COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class in the park.
Traditionally, we think of exercise as something we do to improve our cardiovascular health, strengthen our muscles and maybe help us shed a few pounds. Although all of these are just a few of the many life-extending benefits of exercise, some of the most important and recently discovered benefits are for the brain. I’ve often contended that if employers knew about the increased productivity associated with exercise not only would they provide the time and space for fitness — they would mandate it. And if schools were aware of the improved memories, problem solving skills and test scores of students who participate in fitness classes, there would be fewer cuts to school gym programs. (more…)
Veteran Long Island journalist Steve Wick has joined the staff of Times Review Media Group as executive editor.
Steve, who spent nearly the past four decades as a reporter and editor at Newsday, started in his new role Monday. He will oversee editorial functions and manage the staff at the company’s three newspapers: The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter. (more…)
Robert F. Washabaugh
Robert F. Washabaugh, 85, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 in his home. Born on May 14, 1929 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Paul Washabaugh and Effie Foose Washabaugh. He was married to the late Rose O’Byrne Washabaugh from 1951 until her death in 1995. (more…)