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What's next for the OASIS website

What's next for the OASIS website

With good feedback from participants, we're working now to continue improving the online class registration process

OASIS participants have given us lots of feedback - both positive and constructive - on ways we can continue to improve the online class registration process. Here's a summary of planned changes and an opportunity to help with testing.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (2569)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (3194)/Comments (-)/
Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

Janet Westbrook relishes the opportunity to help children become better readers

“This is just my favorite thing to do!" Janet says.

Janet loves spending one-on-one time with children over a book and seeing them gain confidence.
Monday, March 30, 2015/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (3699)/Comments (-)/
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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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (5453)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (4410)/Comments (-)/
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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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (7582)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (9155)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (8176)/Comments (-)/
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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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (8864)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (8066)/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/Janice Branham| Profile/Number of views (8271)/Comments (-)/
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