Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What’s the Key to Full Life?

What is the key to a full life? I'm biased, I'll say massage is one. When I get up in the morning I write...

Kuechly’s retirement triggers questions about football health concerns

Concussion worries grow, but schools are taking preventative steps By Kristen Barnhardt As Luke Kuechly’s surprise retirement from the Carolina Panthers reverberates through fan circles and...

Dominican Safety – Part 1

This report concerns travel safety in the Dominican Republic. These quotes, pictures, and interviews are taken on-site at a Travel Agent Only trip we...

A guide to backing up your digital photos-Part 2 of 3

Choosing an online cloud backup service One of the most effective ways to back up photos on smartphones is by using one of several well-known...

Why a baby boy needed 3 open heart surgeries

3-year-old is thriving, with renewed energy By Cliff Mehrtens Mackenzie Lyons has trusted Dr. David Ohmstede, a Novant Health pediatric cardiologist, since her son, Shea, was diagnosed...

Chores for kids

My two year old loves to help around the house. No matter what I’m doing, he will usually shout, “Me help!” One of my two...

Massage and Seasonal Affective Disorder, Part II

In last week's column I spoke of Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, a condition that pushes a lot of people into a...

Family fun around town

Thursday, January 9 Mint Hill Library children’s activities for today are as follows: Family Story Time will be held at 11:15 a.m. How Things Fly for Homeschool...

There is a new guy in town – Part 4: Dominican Republic

Last week we talked about a vacation package from Vacation Express in Jamaica. This week, in the final installment of this series, I will...

Winter Blues and Massage

January is here. For some of us, that means the excitement and rush of the holidays have ended and the new year starts with...

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Family Valentine Mailboxes

Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate family. It’s a day to be a little bit more intentional than usual in showing love...

Sarcoma Awareness Part 1 – Join the Move for Jenn Movement

Cancer.   The word stops you dead in your tracks.  For Jenn Andrews, the word ignited a flame to create a foundation to ensure...

Pistachio-crusted chicken is fresh and fast

Flavorful chicken served with couscous and a fresh tomato-cucumber salsa. By Gina DiPietro This wholesome recipe packs in the flavor with pistachios and a few fresh...

Move over Snapchat, TikTok is new the thing

Well honestly, TikTok isn't really that new, but unless you're a young person it's likely you haven't heard about it yet. But you're going...

Ouch, I’m Active But My Feet Hurt

A few weeks ago my foot was killing me. Particularly my heel. Earlier in the year, I started working out doing high-intensity interval training....

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Sarcoma Awareness Part 1 – Join the Move for Jenn Movement

Cancer.   The word stops you dead in your tracks.  For Jenn Andrews, the word ignited a flame to create a foundation to ensure...

Landscape tips for the 1st Quarter

By Marysia Coyne January and February Mulch to keep moisture even and weeds away. Prune non-flowering evergreens shrubs. Winter (up until the end of May) is a good...

Why Mulch/What to Use

Even though all varieties of mulch, whether hardwood bark, pine bark, cedar, cypress and even pine straw produce much of the same benefits, retaining...

How to make the most of leftover FSA dollars

An FSA, or “Flexible Spending Arrangement,” is an employer-offered benefit that allows you to set aside pre-tax money from your paycheck for health care...

A century of cookie sales: the story behind the Girl Scout Cookie

Today, Girl Scout cookies are nothing less than a multi-million dollar empire.  In fact, according to NBC News, revenue from the sales of Girl...