VOL. 171 NO. 19
Bradford’s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
THURSDAY MAY 12, 2011
Bradford Journal/McKean County Miner/Mount Jewett Echo
Honey Bees Date Back 30 Million Years
Down From Hollow
Bradford Journal Photo Display Medalist winners, third grade students Samantha Gray 9, and Thomas Anderson 9 stand with their project “The Buzz About Honey Bees”, May 6th during the Elementary/Middle School Science Fair. They would like us to know that honey was even found in the tombs of the pharaohs. Samantha is the daughter of Rhonda and Bruce Gray, and Thomas is the son of Roberta and Michael Anderson.
Bradford Journal A Garlock Hollow group poses for us in East Bradford, May 7th during the Stinkfest activities. From left to right are Joe Nichols, Sue Nichols, Susie Potts, and Curt Cox. They tell us the leek nachos were good, and that the leek dishes that they had sampled were great. Joe was sure to mention that the beer went well with everything. What a guy!
Workers Welcome Us At A Food Concession
Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $108.25 $107.75 $105.25 $103.50 $94.00
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Thursday, May 5, 2011 Friday, May 6, 2011 Saturday, May 7, 2011
Ergon Oil Purchasing Chart for Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil:
$108.25 $107.75 $105.25 $103.50 $94.00
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Thursday, May 5, 2011 Friday, May 6, 2011 Saturday, May 7, 2011
Bradford Journal Photo During the East Bradford Stinkfest event, May 7th, workers at the Meeley’s Piggy Pullin’ concession stop for a photo and to tell us they are available for all special social occasions. From left to right are Krystal Krepp, Casandra Cross, Pyper Cross, and Tim Mealey.
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LOCAL & AREA NEWS Deadline Approaches For Hanging Basket Purchases The deadline is fast approaching for businesses, individuals and organizations to financially support the purchase of hanging baskets for the downtown Main Street area. “As in previous years, we are looking for donations to purchase the baskets,” said Main Street Manager, Anita Dolan. “People in the community are tremendously supportive of our events and programs, and this program is such a valuable asset to the appearance of Main Street.” Dolan added. A long time sponsor, the Betty Jane Monjar Garden Society is again willing to help financially with the event. “The Garden Society has always been very supportive and helpful with this program,” said Dolan. “They will match funds up to $1,000 and that will be a significant help to us in reaching our fundraising goals. Any donation amount will be appreciated.” The hanging baskets are part of a Main Street clean up and beautification effort planned throughout this spring. The Main Street clean up brought many volunteers to Main Street on April 30th when sidewalks were hosed down and trash was picked up. The Main Street benches and trash receptacles’ have also received a facelift with the help of Scott Oxley’s carpentry class at the Bradford Area High School. “It is wonderful to see so many people work together to make a difference in our Historic District, and their help is very much appreciated,” said Dolan. People or groups interested in more information about the Betty Jane Monjar Garden Society’s Matching Fund Program can contact the Main Street Manager’s office at 598-3865. The deadline is Monday, May 23.
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Basic Dog Obedience Classes Offered
Penn State Cooperative Extension of McKean County is offering two separate Basic Dog Obedience Classes. The first class will start on Tuesday evening May 24 and go through Tuesday, June 28th and will be held at the Emporium Fairgrounds in Emporium, PA. The second will be Thursday evening classes and will start on May 26 and go through June 30, 2011, and will be held at the McKean County SPCA Building in Bradford, PA. The six sessions will be held at the SPCA Building in Bradford beginning at 5:00 p.m. with another session starting at 6:00 p.m. Penn State Extension Educator based in McKean County, Jim Clark, will be instructing the six one hour sessions. Interested individuals need to pre-register with the McKean County Extension Office by Friday, May 20, 2011. Participants should bring a six foot lead and choke collar, or collar of their choice, to the first session, as well as proof of vaccination. Register early because space is limited to ten dogs per class and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Proceeds from the classes will benefit the McKean County SPCA, McKean County Animal Response Team and the McKean County 4-H Youth Development Extension Program.
POLLEN COUNT Supplied by Fred H. Lewis, M.D. Olean (NY) Medical Group Thursday May 5: Total Pollen Count: 249 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Juniper-MapleBirch-Poplar Pollen Level: High Mold Level: Low Fri./Sat./Sun. May 6-7-8: Total 3-day Pollen Count: 271 Average Count Per Day: 91 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Birch-Maple-AshPoplar Pollen Level: High Mold Level: Low Monday May 9: Total Pollen Count: 481 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Ash-Birch-MaplePoplar Pollen Level: High Mold Level: Low
THE BRADFORD AREA 5-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Thursday, May 12: Partly sunny today with a high of 74°. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 53°.
Friday, May 13: Mostly cloudy with scattered showerstoday. High of 67°. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 40 % chance of showers tonight. Low of 48°.
Saturday, May 14: Mostly cloudy today with a chance of showers. High of 63°. Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers. Low of 48°.
Sunday, May 15: Mostly cloudy today with a 40% chance of showers. High of 63°. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 46°.
Monday, May 16: Cloudy with rain today. High of 62°. Monday Night: Showers lingering tonight with an overnight low of 47°.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
Dolphins Are Not Fish
-by Vince Vicere
The Elementary/Middle School Science Fair took place at Fretz Middle School, May 6th. The display areas were crammed full with unique and interesting projects demonstrating not only the science but also the way our younger people are apprehending it. With hundreds of entries, it was hard to see them all, and limited time and space made it impossible for us to cover more than six of them for this issue……..The annual East Bradford Stinkfest took place on schedule, Saturday May 7th with a day full of eating, socializing, and entertainment. While the weather during the early hours was cold, dark and rainy, by early afternoon the sun was out and people filled the Street, looking for free samples of leek dip, buying foods and miscellaneous items from the various street vendors, and simply standing around talking. The kiddy carnival kept the children busy while others took advantage of the bars and restaurants. And yes, once again this year, teens and pre-teens were just “hanging”, and having fun……..Harrijane Hannon Moore, and Bob Onuffer, long time Bradford residents and readers of the Bradford Journal placed political ads in this edition. Both have, over the years been active in the area and have what we believe is the best interest of the community in mind. We wish Harrijane a continued endorsement by voters of the Republican Party for her re-election to the position of McKean County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court. And we also wish the best for write in candidate, Bob Onuffer in his attempt to obtain 100 write-in votes to assure his position on the Ballot for the General election………We have always believed that couched within the words we use are the concepts and ideas that have guided our nation in its political and moral stance from the time of its inception. And it’s those concepts in action that have determined both our place in the world as a nation, and how other nations perceive us. Recently we came across an article by a well-written world traveler that had something to say about our language as a nation and how we use it. The article by Chris Hedges from a publication entitled the Rock Creek Free Press dated March 2011, excerpted here in part and to be continued next week is as follows: “Empires communicate in two languages. One language is expressed in imperatives. It is the language of command and force. …It demands. It makes no attempt to justify … the use of indiscriminate violence. The other language of empire is noble and benevolent….used to speak to those outside the centers of death and pillage. (to be continued next week)
Words To The Wise Before The Primary, May 17th Voters beware of the Candidates who promise to cut the taxes if you elect them to office. Just think for a minute about the income tax cuts handed out liberally over the last thirty years and what they brought us - near bankruptcy. This election votes will see many judge candidates asking us to put them into to office. And locally the race for the McKean County Judgeship is one of the offices to which voters should be paying attention. Our lives and the lives of local residents will be affected for the next ten years by the judge that is elected to this high position. What is needed is a person who has shown his commitment to the betterment of this area, one who is both passionate about what he does and compassionate when dealing with people, one who has experience on both sides of the bench, as an attorney and as a judge. And perhaps more important, one who has the full command of the law and has the integrity to do what is right, all things balanced, using his own well-developed moral compass. Such a man is Bradford’s own Chris Hauser. There are good things happening down in Foster Township where maintaining the status quo is no longer the norm. The current Supervisors are now turning their attention toward revitalizing business at the near dormant Foster Brook Mall, a proof of distancing themselves from the methods of the old guard (the local big business alliance). Most recently the former Firestone Store has been remodeled into a multi-purpose retail outlet, “The Foster Brook Market”, featuring ice cream, produce, and more. As for the State and Federal races, we suggest selecting candidates that will be for all Americans- Main Street and Wall Street alike. This nation can no longer elect “spend and tax” Democrats and “cut taxes and spend” Republicans. Recently released facts indicate that the Bush tax cuts didn’t really create the jobs as promised and the treasury did not grow as promised by the far right conservative wing of the Party. We must elect individuals that are willing to make real changes in Government such as the establishment of an organization, as I have discussed at length before, to direct our Energy Policy. And to do this we must elect individuals that won’t be reliant on the lobbyists’ money to get elected in the first place. It’s time to put the best government that lobbyists can buy into the unemployment line. Vote!
Bradford Journal Photo Display Medalist winner, fifth grade student Caleb Huntoon 11, sits with his project, “All About Dolphins” May 6th during the Elementary/Middle School Science Fair. He tells us he would like everyone to know that dolphins are not fish. He is the son of Jim Huntoon, and Lori Tucker.
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OBITUARIES Dianna Taylor Dianna L. Taylor, 55, of 20 Poplin Ave., Bradford, passed away on Sunday (May 1, 2011) at the Bradford Manor. She was born on Dec. 4, 1955, in Olean, N.Y., the daughter of William G. and Faye E. Farrell Taylor of Gifford. She was employed in retail and management for JoAnne Fabrics and Wal-Mart at various locations in the Northeast. In addition to her parents, she is also survived by two brothers, David (Julie) Taylor of Gifford and Rodney Taylor; two nephews; three nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.
Donna M. Hemmerly, 82, of 70 Rodgar Lane, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday (May 4, 2011) at the Bradford Manor surrounded by her loving family. Born Feb. 11, 1929, in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late Albert F. and Elda Loretta Stephens Xander. On Aug. 19, 1950, in Bradford, she married Robert L. Hemmerly, who died on Jan. 19, 1997. She had worked as a bookkeeper at WESB, then as a meat wrapper at Reading’s grocery store and also at Sal’s and Sons grocery store. Surviving is a daughter, Suzanne M. (Mark) Koppenhaver of Bradford; a sister, Jean (Donald) McAdams of Bradford; one grandson; two
greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Gertrude Luke Gertrude K. “Trudie” Luke, 83, of 14 Lafferty Hollow, formerly of 1208 South Ave., passed away on Wednesday (May 4, 2011) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 24, 1928, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Henry N. and Marguerite N. Cooney Wolfe. On Jan. 8, 1955, in St. Bernard Catholic Church, she married Kenneth J. Luke, who passed away on March 24, 2008. She was employed as a registered nurse by Warren State Hospital, the Kane Summit Hospital, the former Bovaird and Sey-
fang Co., the Bradford Hospital third floor medical and surgical wing and St. Bernard School. She is survived by one son, Jude (fiancé of Francine Bennett) Luke of Bradford; three daughters, Ann (Wesley) Miller of Bradford, Linda (Jack) Kerr of Lewis Run and Donna Moore of Warren; two brothers, Leo (Patricia) Wolfe and Gerald (Virginia) Wolfe, and one sister, Phyllis (Phillip) Wingard, all of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. Bernard Cemetery.
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Uses Scientific Method
Bradford Journal Photo Experiment Medalist winner, third grade student Gretchen Henneman 9, stands with her project “How Does Your Garden Grow”, May 6th during the Elementary/Middle School Science Fair. She was very proud of the fact that she had followed the “Scientific Method” in her experiment. Gretchen is the daughter of Martin Henneman and Joy Godding.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES
Trim your vacation costs To paraphrase Yogi Berra, when it comes to gas prices, this is like déjà vu all over again. Instability in Africa and the Middle East, among other factors, has driven up pump prices to levels we haven't seen since the summer of 2008. Unfortunately for those planning their summer vacations, higher fuel prices are impacting many travel-related costs: • If you're driving, the cost to fill the tank has increased exponentially since last summer. • Airfares, which are largely driven by fuel costs, are way up. • Food is generally more expensive to account for increased shipping costs. • Hotels and other businesses are also passing along their increased energy costs to consumers. Because the last few years have been stressful on everyone, you probably need to recharge your batteries now more than ever. Here are a few tips for planning a vacation that won't break the bank: First, be realistic about what you can afford. Racking up debt can be almost as stressful as no vacation at all, so examine how vacation spending will affect your overall budget. Create a trip budget and try to anticipate all potential expenses. It's amazing how quickly unanticipated expenses can torpedo your budget. Consider things like: • Airfare – include taxes, fees for extra or overweight baggage, transportation to and from the airport, in-flight meals and entertainment, etc. • Car rentals – factor in taxes, gas, fill-up penalties and insurance (although check your auto insurance and credit card policies to ensure you don't pay for duplicate coverage). • Hotel/lodging – don't forget taxes and other local fees, charges for phone/internet, room service, tips, etc. • Entertainment – include meals, event admission and ticket-ordering charges,
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don't get trapped doing routine chores. If you're at a loss for what to do, here are a few suggestions: • Read reviews of local restaurants, museums, spas and more at www.yelp.com. • Search for local attractions you've never visited at www.roadsideamerica.com or www.usatourist.com. • Browse upcoming local events at www. eventful.com. • If gardening relaxes you, dedicate time to sprucing up your yard. If you hate it, splurge on a gardener. • Use money you save by not traveling to hire a housecleaner after your staycation so you won't have to think about cleaning. Don't pass up a vacation – you've earned it. Just be cautious about how expenses can add up.
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Research & Construction
Bradford Journal Photo Fifth grade students Shane Peterson 11 and Adam Schwind were Experiment Medalists with this project entitled “Electro Magnets: How They’re Made”, May 6th during the Elementary/Middle School Science Fair. In the photo is Shane Peterson who told us that while it was a lot of work, it made him proud to build a working model. Shane is the son of John and Denise Peterson, and Adam is the son of Carrie and Joe Schwind.
Bradford Journal Photo Inside, Togi’s Family Restaurant Food Court, during the Stinkfest event, May 7th, these young people were spending time on their electronic communication devices. Maybe they were messaging with others at the event, but maybe they had seen everything there (it was late in the day) and were just looking for more excitement. On the left is Bree Madigan 15, and on the right is Dale Wightman 14.
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS
Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events: May 2011
May 12-14: Grandma’ House Fourth Anniversary Celebration Grandma’s House, 16 Congress Street, Bradford, PA. Refreshments and tea sampling, door prizes, and sales galore. For more information, contact Grandma’s House Tea & Gifts at 814-362-4832 May 13: “Economic Gardening: Economic Development the Smart Way” 8:30am-3:30pm 162 Swarts Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Cost: $30 per person. Elected officials are free. Details available at PittPowerofE.com May 15: Trekking the Tuna Trails Kick-Off Date Trail logs available at the American Red Cross, 302 Congress Street, Bradford, PA . Trek the Tuna Valley Trails this summer and support your American Red Cross. Coordinated by Tuna Valley Trail Association and McKean-Potter Counties American Red Cross. Contact 814-368-6197 for more information. Music is Dancing 3pm Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Southern Tier Symphony performance. MAY 17: Family and Friends Support Group 6pm Dickinson Mental Health Center, 9 Main Street, Bradford, PA.The Hope Speakers will share their stories about living with a mental health diagnosis and “recovery.” Refreshments will be served. No charge. Sponsored by Dickinson Center, Inc. For more information, contact Barb Cole at 814-362-7464.
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-article submitted Leader Vickie Johnson conducted the Thursday afternoon, May 5th meeting of TOPS Pa.#16 at the First Church of the Nazarene.There were 24 weighins with a loss of 29 3/4 pounds. Loser of the week was Elaine Harris and loser in waiting is Jamie Larson. Officer of the week is Carole VanSickle. Kelly Galloway is loser of the Month. Exercise awards went to Ginny Comilla for 50 miles. 50 Mile awards went to Kelly Galloway, Elaine Harris, Carole VanSickle, Anna Wells, Jean McAdams, Trudy Puller, Donna Douthit, Barb Smead, Carol Zeigler, Maxine Eschrich, Bev.Hannon, Marilyn Gross, Loretta Stanford, Pat Wester, Liz Tanner, and Jamie Larson. Elaine Harris got an award for 16 weeks no gain. Jean Miller had helpful Hint: “Avoid Artery clogs by eating grapfruit. It reduces LDL by 20 percent. Check with your Dr. if you are taking meds. for blood pressure or heart. “ Bev. Hannon thought for the day. “The important thing is not that we can LIVE on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.” The Flag contest is running until June 14. Members were told of the up coming programs for the month. Due to a club members’ death, the meeting was closed with a prayer a little early.
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Bradford Journal Photo Invention Medalist winner, fourth grade student Mikayla Henry 10, stands with her project, “Homemade Alternative Fertilizers”, May 6th during the Elementary/Middle School Science Fair. She is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Henry.
Bradford Journal Photo A group socializes in front of the New Keystone Restaurant, May 7th during this year’s Stinkfest event in East Bradford. The streets were jammed once the rain stopped and the sun warmed the day.
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Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes
undaes are sweet, but maybe it’s time for something sensational. Gale Gand, renowned pastry chef and mother of three, has partnered with Breyers to put a creative twist on the classic ice cream sundae. Gand says that one of the secrets of a fantastic sundae is to start with highquality ice cream as your base. “Even the most decadent sundae toppings can’t cover up a shortcut on ice cream,” said Gand. “Breyers ice cream is full of rich ingredients and flavor, and you have many great varieties to choose from.” These recipes bring the simple sundae to a whole new level of goodness. From the kid-friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs Sundaes to the sophisticated Mini Coffee Ice Cream Sundaes, there’s something to please everyone.
To give you the scoop on making your best sundae, Gand has these 10 tips:
10 Tips for Sundae Making 1. Using store-bought ingredients makes sundaemaking fast and easy. You can always doll things up, like dissolve some instant coffee in a little hot water and stir it into store-bought caramel sauce to make a coffee-caramel drizzle.
6. To keep your ice cream from melting as fast, freeze your sundae bowls or dessert dishes overnight.
2. Using whole nuts and dried fruit for add-ins can give your sundae extra texture and a big crunch.
8. Use two or more flavors of ice cream in a sundae to add extra flavor and flair.
3. Roll scoops of ice cream in any kind of crumbs, crunched cereal or chocolate milk powder for an ice cream “truffle.”
9. Simply tucking a cookie next to a scoop of ice cream, standing up, can really dress it up.
7. To make your scoops more perfect-looking, dip your ice cream scoop in hot water in between scoops.
4. Use mini containers like egg cups, espresso cups and cordial glasses to make mini sundaes.
10. Create an exotic-looking sundae by using a wooden skewer to thread fruit onto, and then stick it into a scoop of ice cream. Use things like berries, ripe peach wedges and banana slices.
5. Make a quickie fresh-fruit topping by mashing your favorite berries with a little white or brown sugar.
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4 servings Prep Time: 25 minutes 2 cups Breyers Coffee ice cream salted caramel sauce* almond whipped cream** 1 shot espresso coffee 4 amaretti cookies chocolate-covered coffee beans Arrange 2 (1/4-cup) scoops ice cream in 4 demitasse coffee cups. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce, then top with almond whipped cream. Pour a little espresso into each cup, then garnish with cookies and coffee beans. *For salted caramel sauce, bring 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over high heat in heavy-duty saucepan until caramel-colored. Remove from heat, then slowly stir in 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream. Let cool, then stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Let stand at room temperature until ready to use. **For almond whipped cream, whip 1/2 cup whipping or heavy cream, 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 drops almond extract in mixing bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.
Snow Ball Sundaes 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream 8 slices (1-1/2 inches thick) store-bought angel food cake 1/4 cup hot fudge topping, warmed 1/2 cup marshmallow creme, melted* chocolate sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Make 4 (1/2-cup) scoops ice cream and arrange on chilled plate. Place 1 ice cream ball on 1 cake slice, then top with second cake slice. Shape cake around ice cream to encase it, using your hands to completely cover ice cream. Return to freezer until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining ice cream and cake. To serve, arrange snow balls in 4 dessert bowls. Top with hot fudge topping, then marshmallow creme and sprinkles. *TIP: Easily melt marshmallow creme in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
Spaghetti and Meatball Sundaes
Ice Cream Lollipops 8 lollipops Prep Time: 15 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 2 cups Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream chocolate-fudge flavor ice cream topping that freezes pink or rainbow sprinkles Freeze plate 30 minutes. Scoop 8 balls ice cream and place on chilled plate. Insert a wooden stick into each ball and freeze at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, pour ice cream topping into bowl. Dip frozen balls into ice cream topping, twirling to coat. Quickly decorate with sprinkles. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
4 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes Freeze Time: 30 minutes 12 small scoops Breyers Rocky Road ice cream 1 cup chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 cups strawberries, trimmed 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup Breyers Natural Vanilla ice cream, divided 2 store-bought shortbread cookies, crushed Freeze plate 30 minutes. For meatballs, arrange Rocky Road ice cream scoops on chilled plate. Place chocolate cookie crumbs on another plate. Roll scoops, one at a time, in cookie crumbs, then return to chilled plate until ready to serve. For sauce, mash strawberries with sugar in medium bowl using potato masher or fork to make chunky sauce. Stir in additional sugar if desired. To build sundaes, press vanilla ice cream through potato ricer* into 4 dessert bowls for spaghetti. Top each with 3 meatballs, then sauce. Top with crushed shortbread cookie cheese. Serve with a fork! *If a potato ricer is not available, simply scoop ice cream into bowls.
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Having Fun At Fest
Pizza At Substation During Stinkfest
Bradford Journal Photo These three were having fun at the East Bradford Stinkfest, May 7th, when we came along. Stopping the action for a photo are (l-r) Mark Bailey, Jr. 15, Cullen Scott McLeod 17, and Haley Crate 14. Eating food, drinking Pepsi, and hanging out with friends was their take of the event.
Bradford Journal Photo At the Togiâ€™s Sub Station concession during this yearâ€™s edition of the East Bradford Stinkfest, May 7th, Karley Miller serves up a piece of pizza to Jadyn McCormick. From left to right are Jadyn McCormick 11, Kylie Kandare 10, and Karley Miller. As always, this concession was popular again this year.
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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Keep An Eye On Your Vision (NAPSI)—Americans agree that eyesight is one of the senses they fear losing most, yet many people pay no attention to their eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, often have no early warning signs or symptoms. While having regular eye exams to make sure the eyes are healthy and seeing their best is important for everyone, the risk of vision loss and blindness is higher for some people based on race, ethnicity and other demographic and socioeconomic factors. You might be at higher risk for eye disease if you have a family history of eye disease; have diabetes; are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or an Alaska Native; or are older than 50. Some diseases affect certain populations disproportionately. • Glaucoma, which affects your side— or peripheral—vision first, is three times more common in African Americans than in Whites. It is a leading cause of blindness in African Americans. • Diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness caused by uncontrolled diabetes, occurs more often in Hispanics/Latinos than in Whites. • American Indians and Alaska Natives are 35 percent more likely to have diabetes than the average adult in the United States, putting them at increased risk of diabetic eye disease. • Older adults are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma and cataracts. AMD is a leading cause of blindness in Whites. “If you are at higher risk of eye disease, having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the best thing you can do to protect your vision,” says Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. “A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure where your eye care professional puts drops in the eyes to dilate—or widen—the pupil so he or she can get a good look at the back of the eye to check for signs of eye disease. With early detection, treatment can slow or stop vision loss and reduce the risk of blindness.” In addition to having regular eye exams, eating a healthy diet, not smoking and wearing protective eyewear when necessary are just a few other things you can do to save your sight. For more information on eye exams, common eye diseases and conditions and finding financial assistance for eye care, visit: www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes
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Q: How often should I weigh myself? A: Some research suggests that weighing yourself regularly can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, both as a reminder to continue behavior changes you make and as a way of catching and reversing small weight gains before they become big ones. The frequency of weight checks that is most helpful is still an unanswered question, although a recent review of six studies concluded that somewhere between daily and weekly weight checks can support weight loss and decrease weight regain. Clearly it does no good to weigh yourself more than once a day; all you see are shifts in water balance, and checking weight this often is a mark of someone possibly becoming unhealthfully obsessed with their weight. Experienced registered dietitians (RDs) say that many factors go into the effects that weight checks have for any given individual. If you have had disordered eating patterns or much emotional “baggage” from a long history of going on and off diets, and for people in their mid-20s and younger, frequent weight checks done on their own may do more harm than good in some cases. One important key is how you use what you learn when checking your weight: the goal is not to find fuel for self-criticism, but feedback that can lead to better eating and physical activity habits. Consider carefully how weight checks have worked for you in the past, and perhaps discuss the question with your healthcare provider or a registered dietitian, to decide what will work best for you at this particular time in your life. Q:I’m pregnant and would like to breastfeed my baby, but I’m a little worried, too. Are there things I can do to make it more likely to be a successful effort? A: First, congratulations on your decision to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is proven to help protect your baby from infectious illnesses and according to a major report from the American Institute for Cancer Research, will also reduce your risk of breast cancer in the future. Tell your health care provider that you intend to breastfeed. Discuss your health, and if you are taking medications, make sure they are compatible with breastfeeding. Ask if the place you plan to deliver your baby has staff and set-up to support breastfeeding. You might also look around or ask your health care provider to refer you to a lactation consultant or breastfeeding class. The techniques you learn there can go a long way to support successful breastfeeding.You can also talk to friends who have breastfed or join a breastfeeding support group, and check the information on the NIH breastfeeding website. Tell your health care provider that you would like to breastfeed your baby as soon as possible after birth, ideally within the first hour, when the sucking instinct is very strong. After your baby is born, ask the staff not to feed your baby anything, unless it is medically necessary. Try to avoid giving your baby a pacifier at first until he or she gets used to latching onto your breast. Allow your baby to stay in your hospital room all day and night so that you can breastfeed often. Or, ask the nurses to bring you your baby for feedings. In the first few days after birth, your baby will likely need to breastfeed about every hour or two in the daytime and a couple of times at night. It’s your baby’s sucking that stimulates the hormones that turn on milk production. Feedings may be 15 to 20 minutes or longer per breast, but there is no set time. Allow your baby to let you know when he or she is finished.
Relax Curbside During Stinkfest Activities
Bradford Journal Photo A group of young women relax curbside in East Bradford, during the Stinkfest activities, May 7th. While their comment was that it was “Just another Stinkfest”, we could see they enjoyed the activity and being out among the crowds on a bright sunny day. From left to right are Bobbi Jo Mackey 22, Angela Alcock 15, Kala Levine 17, and Angela Shroyer 17.
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Quick Meal Tips For Busy Families (NAPSI)—Coming home from work to a hungry family wanting dinner on the table? It is not always easy to find time to put together a wholesome meal. Orlantha Boeker, a Hungry Jack® spokesperson and busy working mom with a 3-year-old son, understands the importance of serving her family meals that are delicious, budget-friendly and easy to prepare. Here are her quick tips to help you with meals for your busy family: • Try serving breakfast for dinner, also known as “brinner.” • Take shortcuts by purchasing some of your recipe components pre-made or presliced, such as jarred pasta sauce or presliced fresh mushrooms. • Always make a little extra so you can enjoy leftovers the next day. • Instead of ordering take-out, keep your pantry and freezer stocked with go-to staples. This delicious Hashbrown Broccoli Bake recipe is a perfect family meal and it only takes 15 minutes of preparation. With broccoli, peppers and hashbrowns, your family will love this dish and get their veggies, too. Instead of grating potatoes by hand, a great time-saving tip is to use Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes. They are made out of 100 percent Idaho® potatoes and require no refrigeration, so you can keep them on hand in your pantry. You can find Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes for $1.79 per carton at grocery stores nationwide. For more delicious and easy recipes your whole family will love, please visit www. hungryjackpotatoes.com.
2-quart casserole dish with butter or cooking spray. 2. Fill hashbrown potatoes carton to fill line with cold water. Let stand 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander. 3. Mix hashbrowns, broccoli, chicken, bell pepper and black pepper in a large bowl. Spread in prepared dish. 4. Stir together milk and sour cream.
Pour evenly over hashbrown potatoes. Top with cheese. 5. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 15 minutes until top just begins to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Prep time: 15 minutes - Bake time: 50 minutes - Makes 6 servings
Bell’s Leek Logs
Hashbrown Broccoli Bake Ingredients: 1 carton (4.2 ounces) Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes 2 cups frozen broccoli florets, unthawed, or fresh florets in 1-inch pieces 2 cups diced cooked chicken ½ cup diced jarred roasted red bell pepper or diced fresh red bell pepper 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup milk
Bradford Journal Photo
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At the John Williams European Pastry concession during this year’s Stinkfest 1 cup (about 3 ounces) shredded Swiss event in East Bradford, May 7th, Kyle cheese Frombach 17, on the left, and Quentin Frombach 15 on the right, display some Preparation Directions: of their delicious pastries. Said Quentin, “Business was pretty good today, dad (Joe 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a Frombach) should be happy”.
Leek Logs were on sale at the Bell Meat Market of Kane concession during this year’s Stinkfest event, May 7th, in East Bradford. On the left is Al Younes, and on the right is Wendy Oakes. Wendy tells us that the leek logs consist of beef, leeks, and cheese, something like summer sausage.
1 cup sour cream
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths
(None) MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: APRIL 30, 2011: Son, to Dominic and Theresa Stromberg Lyons, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Crystal Diehl and Christopher Haynes, Emporium, PA. MAY 2, 2011: Son, to Erica and Scott Taylor, Bradford, PA. Daughter, to Chelsie Carlson and Joshua Waldeck, Bradford, PA. Son, to Richard
and Amanda Weed Knapp, Olean, NY. Son, to Jermaine Latimore and Amanda Thompson, Allegany, NY. Daughter, to Colby and Sara Dubey Brown, Salamanca, NY. MAY 3, 2011: Son, to Bridget and Robert Wygant, Johnsonburg, PA. Daughter, to Travis andCatharine Salhoff McCready, Hinsdale, NY. MAY 4, 2011: Daughter, to Allison and Seth Miller, Johnsonburg, PA. Daughter, to Michelle and Adam Brooks, St. Marys, PA.
Son, Ashleigh and Kevin Crum, Emporium, PA. Daughter, to Kyle and Sara Okerlund, Smethport, PA. Son, to Judson Beattie and Awheyo Ground, Salamanca, NY. DEATHS: APRIL 24, 2011: HARTMAN, Herman F. Jr. – 86, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Bradford, PA. APRIL 27, 2011: SHREVE, LeRoy – 81, of Eldred, PA. CARPENTER, Andrew M. – 56, of Bradford, PA. APRIL 28, 2011:
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May 12 - May 18, 2011 ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) This can be a week when your natural charisma and star quality will shine out like a beacon. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) You have amazing powers of healing this week, ones which can be directed towards a relationship which has faded to helping a friend in need. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) You can feel a lot more positive about future orientated hopes, and can also be in much demand socially. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Professionally, your contacts can be very important. Network at every turn, it can bear fruit. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) If you’re journeying or holidaying this week, you can have a wonderful time. But you can also expand your world from the comfort of your spare bedroom. VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) There may not be a lot of extra cash sloshing around your coffers, but if anyone can come up with imaginative ways to improve their lot, then it can be you Virgo. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Talks with a financial institution about a loan or refinancing, also go well. If you have long yearned to be more financially independent, property may feature in your thinking. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) There can be a visit connected to an aunt or uncle. In love, a yearning for your perfect beau can spark your inner hunter gatherer. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 Your creativity sector is bursting with energy, but you can have the happy knack of linking your flair with hard work and application. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) Finally, after many delays and setbacks, home changes can shape up nicely. Now you enter a much more outgoing and playful part of the year. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) Changes you’ve long wanted at home move from planning, to the get-go. Yet don’t expect a partner to instantly agree, they may need some full-on persuasion. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) A stroke of cash fortune can see you smiling, and though this may be something you’ve worked long and hard for, just as easily it can come by complete chance.
Bradford Journal Photo Young people “hang” in Togi’s Substation parking lot, May 7th, during this year’s edition of the Stinkfest. From left to right are Heather O’Hara 10, Sarah Duke 13, Katelyn Wells 13, Raelyn Clark 11, and Amber O’Hara 10. They said they were having fun riding the rides, hanging out with friends, and eating ice cream. And in general they said, “It’s all good-the Stinkfest is amazing!”
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME:
“The Fifties” ACROSS: 1. Panorama or scene 6. *Its pilots flew with the U.S. in Korean War 9. Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, ____, Love” 13. These accompany pains 14. Right-angle building extension 15. “Die Lorelei” poet 16. Mangles 17. Water in Paris 18. Acrylic fiber 19. Actor/Director Sydney 21. Like hot lava 23. *___ Laurence Olivier star of Richard III 24. Raunchy 25. British sci-fi doctor 28. Fail to win 30. Famously filed for bankruptcy in 2008 35. Argo’s propellers 37. “For ____ the Bell Tolls” 39. Actress Watts 40. Small stream 41. *Hang-out spot 43. Sauce base of fat and flour 44. Small porch 46. Actress Rogers 47. 100 centavos in Mexico 48. Do this through the tulips? 50. Offensively curious 52. Bear’s room
53. Double reed woodwind 55. *Sock ____, a.k.a. dance 57. Emerson: “______, proud world, I’m going home” 60. *”From Here To Eternity” Oscar winner 64. *Bullwinkle to Boris, e.g. 65. 2nd largest bird 67. Slobber 68. Corpulent 69. Opposed Wade 70. Bar by estoppel 71. Fender-bender damage 72. Drunkard 73. Mouthpieces DOWN: 1. Femme fatale 2. International Civil Aviation Organization 3. Synagogue 4. “He _____ it like it is” 5. Lash out 6. Smell badly 7. _ __ carte 8. Narrow water-filled gorge 9. Saucy 10. Irritate 11. “At another time” to Shakespeare 12. Japanese monetary unit 15. *He thought a lot of people were phony
20. *”The Lonely _____” by David Riesman 22. Pooh’s “wise” friend 24. Resembling the king of the animals 25. Not at all good 26. *Francois Duvalier came to power on this West Indies island 27. The lowest deck 29. Door-stopping wedge, e.g. 31. It has a neck and strings 32. Made cow sound 33. Make somebody laugh 34. *Vice President for most of decade 36. One-armed bandit 38. Office communique 42. Revered Hindu 45. *Type of skirt 49. ____ and flow 51. Distant, yet within sight 54. Inspections of court documents in hearings 56. Break down or analyze 57. Hurtful remark 58. “Pop it in the ____!” 59. Kiln for hops 60. Edible fat 61. Carrying bag 62. Crucifix 63. Mont Blanc mountain range 64. *Hot ___ 66. Bovine sound
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Georgia Peach Commission Gears Up For A Plentiful Peach Season (NAPSI)—Summer is on the way, and as warm temperatures make an entrance— so too does the Georgia peach season. Each year, Georgia produces more than 2.6 million cartons, or more than 63 million pounds, of sweet-tasting peaches between mid-May and mid-August, and expectations are that the 2011 crop will meet or exceed that level. “This year’s crop looks to be one of the best in recent years. We look to kick things off in a big way around Memorial Day,” said Duke Lane III, president of the Georgia Peach Council. “For the best and freshest peaches around, we encourage peach eaters to ask their grocers specifically for home-grown sweet Georgia peaches.” Adding to the peach family is Peach County native Gena Knox, who has devoted a section of her latest cookbook, “Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors,” to recipes featuring sweet Georgia peaches. “Nothing is more appealing in the summertime than a dish featuring sweet Georgia peaches,” said Knox. Here’s one of her favorite recipes to try, where Georgia peaches are the star ingredient: Georgia Caprese Salad with Lime Vinaigrette Prep Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings Dressing: Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey
To prepare dressing, combine lime juice, zest, vinegar, water, honey and salt. ½ teaspoon salt Slowly whisk in olive oil and set aside. Next: ¼ cup olive oil Cut cheese into 1-inch pieces and gently toss with peaches and basil leaves. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint Last: Whisk mint into dressing and toss Salad: about 2 tablespoons (or more to taste) with 2 (4-ounce) balls fresh, water-packed salad. Season with freshly cracked pepper mozzarella cheese and serve. To learn more about Georgia peaches, 1 tablespoon champagne or white wine 4 ripe peaches, unpeeled, each cut into 8 get additional recipe ideas and sign the vinegar wedges “Peach Promise,” visit the Georgia Peach Council at www.gapeaches.org and 1 tablespoon water ½ cup fresh basil leaves www.facebook.com/SweetGeorgiaPeachFirst: es
Learn From Popular Food Bloggers (NAPSI)—More than 150 recipes for delicious, easy meals and snacks that are fun to make, using healthy, fresh ingredients popular with families, can now be found in a new cookbook. It’s by the winners of the Better Homes & Gardens Blogger Cook-off and writers of the popular blog OurBestBites.com. The cookbook, also called “Our Best Bites,” features: • Full-color photos with each recipe • Tips and tricks (to help make every recipe foolproof) • Tutorials with step-by-step pictures and instructions • A rollover index for helpful uses of leftover ingredients. When authors Sara Wells and Kate Jones started sharing recipes three years ago, they never thought they would end up with a nationally selling cookbook. “We liked sharing recipes with each other,” Wells said, “so we decided to start a blog and share them with a few of our friends. Now we have thousands of read-
ers.” 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil What follows is one of their more popular dishes: For the rub, combine spices in a small bowl. Add lime juice and olive oil and stir Chili-Lime Steak to combine. Place the steak in a shallow dish (such as a 9 x 13-inch baking dish). 1−2 pounds boneless steak (flank steak Pour the spice mixture over the steak and works well) then rub it in with your hands. Allow the steak to stand for 15 minutes. While the Rub: meat is standing, preheat your grill. Place the steak on the grill over medium-high 1 teaspoon chili powder heat and cook for 5−7 minutes per side or 1 teaspoon granulated garlic until desired doneness is reached. Remove ½ teaspoon cumin from grill and allow to stand for 5 min½ teaspoon coriander utes before slicing. Slice steak against the ½ teaspoon oregano grain into strips about ?-inch thick. ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (For a smoky Learn More: “Our Best Bites” is availrub, chipotle chili powder may be substi- able at bookstores nationwide. For more tuted) information, visit www.OurBestBites.com ¾ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons lime juice)
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Go Fish with Carla Hall of “Top Chef” (NAPSI)—Those interested in easy, tasty seafood recipes no longer have to go fishing for them. Carla Hall, All-Stars Fan Favorite on Season 8 of the TV show, “Top Chef,” offers a “Go Fish with Canola Oil” recipe collection with step-by-step video instructions. “A lot of people get nervous about cooking fish, which is unfortunate because it’s a healthy addition to any diet and ‘ticky-boo’ to prepare,” said Hall. Her fish recipes include Grilled Salmon over Lentil Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette, Halibut en Papillote (meaning “in parchment” in French) with Roasted TomatoArtichoke Ragout, Tuna Stir-Fry over Whole-Wheat Vermicelli and the trout dish below. All of these recipes are made with canola oil, which is a good source of omega-3 fat along with the fish. Omega-3 fat may help protect the heart, especially when consumed in place of saturated fat. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil on its potential to reduce the risk of heart disease. In her CanolaInfo videos online, Hall answers common questions about fish, inminutes or until fish is opaque and flaky. cluding selecting and preparing it. For ex4. Carefully lift trout from pan with ample, she suggests these amounts when 2 Tbsp lemon oil spatula and serve with vegetables. buying fish: ½ tsp salt Yield: 4 servings. How Much Fish to Buy ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper Whole fish: ¾−1 lb per person Dressed/cleaned: ½−¾ lb per person 4 rainbow trout fillets (6 oz each), skin reSpring Into Cleaning Fillets or steaks: 1/3−½ lb per person moved (NAPSI)—Cleaning may not be Hall can help home chefs conquer any 2 tsp lemon oil your idea of fun in the sun, but the Infishy fears. For her “Go Fish with Canola stitute of Inspection, Cleaning and ResOil” recipes and videos, go to www.can4 sprigs fresh rosemary, 2 inches long toration Certification (IICRC) offers a olainfo.org. few tips to help make it a breeze: ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper • HVAC filters—use quality electroBroiled Trout with Lemon Oil static filters that attract particles to the & Oven-Grilled Vegetables lemon wedges for garnishing filter. Clean once per month. • Increase vacuum frequency—since The star of this recipe is delicious lem1. In blender, combine canola oil and about 75 percent of carpet soil is dry on canola oil, which should be a staple lemon zest. Process until smooth, then particulate, vacuuming more often prein any pantry. Here, it makes this simply strain through fi ne mesh strainer. Store in vents soil from embedding deep into prepared broiled trout with vegetables a refrigerator in airtight container or covcarpets. healthy and tasty weekday meal. ered jar for 1−2 days. • Use high-efficiency filter bags—high2. Preheat broiler. In large bowl, comefficiency particulate air (HEPA) dou1 cup canola oil bine zucchini, grape tomatoes, red onion, ble-lined vacuum filter bags filter out garlic and rosemary. Drizzle vegetable 99 percent of particles that cause reszest of two lemons, about 2 Tbsp mixture with balsamic vinegar and lemon piratory irritation. 2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, oil. Toss, then sprinkle with salt and pep- • Carpet cleaning—a professional carthen cut into ¼-inch thick diagonal pieces per. Spread vegetables in single layer on pet cleaning is an integral part of the baking sheet and place 4 inches under spring cleaning process and helps to rebroiler for 10 minutes or until vegetables duce allergens in the home. For profes1 pint grape tomatoes are tender crisp and browned. Halfway sional cleaning jobs, look for an IICRC Certified Firm. Confirm their training 1 medium red onion, cut in half and thinly through cooking time, toss vegetables. 3. While vegetables are cooking, preand certification and always obtain a sliced into half moons pare baking sheet with foil and canola oil written estimate. To locate a certified cooking spray. Place trout on prepared professional and for more information, 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed baking sheet. Sprinkle both sides with visit www.certifiedcleaners.org or call pepper and place rosemary sprig under (800) 835-4624. 2 sprigs rosemary each fillet. Drizzle each fillet with ½ tsp lemon oil. Place fish under broiler for 7−8 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
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Baby Boomers Should Start Their Medicare Planning Early - by Ross Blair
(NAPSI)—Here’s some Medicare advice every baby boomer should adhere to: Don’t wait until the last minute to plan or enroll. You have the option to change your drug coverage each year, and some plan types allow you to enroll at any time. But it can cost you money if you wait too long or make a bad choice. Here are five tips for Medicare newcomers. 1. Learn the basics. There are two basic ways to cover yourself: Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage plan. If you choose Original Medicare, you’ll likely also need a separate prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). And you may want a Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) plan to fill in some gaps in Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage plans typically include a prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D). Some may also provide things like vision and dental coverage. 2. Choose an affordable plan. Calculate your income: Social Security benefits, pensions, etc. Then, list your expenses: mortgage/rent, food, etc. Balance the two and see what you have left for Medicare coverage. There are Medicare plans available with no monthly premiums, beyond the standard Social Security deductions for parts A and B. If you know what you can
afford, it’s easier to shop. 3. Evaluate your health. Talk to your doctor about your health and long-term health risks. Then, look for coverage that fits your specific needs. Be aware that some Medicare supplement plans charge a higher premium based on your age, so be sure to consider this when evaluating the long-term costs of a specific plan. 4. Get the right drug benefit. If you take prescription drugs, a drug comparison tool like the one at www.PlanPrescriber. com can help you pick a plan that covers your drugs at the lowest possible cost. Not all drug plans cover the same drugs, at the same price or in the same quantities. Trying to calculate the costs on your own
is daunting, but a drug comparison tool makes it easy. Do this every year during the annual enrollment period. 5. Challenge brand loyalty. Some plans come from companies you’ve heard of. Investigate brands you trust but also consider plan prices. All Medicare Supplement plan types (there are 10: A,B,C,D,F,G,K,L,M and N) must offer the same benefits. A K supplement plan from one insurer must, by law, cover the same services as a K supplement plan from another insurer in the same area. But costs for Ks can vary widely. Use an online comparison tool to compare benefits and prices side by side and make an informed decision. 6. Ask for help. There are resources online, by phone and in person. You can call PlanPrescriber at (800) 404-6968 or call the State Health Insurance Assistance Program or the federal government’s (800) MEDICARE. • Mr. Blair is president and CEO of PlanPrescriber, Inc., a leading provider of comparison tools and educational materials for Medicare-related insurance products. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information provided by PlanPrescriber.
The Silent Epidemic: Protecting Aging Americans From Elder Abuse (NAPSI)—Every year, millions of aging Americans experience physical, financial and emotional abuse. It is estimated that up to 10 percent of people aged 65 years or older have experienced some form of abuse. However, experts suggest that only one out of every 14 incidents ever comes to the attention of authorities. May is Older Americans Month—an opportunity to honor our elders by mobilizing the community to report abuse and ultimately prevent it. “We need to educate ourselves to recognize the warning signs of elder abuse so that we can better protect our loved ones from abuse or exploitation,” said Rhonda Randall, D.O., executive vice president and chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. “Seniors should feel empowered to talk with their caregivers, family members, physicians or other health care providers anytime they feel threatened, or when they suspect someone is trying to exploit them. In order to stop elder abuse, we must talk about it openly.” An area that is sometimes overlooked when discussing elder abuse is
financial exploitation, the most common form of elder abuse. Medicare fraud—one aspect of financial abuse— costs U.S. taxpayers $60 billion to $90 billion each year. According to Randall, aging Americans, caregivers and others can work together to prevent elder abuse by doing the following: • Know the warning signs of physical and emotional abuse: Clues to the presence of abuse include unexplainable bruises or injury, unreasonable fearfulness or suspicion, and changes in personality, attitude or behavior. • Take precautions to prevent Medicare fraud: Never give out Medicare, Social Security or credit card information to anyone without proper identification. If a Medicare card is lost or stolen, report it immediately by calling (800) 772-1213. Never sign your name to a form you do not fully understand. Ask questions of Medicare and health care providers in order to clarify any questionable charges or claims. • Take advantage of resources that can assist you. Look to your community for support—seek help from family members, friends and neighbors, senior or-
ganizations and physicians. • The most important thing is to speak up. Elder abuse thrives on silence. By educating ourselves to recognize the signs and through taking smart, preventive measures, we are working together to ensure aging Americans are no longer abused or exploited. To learn more about elder abuse, including information on recognizing and reporting abuse, visit the National Center on Elder Abuse at: www.ncea.aoa.gov
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Trust Your Senses To Pick The Right Color For Your Home (NAPSI)—The next time you paint your house, close your eyes. The colors you see are the ones that may suit you best. Instead of staring at the outer walls, concentrate on your inner emotions. The process of choosing paint colors may involve sifting through hundreds of hues, but decorators have discovered the final selections are almost inevitably tied to the homeowner’s emotional connection to a particular color. Every color has an emotional association, and individuals are drawn to different colors for reasons depending on their distinct personalities. The feelings that stem from the five senses are the best sources to identify meaningful colors best suited for your personality, style and interests. What helps homeowners feel most comfortable and confident with their color choices is recognizing the role your reactions to color play in your home decor. According to color expert Dee Schlotter, “Color preferences are unique, and choosing a color is a personal exercise.” She believes that the feelings specific colors elicit are a subconscious reaction based on past experiences and associations. “Many times, we’re not even aware of why we like a color or how certain colors, when paired together, make us feel,” adds Schlotter. Tips On Picking Colors When choosing colors, basing your decisions on an accent piece that you love, such as a piece of art, can help make the selection process simpler. Consider these tips: • Work with a few colors. As a general rule, you should assign 60 percent of the avail-
able space to one color, called dominant; 30 percent to another, called intermediate; and 10 percent to an accent color. Using too many colors in the same room is likely to create confusion rather than harmony. • Keep in mind the effects colors may have on your moods. This will help you in deciding which color should be dominant, intermediate and accent. • Determine the elements of your decor that you don’t intend to change, such
as the floor, for example. Be sure their colors will blend nicely in your scheme. To find the personal color palettes that reflect your personality, you can try the online color tools available at the PPG Pittsburgh Paints The Voice of Color website at www.voiceofcolor.com There, you can also find the free Color Sense Game to help you determine your emotional connections to various objects, so you can select a color palette that’s right for you.
Designed Around Me (NAPSI)—With today’s consumers, the ability to tailor household renovation projects to suit their style and personal needs is high on the priority list. The key is customization with simple tools that afford greater flexibility in helping consumers get the most out of their space. Whether it’s revamping a bathroom, designing a dream closet or redecorating the living room, there are home design Web tools that make it easy to see the potential results before investing time and money. Testing out the available resources in advance has other benefits, too: It helps simplify do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, and instead of being a tiresome task, the planning stages and shopping experience become interactive and even enjoyable. Here are some examples: • Painting. Choosing a new wall color can be challenging. Some paint manufacturers’ websites allow users to test hues without ever picking up a paintbrush. With
a click of the mouse, visitors can experiment with bold accents or saturated jewel tones without any risk. • Redecorating. For those getting ready to redecorate their home, consider online tools that allow you to create a “mood board” for inspiration. Some websites even model a 2-D or 3-D room with everything needed for decorating—from what goes on the walls to what furniture goes within them. • Organization. Take the guesswork out of organization with ClosetMaid.com, where consumers can click their way to an organized home—room by room. Visitors can see the newest DIY and do-it-for-me products and explore an inspiring lifestyle photography gallery and helpful tips—all at their fingertips. To go the extra step, the site also offers a professional and affordable online design option. Just complete a few questions regarding the storage area and its needs
and then ClosetMaid’s team of design specialists will process the request. For a small fee, users receive two designs for a single storage space that include line art drawings, color renderings, parts list and a where-to-buy option for easy shopping. To use this tool or to find out how to create your own unique storage and organization solutions, visit www.ClosetMaid.com. For those who are interested in a custom-designed system with professional installation, visit: www.CustomClosetMaid.com to find an authorized dealer nearby.
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For One New Mother, Paying Attention To Her Body Saved Her Life (NAPSI)—Ten fingers, ten toes, a healthy cry and sparkling eyes. Baby Maddie was everything Laura and CJ Huber had imagined and dreamed of and, as a new mom, Huber had never felt more alive. Five days later, it was another story. Unable to catch her breath, Huber had what seemed like a mild case of walking pneumonia. Yet for Huber, a cardiac physical therapist, she knew it might be something more and persisted with her doctors to diagnose her. Just nine days following Maddie’s birth, Huber was admitted to the hospital. She was transferred to two additional medical centers as her condition quickly deteriorated. “I knew something was terribly wrong,” recalls Huber. “But I had no idea how very sick I was until I found myself being airlifted to Minnesota.” In fact, Huber’s heart was failing due to postpartum cardiomyopathy. Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) PPCM is a relatively rare form of heart failure. According to the National Institutes of Health, PPCM complicates every one in 1,400 to 3,000 deliveries in the United States. While there are risk factors, it is unknown what specifically causes this disorder. Early prognosis and treatment are important, and while some women will recover from symptoms and remain stable, others can get worse, as was the case with Huber. At University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, it was determined that Huber required a lifesaving device: a left ventricular assist device called the Heart-
Mate II. Treating Heart Failure The HeartMate II has become a standard of care for treating patients with heart failure, such as Huber. The device is designed to dramatically improve survival rates and quality of life. The HeartMate II was attached to Huber’s aorta and ventricle, providing the energy to propel blood throughout her body, giving her back her life. On Mother’s Day 2007, Huber saw her baby Maddie for the first time since falling ill. With her HeartMate II, Huber quickly began to regain her strength and, more
important, experience the joys of motherhood. Today, Huber still has her HeartMate II and currently has no plans to get a heart transplant. “I’m feeling great,” said Huber. “I don’t feel like a heart transplant would offer me a better feeling than I have right now!” University of Minnesota Medical Center is one of the 120 centers in the country to offer the HeartMate II. For more information about heart failure or the HeartMate II heart pump, please visit: www. hearthope.com
Living With Schizophrenia: A Call For Hope And Recovery (NAPSI)—About 1 percent of the U.S. adult population and approximately 24 million people globally live with schizophrenia—yet many people do not understand exactly what this disease entails and, as a result, it is often stigmatized. To increase understanding of this chronic, potentially disabling brain disorder and to reduce the fear and stigma associated with it, a newly released half-hour documentary film tells the story of three people with schizophrenia. “Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” produced by Janssen, division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., highlights the stories that often don’t make the headlines. “They are stories of hope and promise,” said Emily Abt, award-winning filmmaker and director of the film. In the film, viewers meet three individuals with schizophrenia and experience their daily struggles, personal insights, their paths to the recovery process, and learn about the impact their illness has had on those who
love them. “Living with Schizophrenia” delves into the lives of Rebecca, Joshua, and Ashley. Rebecca began to feel different in her mid-teens with increased introspection and feelings of paranoia and sadness. Through the support of her mother, Rebecca started to accept the illness, rather than let it define her. She now writes a blog for her hometown paper The Topeka Capital-Journal entitled “Heart of Topeka: People Who Care.” Ashley, who experienced an onset of symptoms during college, is now involved in her own path to mental health recovery and committed to supporting others. She serves as a peer mentor at rehabilitation centers, county mental health centers and transitional housing. Joshua was enjoying his teenage years when he started to become paranoid that his friends were talking about him behind his back. From there, his symptoms escalated and he began acting out. Joshua cites
treatment and the support of his father for saving his life and helping set him on a path toward recovery. Joshua works as a peer specialist at a local county jail and runs a support group for individuals with schizophrenia. “We don’t have a cure for schizophrenia but we have so many tools to make the lives of people with this illness so much better,” said Dr. Xavier Amador. For more information about “Living with Schizophrenia: A Call for Hope and Recovery” or to view the film, visit :w ww.HopeandRecoveryFilm.com “Living with Schizophrenia” was funded and produced by Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The people featured in the film present their own stories and ideas and were not compensated by Janssen to appear in the film. Janssen provided the content for this article.
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Diagnosing That Pain In Your Low Back (NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about has low back pain, don’t resign yourself to lumbar spine surgery just yet. There’s a good chance the problem isn’t a disc, or even in the spine itself—it may be someplace else that’s easier to handle. The SI Situation Doctors today estimate that up to 25 percent of all low back pain actually originates in the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which is located in the pelvis just behind the hip. The SI joint bears and transfers weight and movement from your upper body to your legs, and over the years it can become arthritic and the ligaments can wear out. When that happens, low back complaints are usually the result. If you have trouble lying or sleeping comfortably in certain positions or feel lower back pain when lifting, running or walking, the SI joint may be the source.
“The SI joint is a significant cause of low back complaints, including pain and disability, which can mimic disc pain without actually originating from the lumbar spine,” said Ralph Rashbaum, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. “All spine surgeons should include the SI joint as one of the first places to evaluate in patients presenting with low back problems.” The Treatments One common way for a doctor to identify SI joint dysfunction is to inject Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, into the joint. If it relieves the pain temporarily, the joint is the likely source of the problem. There are multiple treatment options—physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, oral medications and steroid injection therapy—and all can be helpful. Some people which can provide support part of the time. also find relief from wearing a pelvic belt, However, if these alternatives improve the symptoms only temporarily or not at all, surgery may be required. Traditional open surgery involves repairing and/or resurfacing the malfunctioning SI joint, (NAPSI)—After bouts of wet weather, homeowners may face a lingering and but there’s also a new high-tech procedure unwanted visitor: indoor mold. Not only can mold cause thousands of dollars of using small titanium implants to stabilize damage to a home, it can also be a health hazard. the joint. This minimally invasive system, Traditional mold-fighting solutions, like bleach, have limited effectiveness called iFuse, involves a much smaller inagainst mold and emit harmful chemicals. Fortunately, there are steps you can take. cision and much less soft-tissue damage, Here are the “Five Ds” for mold elimination and prevention: so it is likely to heal more quickly and 1. Detect It—Where there’s a mold issue there’s a water issue. Determine the comfortably than traditional open surgery. source of the water ingress—like leaking roofs—and fix the problem to stop water Diagnosing your low back pain is the from infiltrating your home. first step toward getting it fixed. And new 2. Dry It—If your home has been flooded, rent a water pump to dry affected ar- technology is helping patients achieve that eas. Once the water is removed, use fans to circulate and absorb moisture in the air. more quickly. Open windows, doors, cabinets and closet doors to further promote circulation. Call Learn More: You can find more infora pro if the job feels too big or if you suspect sewer backup. mation about the iFuse Implant System at 3. Ditch It—Throw out water-logged and mold-infested materials that are re- www.si-bone.com or (866) 762-8594. placeable, such as carpeting. General rule: If in doubt, throw it out. If drywall has absorbed water, it should be cut out 12 inches above the water level and replaced once the room is dried out. (NAPSI)—Brides are saying “I do” to 4. Deactivate It—Use a non-toxic solution to fight remaining indoor mold. Avoid bleach; it doesn’t penetrate to the roots of mold, so your mold problem will keep a beautiful bridal accessory-a selection of coming back. And bleach emits harmful fumes. There are nontoxic products on the bridal-inspired French nails. Well-groomed fingertips are essenmarket that can be used on a range of surfaces and are more effective. Concrobium tial—your hands are the focus of much Mold Control, for example, is an EPA-registered “2-in-1” mold-fighting solution wedding day attention. Many brides prethat both eliminates mold and prevents it from coming back, and contains no bleach fer glue-on nails that conveniently last or other harmful chemicals. Concrobium is available at home improvement retailers well into their honeymoon. For a subtle including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards, as well as local hardware and grocery hint of shimmer that complements a string stores. of fine pearls, brides prefer Kiss Everlast5. Dehumidify It—Run a dehumidifier to take additional moisture out of the air. ing French Pearl Nails in medium and real Maintain indoor relative humidity between 30 and 50 percent and monitor humidity short lengths. The bonded pearl white tip holds like a levels with a hygrometer, an inexpensive device found at many hardware stores. salon acrylic and is guaranteed not to chip. Following the “Five Ds” can help alleviate mold issues in your home. Learn More: For tips on mold control and to download a prevention checklist, Each kit comes with 28 nails in 14 sizes. Suitable for seven-day wear, these nails visit www.concrobium.com and http://curemymold.com don’t damage natural nails underneath and remove easily in acetone remover. For brides wanting a minimal design with their French nails, the company’s Post 108 Everlasting French Design Nails come in patterns of flowers and lace in medium lengths. You can learn more at: www.kissusa.com and follow the compaCALL ny on Facebook at Kiss Nails or on Twitter @KissProducts 22 Pine Street Bradford
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