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Drivers' re-education on flat-tire fixing

(BPT) - The hardships of navigating winter roads aren't made any easier when facing a flat tire. In fact, for many Americans, fixing a flat remains a mystery. According to a survey from AAA, nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers don't know how to change a flat tire. This is compounded by research saying there are 220 million flat tires annually - and each driver will experience up to five flat tires in their lifetime. Before hitting the road, study up on these flat-tire-fixing hacks and build up the confidence to complete this all-American road test: Be spared: Knowing how to change a flat is all for naught if a spare tire is not along for the ride. Spares are usually hidden under the carpet in the trunk area, but they aren't always included in newer vehicles (allowing manufacturers to make lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles). When purchasing a new

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vehicle, ask the dealer about the in place - that's where the jack inclusion of a spare. stands come in to ensure a safe and sustained lift. Refer to the owner's Flatlining signs: It's fairly easy manual for the proper placement to spot a flat tire - it's usually of the jack and the stands, which accompanied by a loud noise or is typically the sturdiest part of the rubber flapping. The vehicle will vehicle. feel like it is being pulled toward the side of the flat tire, and it will Rider's block: A common, and feel as if the vehicle can no longer dangerous, error when changing a accelerate. When in doubt, activate tire is not using blocks to prevent hazard lights and move the vehicle the wheels from rolling once the safely out of traffic, ideally on a vehicle is raised. A tire-changing flat area with enough space on the tool pack should include bricks or side of the road. Once in a safe wooden wedges to be placed behind spot, remember to practice high the wheels at the end of the vehicle visibility: Wear a reflective vest that isn't being raised. and position reflective emergency warning triangles to alert motorists Get loose: Once the jack has - both of these items should be been cranked up, and the wheel is added to your roadside toolkit. slightly off the ground, it's time to remove the hubcap and then call Hit the road, Jack: Having the for another key tool, a tire iron, to right tools on board is critical, of loosen the lug nuts and then pull off course, and that's where a jack the flat tire. Be careful not to strip comes in. A Strongway Jack from the lug nuts. Northern Tool + Equipment is a compact, strong and reliable partner On the road again: With the flat in replacing the bum tire and raising tire off, line up the spare tire's holes up the vehicle. Remember, the jack with the wheel bolts and push on, is only used to get the vehicle off hand-screwing the lug nuts back the ground, not to hold the vehicle

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on. Then, lower the jack a touch so the wheel is in slight contact with the ground. Use the tire iron to further secure the lug nuts in a "star-like" pattern: After tightening the first lug nut, tighten the one that is diagonally across from it and continue in that pattern. This will prevent the wheel from wobbling. In an age of mobile phones and easy connection to roadside assistance, the knowledge of addressing a flat tire has gone out the window - or the sunroof. But, motorists should know - and practice - the basics of changing a flat to ensure they are prepared for the dreaded pop.

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A day to do as you wish... sightseeing, shopping, visit a museum, dine at a special restaurant, attend a broadway matinee performance or visit the 911 Fountains and the new Museum via a ticket through www.911museum.org. The possible activities are many. Departure from Southbridge is 6:30am and the return departure from New York City is 6:30pm. The cost is $57 per person. For early reservation please call 508-764-7909.

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Broadway matinee performance, or any number of possible activities. Departure from Southbridge at 6:30am and return departure from and New York City is 6:30pm. Cost is $57 per person. Always sold out, early reservation is recommended.

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Three day excursion and the performance of “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA, Amish Country Tour and historic Philadelphia and more. Two nights at the Crowne Plaza Sunday at Tanglewood Hotels, 4 Meals, wine and cheese July 15th reception, a post dinner show, trip A 12 noon luncheon at the Red insurance, all gratuities included Lion Inn followed by the 2:30pm (2 local guides, escort and driver). concert with reserved seating in Cost is $519 per person. A budget the Koussevitsky Music Shed. payment plan is available. Andris Nelsons, conductor, leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra Do As You Wish Day – New with music of Mendelssohn and York City Beethoven, the Tanglewood Festival November 17th Chorus, James Burton, conductor Enjoy a day of sightseeing, visit and guest pianist, Yuja Wang. Cost a museum, shopping, dine at is $125 per person (transportation, a special restaurant, attend a concert and all inclusive luncheon). A payment plan is available.

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Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine, concert with Fr. Pat, the singing priest, the International Museum of Nativities, Gift and Book Shop, Chapel of Light, a Bistro for refreshments and snacks, a Carousel for the children, optional trolley Ride to view the display of over 400,000 lights, and a complete inclusive luncheon at Wright's Farm Restaurant. Cost is $49 per person; $39 for children; under 3 years free. Reservation deadline is December 6th. Departure is 10:45am from Southbridge and the returns is about 7:45pm. As in the past, departure from Webster is a possibility.

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7 Tips For Balancing Retirement Savings And Paying For College (BPT) - Most people want to help their children pay for a quality college education, but it can be difficult to balance personal financial goals and funding your kids' educational aspirations. When retirement savings is sacrificed for college costs, it can be a disservice to the entire family.

February 14, 2018 Tip 3: Involve your children in the college cost discussion. College is expensive, so make sure you're discussing with your kids overall costs and what you're willing to contribute. Have them help research financial aid and scholarship opportunities, too. Remember, you want to find a school that's the best fit - so don't let the initial "sticker price" scare your children from applying. Some private colleges may give the best aid packages, but other times they may not. Don't make assumptions and always keep your options open. The goal is to find the college with the best value.

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journal Chest found that chicken soup appears to inhibit neutrophil chemotaxis, which is the movement of certain immune cells to mucus membrane surfaces. As a result, mucus production is inhibited and cold symptoms are reduced.

soup may also contain onions and garlic, which are believed to have natural antibacterial or antiseptic properties.

Chicken soup is good for more than the soul Cold season never seems to take a year off. Experts estimate that colds are so widespread that very few humans escape infection. Some people come down with colds more than once per year. That should not come as too great a surprise, as there are now thought to be more than 200 different strains of cold. For the past 50 years, researchers studied two classes of viruses responsible for a total of roughly 100 different incarnations of the common cold. Two years ago, after development of molecular techniques to look at the viral genome, researchers found a third class of rhinoviruses, according to James Gern, MD, an asthma specialist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This discovery doubled the number of potential cold viruses. While there’s no cure for the common cold, cold remedies have been around for centuries. Chicken soup remains one of the more popular cold remedies. Grandmothers have long espoused the virtues of chicken soup with regard to treating colds, but now

research is backing up those claims. Researchers have long examined the potential health benefits of chicken soup in an attempt to understand why it seems to be such an effective tonic at treating colds. A 1998 report found that broth may help improve the function of the tiny hairs in noses called cilia. The cilia help prevent contagions from getting into the body. Hot fluids also can help increase the movement of nasal mucus, helping to relieve stuffiness and congestion. Chicken soup also can help reduce inflammation, which often results as the immune system works to fight the cold virus. A study in the

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41 Worcester Road Webster, MA 508-461-5070 Mexicali Mexican Grill’s Webster location is excited for its Three Year Anniversary and looks forward to celebrating with the local community on Thursday, February 22 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 41 Worcester Road, Webster, MA. Guests at this free event will be treated to live mariachi music, one free sampler per table, free

Mexicali Mexican Grill honors family and all of our customers its authenticity and family family”, says Carols Bramblia spirit. When customers come of Mexicali. “We want to invite 117 Main Street to Mexicali, they are treated everyone out to celebrate our like family! The community Third Anniversary and thank Spencer, MA is invited to attend this special them for their loyalty”. 774-745-8200 event as a way of thanking them Mexicali Mexican Grill proudly raffles to win great prizes, custom for their support. shares their success with you! T-shirts, samples and swag from beverage representatives, “We wouldn’t be where we are Details of this free event can be and specialty margaritas for today without the support of found on their Facebook or by our loyal patrons. As a family calling 508-461-5070. See you purchase. business, family is so important there! Mexicali Mexican Grill to us. We consider our staff consistently offers a wonderful dining experience filled with Advertise with us and you may be selected for this free friendly service and freshly spotlight. If you would like to be considered for our prepared dishes in an enjoyable business spotlight please contact us at 508-943-5300. atmosphere.

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SOUTHBRIDGE, MA. - The Center of Hope Foundation, Inc., currently serves nearly 200 individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in its Employment Supports program. The program, which supports adults from both Massachusetts and Connecticut, prides itself on its entrepreneurship and individualized services. The Department oversees many small businesses in the local community, which are designed to provide onthe job-training that can lead to competitive job placements in the local community. Erika Travinski, Assistant Chief Operating Officer of the agency, relates “So much of our identity is tied to our work and it is no different for an individual who has a disability. I have seen first- hand the sense of pride and accomplishment one has when

www.SmartShopperAd.com they are receiving a pay check and know that they are valued as a contributing employee”. The program supports individuals with varying disabilities and designs supports based on what each person needs. It can range from 1:1 job coaching to help someone learn the skills needed to be successful to monthly check ins, based on the needs of the employer and employee. Trained Employment Specialists work closely with employers to ensure the ideal candidate is matched to the right position and then works closely with the employer and employee to ensure the job placement is successful. If you are interested in learning more about how the Center of Hope can provide qualified candidates for open positions, or more about the Center overall, please call the agency at (508) 764-4085 or visit the agency’s website at www. thecenterofhope.org.

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CROSSWORD THEME: VALENTINE’S DAY

10. Bad to the bone 11. Post-it slip 12. Like some martinis 15. Broad-brimmed beachwear 20. Watts events, 1965 22. Make a scene 24. Hard to pin down 25. *Avian symbol of love, pl. 26. "Umble" Heep 27. Crafter's wood 29. Impulse 31. Iranian coin 32. Cockatoo's cousin 33. Rome's Colosseum 34. *Paper greetings 36. Suggestive look 38. *Valentine's Day Get-together 42. Medicinal worm 45. Up in the air 49. Tsetse, e.g. 51. Traveling entertainer's helper 54. Opposite of rural 56. Aung San Suu Kyi's home 57. Vicki Lawrence's Thelma Harper 58. Echoed by the flock DOWN 59. Source of zest 1. Steffi of tennis 60. Those in a play 2. "Me and ____ and the 61. Uber competitors Dying Girl" 62. "The Three Musketeers" 3. Cocoyam dueling sword 4. Native of American Great 63. Bolsheviks Plains 64. Like sashimi 5. Very much 66. Schiller's "____ to Joy" 6. 0.001 inches, pl. FIND THIS 7. Mozart's "L'____ WEEK’S ANSWERS del Cairo" 8. Hajj destination AT THE BACK OF 9. Head-hiding place THE BOOK! 37. Sound of impact 39. Royal headgear 40. Morally reprehensible 41. Type of rug 43. Tennis serving whiz 44. Painter's support 46. Dust allergy trigger 47. It "was made for you and me" 48. *He played Lara Antipova's lover, 1965 50. Swerve 52. Is, no longer 53. Fireplace part 55. Corn unit 57. *St. Valentine, e.g. 60. *Author of earliest Valentine's Day reference 64. Chinese silk plant 65. Fluffy accessory 67. Window treatment 68. Change the Constitution 69. Annoying pop-ups 70. Implant 71. It can turn pumpkin into carriage 72. Fishing mesh 73. Relieves

ACROSS 1. Nerds 6. *Dad's Valentine 9. *Seal with a kiss and do this 13. Marconi's wireless telegraphy 14. Nightcap rocks 15. Relish tastebuds' sensation 16. Fervor 17. "Le ____ des cygnes"

18. Togetherness 19. *Botanical Valentine's Day gift, pl. 21. *Romantic taper 23. *Princess Jasmine's love interest 24. Per person 25. Rub-a-dub-____ 28. Distressed cry 30. Asphalt alternative 35. Native-American storytelling tradition

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February 14th Monthly Writers Group WEBSTER - Monthly writers group meets on Wednesday, February 14 from 5pm to 7pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. New members welcome! Open to all genres and styles. Bring a piece to share or just come listen. Free. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.

Crafty Wednesday Every Wednesday SOUTHBRIDGE - Stop by the Children’s Room of the Jacob Edwards Library any time on Wednesdays to do a special craft. This is a drop-in program that runs all day. Simply stop by the Children’s Room desk to get your craft supplies, and take home a masterpiece. Talk, Tears, & Tea (a Substance Abuse Family Support Group) LEICESTER - Do you have someone struggling with an addiction? Do you feel lost and alone? Please join us for Talk, Tears and Tea on Wednesday, February 14 from at 6pm in the Police Department Community Room. Talk, Tears and Tea is a circle of support for those needing help in dealing with a loved one suffering from opiates and other drug addictions. We are offering our support, experieneces from the journey’s we have traveled while on the path of a loved one suffering. We will help you navigate where to turn for treatment, share resources and offer advice from our hearts. Anything said at the meeting stays at the meeting. This is a no judgement safe zone. Meetings are usually held every 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

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February 17th February Group Art Show WEBSTER - WINTER PALETTE, featuring work by local artists that depict the theme of winter, either literally or figuratively, in various media including photography, painting, drawing, collage, fabric and mixed media will be on display and for sale February 1st-28th at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster, MA. A meet the artists reception will take place on Saturday, February 17 from 2pm to 4pm. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Tue-Fri 10-6:30, Sat 10-5. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.

February 20th Local Amnesty International Group #356 Meeting WEBSTER - Local Amnesty International Group #356 meets on Tuesday, February 20 from 7pm to 8pm at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main Street, Webster. New members are welcome to attend. Write letters for human rights worldwide. Call 508-949-6232 for more information.

Jay Mankita’s Traveling Maker Space SOUTHBRIDGE - Teaching artist Jay Makita will be at the Jacob Edwards Library on Tuesday, February 20 from 2pm to 3pm to present the hands-on workshop for kids and families, Traveling Maker Space! Mini-zip lines. Ping pong ball catapults. Exploding popsicle stick snakes. Domino pyramids, walls & February 15th rallies. Rube Goldberg Machines & mechanical doodads. Swivels, pulConcert with the Southbridge leys, levers, ramps & archimedes High School Band SOUTHBRIDGE - Dr. Arthur screws. STEM fun for all ages! Thovmasian and the Southbridge High School Band will perform February 21st at the Jacob Edwards Library on Thursday, February 15 from 6:30pm Author Talk by Sandra Hinds “I Love You Every Second” to 7:30pm. All welcome! Light reSOUTHBRIDGE - You are invited


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February 22nd Releasing Chronic Pain: Understanding the Brain and Pain Connection presented by Brad and Pamela Thompson SOUTHBRIDGE - Do you find yourself thinking, “When will this pain end?” “Why do I still have this pain?” or “How can I get rid of this pain?” These, or questions like them are on the minds of countless people who suffer from chronic pain. This workshop at the Jacob Edwards Library on Thursday, February 22 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm will introduce some of the most recent breakthroughs in our understanding of pain. Brad and Pamela Thompson will dispel three important myths about pain and will introduce a powerful and natural pain-reducing technique that has proven effective

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February 23rd Magic at the Library SOUTHBRIDGE - If you play Magic: The Gathering, stop by the Jacob Edwards Lirbary on On Friday, February 23 at 3pm to play with others! Other games (Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon) also welcome! All skill levels!

February 24th PAINT A SNOWMAN FROM A WORM’S EYE VIEW SOUTHBRIDGE - Learn perspective in this fun, FREE, Class taught by Miss Dolores at The Arts Center 111 Main Street, Southbridge on February 24 from 9am to 10:15am for ages 5-8 years, 10:30am to 12 Noon for ages 9 years & UP. Call Miss Dolores, starting February 8 to reserve a spot. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! SEATING IS LIMITED! Call MISS DOLORES (starting Feb. 8) at: 508-987-1476.

February 26th The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library Meeting SOUTHBRIDGE - The Friends of the Jacob Edwards Library will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6pm. The Friends extend an invitation to all library patrons to join their group. To learn more, please visit FOJEL’s page on www. jacobedwardslibrary.org.

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Love is at the forefront of couples’ minds during the month of February, thanks in large part Valentine’s Day. For centuries, poets have espoused the virtues of love while songwriters often look to love and heartache as their subject matter. It’s easy to overlook that the heart and the brain are parts of the body when considering the effects of being in love. While a large part of the reactions that occur are emotional in nature, being in love also has a profound physical effect on the body. Scientists have studied chemicals that flood the brain when love is in the air. noting that some can affect personal attachment, pleasure and well-being. So there are reasons why pulses race and palms sweat when people are in love. Here are some chemical players in the love equation.

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