Issues 2014

Community Profile: Former Resident Returns for Home-Style Training

“It’s never too late to dream” is Ingrid Valentin’s motto. The 40-year-old athlete will live her dream this weekend when she competes in the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships in Miami,…

Inquiring Photographer: MTA’s Proposal to Increase Fare

This week, the MTA proposed an increase in fares and tolls over the next two years. If approved in January 2015 by the MTA’s board of trustees, the increases will…

Big Gaff @ the Movies: “Nightcrawler” Gets A Standing Ovation

WOW! I can’t recall when I last started a review with that one word, but this movie can carry that high praise and honor. This film is clocked in at…

Happy Turkey Day

The Spring Creek Sun and Spring Creek Towers Management Offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 27 & 28.

Stress-Free Holidays: Watch Your Spending

This might be the year that you decide to spend a little (or a lot) more on holiday gift giving. Maybe finances are looking a bit better after a long…

A Grateful Feast, Then and Now

In 1621, a small group of pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, gathered with the native Wampanoag people to celebrate a successful harvest. They could not have imagined the legacy they were…

Children’s Books

Q: I was born in 1947 and grew up reading Golden Books, Elf Books, See Saw Books and my favorites, the Story Hour series. I have started buying the ones…

Easy Creamed Turkey

This is an easy and delicious way to use some of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. You may want to freeze several 2-cup packages of turkey so you’ll have the main…

Does Limiting Sugar Include Fruit?

Medical advice is to reduce sugar consumption. Does this apply to 100 percent fruit juices, fresh fruit, sweetened cereal products or other fruit-sweetened products? Dr. Roach says: I think it…

Tragic Memory Source of Personal Strength to Persevere

A significant experience that I have faced that has not only had a great impact on me but my family as a whole, occurred when I was only six years…

Department of Transportation Job Posting

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY NYC Department of Transportation EVENT COORDINATOR (Job ID: 174435) Division/Work Unit: Sidewalk & Inspection Management/Office of Special Events Work Location: 55 Water Street, New York, NY Hours/Shift: 35…

Dear EarthTalk: School Cafeteria Nutrition Standards

I hear that many school cafeterias have nutrition standards no better—even worse—than those of fast food chains. What can be done about this? — Betsy Edison, Nashville, TN Americans have done…

Volunteers Needed to Help Prepare Tax Returns

Help people while stimulating your mind – Volunteer with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and partner with the IRS in providing free income tax preparation for 2015! Volunteers receive IRS-sponsored training and…

Save Twice with the Saver’s Credit

If you are a low-to-moderate income worker, you can take steps now to save two ways for the same amount. With the saver’s credit you can save for your retirement…