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Bradford Journal

VOL. 173

NO. 1 BRADFORD JOURNAL/MINER

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014

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Regulars At Arena

Bradford Journal Photo From left to right at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th are John Hannahs (the popcorn king), Kris Johnson 15, and Jacob Hannahs 16. They are seen regularly Bradford Journal Photo at the Arena, where John and his son JaFriends Brianna Holton 10, on the left and Cheyann Dow 11, on the right are seen in the cob help with the Youth Hockey League. Bradford Family YMCA pool, December 30th. They tell us that coming to the YMCA (See gallery for photos and videos.) during school vacations is “a nice way to keep from being bored.” (See photo gallery for videos of them, in the water, and in action.)

Take Advantage Of New Callahan Ice Arena

INDEX

Bradford Journal Photo Skaters from Columbus, OH take advantage of their time in Bradford and visit the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. In the warm-up area are Ron Szczesny (2nd from left) and his children. Left to right are Anna Szczesny 16, Ron Sznzesny, Elizabeth Sznzesny 11, and Andrew Sznzesny 14. They are in the area visiting Ron’s mother-inlaw, Charmaine Viola of Lewis Run. (See photos and videos in gallery.)

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LOCAL & AREA NEWS National Recording Artists To Perform At VFW Events Center The most exciting live music event in Bradford’s history will start the new year when Zippo/Case welcomes national recording artists Madison Rising to the smoke-free VFW Events Center on Barbour Street on January 10, 2014. Doors open at 7:00 pm and proceeds from the concert will benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project. The pro-patriotic rock band has performed at major festivals and venues across the USA including NFL halftime shows, air shows and military and veterans events. They opened on Toby Keith’s last concert tour. The video of their powerful rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” recently passed 5 million views on YouTube. Madison Rising’s new album, “American Hero”, is dedicated to the men and women of the US Armed Forces, veterans, police and fire personnel and first responders. A patriotic message is delivered in most of their songs including “Walking Through That Door”, another MR video that is available for viewing on YouTube.

Decorating, 12 Kennedy Street and Inferno Studio at 21 Main Street, all in Bradford. Stay tuned to 100.1 The Hero and visit the event’s official Facebook page, Madison Rising Live In Bradford, for updates and more information.

Off The Ice For Photo Madison Rising Photo provided Circa November 2013

The 100.1 The Hero live music event will kick off with Bradford’s Marshmellow Overcoat performing their original material. Their high energy shows have propelled them to the top of the local live music scene. In addition to Zippo/Case and The Hero, the concert is also sponsored by Best Western Inn at Bradford, Main Street Broaster, JRS Transportation LLC, Inferno Studio and Hatcher Media. The VFW Events Center offers an intimate setting and a limited number of tickets are available at the VFW, 94 Barbour Street, Cavallaro’s Paint &

Bradford Vets’ Club 94 Barbour St., Bradford, PA

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Bradford Journal Photo These guys were having a great time at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. Left to right are Stephen Tingley 13, Nathan Laroche 11, Connor Maze 11 and Brooks Hayden 11. Nathan, a would be “photo bomber,” was eventually included in this picture. (See gallery to view his previous appearance in the background.) They plan to be there again the following day for the free skate during Bradford First Night activities.

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THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday, January 2: Snow likely today with some light accumulation possible. High of 23°. Thursday Night: Cloudy and colder with a chance of snow tonight. Low of -3°.

Friday, January 3: Mostly cloudy, and much colder today with a high of 7° and a wind chill factor of -15°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy and very cold tonight. Low of -6° with a wind chill factor of -15°.

Saturday, January 4: Mostly cloudy and not as cold today with a high of 23°. Saturday Night: Cloudy and not as cold tonight with an overnight low of 17°.

Sunday, January 5: Cloudy and warmer today with a chance of snow. High of 31°. Sunday Night: Cloudy tonight with a snow and rain mix early changing to ice later. Low of 23°.

Monday, January 6: Cloudy today with snow tapering off this afternoon. High of 29°. Monday Night: Low clouds tonight and much colder with some snow tonight. Low of 4°.

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5 ¢ENTS WORTH

by Grant Nichols

Photos included in this week’s edition of the Journal were taken at two locations: The first was the Callahan Ice Arena (formerly known as the Callahan ice skating rink) where we took some photos in the warm-up area and some of skaters on ice (upright on their skates, along the walls, and on their bottoms) from the players box. In addition, we also took some videos of the ice skaters in action. The second location for the week was the Bradford Family YMCA where we stopped at the gymnasium and the pool area where we took photos and also a couple of videos………Photos for this year’s First Night Bradford will be found in our next issue, the issue of January 9th, 2014. For those who might want to know, we took videos and photos in the early afternoon at the Callahan Ice Arena, and the YMCA. Then, later in the evening, we covered a performance at the Grace Lutheran Church, face painting at the Bradford Family YMCA, a performance at the First Methodist Church, and a performance at the First Presbyterian Church……..January 10th is Madison Rising Day in Bradford. The Patriotic Rock group (National Recording Artists), having arrived in town on Thursday January 9th, will be escorted at 8:45 A.M from the Best Western Motel via limousine courtesy of Steve Cavallaro’s JRS Transportation Services, LLC, to the Hero 100.1 FM Station. There they will be the guests of Scott Douglas, from where a live interview and sampling of their music will be broadcast. At about 10:00 AM, band members will be transported to Zippo Manufacturing Co. where they will be given a personal tour. Later in the day at 1:00 PM they will attend a private luncheon reception hosted by Bob Price at his Inferno Studios location, and catered by the Lonzi sisters of the Main Street Broaster. There the band will meet with various local politicos, celebrities and other fine people meant to show them a good time. At 3:00 PM, Sound Master for the event, Mick McMillan will get together with Madison Rising, and all other musicians at the venue in the Vet Club’s Events Center for a sound check. The doors will open to the public at 7:00 PM with music by Josh Hatcher on the acoustic guitar, from 7:15 to 7:45; followed by a performance from the Marshmellow Overcoat band from 8-9PM. The main event, Madison Rising, is scheduled to be on stage by 9:30 PM for a 1-1/2 hour performance- and all for the benefit of the PA Wounded Warrior Project.

It’s A Matter Of Opinion... Guest Columnist “2014” -by Bob Perry

Gazing into a crystal ball I will make some predictions that may happen in 2014. I see many secrets to be revealed that the owners thereof have tried to hide. Numerous facts about Barack Hussein Obama’s past will raise even more questions about his claims about who he really is. His approval rating, at an all time low, will fall even further thus raising the probability history will not find favor to his presidency. Politically, the Republicans will increase the majority margin in the House of Representatives as more Democrats who voted for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will lose their re-election bids. The Senate will suffer the same fate as Republicans will pick up a number of seats. The Senate makeup will be more equal and the passage of legislation and approval of Presidential appointments not automatic as the Democrats have hoped. The Supreme Court will make numerous decisions that will declare the unconstitutionality of more than one executive orders made by the President Obama as well as the parts of the ACA. The stock market will have a severe correction that will once again shock the economy negatively. Inflation will ratchet up as the effects of quantitative easing will be realized. The Affordable Care Act will suffer major setbacks as more and more policyholders are negatively affected by the costs of the Act and more lose their current coverage. Attempts by Congress to modify the ACA will fall flat and realize the Act should be removed and replaced. The price of gold and silver will reach new record levels as more and more people buy them for savings. The Keystone Pipeline will get an approval but it may happen through unconventional means. Time will reveal if any of these things come to pass but I thought I would be provocative and see if anyone actually reads this article. For all, I wish a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014!

Young People About To Head Onto The Ice

Bradford Journal Photo In the warm-up area, these young people give us a pose before going out onto the ice at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. Left to right are Skye Fitton 14, Abby Leposa 14, Sarah Eliason 14, and Tyler Benner 13. They come ice-skating once in a while and plan to attend Bradford First Night Events. (See gallery for photos and videos.)


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OBITUARIES Kevin McAndrew

After his retirement from the Army, he worked for Kwik Fill Service Stations, Kenny Stillman Mail Delivery, Herzog Oil Co., Densmore Oil Lease, Bradford Air Cargo and then Dave Bennett Trucking. He also had plowing contracts for local businesses and area families. In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by a daughter, Winona J. (Kevin) Yeager of Rew; a brother, Donald E. (Carol) Tracy; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Committal services and military honors were in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Kevin J. McAndrew, 61, of Bradford, passed away Friday (Dec. 20, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 23, 1952, in Bradford, he was son of the late Vincent and Myrtle Showers McAndrew. On Oct. 23, 1984, in Bradford, he married Bonnie Sue (Pascarella) McAndrew, who died on July 12, 2009. He was a truck driver for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Gina Knowlton and Shawna Baker; one son, Sean Powers; three sisters, Sandra Spehar, Colleen Burton and Kathy Mangus; three brothers, Terry McAndrew, Doris Campbell Brian McAndrew and Colin McAndrew; seven grandchildren; five great- Doris M Campbell, 83, of 422 Derrick grandchildren; and several nieces and Road, formerly of Hillside Avenue, passed nephews. away Tuesday (Dec. 24, 2013) at her residence. Richard Tracy Born April 29, 1930, in Cassin, she Richard A. “Dick� Tracy, 71, of 1436 S. Kendall Ave., Bradford, passed away was a daughter of the late Noe and Vera Monday (Dec. 23, 2013) at the Brad- (Reed) Courteau. ford Manor. On July 16, 1949, at the First Baptist Born Dec. 24, 1941, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Claude L. and June Church in Bradford, she married WalE. Passmore Tracy. On Oct. 13, 1967, ter C. Campbell, who died on Oct. 12, in Wichita Falls, Texas, he married Lin- 2010. She had been employed at the Conda L. gress Street Diner for over 30 years. Bellville Tracy, who survives. Surviving are three daughters, Dianna (Rodney) Lewis, Judy Pearman and Dona Welch, all of Bradford; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

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Noah And His Mom

Bradford Journal Photo Noah Policastro 7 sits with his mom, Diane Green, in the warm-up area of the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. They are preparing to skate. Diane mentions that while they are not frequent skaters, now that the Arena has been completed she can see possibilities for them being there more often. For birthday skate parties for example. (See photos and videos in gallery.)

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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Do Your Homework Before Buying A Timeshare Full disclosure: I’ve always been somewhat skeptical of timeshares. I understand the appeal of having a guaranteed vacation home in an area you love and being able to swap your unit for a place halfway around the world. But I worry that many buyers don’t consider all associated costs and mistakenly think timeshares are sound financial investments that will appreciate in value. In fact, sellers rarely make a profit – some only get pennies on the dollar. Plus, the waters are filled with sharks eager to rip off people desperately trying to unload unwanted timeshares. Before you buy a timeshare, understand how they work, challenges you may face when trying to resell and scams to avoid: Timeshares are usually either: •“Deeded,” where you own a share of the property, usually for a particular unit for a specified time period – typically one or two weeks a year. Depending on your contract, you either own it for life, for a specified number of years, or until you sell it. •“Right-to-use,” where a developer owns the resort and each unit is divided into “intervals” – either by the week or for a certain number of points. You purchase the right to use an interval for X number of years but don’t own any real property. Many allow you to use your points to stay at an affiliated resort (swapping). The price for buying a new timeshare can vary widely, depending on the area and amenities offered. A typical one-week share might cost $10,000 to $25,000 – or many times that for a posh unit in Aspen or Kauai. Plus, you’ll be responsible for various other expenses: •Annual fees for maintenance, utilities and property taxes. •Assessments for major repairs or improvements. •Fees to swap your share for someone else’s or sell it. •Don’t forget travel costs to and from the property each year. The Federal Trade Commission (www. consumer.ftc.gov) offers many helpful tips, including: •Compare the costs of buying and maintaining a timeshare with renting a similar property. Perhaps rent a unit first to make sure you like the complex. •Evaluate the resort’s location and quality by visiting and talking to current owners about their experience. •Check for complaints about the seller, developer and management company with the state Attorney General’s Office (www. naag.org) and the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org).

-by Jason Alderman

•Make sure all sales agent promises are contained in the contract. •Don’t act on impulse or be swayed by high-pressure sales tactics. If possible, ask a lawyer or real estate professional to review the contract before signing. •Like new cars, new timeshares quickly depreciate, so consider buying one used. A few cautions when selling a timeshare: •If you’re going through a reselling agency, don’t pay more than a nominal upfront fee for appraisal, advertising, etc. Look for companies that take their cut after the sale. •Before setting your price, find out what

comparable properties (at similar time periods) sell for so you don’t overprice. •Watch out for scams, such as: an agency cold calls you and claims it has buyers waiting in the wings; or someone claims you’re entitled to a settlement from an FTC lawsuit brought against a scammer. •If you didn’t pay cash, you’ll probably have to pay off your loan before being able to sell. •Beware of offers to accept your timeshare as a tax deduction for a fee – often thousands of dollars. The IRS only allows you to deduct “fair market value,” which is probably significantly less than you paid for it.

Brothers Play Catch In The YMCA Pool

Bradford Journal Photo Brothers James Yohe 11, at the left, and Parker Yohe 9 at the right spend some time in the YMCA pool, December 30th. They tell us they don’t have any plans to be there for Bradford’s First Night but that they come swimming on a regular basis. (See the photo gallery for more photos and videos in the water.)


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AREA SOCIAL NEWS BIRTHS Daughter, Dec. 20, to Kristen and Casey Petteys, Bradford, PA. Daughter, Dec. 22, to Hope McCracken and Jesse Hewitt, Smethport, PA. Son, Dec. 23, to Alexis Walker and Tyler Miketish, Smethport, PA. Daughter, Dec. 24, to Lezlie Mong and Hunter Olmstead, Eldred, PA. Daughter, Dec. 26, to Elisha Casper and Calvin Teeter, Bradford, PA.

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A New Year’s Visit

Bradford Journal Photo A family visiting from Rock Hill, South Carolina poses for us on the ice at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. Left to right are Bradyn Nichols 9, mom Michelle Nichols and Mikenzee Nichols 11. They were in town visiting grandmother Bonnie Nichols of Bradford. (See gallery for photos and videos.)

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JANUARY 2014 JAN. 6: Musical Film Series: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (NR) 5:30pm Bradford Main Street Movie House, 123 Main Street, Bradford, PA Bradford Journal Photo Sponsored by Kessel Construction Inc. Working at the concession in the Callahan Admission: $7 Ice Arena, December 30th are professional popcorn makers, ice guards, and more, Connor Tingley, at the left, and Natalie Munn, at the right. Both are Juniors at Bradford Area High School. Connor tells us she plans to go to school at Gannon UniMedicare Supplements/Life/ versity for Occupational Therapy, while Health/Dental/Annuities Natalie plans to attend UPB for Business. (See gallery for photos and videos.)

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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE How Baby Boomers AICR HealthTalk -by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN Get Fit American Institute for Cancer Research Q.I want to lose weight, but when I get too hungry, I overeat. How can I tell when by Joy Powell, President, Fitness Market to ignore the urge versus when it’s time to eat before I’m too hungry? A: It’s not always easy to know the best time to eat, especially if you’ve spent years (NAPSI)—A new generation is getting involved with gyms and fitness dieting with a mindset of trying to ignore your body’s hunger signals. The good news programs in record numbers—the baby is that the skill of knowing when you are truly hungry becomes easier the more you boomer generation. The 78 million practice it, and this will not only help you lose weight but can play a key role in helping Americans who make up this genera- you maintain a healthy weight. Begin by training yourself to recognize degrees of huntion are savvier and better versed in fit- ger by rating it on a one-to-ten scale before and after you eat. (Ten equals stuffed, one ness than any other aging generation equals feeling so hungry you’d gulp down anything, and five equals “neutral.”) With seen before as exercise has been more practice, you’ll learn to recognize signals of hunger and know when to eat something ingrained in their culture and daily rou- before you get to the point of out-of-control overeating. For some people, it’s stomach rumbling; for others, it’s decreased ability to focus attention. You can also practice rectines. Healthways and the SilverSneak- ognizing non-hunger urges to eat. For example, you might notice that you’re sensitive ers® Fitness Program recognize that to cues like seeing others eat or smelling pleasant aromas from a bakery. You may also baby boomers’ reasons and motiva- learn that you use eating as an “excuse” when you need a break or as a way to cope tions for getting fit are as varied as their when upset or tired. Behavioral therapists often note that this desire to eat when not workout interests. From tennis and yoga hungry tends to come in a wave. If you aren’t hungry, the urge will usually pass if you to hiking and dance, exercise offers can distract yourself with something else for a little while. The problem is that most many benefits for older adults, includ- of us don’t realize that and give in to the urge too soon. The bottom line is learning to ing reducing and minimizing the signs, tune in and trust your body signals. Keeping some form of journal can be very helpful symptoms and risk factors for chronic to this process. If you find losing weight challenging, a few sessions with a registered diseases and conditions like arthritis, dietitian (RD or RDN) trained in behavior modification can help you learn to read your obesity and diabetes. Additionally, ex- body signals and understand how eating choices can set you up for more long-lasting ercise can help fight depression and im- hunger satisfaction. If you don’t know how to find one in your area, go to the website of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http://eatright.org) and enter your location prove energy, balance and strength. SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading information under “Find a Registered Dietitian.”

exercise program designed exclusively for older adults, knows there is no onesize-fits-all solution for anyone, and trying to fit exercise into a busy schedule can be hard. SilverSneakers offers these workout tips for baby boomers to ensure they enjoy and stick with their workout routine. Exercise with a friend. Healthways research has shown that 80 percent of baby boomers prefer to exercise with friends or a group they feel comfortable with. This gives people motivation and accountability while making the activity more enjoyable. Select an exercise that you enjoy. Not surprisingly, you’re much more likely to stick to activities you enjoy and that fit into your schedule. Think back to activities you did when you were younger and try different types of exercise to find what works best for you. SilverSneakers offers a variety of classes to suit each person’s needs. Do a mix of cardio and strength training. Don’t just focus on one or the other; do a mix of both to increase strength, endurance and flexibility. Healthways is incorporating baby boomers’ needs and wants into its menu of fitness programs with the new FLEX program. FLEX is a community-oriented program consisting of instructor-led fitness activities at churches, community centers and parks. Classes are designed to create a sense of community beyond the gym, with flexible and fun

options that keep participants engaged and active. For more information, to see if you are eligible for SilverSneakers and FLEX, and to find a class in your area, visit www.SilverSneakers.com. • Joy Powell is president of the Fitness

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Skating, Falling, And Moving To The Music

Bradford Journal Photo There was a lot of activity, on the ice, at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. From the player’s box, in the foreground, we see Stephen Tingley on the left, and Brook Hayden on the right, among others as they do their stuff. (See the gallery for more photos and videos.)


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FAMILY FEATURES

eep warm with hearty dishes that satisfy appetites and comfort food cravings. From russets to reds, fingerlings to purples, the hearty potato comes in many beautiful varieties that add color and texture to beloved comfort dishes. Bring out the flavors of your downhome creation by pairing it with a perfectly suited wine.

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Country Stew Pair with Renwood Zinfandel, California Yield: 6 servings 5 pounds bone-in short ribs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups water 1 1/3 cups Renwood Zinfandel 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 beef bouillon cubes 6 large Wisconsin potatoes, washed, peeled and quartered 1/2 pound small fresh mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed 1 package (10 ounces) frozen whole green beans 1 can (16 ounces) peeled whole tomatoes, undrained 1. Dredge ribs in flour to coat; reserve leftover flour. 2. Heat oil in 8-quart Dutch oven on moderate heat. 3. Add half of ribs and brown on all sides. Once browned, remove ribs. Repeat instructions for remaining ribs. 4. Stir in the reserved flour. While stirring, add 1 cup water and wine and stir until thickened. 5. Return ribs to the pan. 6. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper and bouillon and bring to a boil. 7. Cover and lower heat to simmer for about 1 hour, or until ribs are tender. 8. Remove ribs with slotted spoon and cover with foil to keep warm. 9. Add potatoes, mushrooms and beans. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 10. Add ribs and tomatoes with liquid, and heat through. 11. Use slotted spoon to remove meat and vegetables to large serving platter. 12. Remove gravy to serving container and serve with ribs.

Comforting Complements A spicy red with raspberry and peppery flavors, Zinfandel pairs particularly well with the flavors of winter — the season where comfort food is king. When searching for the perfect complement to your hearty, comfort fare, go for wines that deliver on quality at a fair price. Discover Amador County, an up-and-coming wine region nestled in the rolling Sierra Foothills of California, through the wines of Renwood Winery. The winery runs under the direction of Joe Shebl, a talented winemaker whose artistic vision and passion for both Zinfandel and Amador County shows in every bottle. For more information, visit www.renwood.com.

One Healthy Spud Beyond their appearance in some of the most beloved dishes, potatoes also boast many benefits to your diet. Here are few reasons to add this versatile vegetable into meals:  Potassium — Potatoes are a great source of potassium, which may help lower high blood pressure, making them a heart-healthy choice. In fact, potatoes contain more potassium than a banana or spinach.  Vitamins — A spud a day may keep the cold germs away. One medium-sized spud has nearly half the recommended daily value of vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin B6.  Dietary fiber — Potatoes are also a source of dietary fiber, a complex carbohydrate, which is known to increase satiety and help with weight loss.  Gluten free — Potatoes are a naturally gluten-free food, so those with gluten sensitivity can enjoy this flavorful vegetable. For more on potatoes and healthy recipe ideas, visit www.eatwisconsinpotatoes.com.

Healthy Potato Lasagna

Quick & Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken & Potatoes

Pair with Renwood Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador County Yield: 4 servings 2 links Italian turkey sausage (3 1/2 ounces each) 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon dried basil or Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 egg white 2 cups marinara sauce, divided 1 1/4 pounds Wisconsin Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, divided 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1. Remove sausage from casing and crumble into medium skillet with onion. 2. Cook for 10 minutes or until both are browned, breaking up sausage with back of spoon. 3. Stir together ricotta, basil, garlic powder and egg white in small bowl. 4. Spread 1/2 cup marinara sauce in bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. 5. Place 1/3 of the potatoes in the bottom of the dish, forming solid layer with no gaps. 6. Drop 1/2 ricotta mixture in spoonfuls over top and spread out just a little. 7. Sprinkle with 1/3 of mozzarella and 1/2 sausage mixture. 8. Add 1/2 cup more sauce then repeat potato, cheese and meat layers. 9. Top with last layer of potatoes, remaining sauce and mozzarella. 10. Cover with plastic wrap and make small slit to vent. 11. Microwave on high for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Pair with Renwood Zinfandel, Fiddletown 2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence (or combination of dried thyme, fennel, basil and savory) 1 teaspoon garlic salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup flour 1 tablespoon canola oil 4 small (2 pounds) bone-in-chicken breasts, skin removed 1 1/4 pounds small Wisconsin red potatoes 3/4 cup frozen, thawed pearl onions 1 cup small baby carrots 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 8 ounces small baby bella or white mushrooms Chopped fresh thyme (optional) 1. Combine Herbs de Provence, garlic salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. 2. Spoon flour onto a second dinner plate. 3. Coat each chicken breast with herb mixture; then dredge in flour. 4. Heat oil in a large skillet. 5. Add chicken and cook over medium-high heat until chicken is golden brown on both sides (approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side). If necessary, cook chicken in two batches so as not to crowd the pan. 6. Once browned, place chicken in large slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients, except fresh thyme. 7. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. 8. Sprinkle with fresh thyme before serving, if desired.


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Aspiring Professionals

Bradford Journal Photo We stopped the action on the floor to pose these three aspiring professional players, December 30th at the Bradford Family YMCA gymnasium. Left to right are Deondre Terwilliger, Alex Barton, and Cade Hayden, all thirteen-years-old. (Go to the photo gallery to see them in an action video.)

Raymond Allen Shoots

Bradford Journal Photo Raymond Allen 13, shoots for the basket at the Bradford Family YMCA gymnasium, December 30th. He tells us that comes to the “Y” almost every day. (Go to the photo gallery to see them in an action video.)

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New Year’s Coming

Bradford Journal Photo Left to right, Bradyn Nichols 9, Andrew Amacher 15, and Lacey Rodgers 9 pose on the ice at the Callahan Ice Arena, December 30th. Bradyn is visiting from SC., Andrew tells us he will be working around town helping to make Bradford’s First Night event a success, and Lacey tells us that she’ll be staying home with her family on New Year’s eve and party on junk foods. (See gallery for more photos and videos.)

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A Home Delivery Service That Helps You Save (NAPSI)—Today’s families are busier than ever. From work and school to sports, the holidays and other activities, it can seem like there’s never enough time to fit it all in, let alone make another stop by the store. But thankfully, an increasing number of companies are offering new products and services designed to make life easier for their time-crunched customers—using new technologies and home delivery to revolutionize the way people buy groceries, rent movies and even shave. These services offer customers the peace of mind that they’ll have what they need, when they need it and without another errand. But perhaps best of all, many of these time-saving solutions offer another welcome benefit: significant cost savings. This highway of home delivery already makes its way to pantries, refrigerators and medicine cabinets across the country, but, thanks to HP, the trend has now arrived at the home office, where the trusty family printer regularly prints out homework, schedules, photos, DIY crafts and more. With the new HP Instant Ink (hp.com/go/newinstantink) replacement service, buying printer ink is now another chore to permanently cross off the list as ink is automatically delivered to the doorsteps of users before they run out. And the kicker? The convenient new service can actually save customers up to 50 percent on Original HP ink. HP Instant Ink printing plans range from $2.99 a month for 50 pages to $9.99 a month for 300 pages. The printer’s ink levels are monitored through the cloud, and HP automatically schedules the delivery of replacement ink well before the cartridges run out. Because plans count printed pages and not the amount of ink used, customers can print high-

quality color photos or black-and-white documents, all for roughly $.03-$.05 each. And much like some cell phone services, a certain number of pages can be rolled over from month to month for later use. The service works with one of several new HP Instant Ink-enabled printers and uses larger-than-normal ink cartridges, which need to be replaced and recycled less often than traditional-size cartridges. The company says this efficiency, combined with such savings as fewer car trips needed to purchase new cartridges, allows HP Instant Ink to deliver a 60 percent reduction in carbon footprint. Ink, shipping and cartridge recycling are all included in the monthly price, and customers can change or cancel their plan at any time.

Juggling work, family and everything in between can be a real challenge. But from diapers to DVDs, cantaloupe to ink cartridges, there’s a solution available to save you time, money and headaches. To learn more about HP Instant Ink, visit www.hp.com/go/newinstantink

In Padded Playroom

Avoiding Air Bag Fraud

• Stuffing things in the air bag compartment (newspaper, packing peanuts) • Air bags found in junkyards • Stolen air bags

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re thinking of buying a used car, remember, what you don’t see can hurt you. We’re talking about air bags. Be sure they’re present and working properly. As many as 250,000 counterfeit air bags may have been used to replace deployed ones, according to the federal government. But that’s not all. Air bag fraud also can involve:

• No air bags at all. What To Do Start by simply turning the ignition. If the air bag indicator doesn’t come on at all or stays on, there may be a problem. Also, check Carfax for reported accidents and air bag deployments, and get a mechanic’s inspection. Learn More: For further facts and reports, visit www.carfax.com

Bradford Journal Photo On December 30th, little 18-month-old Robbie Cathers gives us an inquisitive look as he poses with his mom Tara Cathers in the padded playroom center at the Bradford Family YMCA. Tara tell us they had already been swimming, and checking out the basketball court. She also mentioned that she’s looking into the day care center. (See gallery for photos and videos.)


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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “In The Kitchen” ACROSS: 1. On a day like this, one can see forever 6. Barley bristle 9. “____ up!” 13. Former French currency 14. *Poor man’s caviar 15. Walk through slush 16.“He’s _ ____ nowhere man” (The Beatles) 17. Mike’s sugary partner 18. These lips sink ships 19. *Cook briefly 21. *Cook in oil 23. ___ Gabriel 24. Greek muse’s strings 25. Before now 28. Le Corbusier’s art 30. State further 35. *Coffee servers 37. Clever tactic 39. Bristles 40. San Quentin, e.g. 41. Shocking gun 43. Inmate’s blade 44. Full-length 46. Of higher order 47. Famous Amos

48. Three-dimensional sound 50. Tree branch 52. *Salt in cocina 53.“In the ____, you can sail the seven seas” 55. OB-GYN test 57. *Firm pasta, not hard 61. Not sidesaddle 65. Shade of purple 66. Bubble maker 68. Bushed 69. More eccentric 70. *_ __ mode 71. _____ Zola 72. Astute 73. ___ degree 74. Pine product DOWN: 1. Form of approval 2. Italian money 3. ____ and anon 4. Omani and Yemeni 5. To add another magazine 6. Brown part of apple seed, e.g. 7. *Chinese convex pan 8. Down and out 9. Pig food 10. *Pig part, often served pickled 11. America’s WWII ally 12. He plus she

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Fuel Up For Fitness With Healthy Snacks And Smart Plates (NAPSI)—Sports nutrition isn’t just for professional athletes; for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too. To help, CanolaInfo’s “Fuel Up for Fitness” recipe collection delivers a starting lineup of delicious, nutritious dishes made with canola oil to help fitness fans prepare for exercise and repair their muscles afterward. “These quick and easy recipes are made-to-order meals for the everyday athlete,” says Michele Macedonio, R.D., C.S.S.D., L.D., a veteran sports nutritionist and team dietitian for Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds. “A good workout is draining and can lead to fatigue and sore muscles. The right combination of foods helps restore energy and nutrients used during exercise and prepares your body for the next workout.” The recipes provide complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein with nutritionpacked ingredients such as whole grains, beans, nuts, fruits and plenty of vegetables. All the dishes are prepared with heart-smart canola oil to supply healthy unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and omega-3 fats. “Fat is an important energy source for athletes because it has 9 calories per gram versus 4 per gram of protein and carbohydrate,” Macedonio notes. “But it’s important to choose the right kinds of fats. Unsaturated fats, such as those found in canola oil, in place of saturated and trans fats, are known to reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.” The recipes, available at: www.canolainfo.org, include:

2 Tbsp granulated sugar ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

measuring and portioning at home. Don’t ignore complex carbs: Whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruit are four good sources. Combined with protein, In medium bowl, combine all ingredi- carbohydrates speed recovery so you’re ents. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serv- ready for your next workout. ing. Learn More: See the whole list of The nutrient-rich ingredients in the de- sports nutrition tips at: licious slaw above make it a smart choice www.canolainfo.org for athletes. Brussels sprouts and blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, helping to support a strong immune system. Also, walnuts and canola oil are among the top 10 food sources of plant-based omega-3 fat and may help protect the heart. “Whether you’re fueling your next ex• Powerhouse Green Smoothie • Muesli Muffins with Almonds and Cran- ercise bout or about to begin your post-exercise recovery, these are healthful foods berries • Crispy Chickpeas and Pumpkin Seeds that can fit into your fitness routine,” Macedonio says. “Eating right helps your body with Lime • Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilant- function at its best however active you are.” ro and Feta • Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and RoseSports Nutrition Score Sheet mary Stew. Make friends with fat: Fat is an imporEach energy-boosting recipe has less tant energy source for athletes but it’s important to choose healthy fats. Canola oil, than 300 calories a serving. for example, is a valuable source of unsaturated fat, including monounsaturated Brussels Sprout, Blueberry and omega-3 fats. and Walnut Slaw Value variety: Love quinoa? Great, but you can’t live on one supergrain alone. Yield: 8 servings Athletes need a varied diet for the best Serving Size: ¾ cup mix of vitamins and minerals. Good nu1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, ends trition, which fuels good performance, is Bradford Journal Photo trimmed, thinly sliced or shredded (not about combining a variety of foods. Avoid portion distortion: How much Bradford Family YMCA Lifeguard, Ragrated) you eat is as important as what you con- chel Confer 19, watches swimmers in the ¼ cup chopped walnuts sume. Even nutritious foods, if eaten in pool, December 30th. Rachel, a lifelong ½ cup finely chopped red onion excess, can add unwanted weight that swimmer, has worked as lifeguard there ½ cup dried blueberries hinders exercise performance. Train your for about a year, and tells us that the “Y” 2½ Tbsp canola oil eye to recognize the right portion sizes by is always finding ways to improve. 2½ Tbsp cider vinegar

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FAMILY FEATURES

here are many reasons people choose to rent over home ownership. Whether saving up for a dream home, you’re having difficulty affording one or you simply enjoy commitment-free, hasslefree living, renting certainly has its perks. For those who choose to rent, having adequate protection is a must — and with advances in the industry, finding the right coverage is easier than ever.

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Protecting your assets For many looking to rent a home or apartment, the thought of renters insurance may seem less important with so many other things to think about. Though not all landlords require it, many do, and for good reason. “Though you never hope you have to use it, insurance is so valuable to the protection of your family, your belongings, and, overall, your peace of mind,” said Kathy McDonald, senior vice president at Assurant Specialty Property. “Many returning to the rental market will be pleased with how the insurance industry has evolved, which makes acquiring the best coverage easier than ever.”

Advancements in the industry The conveniences brought on by computers, tablets and smartphones have greatly improved the services insurance providers now offer. With easy-to-follow websites, apps and customer service chats, one can check the status of a claim 24 hours a day.

Keep a home inventory To evaluate the amount of coverage you need — and assist if you ever need to file a claim — keeping a welldocumented list of your possessions is important. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) stated 59 percent of consumers do not have a proper listing of their possessions in the event of a fire, robbery or other loss incident. “All renters and homeowners should develop a home inventory,” said McDonald. “Whether it is electronics, furnishings, collectibles, jewelry or clothing, families need to know what they own and how much it’s worth.” 

Use tracking tools Put down the pen and paper and get out your smartphone. Many new apps are available to properly keep track of every item in your home. Some even allow you to track every belonging room-to-room with bar codes, pictures, photos or scans of receipts and descriptions. This helpful tool also can create a back-up file — just in case.



Update your list According to the survey, 59 percent of those who do have a list of their belongings admit they haven’t updated the list within the past year. That can fail to account for many gifts and purchases throughout the year. Make a mental note to add to your list after each birthday, the holidays or other similar occasions.



Along with choosing the best renters insurance coverage to fit your needs, there are other things to consider. Before you sign your name on the line, make sure you take into account these five important items to look for when searching for that perfect apartment or rental home. 

Affordability Add up monthly rent, utilities and all other costs to ensure you can afford it with your current budget.



Safety It’s important to find out about crime occurring in the neighborhood in which you are interested. Contact the local police department for information and police reports on robberies and other crimes in the area. An evaluation of the property’s safety is also essential, such as the lock features on doors and windows and working smoke detectors.

Note valuable items Make sure you get sufficient coverage for expensive belongings such as artwork or collectibles, which may be subject to policy limits. As many policies only cover $1,000 for jewelry, you may need additional coverage, considering many jewelry items exceed that amount.



5 things to look for in a rental property

Consider everything has value Many items have more value than you think. To better understand this, consider how much it would cost to replace every item in one load of laundry. Sometimes, it’s the little items that add up. Jot down everything — clothing, shoes, kitchen gadgets and power tools.

In-depth information on renters insurance is available from providers. For information on renters insurance from Assurant, visit www.renterssecurity.com.

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Did you know? Through the simple act of listening to the needs of their customers, insurance companies are finding real solutions to increase customer satisfaction. A recent survey conducted by Assurant Specialty Property revealed that many long-time renters didn’t know they could transfer policies from one rental unit to another. Instead of beginning a new policy each time they move, the company advises these renters to simply update their address and they can keep the same policy.



Environment Make sure your fellow residents match your own lifestyle. For example, an older community is typically quieter, while an apartment complex with college students may involve some loud, late nights. Choose an area that fits your personality and your needs.



Amenities Check out the features of the property and determine what is important for your family and lifestyle. Does the facility have a gym, an area for walking your dog or that porch you’ve always wanted? Keep these ideas in mind as you will likely be living here at least one year.



Appliances One major deciding factor of rentals should be the appliances that are included with the unit. Ensure the stove, oven and refrigerator are all in working order. Other essential devices, such as air conditioning, heating, hot water heaters and, if applicable, washer and dryer units, should be tested beforehand.


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New Technologies Helping More Seniors Age-in-Place (StatePoint) Nearly 90 percent of people 50 years old and up want to remain at home as long as possible, according to a recent AARP study. If you have an aging parent or grandparent, having a discussion about his or her alternatives is important. But remember, it can be a sensitive subject, especially when he or she has lived in the same place for a long time. So before broaching the issue, be sure you understand all the options that might allow for aging-in-place at home. “If you’re considering an assisted living facility for a loved one, make sure you look at new technologies first to see if you can help he or she remain independent, secure and connected from the comfort of home,” says Walt Podsiedlak, Health and Wellness Sales Manager at Linear LLC, a leading provider of wired and wireless security technology for seniors. This starts by discussing the greatest challenges your loved one faces, such as mobility, personal care and meals, and determining what kind of technology or service addresses those specific needs. One of the most widely used technologies by individuals aging-in-place are personal emergency reporting systems (PERS), that can send for help in an emergency, amongst other functions. PERS devices have made significant leaps since TV commercials first popularized them in the 1980s. For example, new systems like the Linear PERS-4200 console still connect a wrist or necklace pendant to a central monitoring station for push-button emergency reporting, but useful new features have also been added. Here are some features to look for and consider when picking the right PERS technology: • Temperature sensors can provide alerts to update central stations of hazardous conditions. • An activity timer can be programmed to send a signal if a preset amount of time elapses before either an activity transmitter is triggered or the console’s “home” button is pressed. • Audible reminder messages can be set on a recurring schedule to highlight doctor’s visits, when medication should be taken or even social activities. • Some consoles can serve as speaker phones, allowing for convenient communication. • Take note of the range between a transmitter and a console. For example, if your mom likes to garden, be sure the range of the PERS is wide enough to include the yard. • Transmitters can be wristbands, pendants, belt attachments or even appear as jewelry. Discuss what would serve your loved one most conveniently. • Consider the battery life of the transmitter and if it’s waterproof.

• As for cost, users should expect to pay an installation fee, and a monthly PERS monitoring charge. PERS device repair and replacement policies should also be considered. More information can be found at

www.LinearCorp.com Aging-in-place technology is truly shaping the future for seniors. Before making any major decisions, look into all your options.

Technology Can Help Parents Stay Connected To Their Kids

(StatePoint) In today’s digital world, connecting with your children goes beyond face-to-face communication. While nothing beats in-person quality time, onthe-go lifestyles don’t always allow for it. But physical distance when you or your kids are out of the house shouldn’t present too much of a communication barrier between parents and kids, say the experts. “These days, most children are fairly comfortable using communication technologies. Capitalizing on your children’s tech prowess can help you stay connected,” says Dr. Eric Klopfer, Learning Expert for VTech, a maker of age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. Whether you’re at the office, a frequent business traveler or simply want to keep in touch with your kids while they’re away from home, Klopfer says there are a few things to keep in mind when communicating with your children electronically: Age-Appropriate Technology It’s crucial to find technologies that are age-appropriate, safe and easy-to-use. Many messaging services are restricted to those over the age of 13. And messaging services with fewer restrictions can present a hassle for parents who want to ensure that kids are only corresponding with approved contacts. Luckily, emerging technologies designed for a younger audience are addressing these concerns. For example, VTech Kid Connect, a new communication app for the company’s children’s learning tab-

let, InnoTab 3S, features tablet-to-mobile capabilities, making staying in touch both safe and easy. It eliminates the need for setting up a complicated restriction system, which can be a big relief for parents questioning the safety of their kids online. More information and a demonstration can be found at www.vtechkids.com/kidconnect. Writing Skills For parents skeptical about the impact that texting and electronic messaging will have on children’s written communication skills, Klopfer assures that with care, you can use the technology to actually improve literacy. “Through time, great minds have worried about the impact that emerging technologies would have on human intelligence,” says Klopfer. “While these advances -- from the printing press to the Internet -- have certainly changed the way we communicate, when used appropriately, their impact is immensely positive.” Encourage kids to develop their writing skills while communicating with you electronically by paying attention to their spelling and grammar. And you can set a good example by avoiding excessive acronyms and emoticons, and including great vocabulary words into messages. It may seem paradoxical, but in this fast-paced, tech-driven age, keeping kids and parents connected is getting easier.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths

ENGAGEMENTS:

WHELAN/ CUBBAL Katie Renee Whelan and Bryce MacKenzie Cubbal of Yulee, Fla., have announced their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Lois Whelan of Bradford, and her fiancé is the son of Catherine and Gary Cubbal of Yulee, formerly of New Wilmington. A May 2, 2014, wedding is planned in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: DEC. 20, 2013: Daughter, Dec. 20,

to Kristen and Casey Petteys, Bradford, PA. DEC. 22, 2013: Daughter, Dec. 22, to Hope McCracken and Jesse Hewitt, Smethport, PA. Son, Dec. 22, to Alexandra Wesley and Nicholas Bohdanowycz, Allegany, NY. DEC. 23, 2013: Son, Dec. 23, to Alexis Walker and Tyler Miketish, Smethport, PA. Daughter, Dec. 23, to Brittany Chapman, Salamanca, NY. Son, Dec. 23, to Tabitha and Nicholas Allen, Shinglehouse, PA. DEC. 24, 2013: Daughter, Dec. 24, to Lezlie Mong and Hunter Olmstead, Eldred, PA.

DEC. 25, 2013: Daughter, Dec. 25, to Daniel and Jessica Farnham, Olean, NY. DEC. 26, 2013: Daughter, Dec. 26, to Elisha Casper and Calvin Teeter, Bradford, PA. Son, Dec. 26, to Scott and Amanda Story, Salamanca, NY. DEATHS: DEC. 20, 2013: M C A N D R E W, Kevin J. - 61, of Bradford, PA. DEC. 21, 2013: CARLSON, John J. - 79, formerly of Kane, PA. DEC. 23, 2013: WALTER, Leona A. Fisher Marrone - 100, of Derrick

City, PA. TRACY, Richard A. 71, of Bradford, PA. DEC. 24, 2013: CAMPBELL, Doris M. Courteau - 83, of Bradford, PA. DEC. 25, 2013: LEWIS, Mary Ellen McLaughlin - 86, of Port Allegany, PA. NOWROCKI, Maxine E. Hewitt - 76, of Erie, formerly of Farmers Valley, PA. DEC. 26, 2013: FOX, Margaret J. 76, of Kane, PA. FRISON, William Stephen - 64, of Port Allegany, PA. BODEN, Alice H. Everett - 90, of Coudersport, PA. DEC. 27, 2013: NELSON, Leonard K. Sr. - 87, of Kane, PA.

YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE JANUARY 2 - 8, 2014

ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) As keen as you might be to involve yourself or give a certain person a piece of your mind, smile and relax. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) If someone truly knew you, then they probably wouldn’t be so quick to try and persuade you to do something you clearly don’t want to do. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) You can make something special happen if you’re willing to seize an alternative option. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) There is no need to make a tense or potentially confrontational situation worse.Try to let someone’s words bounce off of you. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) There is a challenge you must rise to, very shortly. Don’t ignore how right it feels in many ways. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) One or both of you need to assess an out-of-the-blue situation and decide a clear way forward. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Prepare to discover something you didn’t know about yourself. Make the effort to try the untried now. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) A relationship with a certain person is altering but it needn’t be a difficult process as long as you’re willing to be supportive and sensitive. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 20) The cosmos is trying to bring closeness where you need it. Be willing to accept it. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) This week, make use of your ability to be practical and patient. Be big, brave and supportive. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Avoid any tendency to speak your mind. Tension will die down soon enough. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) The more you can keep a personal matter private, the more likely it is you’ll keep a situation manageable or tolerable.

Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading (NAPSI)—For millions of students with learning disabilities like dyslexia, reading is often greatly improved when they can hear and see the printed word at the same time. Specialists report that listening to audiobooks while following the printed text allows many of these readers to take in information and enjoy learning without struggling over each word. Paul B. Yellin, M.D., founder of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, describes the process: “Many children understand language that they hear at a higher level than language they read on their own. Audiobooks allow children to access information at this higher level. And very often, reading skills are best improved if the listener follows along with the written text.” Dr. Yellin points to new formats like VOICEtext from Learning Ally, which highlights each sentence on-screen as a human narrator reads it, making it easier for readers to follow along. “Having the ability to actually see a word highlighted while hearing it read allows a child to access content by reinforcing the linkage between ‘how a word looks’ with ‘how a word sounds’ and supports the development of independent reading skills,” he says. Whitney D. Hall, Ph.D., a psychologist specializing in cognitive assessment, agrees, saying, “The benefit of adding on-screen text that is highlighted in synch with the narration is that this more closely simulates the act of reading. Following along while hearing the material narrated allows a child to practice using their reading skills.” How Text Synched with Audio Improves Reading • Improves skills for decoding each sound in a word • Enforces letter-sound associations • Improves sight word recognition • Enhances vocabulary • Increases comprehension Learning Ally, a national nonprofit, maintains the world’s largest library of human-narrated audio textbooks for students with disabilities. More than 80,000 titles (including almost 2,000 of its most popular selections in the new VOICEtext format) are downloadable to smartphones, tablets and computers that students use every day. “Combining human speech with synchronized text in an audiobook is ideal for many students’ particular learning profile,” says Dr. Yellin. “And by using narrators who provide accurate tone and inflection throughout the book, Learning Ally audiobooks can improve understanding for the reader.” For information on Learning Ally’s affordable memberships for families and schools, visit www.LearningAlly.org/Join


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SENIOR INFORMATION PAGE Regular Eye Exams Are Important For Seniors (NAPSI)—Many seniors will be glad to learn that there are steps they can take to protect against vision problems—starting with an eye exam. A regular exam is key for seniors because some eye conditions and diseases do not show warning signs. While it is commonly known that eye troubles increase rapidly with age—particularly after age 65—a lesser-known fact is that vision loss is also associated with a higher incidence of falls, injuries, depression and social isolation. A Regular Examination As part of an overall health-maintenance strategy, the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges seniors to have a comprehensive eye exam, especially if they have not had one in the past two years, whether or not there are symptoms. The Academy also encourages seniors, their loved ones and caregivers to be aware of signs that indicate vision problems that require an eye exam. These problems can include:

• Discontinuing everyday activities accessing and paying for health care services. such as reading and writing. To ensure that all seniors throughSimple, painless eye exams are cru- out the country have access to eye care cial in detecting an eye disease or con- services, nearly 7,000 volunteer ophdition in its early stages, to help pre- thalmologists are available to provide serve your sight. During the exam, an eye care at no out-of-pocket cost to • Bumping into or knocking over ob- ophthalmologist—a medical doctor qualifying seniors 65 and older through who specializes in eye care—will pro- EyeCare America, a public service projects vide a diagnosis and treatment of all gram of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which eye diseases and conditions. • Stepping hesitantly matches patients to volunteer ophthalmologists. • Squinting or tilting the head when try- Making Eye Care Available “Sight problems should not be igDespite medical evidence that ing to focus healthy vision plays a critical role in nored at any age, but particularly in senoverall health and happiness, many iors, as problems are more common in • Missing objects when reaching older adults in the United States do not this group of patients,” said Richard P. seek regular eye care or face difficulty Mills, M.D., MPH, chairman for EyeCare America. “The earlier a patient seeks medical diagnosis and treatment, the greater the chances for saving and recovering one’s vision, which contributes to overall health and happiness.” The program is sponsored by the Knights Templar Eye Foundation with additional support from Alcon. To learn 75 Forman St more and to see if you qualify, visit :w Bradford, PA ww.eyecareamerica.org 362-4902 Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays

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Simple Tips Keep Clutter at Bay (Family Features) If yours is like the average American household, you have amassed a collection of unorganized stuff, tucked away in piles or behind closed doors to deal with “later.” Establishing good organization habits and creating proper storage areas can transform that chaos now and set the stage for less mess in the future. Following are some simple tips to help make your apartment or home clutter free, and get you started with some new habits to keep disorganization at bay. 1. Don’t buy things you don’t need. Living clutter free gives you a better perspective of what you have, so you don’t make unnecessary purchases, which can be costly and only add to the clutter in your home. Be wary of accumulating “aspirational clutter” - things you plan to use someday, but never quite get around to using. Though tempting, also avoid freebies and gifts with purchase that you don’t really need. Remember, clutter creates more clutter. 2. Create zones. In other words, make a space for everything. Your entryway can become a repository, so sort mail immediately (recycle what you don’t need), hang coats rather than draping them on available furniture and use a shoe bin or tray to organize pairs you wear frequently. In the bedroom closet, use vertical space to create additional storage with organizing units. Wood organizers such as ClosetMaid Impressions(tm) offer an attractive way to de-clutter with kits

and add-on pieces that let you create a customized storage system for your personal needs. A second shoe rack in the closet helps organize shoes you wear less often. In the living room, create specific storage spaces for remotes, blankets, gaming equipment and other items using storage bins and containers that complement your dÈcor. 3. Reset yourself. Every night before you turn in, take a few moments to put things where they belong. This gives you a fresh, stress-free start in the morning and peace of mind knowing

where everything you need is located. 4. Turn clutter into cash. Motivate yourself to de-clutter by making money on your unused and unwanted possessions. You can sell gently used clothing to local consignment shops, or donate to Goodwill, Salvation Army or another nonprofit organization. Remember to get a donation receipt, because you may be able to take a tax deduction. For additional organizing tips, visit www.ClosetMaid.com www.StorganizationBlog.com or call 1-800-874-0008.

Kid-Friendly Snacks to Nourish Mind and Tummy (Family Features) Parents don’t often encourage their children to play with their food. However, when snack time offers the opportunity to nourish both the body and the mind, that’s a treat any parent would be glad to serve their little ones. Learning and snacking together Invite the kids into the kitchen and take snack time to a whole new level. These tasty snack recipes feature the kid-approved flavor and crunch of Post Alpha-Bits cereal, as well as fun alphabet shapes, perfect for familiarizing young learners with the letters of the alphabet. The time spent together creating these tasty recipes provides a special learning opportunity for children and parents, while enjoying fun snacks along the way. Who knew snack time could be so educational? For a fun and tasty spin on a classic family favorite, whip up a Breakfast Banana Split. If your family is looking for a great snack to pop in a baggie for car rides, you

will love this Cinnamon Crunch Mix. Or, for an airy and sweet treat, try this recipe for Cool and Creamy Bananas. Beyond the fun educational benefits, Post Alpha-Bits cereal as part of a nutritious breakfast is a great way to start the day. A serving provides 12 essential vitamins and minerals growing kids need. For more great recipes your family will love, and recipe nutrition information visit www.postfoods.com. Breakfast Banana Split

2 cups Post Alpha-Bits cereal 1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, apples or apricots Ground cinnamon Toss cereal and fruit in a medium bowl. Season with cinnamon to taste. Prep Time: 5 min Place 1/2-cup portions in individual snack bags. Store at room temperature. 1/2 cup Post Alpha-Bits cereal Cool and Creamy Bananas 1 small banana Prep Time: 10 min 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt 1 cup Post Alpha-Bits cereal 1/4 cup seedless grapes, halved 1 cup thawed fat free whipped topping 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced Peel banana; split in half lengthwise. 2 medium bananas, sliced Place in sundae dish or cereal bowl. 1 cup sliced strawberries Add cereal to whipped topping in Top banana with yogurt. Sprinkle with medium serving bowl; stir gently until cereal and fruit. Makes 1 serving. well blended. Add bananas; mix lightly. Cinnamon Crunch Mix Top with strawberries. Prep Time: 5 min


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Eating Nutritiously From Your Freezer (Family Features) Few would argue about the importance of eating a nutritious, balanced diet. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to do it. In fact, more than half of Americans surveyed by NestlÈ and Harris Interactive said they are unaware of MyPlate, the dietary guidelines from the USDA that make up a nutritious diet. What’s more, consumers only come close to meeting dietary guidelines a mere seven days out of 365 in a year, according to the NPD Group’s National Eating Trends(r) database. This confusion, along with the idea that a balanced diet shouldn’t feel like a chore, led NestlÈ to create the Balance Your Plate program. It offers easy solutions to help you create deliciously balanced, perfectly portioned meals that include the foods you love while meeting MyPlate guidelines. Building balanced, nutritious meals has never been simpler with the help of MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov), and the Balance Your Plate program (meals. com/balance) which helps you quickly assemble high-quality balanced meals using frozen prepared entrees as the center of the plate. Frozen prepared entrÈes are a great way to get a jump start on creating a balanced meal and allow you to still enjoy many of the foods you already love like pizza and lasagna. With the Balance Your Plate program, all of the math has been done so you can follow the simple menus to enjoy a tasty meal that fits easily into the MyPlate guidelines. At meals.com/balance, you’ll find two weeks of nutritious, balanced menus that meet MyPlate recommendations. Each day includes one to two frozen prepared meals and provides

around 2,000 calories. It also suggests menu modifications for a 1,500 or 1,800 daily calorie diet - all while meeting the dietary guideline recommendations: Breakfast * Breakfast burrito made with: 1,6inch corn tortilla, 1 egg, scrambled 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup no salt added canned black beans, 2 tablespoons chopped tomatoes * 1 cup cantaloupe cubes * 1 cup coffee Lunch * 1 LEAN CUISINE(r) Asian Style Chicken Salad Additions(tm) with: 3 cups romaine lettuce, 1/2 ounce slivered almonds (1,800 calorie diet: replace 1/2 ounce slivered almonds with 1/4 ounce almonds; 1,500 calorie diet: replace 1/2 ounce slivered almonds with 1/4 ounce almonds) * 2 ounces whole grain roll with 2 teaspoons soft margarine * 1 cup pineapple orange juice*

(1,500 calorie diet: replace juice with water) Dinner * 1/6 DIGIORNO(r) Rising Crust Pizza - Pepperoni * 1/2 cup baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus * 1 cup canned peaches, in juice (1,500 calorie diet: replace 1 cup peaches with 1/2 cup peaches) * 1 cup low-fat milk Snack * 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk (1,500 calorie diet: replace 1 cup lowfat chocolate milk with 1 cup fat-free chocolate milk) * 4 graham cracker squares (1,800 calorie diet: replace 4 graham cracker squares with 2 squares; 1,500 calorie diet: replace 4 graham cracker squares with 2 squares) For more Daily Meal Plan suggestions and nutrition information, check out meals.com/balance.

Tips On Saving Money With An HVAC System (NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who want to reduce their energy costs. With a little bit of homework, savings are possible. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), most Americans are paying more for electricity and natural gas than they did four years ago, with the average household utility bill now about $1,900 each year. And, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), heating and cooling accounts for about 56 percent of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. To reduce these costs, the experts at the Luxaire® brand of heating and air conditioning recommend the following: • Adjust your thermostat. By raising your thermostat just a few degrees in

mild temperatures and lowering it in cooler temperatures, you can help your heating and cooling system work less to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Programming your thermostat to accommodate your family’s time away from home and sleeping schedules will also help to ensure that your system is operating only when you need it. • Install a dehumidifier. Humidity can make the air feel hotter and heavier in warm weather. By removing the humidity, the air will feel drier and cooler and you will be able to rely less heavily on your heating and cooling system to make the air comfortable. • Perform regular maintenance. Clean air filters, seal any duct leaks and make sure the areas around your system are clear of obstructions. According to the EPA, improper insulation can

reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent. • Have your existing home comfort system inspected and serviced by a qualified technician. The technician will make sure your system is working properly and at peak efficiency. A knowledgeable technician will also be able to recommend a new, more efficient replacement system, such as ENERGY STAR®-qualified equipment that can help you save money on energy bills. • Learn more. To learn more about efficient products that can help you save money and energy, or to find a heating and cooling contractor, visit www.luxaire.com

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