Issues 2014

It’s Harvest Time! From Garden to Kitchen Table

Earlier this week, the sixth grade members of the Spring Creek Afterschool Program@ P.S. 346 visited the Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) with one thought in mind, harvesting crops they grew…

Community Walks for a Cure

October is the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on Saturday, October 25, the Starrett City-Spring Creek Lions Club, Inc. could not have asked for a better…

Election Day Feedback

Tuesday’s nationwide elections had some interesting results. The Republican Party now has a majority presence in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In New York State, Andrew Cuomo…

Better sleep, naturally

The world looks very different at 3 a.m. when you’re lying in bed staring at the ceiling or the clock. “How will I make it through tomorrow without any sleep?”…

Fall in Love With Winter Squash

Winter squash are prominently displayed at grocery stores during the fall and winter months, but many shoppers pass them by because they don’t know how to prepare them. I used…

Couscous-Crusted Salmon

This quick and simple salmon, coated in couscous and baked until just crispy, will get even the pickiest eaters to enjoy their healthy portion of fish. 1 cup water 3/4…

Sewing Machine

Q: I have inherited a Priscilla sewing machine, model 14A314. Can you tell me more about it and, perhaps, its value? — Susan, Surprise, Ariz. A: The Priscilla sewing machine…

Zucchini-Pimiento Bread

Who would have thought it? Zucchini and a bread machine … together. But after one bite, you’ll be glad that we did. 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon table salt 1…

Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and Around Our Community in November

Friday, November 7 5:30 p.m. /7 p.m.: The Stars of New York 5th Anniversary @ Kumble Theater. The Stars of New York presents its 5th anniversary charity dance competition. The…

Survey Reports: Afterschool Participation Grows but Unmet Demand Nears 20 Million Children

 (StatePoint) “America After 3 PM,” a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2…

Saving on Monthly Expenses

(StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and…

Good Cyber Security Habits are Essential During the Holidays

(StatePoint) With so many new methods for cyber theft, it’s important to remember to take extra steps to protect your bank accounts and money this season, as criminals look to…

Dear EarthTalk: Beauty and Skin Products

A friend of mine recently stopped using skin and beauty products with parabens in them. What are parabens and should we all be avoiding them? –– Betsy Johnson, Port Chester,…

Cancer Survivors Face Workplace Challenges

(StatePoint) Cancer affects more than a person’s health, it can impact his or her working life. While nearly four-fifths of survivors say they need to work for financial reasons, nearly…

Lower Credit-Card Rate? Just Ask

Unhappy with your credit-card interest rate? Wondering how to lower it? It might be easier than you think. Sometimes you only need to ask. According to a study done by…