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Many dads and father figures will attest that Father’s Day is special because they get to spend it with their families. While the gifts might be nice, it’s the time together that dads truly cherish. Family members who want to make Father’s Day extra special this year may want to put extra effort into customizing Father’s Day fun rather than shopping for gifts.

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So what equates to a fun-filled and enjoyable day for fathers? That all depends on Dad’s interests. While no two fathers are the same, there are some universal ideas that can make for a memorable Father’s Day.

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Rest & relaxation - Fathers do a lot for their families, and many fathers have hectic daily schedules. Come Father’s Day, Dad may just desire a day when he’s not called on to do anything. Provide this for him by removing many of the responsibilities that can bog your father down. This includes chores that may be tackled on Sundays or even responsibilities that Mom often relies on him to tackle.

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Special dinner - On this special day, Dad may deserve a dinner that stands apart from more routine family meals. A specially cooked meal that the entire family prepares together or a reservation at a favorite restaurant will no doubt bring a smile to Dad’s face. Make sure that the meal includes his favorite foods. Favorite activity - Plan the day around an activity that Dad enjoys. If he’s an avid fisherman, this could mean taking the rods out and spending a few hours seeing what’s biting. Or it may involve attending a ball game, watching his favorite movie or playing a few rounds of golf.

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Father’s Day is a special day that many fathers would insist is even better when spent with family.

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5th Annual Senior Picnic - Western Style

The Keen Age Center will be hosting the 5th Annual Senior Picnic on Friday, July 27th, 10 AM - 1 PM. Tickets are $2 each and go on sale Monday, June 25th at the reception window at 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere. Seating is limited.

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If you need a wheelchair, commode, walker, toilet riser, shower chair or a bathtub transfer seat, etc. go to the Keen Age Center. Some of the items are stored at an off site facility, so please call first at 815-544-9893. Before you purchase anything new, check with the Keen Age Center. It will save you and your insurance from paying out unnecessary dollars.

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American Flag Etiquette Celebrate Flag Day June 14th! The American flag symbolizes many things to many people. While the American flag is proudly displayed in millions of buildings & homes across the U.S. year-round, it tends to draw special attention each summer, when Americans celebrate their independence on July 4 & Flag Day on June 14. The Flag Code formalizes & unifies the standards of respect that must be given to the flag, even containing specific instructions regarding how the flag should not be used. The following are some of the rules that govern how to display the American flag. Raising & lowering the flag: According to, the American flag should be raised quickly & lowered slowly & ceremoniously. While the Flag Code suggests the flag should be displayed only between sunrise & sunset, if it is displayed at night, it should be illuminated. The flag should be saluted as it is hoisted, & when lowered that salute should be held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the final note of music, whichever is the longest. When displayed indoors, the flag should be displayed to the right of the speaker, staging area or sanctuary. Any additional flags hanging in the room should always hang to the left of the American flag. When flags are grouped for display, the American flag should be in the center & at the highest point of any flag.

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In mourning: When placing the flag at half staff, first hoist it to the peak for an instant before lowering it to a position halfway between the top & bottom of the staff. During mourning, when the time comes to lower the flag, it should once again be momentarily raised to the peak before it is lowered. The American flag is flown at half staff when mourning designated, principal government leaders. It also must be flown at half staff upon presidential or gubernatorial order. When covering a casket, the American flag should be placed with the union at the head & over the left shoulder. The flag should never be lowered into the grave. Parading the flag: When the American flag is carried in a procession, such as in a parade, the flag should always be to the right of the marchers when it is the lone flag being represented. When other flags are carried, the American flag may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. Parade audiences should salute the flag as it passes in the procession. Flag restrictions: There are many conditions under which the American flag is not to be used. These include: • The flag should never be used as a decoration. Use bunting to decorate with the colors of the American flag, always ensuring the blue stripe of the bunting is on top. • The flag should not be used as part of advertising. The flag also should not be embroidered, printed or impressed on articles such as napkins, boxes, or anything considered temporary & likely to be discarded. • The flag should not be used as part of a costume. The uniforms of military personnel, firemen, policemen, & members of patriotic organizations are permitted to wear American flag insignias on their uniforms. • The flag is not to be used as a receptacle to carry, deliver, hold, or receive anything.

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Clean Out The Medicine Cabinet Spring cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning when getting rid of expired or unsafe medicines. Even though people may be quick to toss out expired foods or even clean closets of ill-fitting clothing, few individuals exercise such diligence with their medicine cabinets. The U.S. Food & Drug Admin. says the medicine expiration date is critical when determining if a product is safe to use & will work as intended. Medications past their expiration date may not be as strong as intended, & even their chemical composition may change, making them risky to keep around. Taking inventory and cleaning out medicine cabinets frees up space and creates a safe home environment. Checking medications & removing expired products from the house can prevent accidents related to medications & ensure that all medicines in the house are as effective as possible. FREE! Medication Disposal: Bring In All Your Unused Over-The-Counter & Prescription Medications. Protect Your Family, Protect Your Community, Protect Your Environment. Saturday, June 9th, 9 AM - Noon at the Belvidere Township Building, 8200 Fairgrounds Rd., Belvidere. Accepting: Prescription & Non-Prescription Medications, Aerosol Inhalers, Veterinary Medication. Not Accepting: Needles & Sharps, Medical Waste, Biohazardous Materials.


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Grilling Foods To Be Safe & Healthy

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People rely on indoor & outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly. One of the challenges of cooking over high, open heat is the difficulty in determining just how long to keep foods over the flame. Take them off too soon & they may be undercooked. Wait too long & items may be dry & charred. Use these tips to make grilling easy & safe. Preheat & prepare the grill - Be sure to preheat the grill to 400 F - 500 F. Use a nonstick spray on the grates while the grill is heating. This way foods will not stick & ultimately require considerable cleaning. Buy a meat thermometer - One of the easiest ways to take the guesswork out of grilling is to use a meat thermometer. By knowing internal temperatures in a few seconds, grillmasters can have juicy foods that are cooked to the correct temperature so food borne illnesses do not become a problem. Cooking by sight is inaccurate, as the outside of the food may look well done even though the inside is still pink. Thermometers allow cooks to avoid cutting open foods to check doneness, spilling out tasty juices in the process. Keep in mind that food continues to cook when it is taken off the grill. Fish is fast - Don’t avoid grilling fish because of its delicacy. Using wood planks or any of the newer grilling gadgets available can keep flaky fish from falling through the grates. Plus, fish is an ideal go-to when one is really short on cooking time. If necessary, experiment with varieties of fish that are durable, such as salmon or tuna. Leave an empty spot - Have an unheated area of the grill or one that is set to a low temperature so there is somewhere to move food if a flare-up occurs or if something is cooking too fast. This is also a good spot to finish foods that may need a little more time over indirect heat - such as burgers that require melted cheese. Use sauce at the end - Avoid charring foods by using sugary sauces toward the end of cooking. Otherwise, the sauce can burn quickly & contribute to potentially carcinogenic char. Grilling can be made easier with a few tricks of the trade. The results will be delicious, healthy & safe to enjoy.


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Directions 1. Stir together yogurt, sugar & cinnamon until sugar completely dissolves. 2. Refrigerate sauce at least 2 hours. 3. Immediately before serving, slice strawberries into 4 dessert glasses. 4. Spoon cinnamon flavored sauce over strawberries & top with whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe: 4 Servings Amount Per Serving: Calories 130 Total Fat 1.5g Sodium 45mg Carbohydrates 27g Fiber 4g Protein 4g

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It is the season for entertaining, when barbecues & parties abound. Consider serving a no-bake dessert so you don’t have to turn on the oven in the warm weather. Need inspiration? Browse the Internet & you’re likely to discover dozens of delicious no-bake recipes. Otherwise, you can try your hand at these simple recipes. * Ambrosia salad: Ambrosia is a variation on a traditional fruit salad. Although ambrosia salad can have different variations, many recipes begin with a dairy base (pudding, sour cream or yogurt) & then include different canned or fresh fruits, shredded coconut & mini-marshmallows. This salad is refreshing on a warm day. * Pudding trifle: Trifles are made by layering different ingredients to create a striated design. This dessert may include a variety of ingredients, from cake to cookie crumbs to fruit. Trifles also can be customized to fit a party theme. Patriotic parties may feature a trifle made with berries, whipped cream & cubes of vanilla pound cake. * Fruit pizza: This is a refreshing & relatively healthy dessert to complement any occasion. Start by making a graham cracker crust, either by mixing graham cracker crumbs with melted butter & a bit of sugar & pressing into a pie dish or by simply buying one ready-made. (You can use a sugar cookie dough to make a cookie crust.) Mix whipped cream cheese with a bit of strawberry jam, or your favorite fruit flavor. Spread over the crust. Place slices of fruit on top of the cream cheese. Peaches, apples, grapes, cherries, kiwi, & blueberries can be used. * Fresh strawberry yogurt pie: The benefits of eating yogurt abound. Yogurt is lower in fat & calories than ice cream, & yogurt boasts active, live cultures that keep your digestive system working correctly. Purchase a readymade chocolate cookie pie crust or make your own from ground chocolate sandwich cookies. Mix together 8-10 ounces of strawberry Greek yogurt & a small container of thawed frozen whipped topping. Add in slices of fresh strawberries & chocolate shavings. Pour into the pie crust & freeze until firmly set. Thaw slightly to slice easily. Experiment with different flavor combinations, & you just may discover a new crowd favorite.

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8 Ways To Improve Your Golf Game Warmer weather sends scores of golfers to their favorite courses each & every day. Golf is a challenging pastime, but a few pointers can help golfers hone their short games, long games & everything in between. • Choose the right clubs. There is more to selecting clubs than pulling any old iron out of your golf bag & whacking away. Wind, hazards & obstructions in landing areas should influence your decision of which club to use. • Anchor your foot behind the ball to drive the ball further. Right-handed players will keep the right foot anchored, & lefties will do the opposite. Do not lift your foot prematurely; otherwise, you can lose power & distance. • Identify your weaknesses. As with any hobby, identifying those areas that need the most work can help you become a better golfer. Keep track of each shot you take, & then look at the results to see which areas of your game need the most work. • Fix your alignment. Align your shots by assessing the target from behind the ball. Then set the clubface behind the golf ball & align it with the target before you enter your stance. • Use your torso for power. The torso is essential to a solid swing. Practice rotating from your core to control your backswing & then maintain the same spine angle and posture on the downswing.

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• Not every golf game will be played in perfect weather. Know how to make adjustments for the wind depending on the shot. Use the wind to your advantage when you can, & adjust your swing when hitting into the wind.

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Tips When Booking Vacation Rentals Vacation rentals are a relatively new yet popular addition to the travel market. Such rentals, which are typically homes, apartments or condos rented by private citizens via websites such as Airbnb, provide tourists with alternatives to hotels. Holiday rentals are now the fastest-growing sector of tourism. Rentals may offer more space, additional amenities & more affordable prices than hotels. Families often enjoy rental properties because they can provide a home-away-from home feel. Rentals also may feature fully functioning kitchens, allowing renters to prepare some meals themselves, saving them money on meals. Even though vacation rentals are quite popular & there are many booking resources that will put interested parties in touch with private renters or rental organizations, vacationers must recognize that booking & paying for a vacation rental is very different from booking hotels. Here are some tips for travelers: • Consider an aggregator site. Aggregator websites showcase properties from multiple rental sites on a single page so that renters can easily compare their options. • Read the fine print. Read all of the information about rentals carefully. Details like lack of parking or no cable service should not be ignored. • Look at reviews. Read all of the reviews of a property on sites such as TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp, & the vacation rental site itself. Pay attention to the important details on where the property may be lacking.

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• Do an online map search. Plug in the address on a satellite mapping site & see what is around the property. This will help renters determine if the property really is “steps from the beach”. Mapping also helps identify restaurants, shopping & recreation in the area. • Verify rates & payment information carefully. Price quotes may differ from the final price when other “fees” are added on. Certain rentals may have cleaning fees or require renters pay for cable or internet access. Verify with the rental owners that credit cards are accepted. A credit card offers more protection against fraud. • Call the owner or manager. Speaking to the property owner or manager can give potential renters a feel for the person with whom they are doing business. Rental properties should be properly vetted before travelers book their vacations.


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