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February may be a short month, but it can seem long and dreary as the dragging tail of winter brings arctic temperatures and Jack Frost is still nipping at our noses. We are also coping with the post-holiday let down that inevitably comes after the holiday excitement at the end of the year. I hope that we can make your February a fun one by warming your heart with fun activities to make the remaining winter months pass quickly. Check out some of these great activities on page 12! February is also famous for hearts and the most heart-warming holiday of all, Valentine’s Day. Romance is in the air and the flower shops will be buzzing with orders for sweethearts around the globe. It is also American Heart Month which recognizes the importance of keeping your heart healthy. Heart disease is still the number one worldwide killer. Read more about American Heart Month and what you can do for your heart on page 4. Another way to get your heart pumping and honor your spirit is to get outside. Even if it is just a few minutes a day, it can renew your energy and help you to start thinking of spring. Last month I started providing gardening ideas and tips and I hope that you will continue the planning that you started in January. This month you should finish up your seed orders and start seeds of cool season vegetables and flowers. Window growing kits are widely available at most stores as are small “pop-up” greenhouses for starting seeds. It is also a great time to check your garden tools and make any repairs that are necessary. Even though the temperature may be dropping, there are still plenty of signs of life right outside your door. Feeling blue? Put a bird feeder outside your window. I am amazed at the different colors and varieties of birds that I have seen on my back deck since putting out a feeder; brilliant red cardinals, juncos, chickadees, finches, and much more. It is so much fun to watch their busy activity as they fight for space on the feeder and pick and choose through the seeds. An added bonus, they will stick around for the spring and summer when they can be your garden’s best friend when it comes to controlling damaging insects! I hope that these activities, events, and ideas help you to make it through the tough days of winter. If you are looking for more reasons to celebrate, check out the many days of possible festivities available in February, compiled by Keri McPeak, below. Remember, spring is just around the corner!
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February Dates February has dates that everyone remembers and recognizes such as Black History Month, Ground Hog Day (February 2), Super Bowl (February 7), Chinese New Year (February 10), Valentine’s Day (February 14), President’s Day (February 15), and Mardi Gras (February 16). However, there are additional dates that people may not be aware exist. Did you know that during the month of February, National Wedding Month and National Library Lovers’ Month are recognized? What about Homemade Soup Day (February 4), Chocolate Fondue Day (February 5), the Daytona 500 (February 14), Burger Lovers’ Day (February 15), National Battery Day (February 18), National Cherry Pie Day (February 20), First Day of Spring (February 20), National Chili Day (February 23), or Go Bowling Day (February 25)? Did you also know that the start of Daytona Bike Week begins February 26, Volleyball was invented on February 9, 1895, and that the nationally recognized photo of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima was taken on February 23, 1945?
hen we think of February and how it relates to the heart, it is often associated with romance or the lack thereof. While a heart full of love is a great feeling, I want to encourage you to think of your physical heart and how it functions to keep you alive. That pounding beat in your chest allows you to walk, breathe, communicate, and function as a human being. To increase awareness of heart health, The American Heart Association has this message. “Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the President to proclaim February “American Heart Month.” The American Heart Association works with the administration to draft and sign this annual proclamation.” This month, honor your heart by making healthy choices. Most people, women especially, remember the scene from Dirty Dancing where Patrick Swayze taps his chest and explains how dancing is like a heart beat… “gah gong, gah gong.” And while that is a swoon worthy film moment, it is also a true message of how our bodies are connected through our hearts. That regular, steady beat means that your heart is functioning as it should. There are many reasons
By Melissa Wells for your heart to function improperly or cease working all together. These reasons for worry are the hallmark signs and symptoms of what is referred to as Heart Disease or Cardiovascular Disease. While there are some forms of heart disease caused by infections and physical malformations, many of these problems can be fixed with diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. There are several factors to take in to consideration when determining your risk for heart disease. Some of these factors are uncontrollable. According to the American Heart Association and WebMD, these factors are: increasing age, gender, heredity, and race. “Over 83 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 65 or older. At older ages, women who have heart attacks are more likely than men to die from them within a few weeks. Men have a greater risk of heart attack than women, and often have them earlier in life. African Americans, American Indians, and Mexican Americans are more likely to have heart disease than Caucasians.” Family history is also a factor. These are risks that you cannot control. That makes it all the more important to make healthy choices to reduce the risk factors that you are able to control. Controllable risk factors are usually related to lifestyle choices that you make on a daily basis. Some of these are: smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, and uncontrolled stress and anger. According to the American Heart Association, “Smokers’ risk of developing
Personal fitness assessments are available at Estep Wellness Center. Call (270) 798-4023/4664 for more information. Their aerobic class schedule is also available online at http://fortcampbellmwr.com/Recreation/Estep.
coronary heart disease is 2 – 4 times that of non-smokers.” The nicotine in cigarette smoke decreases oxygen to the heart, increases blood pressure and heart rate, and increases blood clotting. This is damaging to cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels. The effects of secondhand or passive smoke inhalation are also very damaging. Control of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, diabetes, and stress also require lifestyle changes. Most of these controllable risk factors, in one way or another, relate to obesity and fitness. Food choices are very important in regulating cholesterol and high blood pressure. Following a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol will help lower cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is further broken down into two categories, High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). You will usually hear these referred to as “good” and “bad” cholesterol. The LDL is considered “bad” because it is the main source for buildup and clogged arteries. HDL or “good” cholesterol carries cholesterol to your liver where it is removed from the body. When improper food choices are made, that usually leads to weight gain and being overweight causes extra strain on the heart. Lack of physical activity is another factor that leads to weight gain. According to WebMD,“Even leisure-time activities like gardening or walking can lower your risk of heart disease. Most people should exercise 30 minutes a day, at moderate intensity, on most days. More vigorous activities are associated with more benefits. Exercise should be aerobic, involving the large muscle groups. Aerobic activities include brisk walking, cycling, swimming, jumping rope, and jogging. If walking is your exercise of choice, use the pedometer goal of 10,000 steps a day.” Regular exercise can also help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce stress and anxiety. Consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. Although this is only a very brief overview of the recommendations and risk factors for heart disease, I hope it encourages you to visit your physician and take a look at your lifestyle to see where improvements can be made for the sake of your health. Above all, I hope that it reminds you to honor your heart.
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on February 25, 2007. It is part of two larger campaigns, the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign and the National America Saves campaign, and is supported in part by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation. This is a free program. Nobody from Military Saves will try to sell you anything, ever. While it is an By Raymond Miller ongoing campaign, Personal Financial Readiness Specialist the entire military community comes ou cannot save for a rainy together to focus on day if you do not have the financial readiness during Military Saves Week from the last Sunday in February through the information and tools to first Sunday in March. The campaign’s lifeblood build a savings umbrella. is in its partners, organizations that see the value in working together to empower The Army Community Service (ACS) Financial members, employees, customers, and clients Readiness office, located at 5662 Screaming to become financially stable through saving, Eagle Blvd, will be a great resource for debt reduction, and wealth-building, over time. providing the information and tools that you Why join? Financial stability is about a lot more need for your savings umbrella, during this than knowledge; it takes consistent action over year’s Military Saves Week. What is Military time. Most of us do better when we have a Saves? It is a social marketing campaign to supportive environment. Military Saves is a persuade, motivate, and encourage Military campaign to make every military community Families to save money every month, and to that supportive environment. When enough convince leaders and organizations to be Service Members, Civil Servants, Contractors, aggressive in promoting automatic savings. The Retirees, Veterans, Family Members, military campaign involves a growing network of organizations, private organizations, and organizations and individuals committed to companies belong to Military Saves, the helping and supporting Service Members and entire military culture will be changed. their loved ones by teaching them how to build The U.S. Armed Services will become a personal savings arsenals, and provide for their saving community! immediate and long term financial needs. In a saving community, people Briefings, information tables, and savings encourage each other to save money regularly education classes will be available starting on and habitually. They discourage excessive Monday, February 22nd through Friday, spending on non-necessities. Financial February 26th. institutions help people save by offering Military Saves was developed and incentives and other perks. Systems tested by its non-profit sponsor, Consumer change to favor saving over not saving. Federation of America (CFA) and the military This is a process that takes services from 2003 to 2006, and launched throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) time. It is not a quick fix, a specific savings program, or a one-time promotional campaign. It is a long-term, on-going effort to make real change in our nation's future. Last year’s Military Saves Week at Fort Campbell connected with over 150 Soldiers and Family Members. The combined average savings for pledged savers was over $24,000 per month! This year we hope to see a much larger participation and recruit more savers. Pledging is a way to become connected with resources and
committed to saving for your future financial stability and the financial good of the nation. Over 7,841 Army Soldiers and Family Members have taken “The Saver Pledge,” how about you? The Saver Pledge: I will help myself by saving money, reducing debt, and building wealth over time. I will help my family and my country by encouraging other Americans to build wealth, not debt.
Take the pledge at https://militarysaves.org/. You will gain encouragement, support and knowledge that you can trust. If you're already set for life, help your neighbors by promoting the campaign. There’s a place for everyone! You can also read about others who have taken the pledge and submitted their success stories. Come on out for Military Saves Week, take “The Saver Pledge,” and get the tools that you need to start building your savings umbrella for those rainy days. It’s never too late to begin saving and planning for a debt free future. You never know, by this time next year you could be a “Saver Pledge” success story! For more information contact ACS Financial Readiness at (270) 798-5518
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By Melissa Wells I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a special and unique way of showing my husband how much I care, and despite how old-fashioned it sounds, I do believe that in part, a way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. That is why I asked our own top chef, Bob Howell, to cook us up some heart-warming, pulse-pounding, snuggle-inducing treats for Valentine’s Day. A lot of people see going out to dinner as a special treat; however, there is something very romantic about having someone cook for you. I believe that you put something of your emotion and feeling into a dish when you are fixing it for someone that you love. For this month, I thought we would mix it up a bit and give you
Chocolate Decadence Cake Batter: 12 oz (3 baking bars) bittersweet chocolate, broken into 1 inch pieces 1/2 cup butter 8 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Pinch salt Dark Chocolate Glaze: 3 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp light corn syrup 4 oz. (1 baking bar) sweet dark chocolate 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup finely chopped almonds or walnuts (for garnish) Pre-heat oven to 350 and butter the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the paper. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, stirring occasionally until smooth; remove from heat and set aside. Combine egg yolks, 2 Tbsp sugar, vanilla, salt, and beat lightly until well combined. Add the egg mixture to the chocolate, one Tbsp at a time, whisking continuously. In a separate bowl, combine the egg whites and the 6 remaining Tbsp of sugar and whip until soft peaks form. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a large bowl, and pour the egg white mixture on top; carefully fold it in (do not over mix). Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake on the lower rack of a pre-heated oven for 30 – 35 min., or until cracked on top and tester comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool (cake will shrink down slightly). Remove and discard parchment paper. To make frosting, melt the dark chocolate and butter in a double boiler over hot, not boiling, water. Stir occasionally until smooth, remove from heat and stir in milk, syrup, and vanilla. Place the cake layer (still on the rack) over a baking sheet. When the glaze has cooled, pour onto the center of the cake and let it run down the sides. Use a spatula to smooth glaze and coat the sides. Decorate the sides of the cake by pressing the nuts into the glaze. Transfer to the refrigerator and allow glaze to set approximately 10 minutes. www.fortcampbellmwr.com
some great ideas for brunch. What a great way to kick off one of the most romantic days of the year…sleep in late and enjoy a decadent brunch together. Whoever the “top chef” is in your kitchen, this meal is sure to make hearts and tummies happy.
Shrimp Pasta Salad 1 (7 oz.) pkg. small pasta shells 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen green peas 6 medium radishes, thinly sliced 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 10 oz. cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 (2 oz.) jar pimiento, drained and chopped 1 Tbsp prepared horseradish sauce 1 tsp seasoned salt Cook pasta according to package directions and drain in a colander, run under cold water for 20 seconds; drain well. Combine pasta, peas, shrimp, radishes, bell pepper, onion and pimiento in a bowl; mix well. Combine mayonnaise, horseradish sauce, and seasoned salt, add to shrimp mixture and toss gently to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serves 8.
Mediterranean Chicken & Vegetables 2 to 2 1/2 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks) 2 Tbsp olive oil or cooking oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-14 1/2oz. can stewed tomatoes 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings 1 small eggplant (about 1 pound) cut into 10-inch chunks (3 cups) 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/4 cup) 1 medium green sweet pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup) 1-2 1/4 oz. can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Skin chicken and rinse; pat dry. In a 4 1/2 quart pot, cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Remove chicken and set aside. Add onion and garlic to drippings in pot and cook about 5 minutes or until tender but not brown. Stir in undrained tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, sweet pepper, olives, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Return chicken to pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Spoon off excess fat if necessary. Transfer chicken to a serving bowl and keep warm. Simmer tomato mixture, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or until slightly thickened. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.
By Melissa Schaffner and Keri McPeak Just because February is the shortest month of the year, doesn’t mean it isn’t jam packed with dates and reasons to celebrate. MWR has a month full of activities and events to help you cure your winter blues. We are giving you a sampling of a few exciting events that you won’t want to miss! The R.F. Sink Library will combine the love for chocolate with trivia on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m., as you learn facts about chocolate and get to sample chocolates from around the world. Patrons will also be able to make a sweetheart pillow where they can stow some chocolate for a very special someone; registration required. On February 6, MWR invites the community to participate in their Super Bowl themed, MWR Family Fun Fair. Join in the fun at Sportsman’s Lodge from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for crafts, games, and more. On Tuesday evening, February 16, Chef Bob Howell invites everyone to the First Annual Winter Wine and Beer Festival at Cole Park Commons! Join Eagle Catering’s Executive Chef Bob for an evening of pleasing your palate with fine wines and beers and tasty morsels from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is an
opportunity to “try before you buy,” and many regional wineries amd local beer distributors will be present to showcase and sample their offerings. AAFES has partnered with Chef Bob to allow you to purchase wines right at the event, on this date only! Casual attire is appropriate. Eagle Catering will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres including cheeses and chocolates to pair with the wines, carved steamship round with Silver Dollar rolls and horseradish cream, and other yummy treats. Both the food and the wine tasting is including in the ticket price. This is an adult event, and only ages 21 and up are permitted to purchase tickets and attend; no children will be permitted in the building. Singles, couples, and groups are most welcome to buy tickets, which will be available at Cole Park Commons for $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Be sure to get your tickets early, because this evening is something you don’t want to miss! For more information, call Cole Park Commons Eagle Catering at 270-798-4610 x 119.
MWR encourages you to please drink responsibly, and always have a designated driver! Now that you know about some great reasons to celebrate in February, gather your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and Family and get out and enjoy the fun! Did you know? Among the world's fruit crops, grapes rank #1 in number of acres planted. Putting ice and kosher salt in a bucket will chill white wine or Champagne faster. Why should I swirl wine in my glass before I drink it? -By swirling your wine, oxygen is invited into the glass, which allows the aromas to escape. What is the ideal temperature for wine? Whites: chilled (45-55 degrees F) for a few hours in the refrigerator. Reds: slightly cooler than room temperature (about 65 degrees). Sparkling Wine: thoroughly chilled; refrigerate several hours or the night before serving. Dessert Wine: room temperature.
By Deanna Lock - Certified Personal Trainer How can you resist physical activity when it has so many benefits? It decreases the risk of premature death, decreases the risk of heart disease, decreases blood pressure, decreases the risk of colon cancer, decreases depression and anxiety, and physical activity decreases the risk of developing diabetes. It also controls weight and builds and maintains healthy bones, muscles, and joints along with promoting psychological well being.
Find an activity that encourages physical movement while keeping your interest. If you make physical activity (fitness) a chore, you will soon find yourself making excuses as to why you cannot work out. Set goals that have action and plan to make them realistic for your lifestyle, this will ensure success and soon you will find yourself in the gym, attending a group fitness class, or even starting your own active group. It’s February and you are now working toward your resolution; you’re making physical activity a part
of your lifestyle. This is the month for romance and most couples are planning to go out for dinner, which usually leads to overindulgence. You can still have dinner without the discomfort of over indulgence by following a couple of simple rules. First, drink a glass of water while ordering, and then order a salad to arrive before the entrée; it will help to ease your hunger before the main course arrives. Most restaurant servings are so huge, that they can easily fill-up two healthy appetites; order one entree and split it with your partner, this cuts the caloric intake in half.
February’s Fit Tip: Find physical activities that you can enjoy together as a couple: • A weekend hiking trip • A five mile bike ride, or walk • Couples Yoga (wow), this can actually spark some intimacy • A night out on the town to include dancing Continue on this path of making physical activity a part of your lifestyle and you will continue to see the benefits of a decreased appetite along with a decrease in your clothes size…More tips to come, stay tuned!!!!!
By Sharlene Carter
ademoiselle Nancy is a posh, bilingual, tres petite girl, whose pedigree is “plain folks in transformation.”
This is a fancy way to say that Fancy Nancy is a chic little girl who likes to use French words to make plain things fancy, and comes from a Family that is not fancy at all. Now for all who have not met this little girl, allow me to introduce you to Fancy Nancy! Fancy Nancy is a girly girl who has a larger than life personality and adores all things fancy. She is a fancy girl that does not play dress-up, but makes a fashion statement with her lace-trimmed soccer socks, silk pastel ballerina slippers with either ribbon accents or fluffy pastel pom-poms, or trendsetting Burberry influence pattern rubber boots. From her hair to her feet, Fancy Nancy
perfectly accents and accessorizes everything she wears. Whether it is her tutu or her soccer uniform, or the tiara and feather boa that she wears every day; simply stated, this is how Nancy becomes fancy. Leaving home wearing her dressing gown or pajamas is a no no for mademoiselle Nancy; it would not be considered proper etiquette for a princess like her to do such a thing. As Nancy states, “a princess is supposed to keep her tiara on.” Nancy does not raid her Mother’s closet looking for her Prada or Christian Louboutin shoes, nor does she sneak opportunities to create her own glamour look using her Mother’s cosmetics in an effort to be like her, instead she gives her Mother tips on being a fashionista, and helps her Father and younger sister create their own fashionable looks. Nancy not only likes to dress fancy, she also likes to expand her vocabulary by using fancy words. She is not a smart mouth because Nancy likes to explain to others what her fancy words mean. This allows Nancy and her best friend Bree to share their fancy lifestyle with others.
If Fancy Nancy describes your little girl, who is between the ages of 3 – 9 years old, come and join other little girls at R. F. Sink Library for the Fancy Nancy Program. Program dates are on Wednesdays, February 10, March 10 and May 12, 2010, 3 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your fancy outwear and accessories, and in true Fancy Nancy style, please R.S.V.P. This is a fancy of way of asking you to let us know if you want to attend. Phone R. F. Sink Library at (270) 956-3348 to let us know that you would like to attend. The cutoff date to R.S.V.P. for all programs is the Wednesday before the program date. If you have additional questions, please contact the library.
February is National Library Lover’s Month. In honor of this, we have some trivia about famous author, Nicholas Sparks. Look for the upcoming library events featuring Sparks’ book “Dear John” about a Soldier and the “Dear John” letter that he receives after a long separation. Are you a Nicholas Sparks fan? Test your knowledge below: #1
Published in 1996, name the book written by Nicholas Sparks about a man who reads to an old woman he visits, telling the story of a couple separated by World War II and passionately reunited years later.
This book is about a woman who finds a love letter and becomes determined to find the author of the letter.
A mom with a speech delayed son moves to a new town and shortly after gets into an accident. This book follows her relationship with the volunteer fireman who helped her.
This breakthrough story of a popular guy who is forced to tutor a plain girl from a poor school was also made into a Hollywood movie starring a female pop star.
The character of this book, Julie Barenson, receives a Great Dane pup that her husband arranged to arrive on Christmas Eve before he died of a brain tumor. New men enter Julie's life, and the dog helps her determine who is worthy of her affection. Answers #1 The Notebook • #2 A Message in a Bottle #3 The Rescuer • #4 A Walk to Remember • #5The Guardian
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