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Keep mom, dad and the grands home safe with the latest technology Technological advancements are helping aging adults stay safe, comfortable and connected as they age in place. And, families can feel more confident about mom, dad and the grands living independently, especially around the holidays. "The year 2020 brings new innovative technologies to enable us to address the unique challenges we face as we age," says Lisa Cini, president/CEO, Mosaic Design Studio and BestLivingTech.com. "Even the simplest tasks, like going to the bathroom, turning on the faucet, or cleaning up afterward can be difficult or dangerous for aging adults, but by integrating the latest gadgets into our home designs, seniors can remain safe, connected and independent."

* Nest Smart Thermostat makes homes energy efficient, with a display that can be read from across the room or remotely by cell phone and works with Amazon's Alexa for voice control. * Loop keeps you connected to friends and family through a loop of photos, video and video chat. * The Human Charger light therapy device enhances energy levels and helps you get restful, sustained sleep. * The Dementia Day Cycle Clock displays the day of the week and morning, afternoon, evening or night, to help you distinguish between days of the week and cycles of the day.

Lisa's 2020 tech trends include: * Google Home or Amazon's Alexa can be used for a multitude of activities like listening to music and audio books, appointment and medication reminders, and hearing the weather. These gadgets can even make calls and respond to a simple "OK Google" or "Hey Alexa," which can be useful after a slip or a fall (if within hearing range). * A bidet eliminates the need for assistance in the bathroom by allowing users to clean up after themselves, providing independence and removing the embarrassment of asking for help. * Hestan Cue Chef's Pot measures the surface temperature of the pan via Bluetooth and is great for braising, poaching and perfecting dishes. * Roomba the robot can vacuum multiple rooms daily and is compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. It travels back to its charging dock and can be customized to clean when you want it to. * Moley Robotic Kitchen is a fully automated kitchen that acts as a MasterChef to cook thousands of meals. This smart robot takes away the hassle of cooking and cleaning and does everything at the touch of a button.

* Med-Q Automatic Pill Dispenser will flash the corresponding day slot with a bright red light and blast an alarm that increases in volume until you take your pills at the scheduled time. * A One Button Dementia Radio allows you to turn the radio on and off without confusing buttons and dials. * The Wander Alarm Security Alert chimes or vibrates to let you know that the door or window has been opened. * iGuardStove and FireAvert prevent burnt pans or fires by automatically shutting off power to the stove when the smoke alarm goes off. * Joy for All Companion Pets provides joy without the headache as it responds to hugging, petting and motion like any typical cat or dog, mimicking the movement and purring sound of a cat to bring comfort and companionship. No need to clean the kitty litter or walk the dog in the snow with this companion pet.


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h my, February is here. So I might as well ask you now, Will you be my Valentine? Please oh please? Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at what this month brings our way. See page 8.

February 2nd is Groundhog Day. Commemorated when a famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerges from his burrow and looks for his shadow. The tradition goes that this day, is used to help determine how many weeks of winter might be left. Sunday the 2nd is Super Bowl 54. Get out the chips, dip, sandwiches, beer and whatever you celebrate with. The 9th will be the Academy Awards. The Academy Awards (or Oscars) is an annual award ceremony dedicated to honoring the cinematic achievements of the film industry. On Friday, February 14th, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. We have put to print our annual “Tunnel of Love” within this issue. It’s poems you, our readers have submitted as you have done for many years. Take a look. President’s Day is February 17th, a Monday and a day off for most workers. initially celebrating Washington’s birthday we now celebrate them all.

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Mardi Gras comes on February 25th and marks the end of the Carnival season, a period observed by many Roman Catholics that starts at Epiphany on January 6 and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Mardi Gras). Ash Wednesday comes on February 26th. Whatever you do to enjoy February, we hope you include Village News!

Golf Golf Tips Tips 5 Golf Tips

Education Education 4 7 20 21

Fashion Trends Stay Healthy During Holidays What is my home worth? The winter wine you should be drinking 22 Your February 2020 Horoscope

FEATURE FEATURE 8 Valentine’s Tunnel of Love 12/13 AMC911 Foundation Repair Your home needs a Valentine

James (Jim) Bohrer Sales Director Jim@InsitePublishing.com 757-284-9617 Pam Monahan Contributing Editor Pammonahan551@yahoo.com 757-301-9887 David Cando IT Department Dcando@Gmail.com 757-497-1620

Neighborhood Neighborhood News News 17 Natural Virginia Beach - Angel Bird

Culture Culture 9 Gourmet SELECTS: Scallops & Asparagus Alfredo 15 COCKTAILS On The House: Kiwi Kwencher

Humor 5 Golf Humor 6 Seasonal Humor

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Tangerine The models hadn't even made it off the runway, and tangerine was already sweeping over the fashion crowd at New York Fashion Week. Designers made liberal use of the cheery citrus shade in their spring 2020 collections, so expect even more orange in your future. From left: Tanya Taylor, Barragรกn, Bibhu Mohapatra

Rose Prints It wouldn't be a spring trend report without some sort of floral reference, now would it? For 2020 there actually is a major innovation in the print: Designers are honing in on roses, specifically, to make their spring collections feel, well, spring-y. And the result is incredibly elegant. From left: Carolina Herrera, Lela Rose, Prabal Gurung

Cellophane Fabrics Normally, if you want your outfit to make a statement, you reach for the sequins. But consider this swap: More designers have been playing with shiny, cellophane-esque fabrics, which are no less eye-grabbing but look decidedly more modern. From left: Sies Marjan, Rebecca Taylor, Christopher John Rogers

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To have a great golf swing, you need to combine several things first. Your body though, is what provides the real power in the swing. If you can fully understand this, then you can have a powerful swing as well. You need to use your body as the main source of power when you swing, and not your arms, as many golfers do. Tip Two: Focusing on your knees during your swing will maintain the proper power and balance throughout the swing. It happens easily that your knees come closer together while you shift and rotate during the swing. Keeping the distance between your knees consistent while swinging, will generate more power, improve accuracy, and your balance will improve too. Tip Three: It is important to remember that each golf club is designed with a specific loft, and you should not fight it, but use it. Allow the loft of each club to

do the work for you. When you hit a golf ball, you have to hit down on it and through it as well, which will allow the club to lift the ball naturally. Tip Four: To find the sweet spot on each of your golf clubs, you need to practice a lot until you manage to strike the golf ball right at the base of your swing’s arc. You will feel a clear difference when you strike the ball in the sweet spot, and it will be noticeable in the distance of your shots as well. Tip Five: Playing out of a sand trap is many a golfer’s worst nightmare. The secret is to aim for the sand in front of the ball, to open the clubface and to go through with the shot. Many golfers stop with the shot as soon as the club makes contact with the sand. The idea is not to get distance, but to pop the ball up in the air and let it fall softly on the green.

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Welcome to the 2020 Tunnel of Love A tribute to you from me on this month of love For Andrea: Roses are red - Violets are blue - each day I fall more and more in love with you! - Thank you for being my Valentine all these years. Love Peter For Angela: I’ve loved you for years it seems so much longer - and now that we’re older it seems just right - I’m proud to be your wife and you my main light. Love Don For Steve: Throughout the years you’ve been there for me, when times were good and not so good. It’s my turn now you darling man as you reach the final chapter - I will see you again soon I’m sure so make a place for us to go on forever. Love Janice For My Santa Baby: Ho Ho Ho. Santa Baby you’ve been there for us always on Christmas. We can’t thank you enough. There is one question the three of us have for you though... Why do you keep bringing us Christmas presents? We’re Jewish? Love you Edith For Mary Ann: Roses are red, violets are blue you made me fall madly in love with you, so now you have me and treat me right, I’ll make sure you have a super Valentine’s night! Love Allen For Layla: You’re the girl of my dreams I always said so, over the years we’ve had highs and lows, but through thick and thin, it’s come to pass, we’ll be together forever... this one will last. Love Bobby 8

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For Karen: Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all the rest - This tribute is better than all the rest. I love you now and always you are the best, thank you for keeping our wonderful nest. Love Mike. For Marry Anne: Roses are red, violets are blue, you came into my life when I wasn’t looking for you. Now 40 years later we are still in love, you were my wish, my angel from the Lord above. Love, Michael For Gloria: Mother’s cookies were the best, and mother’s roast beef couldn’t be beat, then I married you and my life was turned upside down, In you a found a gourmet cook the one that makes me smile, don’t tell my mom but you’re the best in food by a country mile. Love Jace For Layla: The flowers aren’t out and the warmth of the day is still missing but the one thing I can count on is your love, attention and desire to make things right no matter what. I know this doesn’t rhyme like the others on the page but I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you for all you do. Love Andrew For Lorie: When God made you he took his time. He added features that would serve you well throughout your lifetime. I am so glad he set it up for us to meet. Going into our second year of life together, I am so happy and proud you’ve chosen me as your forever Valentine! Love Mike


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The combination of creamy alfredo, sophisticated scallops, and crisp-tender asparagus make this an elegant dinner. 8 ounces fresh or frozen sea scallops 2 ounces dried whole wheat penne pasta 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups) 2 teaspoons butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 5 ounce can evaporated fat-free milk 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) 2 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon lemon juice Ÿ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning Snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)

Directions Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a medium saucepan cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus for the last 3 minutes of cooking; drain. Return pasta mixture to hot saucepan; cover and keep warm. Step 1 Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat butter over medium-high heat until melted. Add scallops and garlic; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until scallops are golden, turning once. Transfer scallops to pasta mixture, reserving drippings in skillet Whisk evaporated milk into the reserved drippings; reduce heat to medium-low. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and lemon-pepper seasoning. Cook and stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is heated through. Add pasta mixture to cheese mixture; toss gently to coat. If desired, sprinkle each serving with parsley.

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Dear Village News Readers, Happy New Year Village News friends. I have a feeling this is going to be a great year for all of us. Right out of the gate this year, let’s get your computer ready to take on all your desired tasks. Let’s get the hard drive and components working at optimum for everything you plan to accomplish in 2020. If you’re ready for an upgrade to your computer for the new year let us know. We will discuss with you your needs and anticipations for the upcoming year and fit you with what we believe will be your best options. Once you’ve chosen the right fit for this year,

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Give breakfast a boost before school: Fuel your kids' day with wholesome on-the-go options School is back in session, which means hectic mornings spent searching for missing shoes and backpacks, and jam-packed schedules with homework sessions and extracurricular activities. Morning meals at home or at school are imperative, and for busy parents, breakfast snacks on the go can be key when rushing out the door. Incorporating an easy, delicious, wholesome breakfast snack option like new GoGo squeeZ SmoothieZ - available now on Target shelves - into kids' routines helps keep them full while offering the nutrients kids need to jump-start their day. Each 4 oz portable pouch is glutenfree, pantry-friendly, a source of calcium, and has 4 g of protein in a yogurt, fruit and whole oat blend.

your child's focus or leave them feeling drowsy and irritable. A breakfast filled with whole grains, fiber and protein can help improve kids' attention spans and enhance concentration and memory skills. A daily breakfast routine sets healthy habits. Just like making their bed or brushing their teeth, nutritional habits should be taught early on. Making breakfast part of a kid's daily routine offers the building blocks for a healthy and balanced lifestyle as they become older. Start mornings off right by adding GoGo squeeZ SmoothieZ to your breakfast routine. Help your kids stay full and give them the boost of energy they'll need to thrive this school year.

A nutritious breakfast offers energy for an active lifestyle. It's important for kids to eat something wholesome each morning to fuel their day. Breakfast snacks that are rich in calcium and protein help them stay energized and full until lunchtime. Also, getting a boost of energy at breakfast makes it easier for kids to be active throughout their day, contributing to a more a ctive lifestyle in the future. Eating breakfast improves alertness, concentration and memory function. Just like the stomach, the brain needs nutritious foods to thrive. Skipping breakfast may affect 11

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Be Your Home’s Favorite Valentine! During the month of February the excitement of the previous year holidays and the New Year events wears off. On comes the color red, the hearts, The McClung Family chocolates and flowers. As romantic as that is for many….did you ever take the time to think….Who is my Home’s Valentine? Does she feel loved, cared for and appreciated for always providing me protection from all the outside elements? Have I shown her how important she is to me and to my entire family? Chances are that you have not. Let February 2020 be the year you become your Home’s Favorite Valentine.

Three Reasons to Have Your Foundation Repaired During Valentines Season If you are starting to see signs of damage to your home’s foundation such as cracks and crumbling, you may wonder when to schedule foundation repair. We recommend that you schedule a free inspection without delay no matter what the season. There can even be advantages to foundation repair in the month of love that you might not have considered.

Repairing the Foundation in the Winter months Can Prevent Spring Moisture and Foundation Issues Even though heavy snow and the subsequent problems with melting are rare in Hampton Roads, we have seen a few of them regardless. Furthermore, spring can bring a higher amount of rain than the rest of the year. If you postpone foundation repair until the weather gets warmer, you risk the cracks on the outside of your home getting larger and letting in more rain water. That leaves you with a wet crawl space and/or developing moisture within the walls of your home. It is far better to repair the cracks now so you can feel confident that your home will remain dry when the rainy weather of spring arrives.

home’s foundation sinking into the soil. If it has already started to sink, the last thing you want is for the process to expedite itself. Our team will check state of the soil that supports your home’s foundation and work to ensure your foundation is properly supported, and install systems that can help the soil around it be more supportive of it. We will also check for obvious signs of damage on the outer portion of your home. If the problem goes unchecked, you could start to see issues indoors such as sagging floors and ceilings, windows and doors that are difficult to close, and cracks in the walls.

Outside Valentine’s Day, Winter Tends to Be a Slower Pace of Life for Most Families After the holidays and the start of the New Year, life can settle into a routine for the next several months. Kids are in school, work schedules get back to regular pace, and until early spring most folks stay put with limited travel. Arranging for foundation repair now will likely have the least disruption to your schedule and free you up to take a spring or summer vacation. It also ensures that your home is safe and that you don’t have to spend valuable time during the warm weather seasons dealing with foundation repair.

Contact The Expert for a Free Inspection Just like you would not skimp on celebrating your human Valentine, don’t just go to anyone for your home’s Foundation or Waterproofing needs. Call AMC911 the experts on your side for a free inspection. AMC911 understands that your home is your most valuable asset and the place where you live with those you love the most. If you feel concerned that problems exist with the foundation of your home, please contact us to arrange a free inspection. We will let you know at that appointment if we recommend any repairs.

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Kiwi Kwencher 1 2 Ripe kiwi, peeled 1 2 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur 3 4 oz Simple syrup Club soda 3 oz Brut sparkling wine Garnish: 1 Kiwi slice In a shaker, muddle the kiwi. Add the simple syrup and St-Germain, and fill with ice. Shake until chilled and add a splash of club soda. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with a kiwi slice.

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By Pam Monahan

The flash of white was dazzling! I was sitting by my breakfast table window reading the Sunday paper (yes, we still subscribe) and drinking coffee. My bird feeding station is right outside this window and when I saw the flash, I glanced up and saw a dazzling white bird on the sunflower seed feeder. I knew immediately it was a rare bird, although I did not know the species immediately. The fact that it was white was the unique part. We have white birds in Virginia, but they are mainly, Egrets, Gulls, and Terns and this was obviously a songbird. I grabbed my camera on the way out the backdoor. Of course, the white bird flew to a tree for shelter immediately. But I possess the gift of patience and I settled into a deck chair to wait. It was fortunately, a short wait. A family of House Finches descended on the feeder within about 10 minutes. This is a common songbird species here. I have found them nesting in my hanging plants. House Finches generally nest in a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees. They also nest in or on buildings, using sites like vents, ledges, streetlamps, ivy….and hanging planters! I watched them nonchalantly, until the white bird flew to join them. She landed on a perch and started begging the adult female House Finch for food. The female House Finch obliged and fed her!! So, that was white bird’s mother, I surmised. That made the white bird a House Finch! What a treat!!! In about 15 minutes, the whole House Finch family was gone. I hoped they’d return but they didn’t, so I went inside to process my photos on my computer. It was then that I realized that the white bird was a leucistic bird rather than an albino. Leucistic means there is partial loss

of pigmentation in an animal—which causes white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. The white bird had all white feathers, but the eyes were brown, like a classic House Finch. An albino would have shown pink or red eye color. The next day, and then the following several days, the House Finch family including the white beauty, returned to my yard to feed. I was now referring to the leucistic House Finch as the “angel bird.” It seemed only fitting. It was white, like an angel and had angel like wings. It had appeared at a time in my life when I appreciated a small miracle. I spent countless hours in my yard, observing the House Finch family and their sweet angel bird. When they didn’t return, I was very disappointed but happy that the entire family appeared happy and healthy during the short time they spent with me. I learned a lot about the House Finch, as a species. That it itself was a priceless experience. But the story does not end there. Months and now years later, I am still learning that the angel bird visited other yards in the neighborhood during the time I observed her and her family. She left an indelible impression on a lot of humans during her short visit here. We can learn a lot from our feathered friends.

Godspeed, Angel Bird!

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Help make a child's wish come true It's hard to imagine what life has been like for a child who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at just 2 years old, followed by years of surgeries, doctor visits, medications and treatments. Eleven-year-old, four-time cancer survivor Alika has endured all of that - but maintains a positive and optimistic attitude, with the support of her family. She loves going to school and learning new things. While battling cancer for the fourth time, a social worker referred Alika to Make-A-WishÂŽ. Spending most of her life in and out of hospitals and doctor appointments means Alika and her family have never had the chance to take a vacation together. In identifying her wish, Alika expressed her desire to travel with her family to Hawaii. After enduring three surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy, Alika's wish will come true thanks to the support Make-A-Wish has received from Subaru through the Subaru Share the LoveÂŽ Event. Alika, who says she wants to be a chef or an actress when she grows up, recently appeared in a commercial promoting Subaru's support for Make-A-Wish through its annual Share the Love Event. After filming the commercial, Alika turned to her mother and said, "Mom, this commercial was made just for me!"

Inspired by her story, Subaru and Make-AWish, together, revealed to Alika on Good Morning America that her wish is being granted. Alika dreams of traveling the world, starting with her wish to go to Hawaii. Her family has always felt a strong connection to Hawaiian culture, making her wish a transformative opportunity for her entire family. To help Alika document their special trip, Subaru also gifted her a GoPro camera. Make-A-Wish has been able to grant 2,200 wishes for children fighting critical illness thanks to funding received from the Subaru Share the Love Event. If you're looking for a way to make a positive impact, there's nothing more fulfilling than helping a child's wish come true, especially knowing how their life has been affected by illness.

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The winter wine you should be drinking (and sharing) this season Chilly weather: Check. Cozy gatherings with friends: Check. Same old wine: Not so fast. Before you reach for your go-to red this winter, consider Chile's answer to the season's most toast-worthy pours: crimson-hued Carmenere (car-men-air). The signature red grape of Chile delivers luscious dark fruit - think blackcurrant, wild blueberry and ripe plum - wrapped in supple tannins, brilliant acidity and silken texture. When shared with even the most wine-savvy host, Carmenere offers an opportunity for discovery beyond the usual pour. Born in the famed vineyards of Bordeaux, France, Carmenere was thought to be extinct in the late 1860s. Half a world away, in a grand case of mistaken identity, experts discovered 130 years later that much of what was assumed to be Merlot in Chile was actually Carmenere hiding in plain sight. It quickly became a favorite among Chileans for its inviting style, and today, Carmenere is to Chile what Malbec is to Argentina. Somewhere between the moderate structure of a Pinot Noir and the layered complexity of a Cabernet Sauvignon lies your new favorite red. Chilean Winemaker Marcio Ramírez - affectionately dubbed "Mr. Carmenere" by colleagues, thanks to his 20plus years spent mastering the variety - is a Carmenere craftsman to keep your eye on. Here are three wines, all made by Ramírez and awarded scores of 90 points or higher by top wine critics, that you should be drinking this winter, perhaps après ski or any time a delicious glass of red fits the bill: 2017 Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Carmenere From Puemo Vineyard in Cachapoal Valley, the 2017 vintage of Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Carmenere doesn't disappoint with heady aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry, framed by a thread of cedar and white

pepper. Pair it with smoked meats or a strong aged cheese, like Gorgonzola. 90 points, Wine & Spirits 2017 Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere Also from Puemo Vineyard, the 2017 Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere is an elevated selection with a generous palate of ripe plum, blackcurrant and dark chocolate. Pronounced acidity makes it a versatile pairing for roasted lamb or pasta. 91 points, James Suckling 2017 Terrunyo Carmenere The crown jewel of Ramírez's Carmenere offerings from Puemo Vineyard, the 2017 Terrunyo Carmenere boasts an impressive structure, with inviting notes of wild berries, cedar and violet. Supple tannins and excellent acidity make this equally suited for spicy fare or rich risotto. 91 points, Wine Spectator As you consider the wine options this winter, skip the expected choice, and instead grab a bottle from Chile. Whether you're roasting marshmallows, sitting down to a four-course meal or heading to a cocktail party, Carmenere may be the best red wine you haven't yet tried. Discover (and share) it all winter long.


Restore and look good: What to pack for your winter getaway It's officially that time of year when everyone is stressed out, exhausted and overall in desperate need of some R&R. Whether your idea of restoration involves tearing up the ski slopes or drinking wine by a roaring fireplace, now is the time to prep and plan your exciting winter getaway! Where you go is ultimately up to you, but we're here to help with your packing list. Preparation is key, because packing is stressful especially during the chaotic holiday season. Packing in advance and consolidating your luggage will make for a more enjoyable (and relaxing) travel experience. Follow these simple packing tips to help you feel organized and prepared as you venture off to find rest and relaxation! Choose the right luggage The less baggage you have, the less stressful your travel will be. Carefully select what is necessary and try to fit it into a carry-on if you're flying, because baggage claim during the holidays isn't the most relaxing place to be. A great hack is to roll up your clothing, instead of folding it, to maximize luggage space. The key to great packing is remembering to utilize all the space. Remember your skin Skin is especially dry in the cold weather, so moisturization and protection are key. Don't let dark winter days fool you into thinking you don't need SPF. The sun's harmful rays go through clouds and can damage skin (especially the face), even when it's overcast.

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Save room in your toiletry bag by packing a two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen that is not only travel-friendly but moisturizes and protects. With the help of Neoglucosamine, Neutrogena Bright Boost Moisturizer with SPF 30 will rejuvenate dull winter skin by nourishing it with powerful antioxidants, Moringa Seed Oil and Vitamins C & E. Lightweight and sheer, this moisturizer protects skin against dry winter weather and the sun with broad spectrum SPF 30, while visibly improving tone, texture and brightness. Pack light and layer up! It's cold, and probably snowing, so it's tempting to reach for your heavy-duty gear when planning a cold-weather wardrobe. But bringing lots of lighter items is usually the smarter choice. Not only can you still create that cozy feeling by layering up, but you'll have more options to mix and match outfits so you can stay fashionable and style your look based on your mood. Our tip: limit your color palette and it will make styling simple!

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Your way of thinking could be erratic this month as innumerable thoughts and ideas will be coming to your mind and could be changing several times going on different directions. Sources of inspiration and genius could be received by you subconsciously. Responsibilities that don’t belong to you could be thrown at you and they should be resolved at the workplace. Mate or partner will back you on this issue. Your highest beliefs and philosophical outlook could be challenged in an open and harmonious way; looking at things with a clear mind will be the best recourse. 22

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Village News Magazine February "Valentine's" edition  

Welcome to the February Valentine's edition of Village News Magazine. We hope you enjoy this month's read!

Village News Magazine February "Valentine's" edition  

Welcome to the February Valentine's edition of Village News Magazine. We hope you enjoy this month's read!

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