the brunch tradition are a bit obscure, and haven’t been pinned down to just one theory. Some think it started with England’s hunt breakfasts—extravagant multi-course meals featuring chicken livers, eggs, meats, bacon, fresh fruit and sweets. Sunday brunch is also believed to have roots in Catholicism, from the practice of f ...

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Have an Easter egg hunt, for your dog

by on 03/21/2016 - 12:16 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Home, Smart Living

By Sandra Jenkins
Easter Egg hunts when I was little involved finding that one, very special egg—one that was seeped in tea bags to turn it a color we imagined was gold. No plastic eggs for us! We’d sprint through the grass, scuffing our “good” shoes to try and turn it up. I remember one year it was mine to find—up on a branch, just slightly above my second-grade eye level.
I can’t even remember what discovering the prize actually netted me. I just remembered running around showing everyone. I kept it until it smelled, much to my mother’s chagrin.  
Our four-legged friends don’t have shoes to scuff and they proba ...

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