How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?

How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?

Memorial Day is a chance to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, but many use the day to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. How do you add meaning to your Memorial Day celebration?
Wednesday, May 20, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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What's the best advice your mother gave you?

What's the best advice your mother gave you?

With Mother's Day around the corner, we'd love to hear your story. You can chime in through our new social community.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (0)/Comments (-)/
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30 days of biking . . . and then some

30 days of biking . . . and then some

Making the pledge swept away my excuses and got me back out there

I really needed to get moving again this spring. The pledge was simple.  Ride every day in in April.  Any destination, any distance. The reality was not so simple, but so worth it.
Thursday, April 30, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (387)/Comments (-)/
Our new website is a community work in progress

Our new website is a community work in progress

Many thanks to the people who helped us get here

The site is the product of 17 months of effort by volunteers and staff. Here are some of the big changes you’ll see.
Monday, March 30, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (2129)/Comments (-)/
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Our new website launches Monday March 30

Our new website launches Monday March 30

A mobile-friendly approach and redesigned class registration system are in store

After months of design, testing, redesign (lather, rinse, repeat), we're nearly there. Please excuse our dust while we button up some details. We'll be back up and running Monday morning March 30.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (1154)/Comments (-)/
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Happy Commitment Day!

In pursuit of realistic goals, I have a whittled back a long list of potential resolutions for 2015 down to two, and one depends on the other.
Thursday, January 01, 2015/Author: Janice/Number of views (2098)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Savvy Living
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Facebook launches Nearby Friends feature

Here's what you need to know about the new location-sharing feature

Facebook has launched Nearby Friends, a new feature that shares your location with your Facebook friends, and shows you where your friends are as well. Here are the details of the new feature, including how to opt-in and set it up.
Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (4104)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology

A good reason to get RIPPED

… into shape, that is!

Michael Colabufo has strugged to keep his heart healthy for years after a heart attack at age 38. When he retired, he was overweight with high cholesterol and knew he had to do something about it. He found the answer through the fitness programs at OASIS in Syracuse.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5002)/Comments (-)/
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Margie Hobby helped her student find her voice

"I do a lot of volunteer work, but this is the one that feeds my soul."

When Margie Hobby retired, she wanted to stay active and connected, so she started taking classes and volunteering in her community. As she watched her student Vera progress, Margie found she had much to offer a child who was struggling and just needed more individual attention.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5969)/Comments (-)/
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Travelin' Light - Safely

Travelin' Light - Safely

My top six rules for keeping the wheel side down

I've met with all kinds of hazards training for an upcoming bke tour. With T-minus-2 days til we roll out, it's time to tie up the safety plan for our trip. Here are my top six rules for staying safe, in Part Three of the "Travelin' Light" series.
Friday, May 09, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5044)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthBicycling
Top five apps for travelin' light

Top five apps for travelin' light

Being prepared without dragging along the library

I try to be ready for anything on the road, a tendency that was burned in during my scout leader years of "Being Prepared." Smartphones make it easy to bring along maps, itineraries, tour guides and resources – so all the information you need is in your hip pocket.
Here are my favorites, in Part Two of the "Travelin' Light" series.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5674)/Comments (-)/

Fruit loop throwdown

Getting juiced up to eat healthier with a little friendly competition

When did the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables ratchet up to 7-9?  A little team rivalry through BJC HealthCare's latest "Help for your health" could be just the motivation to change my ways.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (4983)/Comments (-)/
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Travelin' Light

Travelin' Light

Keeping the wheel side down

“We can go to paradise – maybe once, maybe twice
Travelin' light is the only way to fly”
With homage to J. J. Cale, here’s the first entry in a series on bicycle touring and the training, technology and gear to get ready for an adventure.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Author: Janice/Number of views (5230)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthBicycling
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