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It’s that time of year when we start to see more traffic on our roads including the two-wheeled kind — and as temperatures go up, patience goes down. Hopefully by practicing a few commonsense rules and some tolerance, we can all share the roads and stay safe.
“Did you know that in addition to being “Black History Month” February is also “American Heart Month?”
I didn’t until Laurie Fanelli at the Senior Activity Center told me. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Maggie Davis leading a fitness class.
Many of us start the New Year with the best of intentions but find it difficult to maintain our resolve. Everyone struggles with temptation and procrastination. These are not individual weaknesses or personal inadequacies. Just as we can lift weights and make our muscles stronger, we can strengthen the brain and become better decision makers. Taking willpower out of the moral domain and putting it in the scientific domain is empowering. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Raking season is here. Make sure you’re doing it safely.
We are finally getting some fall weather on this island. And with the season comes the usual leaf raking and yard cleanup that everyone does. I remember when I was young, the fall air was always filled with the odor of burning leaves — a comforting scent. Neighbors would burn them in small piles outside their homes. It’s pretty much illegal to burn leaves now. (more…)
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | It’s about thyme — the author’s herbal book, a photo of her mother’s garden and a bunch of the real thing.
There is as an old photograph of my mother’s garden that I keep tucked away in one of my favorite old herbals. I enjoy stumbling upon it from time to time. It is a window into one of my favorite childhood memories. Sisters running with hair in braids, matching clothes, chasing each other between rows of cucumbers, towers of tomatoes and beds of string beans. (more…)