Issues 2014

Getting Your Vehicle Ready For Winter

It’s foolhardy to head out in a poorly maintained vehicle in the dead of winter, of course, but even vehicle owners in temperate zones need a car care check as…

Decking the Halls Without Breaking the Bank

You know “stuff” isn’t what makes the holiday season truly fulfilling. Yet each year, despite your best intentions, you end up shopping too much, rushing too much, stressing too much…and…

Why are the Holidays So Hazardous to Our Health?

Physician Shares Tips for Giving Your Body What It Needs to Fight Illness It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when…

Don’t Be Shy with your Doctor about Embarrassing Gastrointestinal Symptoms

(StatePoint) The most uncomfortable afflictions are often the most embarrassing. And anorectal health issues can interfere with almost everything one does, from sitting on a bus to enjoying a meal…

Helping Children Sleep At Night

(NAPS)—Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus, a sleep expert, says, “Peaceful sleep is essential for everyone; it refreshes energy and enhances creativity and productivity in our daily lives.” According to the…

Hip Hop Review: Kanye West is Still Not Recognized in the Realm of Fashion

Kanye West already sits in the driver’s seat of a burgeoning empire that includes the record label G.O.O.D. Music, creative house DONDA, and a Chicago chain of Fatburger restaurants. After dominating the music industry, West wants…

Big Gaff @ The Movies: Good Story, Good Acting Equal Good Movie

Noni, a very talented young girl is the music world’s latest superstar, but not all is what it seems, the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until…

Book Review: “Yes Please” By Amy Poehler (Harper Collins)

Whether you know Amy Poehler from “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live” or one of her movies, most of America has smiled at least once because of Poehler. In her…

Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and Around our Community in December

Saturday, December 20 6p.m.: The Crowning of Miss Panamá US 2015 and Holiday Fundraiser @ Kumble Theater. Contestants of Panamanian decent within New York City will compete for the title…

Citrus Is Part of Holiday Tradition

When most people think of fall, lemonade does not come to mind — or key lime pie, or even orange juice or fresh grapefruits. But the truth of nature is…

Drop Sugar Cookies

Here’s a recipe for a simple, old-fashioned cookie that will quickly disappear from your cookie jar. INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2…

Hobnail Basket

Q: I am quite stressed. I gave a Fenton hobnail basket in amber to a friend and have since been told by a neighbor that it is quite rare and…

Spooky Fun at the Children’s Festival

Spider webs, caution tape and creepy cardboard cutouts of skeletons decorated the walls and created a spooky look to the Brooklyn Sports Club’s (BSC) gym for the Children’s Annual Fall…

Getting into Character  

For students attending P.S. 346, this past Halloween was not only about trick or treating. During the school day, they dressed as their favorite storybook characters, and participated in a…

Annual Veterans Day Celebration: Honoring Their Service

Patriotic music filled the room during the JASA Starrett Senior Center’s Veterans Day celebration on November 6. More than 50 Spring Creek Towers (SCT) seniors and invited guests joined JASA…