VOL. 171 NO. 22
Bradford’s Weekly Newpaper Magazine
THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2011
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Children Wait For Parade With Candy Bags
Bradford Journal Photo From left to right along Main Street are Landen Pierotti 4, Mckenzie Pierotti 7, David Reed 13, Aliyah White 5, Myricia Reed 11, and Natika White 6. They were waiting for the Memorial Day Parade to begin, May 30th. They’re hoping that parade participants throw a lot of candy.
Sitting Along Main- Waiting For The Parade
Trombones Were Active
Bradford Journal Marching Owls Trombones were active along the parade route, during the Memorial Day parade, May 30th. The weather was warm and sunny and lots of people packed the street.
Local Oil Prices: American Refining Group (ARG) Price Paid Per Barrel for Penn Grade Crude Oil: $93.75 $91.75 $93.50 $95.50 $94.50
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Bradford Journal Photo Children wait for the Memorial Day Parade to begin, May 30th, curbside along Main Street Bradford. Left to right are Dustin Bailey 1-1/2, Nate Higbie 11, Dawson Bailey 3-1/2, and Dylan Burdick 7. They’re looking forward to some candy.
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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCES Protect Your Home Investment Reduce Insurance Costs Simultaneously (NAPSI)—If this year is anything like its recent predecessors, it is likely to be a busy severe weather season for homeowners. According to figures from the Insurance Information Institute, Mother Nature has taken a toll on homeowners in recent years. Insured thunderstorm losses in 2010 totaled $9.5 billion in the United States, making it the third consecutive year in which losses totaled more than $9 billion. Thunderstorm losses typically include any damages caused by tornadoes, hail, lightning and straight-line wind. But as homeowners prepare for the severe weather season, there are ways to keep their property adequately protected from bad weather while also lowering their insurance rates. “Making your home more storm resistant and purchasing a home-security device are two of the best ways you can reduce your homeowners insurance rate,” said Michael Barry, spokesperson with the Insurance Information Institute. To reduce the amount of insurance claims homeowners make after a storm, many insurance carriers offer a “loss mitigation credit” or something similar, which reduces a homeowner’s insurance rate for investing proactively to avert losses. Installing a home standby generator is one way to keep a property safe in the aftermath of severe weather, potentially reducing a homeowners insurance rate, Barry said. Automatic standby generator systems keep the power on when a home’s primary power source goes out, allowing homeowners to run appliances such as air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, clothes washers/dryers and lights. Standby generators are viewed by the insurance industry as a theft-prevention mechanism. Insurance carriers may award policy premium discounts to homeowners whose property is equipped with a standby generator because it keeps the home inhabited—deterring thieves— when the power goes out. Any potential discounts should be discussed with an insurance agent or insurance company.
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“In addition to potentially saving a family on insurance costs, automatic standby generator systems keep your home running smoothly when a weather-related incident knocks the power out in the neighborhood,” said Bill Reitman, senior vice president at Briggs & Stratton, the exclusive licensee of Standby Generator Systems by GE. “This not only keeps the family safe and comfortable, but it can also save a family thousands compared to the cost of spoiled food, basement cleanup after a sump pump failure or a hotel stay.” Other ways to reduce your insurance rate include: • -Retrofitting a roof to allow it to withstand high winds • -Installing a home-security device to discourage thefts • Adding storm shutters • -Modernizing your home’s heating, plumbing and electrical systems.
POLLEN COUNT Supplied by Fred H. Lewis, M.D. Olean (NY) Medical Group Thursday May 26: Total Pollen Count: 147 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Pine - Oak Pollen Level: High Mold Level: Low Monday May 30: Total Pollen Count: 29 Season: Tree Predominant Pollen: Pine Pollen Level: Moderate Mold Level: Low
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Bradford Journal Photo The street acrobatic contingent of the Flames gymnastic team waits in the assembly area along Davis Street. Soon they will be flipping their way down Main during the Memorial Day Parade, May 30th.
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COMMENTS AND OPINIONS 5 ¢ENTS WORTH
by Grant Nichols
This week we include a portrait of a local couple who just renewed their marriage vows. While the photo has already been run in the local daily paper, our writeup is more extensive, especially written for our Bradford Journal readers by the couple…....Another photo exclusive to the Journal is that of another good deed by the Bradford American Legion Post #108. Commander Pete O’Donohoe of that organization is seen presenting a new 32” TV to Mrs. O’Neil and a group of her students at the St. Bernard Elementary/ Middle School……..The majority of the photos in this issue, however, come from the Memorial Day parade event, May 30th. Some were taken in the formation area along Davis and Boylston Streets, others were taken during the parade, and a couple were taken in Veteran’s Square. As usual, our photos of the event not seen on these pages will be found in our photo gallery associated with this issue of June 2nd……..This is the issue in which we run our Bradford Area High School Graduation page. And as it turns out, a former graduate of that School, David Nichols, now a chemist, most recently of the northern part of the southern peninsula of Michigan, is celebrating another birthday on the same date as this issue, June 2nd. The gods having allowed him to live so long as to experience this birthday, and having allowed us to live so long as to present this column, we here celebrate by dedicating this issue to him……..Kelly Dingman of Bradford tells us that her dad, Richard Juckniewitz was in contact with her about an Associated Press article regarding Zippo lighters that he read in their local newspaper, the Hickory Record. While the article tells of Zippo’s plans to continue as a brand in other lines of products different from the lighters (lighter sales are dropping) he had this to say: Down there in Lenoir, NC, where people are still rugged, independent, and durable (the Zippo brand), tobacco is cheap and Zippo lighters are burning bright (cigarettes are only $2.00 a carton)……..Long time loyal Tops Markets employee Joel Mong, collector extraordinaire, inventor, and more stopped us last week to share this aphorism (maxim) of his own creation with us, “The pointing finger always gets attention while the helping hand is often ignored”. Which at the least seems to us to be a good talking point. Here we begin by saying that perhaps it would be best for those who want credit for their good work to first point out the problem (to gain attention) and then when all eyes are watching, make the attempt to fix it.
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-by Vince Vicere Time To Rethink Local/County Government With the ever declining and aging Countywide population and the declining value of real estate, there is little hope for future employment opportunities here, that is, with the exception of the natural gas industry. But as we’re writing this article, we can’t help but think that the bunch of Republicans running Harrisburg are about to screw up that hope too by taxing that industry to death. With the advent of the information highway it’s possible to link all functions of government together. Taking into consideration, for example, the City and County of Charlotte, NC that was formed into a countywide government without the benefit of today’s information highway, this is something that is likely workable here, too! Headed by a Countywide Manager, all functions of government were consolidated into one highway department, one public safety department, one tax collection office, one sewer and water department, one planning board etc. The purpose of the mergers and consolidations, keeping the tax base in check, is to eliminate the duplication of services and to lower the cost of capital. It may be a bitter pill for those who maintain the status quo, but it’s time to take drastic measures. We as taxpayers cannot afford to have government as our biggest employer. Currently the talk of sharing services/merger ideas have been dismissed because the townships do not want to become responsible for the City of Bradford’s debts and liabilities. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Townships that the historical business section of town has been in decline for the past decade. Gone are the establishments of J.R. Evans, Gigi’s Reeds Jewelry, Archers, Horizons, Jack and Jill, and Mayer Brauser and along with them, the tax, employment, and traffic they generated. When old established businesses throw in the towel, it’s a clue that something is mighty wrong. And interestingly, while many of the important merchants are gone, the parking meters are still there asking for money for the city. During the past decade there have been several concepts/proposals presented to City Council such as the Neighborhood concept where one lives, works and plays in the same mini-neighborhoods, or the Life Style Shopping concept composed of Mom and Pop merchants with limited non metered parking out front of their stores. Unfortunately, all suggestions have fallen on deaf ears. If the trend continues, the downtown will be the skeletal remains of what it used to be or what it could have been. Of course the parking meters will still remain in operation, the council still maintaining them to be “an important source of revenue”. You voted for what you got!
Bradford Journal Photo Alexandra Smith 10 on the left, and Nate Smith 8 on the right look up from their perch along Main Street, Bradford where they were waiting for the Memorial Day Parade to begin, May 30th. They were there to see their brother, uncle, and cousins who were marching.
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OBITUARIES Rebecca Foster Rebecca “Becky” Foster, 67, of 60 Bank St., Bradford, passed away Thursday (May 19, 2011) at Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 18, 1943, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Jack A. Keys and Maxine Marble Keys Woodmansee. On May 18, 1985, in Bradford, she married Michael A. Foster, who survives. She had been employed as a bartender for various clubs in the Bradford area. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Angela (Brent) Burgess of West Virginia; six sons, Charles (Molly) Isaman, William Troutman, Michael (Susan) Byerly, Mark Byerly and Jayson Foster, all of Bradford, and Matthew (Crystal) By-
erly of North Dakota; two sisters, Lisa Burnett and Linda P. Keyes, both of Hamburg, N.Y.; 27 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Brownie Girl Scouts Assemble Along Davis
Sally Uhl Sally Ann Uhl, 50, of 28 Lawton Road, passed away Thursday (May 26, 2011) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in the company of her loving husband, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Dec. 17, 1960, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Burton A. and Judy G. Ogurchak Taft. On April 21, 1984, in the Asbury United Methodist Church, before Rev. James DuBois, she married Robert Uhl, who survives. She had been
Bradford Journal Photo Brownie Girl Scouts assemble along Davis Street before Memorial Day Parade, May 30th. The day was warm and sunny, perfect for the event.
employed at Zippo Manufacturing Co. for over 25 years. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, Anthony L. Uhl of Bradford; two sisters, Debbie Taft of
Mount Jewett and Connie Wilber of Bradford; a sisterin-law, Cindy Patrick of Bradford; one aunt, Sally McKinney of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
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It’s Time - Let Them Spread Their Wings Another school year has gone by and graduation day is here. By the time your child becomes a senior, you’ve had a fair amount of experience with letting go. You might even believe that you’re adequately prepared for your teen to leave home. You know you’re a sensible, rational adult who’s done a better than average job of parenting. So maybe you can handle the grief of letting go. You have much to be prod of; you’ve raised an independent child who can think for themselves. You’ve been supportive and enthusiastic as they make their plans to leave home. Maybe they’ll get a job, gent an apartment, join the service, or travel through Europe. Whatever your teen’s dream is, you’ve both shared in it. You’ve known from the very first day you became a parent that your child would be leaving you, venturing out on their own. This is the main teenage theme, your teen’s struggle for independence and
your struggle to keep them close and protected. You know you’re supposed to let go. This has been your goal to launch a happy, confident and productive individual into society. This letting-go tuggle-of-war starts around twelve, and depending on how hard you’re holding on, pulling, and dragging, it keeps escalating until you give in and finally let go. In the end, your child will win, as they should. Although at times you may feel like you’ve lost, friends of mine with older children reassure me that the kids won’t leave and desert you forever. Letting go takes courage, for both of you. More and more, you feel sadness as you realize just how quickly your child has grown up. Parenting never stops, it just changes directions and intensity, and these after-highschool years begin another chapter. No, I wouldn’t’ want to relive the physically exhausting “zombie tired” toddler years. And I really enjoy having a child that can carry on an intelligent conversation and is
fun to spend time with. You’ll have a lot of self doubts. Have I taught them what they need to know to live independently? Will they use the common sense they have? Will they make good decisions regarding friends and their future? Will they trust the wrong person? Will they still value my opinion? I’m reminded of a favorite column written by Erma Bombeck. She tells a story which equates launching children to flying a kite.There are many attempts until the kite gets launched into the sky; several times the kite will nose-dive and need retrieved from a precarious situation. Finally, the kite catches the wind just right, and you continue to let out more an more string, launching the kite high into the sky. Now it’s time for you to let out more string and launch your “kite” high into the sky!
WE SALUTE Bradford Area High School Class of 2011 Graduates HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS TO YOU All of your friends will be going their separate ways. Whole new worlds will be opening up for you, full of fascinating and sobering discoveries. But your paths will cross from time to time, bringing back all of the warm and funny memories. As you choose your individual roads to travel, we want to wish you all the happiness and success in the world!
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AREA SOCIAL NEWS
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-article submitted The weekly meeting of Top’s #16 was called to order by Leader Vickie Johnson with the Top’s Pledge on Thursday afternoon, May 26 at the Nazarene Church. There were 25 members weighing in. Best Loser in Waiting were Elaine Harris and Pat Wester. Best Loser of the Week were Jean McAdams and Leah Zetts. Bev Hannon’s Inspirations was” When the world says, ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying”. Jean McAdam’s Fashion tip was “ Coral, a bold stroke from Mother Nature’s paint box, Bright and Splashy or Dusty and Dreamy it’s the color of summer” The birthday gift was won by Kelly Galloway. Members worked on the crafts for the Fall Rally.The meeting was adjourned with the Friendship Circle and the Top’s Prayer.
June 2: United Way Red Feather Award Dinner University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA June 3: First Friday 10am University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Admissions event for prospective students including program, tour, and lunch in the KOA Dining Hall. Register online at www.upb.pitt.edu/visit.aspx or by calling 1-800-8721787 Legislative Luncheon 11:30am-1pm Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. BACC members: $15. Non-members: $18. Buffet luncheon followed by moderated Q&A. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce at 814-368-7115. June 4: Farmer’s Market 8am-12noon Old City Hall Parking Lot, Boylston Street, Bradford, PA. Featuring locally grown produce, preserves, baked goods, herbs, honey, crafts, and more. New vendors welcome! For more information, contact Anita Dolan, Main Street Manager, at 814- Bradford Area Public Library 814-362-6527 fax: 814-362-4168 598-3865 WalkWorks Kickoff JUNE 2011 11am The Depot, Fraley Street, Kane, PA Kickoff will include speakers, giveaways, and a group stretch before the walk. ParticiFriday, June 17 10:30 am pants will receive walking log and path maps including points of interest along each Preschool Storyhour : Dads are Special! path. Groups can compete throughout the summer for group and individual prizes. Sponsored by the MOMs Club of Bradford Sponsored by the Center for Rural Health at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. For more information, contact Claudia Caminite at 814-362-5066 or email@example.com Saturday, June 25 2:15 pm June 8: Summer Reading Kickoff! Last Day of School - Bradford Area School District Bill Pate and his Drum Trail Grant-Writing Basics for Health Care First day to sign up for the Summer 9am-3:45pm Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons, University Reading Challenge of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA. Seminar held by the PennWednesday, June 29 10:30 am sylvania Public Health Training Center. Cost: $35 includes continental breakfast and Harry Potter, Harry Potter! lunch. Co-sponsored by the Center for Rural Health Practice at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. To register, visit www.paphtc.pitt.edu/training/grantwriting. For All Programs Held at the Library are more information, contact Sherie Wallace at 814-362-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadfree and open to the Public. line for registration is June 3rd. June 9: Graduation - Bradford Area School District McKean-Potter Counties American Red Cross Strawberry Festival Army National Guard Pvt. Brandon L. Annual strawberry shortcakes fundraiser. Available for delivery to Bradford area busi- Miles has graduated from the Infantryman nesses. Order forms and details available at www.mparc.org Orders must be received One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of by June 7th. Call 814-368-6197 for details. Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. He is the son of Dave Miles of S. Main St., and Leigh Ruhr of Benton Ave., both of Port Allegany, Pa. Miles is a 2010 graduate of Port Allegany Junior-Senior High School.
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Andress Vow Renewal Carl and Roxanne Brandt Andress renewed their wedding vows at the First Wesleyan Church, April 30th, on South Kendall Avenue with Pastor Wallace Mapes of Allegany, NY officiating. Both were graduates of Bradford Area High School and lifelong residents of the Bradford area. Roxanne is the daughter of the late Harold (Tim) and Joanne Curcio Brandt. Carl is the son of the late Richard Andress and Leroy Hulings whom Carl adored, and Janet Hellenbrook Hulings. The couple was married April 26th, 1986 at the First Wesleyan Church (then located at Boylston and Bishop Streets in Bradford) with the Rev. William Thurston officiating. The bride was given away by her father, Tim Brandt, and also her grandfather the late Harold “Mickey” Brandt. Carl and Roxanne have one daughter, 11-year-old Shyana Kristine-Louise Andress, who is “the light of their lives”. Family and friends pulled together in planning and helping to create the perfect day for the couple’s vow renewal. Jaicianne Tingley, niece of the couple made the invitations, while friends, nieces and nephews decorated the social hall of the church. Attendants were Shyana Andress, daughter of the couple, and Renee Bennett, a family friend who served as matron of honor. Dave Andress, brother of the bridegroom and Edward Parris served as best man and groomsman respectively.
Photo by “Long Art Photo” The bridegroom’s mother, Janet Hulings played the organ and Dave & Jennifer Fitton, niece of the couple sang “The Old Rugged Cross in honor of the bride’s parents. The ceremony proceeded with a message from Pastor Mapes, the vows, and the presentation of the anniversary band by the groom. Following the ceremony, a lunch was provided in the social Hall of the church with catering by Top of the Line Catering of Bradford. At that time, Peggy Andress, sister of the bridegroom, offered a special blessing. Roxanne is now a homemaker, and Carl is employed by the Bradford Area School District.
Cub Scout Troop #416 Ready For Parade
Bradford Journal Photo Cub Scout Troop #416 poses for us at their assembly point before this year’s Memorial Day Parade, May 30. They tell us that they placed 800 flags on veteran’s graves in Willow Dale Cemetery over the previous weekend.
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Bradford Journal Photo On the left is Emily Magnetti 13, and on the right is Michelle Cucuzza 14. They were waiting along Main Street for the Memorial Day Parade to begin, May 30th, and they mentioned that they were appreciative of the U.S. Soldiers.
Area Students Named to Dean’s List (CLARION, PA)-- Area students were named to the dean’s list at Clarion University for the spring semester of the 2010-11 academic year. Dean’s list students must have earned a 3.5 quality point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. Area dean’s list students include: Elise Katzenstein of Olean, NY. Courtney Bullers of Hawthorn, PA. Ciara Shreckengost of Hawthorn, PA. Cami Shumaker of Hawthorn, PA. Robert Smith of Hawthorn, PA. Joshua Williams of Hawthorn, PA. Josiah Renaudin of Townville, PA. Natalie Wenner of Bradford, PA. Eric Westerburg of Bradford, PA. Brandi Dickerson of Eldred, PA. Katie Anderson of Kane, PA. Shawna Wolfgang of Kane, PA. Seth Ziegler of Kane, PA. Cody Martyna of Mount Jewett, PA. Alyssa Bowser of Port Allegany, PA. Teri McDowell of Port Allegany, PA. Andrea Fulmer of Westfield, PA. For more information about Clarion University, go to http://www.clarion.edu
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(Family Features) This just in – the traditional sundae is sporting a new look this summer. You can create sophisticated desserts full of bold flavors in just minutes with new recipes and the help of innovative frozen products. These zesty sundaes mix the tartness of frozen yogurt with the sweetness of fresh fruit. And if you’re worried about over-indulging, frozen yogurt contains live and active probiotic cultures that add extra health benefits. "Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate quantities, benefit the human body. They are most commonly found in fermented dairy products like yogurt and can provide benefits such as improved digestive health," says John Kennedy, corporate chef for Blue Bunny. Frozen yogurt has been around since the 1970s. In the ‘80s, its recipe was revamped to provide sweeter flavor and smoother texture, and today, prepackaged products such as Blue Bunny’s All Natural Frozen Yogurt line deliver indulgent flavors using only natural ingredients. To delight your family or guests with chef-made desserts created in your own kitchen, try mixing vanilla bean frozen yogurt with juicy fresh peaches, toasted nuts and warmed honey. Or take your taste buds on an island get-away with a Tropical Vacation Sundae. For more sweet-tart frozen yogurt recipes, visit: www.bluebunny.com Tropical Vacation Sundaes Serves 4 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
Serves 4 1/3 cup walnut halves 2 medium fresh peaches, sliced 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch ground cloves 4 scoops Blue Bunny Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt 2/3 cup fresh raspberries In medium skillet over medium heat cook walnuts until toasted, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. When cool enough to handle, chop very coarsely. Set aside. In same skillet over medium heat, combine peaches, honey, cinnamon and cloves. Cook and stir until peaches soften. Cool several minutes before spooning equally over frozen yogurt. Top each serving with about four raspberries. Serve immediately.
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Flutes And Clarinets
Am Legion Post 108 Gifts TV Set To School
Bradford Journal Photo Pete O’Donohoe, Commander of Bradford American Legion Post #108 presents a tel-
Bradford Journal Photo evision set to Mrs. O’Neil and selected members of her 2nd grade classroom at St.
The woodwind section of the Fretz Middle School Band moves down Main Street Bradford, May 30th during the Memorial Day Parade.
Bernard Elementary/Middle School, May 26th. Students with Mrs. O’Neil are (l-r) Kayelyn Eschrich 8, Domenic Pecora 7, Gavin Piscitelli 8, and Gabriella Campogioni 8. Several classrooms at the school helped Post #108 place flags on the Catholic Cemetery for Memorial Day.
Waiting For Program
Ready To Run For Candy- But Photo First
Bradford Journal Photo Waiting in Veteran’s Square for the program following the Memorial Day Parade, May 30th, are (l-r) Cassie Carlson, Caeden Carlson/Alcorn, almost 2-years-old, and Mike Alcorn.
Bradford Journal Photo This bunch of children along the Memorial Day Parade route, May 30, is ready to run into the road to fetch candy thrown from the floats- but first, a photo. From the left to right are Katherine Roessler, Tarence Brown 3, Olivia Burdick 3, Axel Bullers 9, Khloe Miller 4, Charleigh Miller 3 (in the background), and Isabella Brown 5.
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ON THE HEALTHY SIDE Easy Ways To Make Health A Priority (NAPSI)—Alyse Levine, MS, RD and nutrition adviser, encourages all Americans to maintain a focus on their health through healthy food choices and engaging activities. “All the latest research shows that extreme—or fad—diets don’t work in the long term, even if you’re trying to get into that favorite swimsuit or pair of shorts,” said Levine. “It’s vital to practice good habits all year long, including finding fitness activities you enjoy, eating balanced meals and snacking on nutrientrich foods—like pistachios—to get you through the day.” Levine suggests a few easy tips to prioritize your health: • Get a leg up on fitness. You can get your legs toned and ready for shorts by giving up your car one day a week and traveling by bike or walking. As a bonus, you’ll save on gas and help out the environment while getting your body in shape. • Don’t be fake. Swap out highly processed foods filled with artificial ingredients for foods packaged by nature. Pre-packed, portion-controlled snacks are a great idea when you’re counting calories, but many are overly processed, which can strip out a lot of nutrients. • It all adds up. If you want to maintain a healthy weight, the equation is simple. Burn as many calories as you consume and make smart food choices every day. Keeping track of what you eat is often half the battle. Use a food tracker tool to log foods throughout the day and set goals for the future. • Take the 49-nut challenge. Incorporate a serving of pistachios into your daily diet to help keep blood sugar levels in check and protect your heart. In fact, research shows that, on average, people who regularly consume tree nuts, including pistachios, have thinner waistlines and a better overall diet. Pistachios are a power-packed snack—filled with antioxidants and other key nutrients. Plus, you can enjoy 49 pistachios in every serving—more than any other snack nut. For more tips from Alyse Levine, information on healthy food options and ways to maintain a healthy weight, visit: www.TheGreenNut.org
AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
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Q: What is this “bodyweight strength training” I am hearing about? A: Bodyweight strength training is exercise that uses your own body weight for resistance to work your muscles instead of weights or resistance bands. For example, you can strengthen your arms with exercises like push-ups (standing against the wall, or regular or bent-knee on the floor) and chair dips. You can strengthen leg muscles by getting up and down from a sitting or squatting position, depending on your current level of fitness and balance. Other leg-strengthening exercises that use only body weight include leg raises, wall-sits and lunges.You can strengthen your abdominal muscles with sit-ups, which can be done in many different variations to focus on different areas of your “abs,” as well as exercises known as planks and bridges. Although these bodyweight strengthening exercises may not be enough for bodybuilders, by changing how far you work against your body weight and how long you hold the resistance, variations of these exercises can be used by people who have been sedentary and have little strength as well as by people who already have developed good muscle strength from regular exercise. You can find examples of these bodyweight strength training exercises and instructions from several trustworthy websites, such as the Senior Health section of the NIH website and the American Council on Exercise’s workout guide in three phases. You might also find it helpful to get personal instruction on how to do these exercises and adapt them as you grow stronger by meeting for even a few sessions with a qualified trainer at a YMCA or other fitness center in your community. Q:I heard that coffee is one of the top sources of potassium in the U.S. diet. Is coffee high in potassium? A: No, coffee is not nearly as high in potassium as many other foods. Coffee is one of the top five sources of potassium for U.S. adults, but that’s because we drink so much of it and we don’t eat enough of the foods that are the best sources of this important nutrient. A potassium-rich diet helps to lower blood pressure, apparently counteracting to some degree the blood pressure-raising effects of sodium. Getting enough potassium may also help reduce bone loss with age; more research is needed. Americans need to overcome two main obstacles to come closer to recommended levels. Fruits and vegetables are major sources of potassium, so working them into every meal to get at least seven servings each day is the first step.We also need to expand our selection.Vegetables and fruits highest in potassium include spinach and other cooked greens, winter squash, white and sweet potatoes, tomato juice and sauce, bananas, citrus fruit, cantaloupe, dried apricots and raisins. Legumes (dried beans such as kidney and garbanzo) are also very high in potassium, as well as fiber and natural antioxidants that provide other health benefits. In addition, choosing whole-wheat bread gives you two to three times the potassium of white bread.
Oh What A Glorious Day For A Parade
Bradford Journal Photo American Legion Post #108 truck moves down Main past Man’s World and Tortugas during this year’s Memorial Day Parade, may 30th. Ray Galle, Claire Butler, and George Lindy among others stood to greet the throngs along the way.
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JUST PASSING TIME THEME: “Healthy Eating” ACROSS: 1. *Food past its sellby date 6. Online pop-ups 9. “____ to My Lou” 13. Furiously angry 14. Gift topper 15. Manicurist’s board 16. “Rolling in the Deep” singer 17. Id’s partner 18. Katmandu country 19. *Food _______ 21. *Source of resveratrol 23. Rogue or rascal 24. It comes to mind 25. Drumstick 28. Give certain impression 30. Treeless plains 35. Copycat 37. Petri dish gel 39. South American camelid 40. *Needs calcium 41. *Like low-calorie version 43. Demonical 44. Door signs 46. Tarot card reader, e.g. 47. Bristle 48. Auditorium 50. Sun beams 52. Acid
53. Annoyingly slow 55. Goes with “aah” 57. *Should not be too large 61. Like localized disease 65. *Pungent natural healer 66. Finish 68. Habituate 69. To call by name, archaic 70. Hawaiian wreath 71. Cancelled or reversed 72. Broflovski of “South Park” 73. Allow 74. En _____, all together DOWN: 1. Lover’s strike 2. Neat 3. Affirm with confidence 4. Jasmine’s kin 5. Dropsies 6. In bed 7. “___ Day Afternoon” (1975) 8. *_____fish, rich in Omega-3 9. Eurasian duck 10. Confederate soldier’s hat 11. Ayatollah Khamenei’s home 12. Gomer on “The Andy Griffith Show” 15. Ultimate goal
20. Utopia, e.g. 22. *Sushi item 24. Similes or allusions 25. *Source of food information 26. Ingredient in strong adhesives 27. Relating to a gene 29. Knight’s chest plate 31. A in IPA, pl. 32. Innie or outie? 33. Leaves out 34. *Starter or side 36. Network of nerves 38. Actress Perlman 42. Done before buying clothes 45. Lying on your back 49. Holstein sound 51. *Too much can increase blood pressure 54. Death announcer 56. Reddish brown natural dye 57. Chicken pox scar, e.g. 58. Unrivaled 59. Cambodian money 60. Drink too much 61. Revise for publication 62. Clays or mucks 63. Author Murdoch 64. Get rid of 67. Maiden name indicator
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CHRONOLOGICAL LISTINGS Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths
(None) MARRIAGES: (None) BIRTHS: MAY 20, 2011: Daughter, to Michael and Troi DiBenedetto, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Kaitlin Appleby, Olean, NY. Son, to Katelyn Jufer, Olean, NY. Son, to Heather Crum and George Hansen, Ridgway, NY. MAY 21, 2011:
Daughter, to Michael and Troi Kayes Debenedetto, Olean, NY. Daughter, to Kaitlin Appleby, Olean, NY. MAY 22, 2011: Son, Brian and Jenelle Cassada Scanlon, Olean, NY. MAY 23, 2011: Son, to Melissa Guido, St. Marys, PA. Son, to Richard and Marianela Rubio Dibble, Olean, NY. Son, to William and Elsie Hill Crouse, Salamanca, NY. Twin daughters, to James and Beth Gromlowicz, Hinsdale, NY. Daughter, to Krys-
tle Causer and Brian Allen, Kane, PA. Daughter, to Shelly Gross and Jared Hubbard, Salamanca, NY. MAY 24, 2011: Son, to Ashley Mattivi, Kersey, and Cody Miller, Ridgway, PA. Son, to Kaitlyn Crosby, Emporium, and Adam Wolfel, St. Marys, PA. MAY 25, 2011: Son, to Jessica and Shawn Taylor, Shinglehouse, PA. Daughter, to Jessica and Gabriel Duhan, Salamanca, NY. MAY 26, 2011: Daughter, to Tonya
Gunn and Curtiss J. Cushman II, Smethport, PA. Son, to Destiny and Michael DeCasper, Bradford, PA. MAY 27, 2011: Daughter, to Jodi Rosendahl, Bradford, PA.
– 67, of Bradford, PA. MAY 20, 2011: BEAVERS, Margaret A. Buhl – 61, of Kane, PA. DAGUSTINE, Marie A. – 91, of Ridgway, PA. MAY 21, 2011: SCHNEIDER, GregDEATHS: ory D. – 51, of Kersey, PA. MAY 15, 2011: MAY 22, 2011: ARNOLD, Marie MCGILL, Nancy – E. Faudie – 94, of 98, of St. Marys, PA. Clifton, NJ, former- TYGER, Bonnie – ly of Bradford, PA. 56, of Salamanca, MAY 18, 2011: NY. BRESSLER, Gerald MAY 23, 2011: E. – 65, of Ridgway, STAKE, Kenneth D. PA. – 76, of Oak Hill, FL, MAY 19, 2011: formerly of Port AlFOSTER, Rebecca legany, PA. CURRIER, Larry G. – 65, of Ellisburg, PA. BRENDLINGER,
YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPE June 2 - June 8, 2011
ARIES - (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19) You can find yourself dashing from place to place. But within all of this action, one conversation can really count. TAURUS - (Apr. 20 - May 20) Investing in your individuality and unique ideas, be it your hobbies or at work, can bring enriching rewards, both in terms of personal satisfaction and greater financial stability. GEMINI - (May 21 - June 20) The Eclipse in your sign Gemini is a great way to make the transition into the new month.You are being asked to redefine who you are as an individual. CANCER - (June 21 - July 22) Someone you know may not say a lot, but they have a powerful aura, and they have been quietly observing your attitudes, and they’ve been impressed. LEO - (July 23, - Aug. 22) Socially, things start to sky rocket for you. Expect to be heavily in demand. You’ll love it! VIRGO - (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) Neptune does an about turn in your relationship zone, cautioning you not to be too idealistic in love. Work prospects are brightening but you must be utterly realistic and be prepared to be flexible or to travel if need be, but do put that application form in. LIBRA - (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) You are feeling a lot more solid about your moves now Libra. Perhaps some strands have ended, perhaps even a relationship has faded, but now you can feel, and rightly, very optimistic about your future prospects. SCORPIO - (Oct. 23, - Nov. 21) You can find yourself talking more to people than ever before. And you can also find others are keen for you to hear their point of view. SAGITTARIUS - (Nov. 22 - Dec. 2 An amazing Solar Eclipse can transform your relationships - especially if you’ve been very focused on what you are not getting rather than what you are. CAPRICORN - (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) This is a super time to send in applications for new jobs, you may just snaffle one. AQUARIUS - (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) This week can see you inviting folks around for a party, and attending to their every need. PISCES - (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20) A family gathering can be really uplifting as well as enjoyable. Improving your home office or creating extra space can also be on your agenda.
Lawrence A. – 84, of Ulysses, PA. MAY 24, 2011: YASUREK, John S. – 94, of Kane, PA. B R E E S E - F LY N N , Alice M. – 73, of Eldred, PA. GASKILL, John W. – 82, of Bradford, PA. URBANCIC, Mary Jane – 69, of Kersey, PA. GERG, William P. – 84, of St. Marys, PA. MAY 25, 2011: TUCKER, Bert A. – 72, of Roulette, PA. MAY 26, 2011: BROWN, Glenna G. – 78, of Bradford, PA. UHL, Sally A. Taft – 50, of Bradford, PA. MAY 27, 2011: CHMELAR, JoAnn V. – 77, of Emporium, PA.
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Bradford Journal Photo In the front, (l-r) Anna Gross 5, Madison Dillaman 7, and Mersaydes Dillaman 4 are momentarily distracted for a photo while the Memorial Day Parade is in process, May 30th. Collecting candy thrown by participants was great fun during the parade.
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Seniors Vulnerable To Internet Scams -by Jason Alderman We're forever warning teenagers to be careful online – don't reveal personal information to strangers, avoid scams, report bullying behavior. The same advice may be appropriate for grandma and grandpa as well. Seniors are the fastestgrowing segment of new Internet users, as they've discovered email, online shopping and banking, social networking, traveling planning and other online conveniences. Even the most tech-savvy among us sometimes fall prey to online scammers, so if your parents or grandparents have recently taken the online plunge, here are some safety tips you can share: Update security software. Make sure their computers have anti-virus and antispyware software and show them how to update it regularly. Think like the bad guys. Even the best software isn't 100 percent foolproof, so teach them how to anticipate and ward off annoying – or criminal – behavior. For example: Only open or download information from trusted sites to which you navigated yourself. Don't assume a link contained in an email, even from a friend, will necessarily take you to a company's legitimate website. Don't click on pop-up windows or banners that appear when you're browsing a site. Common email scams that target seniors include offers for discounted drugs and low-cost insurance, and supposed
warnings from the IRS – which incidentally, never contacts taxpayers by email. Financial institutions never email customers asking for verification of account or password information. When shopping online, look for safety symbols such as a padlock icon in the browser's status bar, an "s" after "http" in the URL address, or the words "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) or "Transport Layer Security" (TLS). These are signs that the merchant is using a secure page for transmitting personal information. These are all common tricks used to infect your computer with viruses or to install spyware that records your keystrokes to obtain account or other confidential information. Use strong passwords. Believe it or not, the most frequently used password is "password." Other common, easy-tocrack passwords include simple numeric sequences and names of pets, spouses and children. For more secure passwords: Use at least seven characters with a mixture of upper and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols. Use unique passwords for each account in case one gets compromised. Change passwords frequently. Protect personal information. Never post sensitive information on any website (or share via email, mail or phone) unless you initiated the contact. This might include numbers for credit cards, bank accounts, Social Security, Medicare and
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Boring Burgers No More: Make Everyday Grilling Gourmet (NAPSI)—From the backyard barbecue to the tables of some of the finest restaurants across the country, the burger is a “hot” item on menus and at mealtime. This season, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts instructors are putting a new spin on the traditional burger. Grilling up a burger doesn’t have to be limited to lettuce and tomato any more. “With 85 percent of Americans saying they eat burgers once a month or more, we know that they can enjoy putting a twist on an old favorite,” said Chef Edward Leonard, certified master chef and Le Cordon Bleu executive chef. “Our goal is to make it easy to experiment with new ingredients that can make ordinary into extraordinary. When it comes to creating your own, don’t be afraid to mix it up and combine a variety of ingredients that appeal to you.” Before you head out to the grill, browse the farmers’ market or grocery store to get inspiration from fresh produce. If you are looking for something spicy, try adding fresh jalapeños or cayenne pepper to your patties. If you like sweet and salty combinations, grill up some pineapple and add teriyaki sauce. “The toppings and seasoning of a burger play a big role in the overall taste,” said Chef Leonard, “but if they aren’t grilled properly, chances are it won’t turn out well.” Preparing burgers for the grill can be a critical step to ensure they turn out juicy and delicious. When selecting meat, purchase the freshest meat to achieve the best taste. Before placing burgers on the grill, heat it up and brush the grates with olive oil. This will prevent the burgers from sticking. When grilling the patties, do not press down with a spatula. This squeezes the juices out and can result in a dry burger. Once the burgers are cooked, the real fun begins. Chef Leonard suggests creating a Mediterranean lamb burger to wow your guests. “For those who have a passion for cooking and want to create more mouthwatering food, I suggest checking out the Le Cordon Bleu Chef’s Series,” said Chef Leonard. “Our 16 campuses across the country hold monthly, hands-on classes where food enthusiasts can experience a class with a professional instructor.” Mediterranean Lamb Sliders Relish Ingredients
gently mix together the lamb, parsley, red ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf pepper, rosemary, garlic, salt and black parsley pepper. Form into 8 mini burgers, flatten to about ¾ inch thick, and gently press the juice of one lemon your thumb in the center of each to help cook evenly. 1 tsp thyme leaves Grill or panfry the burgers carefully for about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil rare. A few minutes before they are done, top with feta and finish cooking to melt. 2 cloves finely minced garlic Note: The fat in lamb can cause flare-ups. Serve on lightly grilled soft mini buns, Slider Ingredients topped with the relish. Makes 8 mini burgers. 1½ lb. lean ground lamb To learn more about Le Cordon Bleu, visit www.chefs.edu 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary ¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ½ tsp crushed red pepper 2 Tbsp finely minced garlic salt and cracked pepper to taste
1 cup coarsely chopped red bell peppers that have been grilled or broiled until ½ cup crumbled feta charred and then skinned and seeded Heat grill to medium-high heat. Prepare 1 finely chopped sweet Walla Walla onion the relish: In a small serving bowl, stir together the peppers, onion, thyme, olives, ½ cup coarsely chopped, pitted, kalamata parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Prepare the burgers: In a large bowl, olives
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Grants Help Moms Transform Into “Mompreneurs” (NAPSI)—According to Babson College research, women in the United States have been credited with starting businesses at nearly twice the rate of men, yet only about 3 percent of women-run businesses attract venture capital. A Huggies-commissioned study also cited access to financial resources (65 percent) as the No. 1 barrier preventing moms from turning their business ideas into a reality. Other significant barriers include risk of failure (43 percent) and not knowing where to start (36 percent). As Maria Bailey, mother of four and founder of working mother resource BlueSuitMom.com, explains, “Moms are some of the most inventive people I know; they develop great business ideas but lack access to the financial tools necessary to launch a business.” Bailey offers prospective entrepreneurs these tips to getting started: • Determine dedication level. Decide whether your passion is a business or a hobby to determine the time, money and resources that you are willing to dedicate. • Do your homework. Search the Internet and store shelves to see if your idea already exists. If so, think about how your product can answer a need that existing ones don’t. • Test the idea. Get the input of your target consumers by hosting an informal focus group. • Write a business plan. Even if it’s a simple one-page outline, consider the following: What will you produce? How will
you manufacture it? How will you market and sell it? What is your exit strategy for the business? • Find a mentor. Online communities of successful women can offer support, insight and guidance. • Discover capital in untapped sources. Look for unique funding sources such as brand-sponsored grant programs. Huggies offers grants, annually awarding a total of $250,000 to 12 mom entrepreneurs. Named “MomInspired,” the program provides resources and funding to womenowned business startups and new products
inspired by motherhood. Leslie Espowe, one of the first grant recipients, recognized a parenting need and developed a solution with her hands-free, waterproof WateRoo infant carrier, now marketed under the Lucky Ducky Baby brand thanks to her grant money. To be considered for a grant, moms must submit an application online by June 30. Twelve individuals will receive $15,000 in funding to support their idea or business. Interested moms, 21 or older who live in the U.S., can visit: www.HuggiesMomInspired.com to apply.
Humans Are Visual Beings—Technology Can Help (NAPSI)—Most people experience life visually. From primitive cave paintings, through Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese ideograms, to the charts and photos and design elements we use to communicate with each other today, humans tend to create, record, share and experience life through visuals. That may be why, according to a recent global study by Harris Interactive, most American, German, Chinese, South Korean and Indian adults create, document, share, view and live their lives through pictures, videos, stories, online posts, online communities, blogs, art, entertainment, e-mails and letters—and computers can be a big part of that visual world. The survey also discovered: • In the U.S., 75 percent of adults who watch movies view most of them on TV (including via video/DVDs, rentals or subscription services or cable/satellite providers), while 10 percent watch the majority of the movies they see at the cinema, and 7 percent view movies mostly on their computers. • Sixty-eight percent of American adults who have visual experiences say photos of family and friends (posted online and physical photos) are the most integral element, more likely than adults in the other countries.
• Most American adults said capturing a memory is the most important reason to share visual experiences. To enable, power and enrich the way you can see, share and live with your computer, Intel has created its second-generation Core processor that offers better overall power management and greater efficiency and battery life in the areas where most people are computing today: highdefinition (HD) video, photos, mainstream gaming, multitasking and online socializing and multimedia. With Intel Wireless
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Blueberries Pop With Fun All Summer Long! (NAPSI)—Blueberries are nature’s little blue dynamos, ready to blast, burst and bounce their way into any dish you can imagine. However you use them, fresh blueberries pop with their own unique flavor, color and fun! In desserts, blueberries are always a winner! Blueberry pie is a classic and now there’s a variation your family and friends will adore. “Blueberry-Apricot Pot Pies” are baked in individual servings. When they come out of the oven, guests break the crisp crust to uncover a filling of luscious, plump blueberries and bits of dried apricots underneath. Looking for super quick summertime blueberry desserts? Here are a few ideas: • Mix blueberries into prepared rice pudding. Delight the kids by serving the blueberry pudding in ice cream cones! • Whirl blueberries with sorbet in a blender, scoop into bowls. • Stir fresh blueberries into melted blue- a 15-ounce package) berry jam and serve over frozen yogurt. ¼ cup sugar 4 teaspoons cornstarch Sure, blueberries taste great, but re- 3 cups fresh blueberries member there are good, sound reasons to ¼ cup dried apricots, cut into ¼-inch piecenjoy blueberries. A whole cup has just es 80 calories and provides fiber, vitamin C, Preheat oven to 375° F; lightly butter manganese and antioxidants. four ¾-cup (6-ounce) baking cups. Place Get more recipes for using blueberries pastry flat onto a floured board; invert a at www.littlebluedynamos.com baking cup ½-inch from the edge of the Blueberry-Apricot Pot Pies pastry; with a small sharp knife, cut out a circle ½-inch larger than the cup; repeat 1 9-inch round refrigerated pie crust (from
to make 4 rounds; cut a small hole in the center of each. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch; add blueberries and apricots; toss to coat; divide equally among the cups. With water, lightly moisten the rim of each cup; place a pastry round on each; fold under the edge and crimp. Repeat. Place cups on a baking sheet. Bake until the filling just begins to bubble, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm. YIELD: 4 portions Per portion: 328 calories, 55g carbohydrate, 12g total fat, 5g saturated fat.
Simple Recipes To Make Every Occasion Special (NAPSI)—Celebrating the little things in life can add enjoyment to your family and help build confidence in children… getting an “A,” scoring a goal, mastering a first musical piece…all worth celebrating—but what to make? No worries…if you have a few staples on hand, such as a variety of pie fillings, a special treat can be easily prepared in no time! Visit www.piefilling.com for more great recipes, and be ready for any occasion, anytime of day. Strawberry Dessert Bars 1 pkg. (20 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough 2 tsp. sugar 1 can (21 oz.) Comstock® or Wilderness® Strawberry Fruit Filling or Topping Preheat oven 450°F. Measure and set aside ½ cup cookie dough; pat remainder into 9” x 13” pan. Spoon fruit filling over dough. Break off small pieces of dough that was set aside and scatter over filling; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool; cut into squares.
Cherry Ganache Brownies 1 (19.9-oz.) Duncan Hines® Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix 1 (6-oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 (21-oz.) can Comstock® or Wilderness® More Fruit Cherry Pie Filling 1. Prepare brownie mix as directed for cake-like brownies. Lightly grease 36 mini muffin cups. Fill each cup ¼ full. Bake for 15 minutes or until brownie tops are crackled and brownie is separating from cup. 2. With your finger, make an indentation in each brownie top. Cool 10 minutes. Run a thin spatula around edge of brownie. Remove from pans. 3. Place chocolate into bowl. In saucepan, heat cream over me?dium heat until it starts to boil. Immediately remove from heat; pour cream over chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. 4. Fill each indentation with ganache and spread to edges. Top with dollop of cherry filling.
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Encouraging Healthy Habits In Teen Girls (NAPSI)—Good news: Teen girls are embracing being active, and athletics is the leading activity they participate in at school. Today, 65 percent of high school girls participate in a school sport. The top 10 are track and field, soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, softball, cross-country, swimming, cheerleading and dance team.
titions and apparel. “Team athletics like cheerleading give teens a social outlet, confidence boost and stress relief.” Many good reasons exist for teen girls to participate on a cheer team:
Survey Results A recent survey conducted by Varsity Brands found that a majority of female teens say playing on a sport/spirit team makes them happier (78 percent), builds their overall confidence (73 percent) and helps relieve stress (69 percent). Participating in athletics helps teen girls make new friends (86 percent) and gives them a built-in support system (65 percent).
• As some of the most visible members of the student body, cheerleaders can have a positive influence on others.
The survey also found that cheerleaders are more likely than general teens (57 percent vs. 46 percent) to hold a leadership position in/out of school, to be less shy (26 percent vs. 19 percent), and to be more comfortable speaking in public (64 percent vs. 54 percent) and 81 percent have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher.
• They become part of a team of school leaders.
• Girls learn new skills and stay in shape through a mix of conditioning, skills training, dance and cardio. • Cheerleading builds lifelong character traits such as confidence, leadership, positive energy and motivational skills. The Parents’ Part Parents can take active roles in selecting the right cheer program for their kids. Here are some questions to ask:
• Is the coach certified through the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA) and has the Other Advantages school conducted the appropriate back- leadership instruction? “In addition to helping them keep fit, ground checks? participation in athletics gives teen girls a variety of interpersonal benefits and • Does the coach adhere to AACCA prac- • Does the squad have an emergency plan in place? teaches them to enjoy healthy competi- tice and performance guidelines? Learn More: For more information on tion,” said Nicole Lauchaire, vice president, Corporate Marketing and Commu- • Does the coach properly balance practice cheerleading benefits and results from the nications for Varsity Brands, the leading time between athletic training and spirit Varsity Teen Girl Survey, visit: www.varsity.com resource for cheerleading camps, compe-
Easy Ways To Add Value To Your Home For Under $1,000 (NAPSI)—Whether preparing a home for sale or simply personalizing your abode, upgrading your space can add up. Kitchens and bathrooms are often the first areas prospective homeowners and houseguests notice, so updating these rooms can reap the greatest reward. Luckily, new products on the market can help homeowners update their home without investing an exorbitant amount of cash or time, making it possible to revamp these essential rooms for under $1,000. • Instead of buying new cabinets, purchasing new cabinet doors and drawer fronts and swapping out old cabinet hardware can save thousands of dollars while giving your kitchen a sleek, finished look.
• It’s a bright idea to replace harsh fluorescent lighting with softer, modern sconces and pendants for a simple but effective upgrade. • Repaint. A new color on walls or ceilings can change the feel of an entire room. Warm dark colors can make a space feel cozier, while light and bright ones help open up a room. • Installing a kitchen backsplash using a DIY-friendly product such as Bondera (888) TMA-TSET. Bondera is available at TileMatSet—a double-sided, pressureLowe’s stores nationwide and at: sensitive adhesive on a roll that eliminates www.Lowes.com the need for mortar and mastic—will help you easily create a professional-looking design while staying on budget.
• Consider tiling your countertop instead • Using the same adhesive, you can add of installing more costly granite or stone decorative tile to give your bathroom a for a budget-friendly update. spa-like touch. Bondera repels water and is mold resistant. Using plain subway tiles • For both your kitchen and bathroom, and adding an accent border with decoraswapping out the faucets with newer mod- tive tiles can save on supply costs. els can create a more modern look. Learn More: For more information, visit www.BonderaTileMatSet.com or call
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Firefly Sweetens Summer Fun! (NAPSI)—In celebration of June being National Iced Tea Month and in honor of the Fourth of July holiday, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka is sharing fun party tips and recipes that will light up your summer scene. National Iced Tea Month is a time for stirring up favorite Firefly Sweet Tea Cocktails and raising your glass with one of America’s favorite refreshers. Only with Firefly, “This ain’t your grandma’s sweet tea!” As June gets underway, plan a Fourth of Firefly holiday. Create an “On-theFly” get-together with virtual party kits that are available on www.fourthoffirefly. com. From there, you can check out locations where Firefly will be celebrating the Fourth with its friends. The easy recipes are perfect for backyard barbecues, pool, beach & boat parties, and festive patriotic occasions. Firefly BBQ Sauce 1 cup ketchup 1/3 cup Firefly Bourbon ¼ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Crush the garlic cloves. Add bourbon. Add the remaining ingredients. Firefly Spiked Palmer
¼ cup molasses
1 part Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
2 cloves garlic
1 part Lemonade
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Firefly attributes its success to being genuine, all natural and all American. The Firefly distillery is located on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Firefly co-founder Scott Newitt comments, “As a ‘Founding Father of Firefly,’ I am proud to be from South Carolina, where you can find the
½ teaspoon dry mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper
nicest people serving up some of the best Sweet Tea in the country. That’s because it’s Firefly Sweet Tea, and I invite you to join us as we toast the bounty of Iced Tea with the beauty of our country.” The name “Firefly” comes from the simple joy that fireflies bring. Newitt adds, “There is a basic element of happiness that people experience when they are around. I remember being mesmerized by them when I was younger. I used to catch them in mason jars. I wanted to bring that summer feeling to life. I think our Sweet Tea Vodka does that, especially when it’s served out of a mason jar.” The distillery currently offers a full portfolio of Sweet Tea spirits. You can check them out at www.fireflyvodka.com Remember: This ain’t your grandma’s sweet tea!
Learn To Relax (NAPSI)—For many women, having to balance work and family life can be overwhelming. Head & Shoulders celebrity dermatologist Ilyse Lefkowicz, M.D., offers budget-friendly pampering tips to help busy moms relax after a hectic day: • To revitalize skin, Dr. Lefkowicz recommends an at-home body scrub. Mix ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. sweet almond oil and ¼ tsp. fresh lemon juice. The almond oil helps skin hold on to its moisture for a soft, glowing look and feel. • If you’re still feeling a bit stressed, Dr. Lefkowicz recommends a scalp massage to relax tense nerves.
According to Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz, a scalp massage washing your hair with a The next time you’re washing your hair, shampoo while that has eucalyptus and menthol use the pads of your fingers to massage the scents, like Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp scalp for a calming sensation. Soothing Care, can relax tense nerves.
scents like eucalyptus and menthol can also relax tense nerves. These ingredients can also be found in Head & Shoulders’ newest collection-Itchy Scalp Care. Learn more at www.headandshoulders.com. • Dr. Lefkowicz is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology and a clinical instructor in the Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Dermatology.
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Put A Damper On Mold And Musty Odors (NAPSI)—Musty odors coming from the basement or crawlspace are not only extremely unpleasant but can be both dangerous and expensive to correct if left untreated. Excess moisture is the most common problem in basements and crawlspaces— either coming from outside or produced inside the home by everyday activities. Studies show that as much as 50 percent of the air in a home comes from the basement or crawlspace. In essence, whatever air is below the house is also inside the house. This can contribute to poor indoor air quality and cause uncomfortably high humidity levels. It may lead to costly problems such as cupping of hardwood floors, mold growth, increased air conditioner loads and swelling of millwork and cabinetry. Millions of Americans battle high humidity levels in their homes. If you store anything of value in your basement or if you use your basement as living space, it is important to keep the moisture levels low. Relative humidity levels rising above 50 percent stimulate the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other biological allergens, which generate musty odors and can aggravate allergies. Several organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency, American
Lung Association and American Medical Association, recommend using dehumidifiers to maintain humidity levels of 60 percent or less in the home. High-capacity dehumidifiers, such as the ones from Santa Fe, are the most energy efficient on the market and are de-
signed to effectively operate in the cooler temperatures of a basement or crawlspace. The units help maintain the structural integrity of your home, inhibit mold growth and improve the indoor air quality of your home by removing odor-causing moisture. “Humidity has been a constant problem in our basement and my fear was that if the humidity was not addressed, that mold would eventually develop,” said one homeowner. “The small dehumidifiers I had tried had almost no impact. The Santa Fe took the humidity from over 70 percent down to 40 percent overnight. This was absolutely amazing, as our basement is 2,000 square feet with separate rooms. It feels more comfortable and smells better.” The dehumidifier line features an oversized moisture removal coil, regenerative heat exchanger and high-capacity fan, which let the units remove two to three times more moisture per kilowatt of electricity than a conventional dehumidifier. All Santa Fe dehumidifiers feature superior air filtration, capturing allergens down to 1 micron in size. For more information on controlling high humidity in basements and crawlspaces, visit: www.DehumidifierSolutions.com
New Focus On Diseases That Affect Women (NAPSI)—Healthcare providers know that no two patients are alike-and that diseases can manifest themselves quite differently between men and women. For example, heart attacks plague both genders, but the symptoms vary. Men having heart attacks typically report chest pain that radiates down the arm, while women may instead feel indigestion, extreme fatigue and nausea. Women often metabolize medicines differently than men in ways that aren’t explained simply by differences in body sizes. For example, researchers have found that women metabolize nicotine more quickly than men, so a lower-dose nicotine patch for smoking cessation may not be as effective for women. Women are also more prone to diseases that aren’t obviously related to their sex— diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, migraines, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. About 90 percent of Americans suffering from lupus, migraines and fibromyalgia are women. Recognizing these differences, PhRMA recently released a report on new medicines in development, which finds that America’s biopharmaceutical research companies now have 851 medicines in the pipeline for diseases that exclusively or disproportionately affect women. Some of the greatest strides are being made in understanding and treating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, which is two to three times more prev-
alent among women than men. Currently, more than 100 medicines for autoimmune diseases are in clinical trials or awaiting Food and Drug Administration review. Many common cancers only or predominantly affect women. Companies are currently working on 139 medicines for these cancers, such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer. A better understanding of how women react to stress is helping researchers understand how to approach treatments for autoimmune diseases and psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Women’s bodies, for example, react to
stress by producing higher levels of cytokines, which are cells secreted by the nervous system, said Lorraine Fitzpatrick, M.D., Medicine Development Leader for GlaxoSmithKline. Progress in understanding and treating autoimmune diseases represents “one of the great strides made recently for women’s health,” she added. To find out more, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppiculo5b6c For more information on biopharmaceutical research and medicines in development, visit www:. phrma.org/research/new-medicines