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Vol. 1 No. 10

December 2009

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Dear Readers, Our tenth edition, isn’t that great? Of course it’s reason to celebrate! The year has gone by so very fast, We can’t believe the year has past. The holiday season has officially begun, A time for shopping for everyone. Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa too, A celebration for me and for you. We watch our loved ones with lots of glee, As presents are opened and smiles we see.

Laughter and happiness fill the air, With holiday cheer everywhere. Before we know it a New Year will be here, A toast to all for a healthy year. A resolution should start your year, With a promise to yourself for all to hear. Keep that promise and try your best, While you put yourself to the test. Make new friends and try something new, A vegetable, fruit and exercising too.

Join a gym, or run outside, And watch your kids go down the slide. Enjoy your time with family and friends, As 2009 comes to an end. 2010 is just about here, We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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Publisher/Editor: Lori Gindlin, Cami Gunther • Contributing Editor: Robin Wolff Graphic Design: Eric Grossman, Dawn Whitlock The Monmouth Family Times is a monthly publication. Distribution numbers will increase each month as more bulk drop-off locations, towns, and/or private schools are added. If you would like The Monmouth Family Times to be distributed at your location please contact us at tmft@optonline.net. To submit news, event listings, and other information, please contact us at:

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* 18 oz. chicken breast, cut into ½" squares * ½ c. onion, diced * 2 cloves garlic, minced * 2 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomato * 1½ c. sliced mushrooms * 1/3 c. balsamic vinegar * 1 tsp. basil * 1 tsp. oregano * ½ tsp. thyme * ½ tsp. rosemary * ¼ c. tomato paste * cooking spray * 3-1/3 c. cooked pasta

Directions: 1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms in large skillet for 5 minutes over low heat. 3. Add raw chicken pieces to large skillet with onions, garlic, and mushrooms. 4. Cook chicken over medium high heat until no longer pink. 5. Once chicken is cooked, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, and spices to the chicken mixture. 6. Mix together well and simmer over medium low heat for 20 minutes. 7. Toss 1 cup of sauce with 2/3 cup of cooked pasta for each serving. Serve with a side of garlic bread and your favorite vegetable and a salad!

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1. In a large stockpot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil. Cook until soft (several minutes). 2. Add chili powder, basil, oregano, and cumin to the stockpot and mix. 3. Stir in zucchini, squash, and carrots and blend well. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. 4. Add tomatoes and kidney beans. 5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes or until thick. 6. Before serving, add 1 oz. of soy cheddar cheese to each serving of chili.

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Day One: The black candle is lit. This is a day of togetherness, sharing feelings. The family gathers and shares how they feel about things happening in their lives, and their feelings about each other. Many problems are cleared up during this day, simply by talking about them. The black candle signifies unity.

Day Two: A red candle is lit. This is a day of togetherness, sharing traditions. Some people teach others how to braid hair. Other might teach how to play an African drum. Still others might share an African recipe.

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Day Four: A red candle is lit. This is a day of togetherness, sharing a family gift.

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Christmas is the date set aside for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christians celebrate it on December 25th all over the world. Jesus was not born on December 25th exactly but this date was chosen to coincide with the Pagan Roman celebrations honoring Saturnus (Harvest God) and Mithras (Ancient God of Light). The day of this celebration came just after the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The celebrations were to make known that winter is not forever. It was a form of worshiping the sun. Jesus was born nearly 2000 years ago. To the Christians, Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior/Saviour of the world. The Christians believe that he came to die for our sins so that we may go to heaven.

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The Wright Brothers HOW DOES IT FLY ? It was more than 100 years ago at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that man first flew in an enginepowered aircraft. Before that time, such an event was thought to be centuries away! It was on December 17, 1903, that Orville Wright stayed aloft in his engine-powered glider for 12 seconds. Later that same day, Orville's brother, Wilbur, would travel more than 850 feet in a flight that remained airborne for 59 seconds. Just a couple of years later, another one of the Wright's aircrafts would travel 25 miles in 40 minutes.

Science Corner Aerodynamics focuses on the

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motion of air and other gases. Scientists who study aerodynamics use this information to design aircraft that travels efficiently in the air with very little air resistance. Air resistance is the force or friction that a vehicle experiences as it travels through the air. In aerodynamics there are three basic forces called thrust, drag, and lift that affect how an airplane travels through the air. Thrust is the force which moves the airplane forward. Drag is the force that holds the airplane back as it is flying through the air. Finally, lift is the upward force that opposes earth's gravitational pull. It is the lift that helps to keep the airplane in the air. To Wilbur and Orville Wright’s landmark flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was the realization of their dream of powered human flight. Although their historic achievement lasted only 12 seconds, it continues to symbolize — even after more than 100 years — human determination, imagination, creativity, and invention.

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Rosa Parks Crossword

Celebrated as the beginning of the end of segregation, December 1st is the anniversary of Rosa Parks's arrest for refusing to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus and move to the back. The incident sparked a boycott of the municipal bus system that is now viewed as the beginning of the modern civil rights movement.

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Across 1. to refuse to do something 4. Rosa had ____. 8. state to which Rosa and Raymond moved 9. Raymond Parks was her ____. 11. prominent black leader of the time 13. how Rosa earned money

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