May 08, 2015

Spring Creek Towers Community Mourns Passing of Beloved Resident

On Friday morning, May 1st, 2015 at 11:04 am, Jean Marilyn Holden quietly and peacefully passed over into the comfort of the LORD. Jean was born on September 11, 1941…

Tech Talk Exclusive: Interview with Yacht Club Games

By Dean Moses Do you ever wonder who made your favorite video game when you sit down to play it? Do you ever wonder what inspired those men and women…

Reporter’s Reflections: Living Below the Line for a Second Time

BY AMANDA MOSES I have often heard of the term, “hangry,” a slang word for being so hungry that you are filled with Hulk-like rage, but I have never used…

From The Aisle Avengers: Age of Ultron Connects the Dots

Earth’s mightiest heroes have reunited in what has become the second largest domestic cinematic opening weekend of all time,earning an estimated $191.3 million, according to Box Office records. By now you have…

Shovel Knight Digs Its Way To Your Heart

BY DEAN MOSES Game: Shovel Knight Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Windows, Mac and Linux Rated: E for Everyone Cost: $14.99 Nowadays,…

The First Days of Motherhood

After nine months of pregnancy, labor and hospitalization, you are now finally able to go home with your precious newborn baby. Being pregnant is a life changing experience, and once…

Rising Stars Take the Stage!

Last week, the Gateway Intermediate Middle School 364’s afterschool program, New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL), presented their first annual talent show. The program’s staff members helped students create…

Honoring Spring Creek Towers’ Volunteers

Last month was National Volunteer Month, when community organizations like Spring Creek Senior Partners and JASA Starrett Senior Center celebrated the work volunteers do year-round. JASA kicked off their ceremony…

Inquiring Photographer: Appreciating Mothers

What makes Mother’s Day special for you? What would you like for Mother’s Day?           

EarthTalk: Proper Battery Disposal

Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them?         — Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL  Truth be told, those old used…

EarthTalk: The Point of No Return

Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think…

From the Bookshelf: “The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook” Edited by Kate White

This wickedly delightful cookbook features more than 100 recipes contributed by such legendary mystery authors as Sandra Brown, J.A. Jance, Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark. In addition to the…

Bad Breath May Not be Bad at All

Could the cause of chronic bad breath be due to having a tortuous esophagus? I’ve always had a horrible taste in my mouth 10 to 20 minutes after eating —…

Americans Not Getting Enough Relaxation Time

(StatePoint)  Nearly all Americans understand that relaxation time is essential for  good health, yet most of us don’t spend nearly enough time unwinding during a typical day or week.  While…

Recent Study Shows Many Parents Don’t Have a Will

Almost half of all parents don’t have a will. That’s a stunning number of people who haven’t put their final wishes in writing. A Princeton Survey Research Associates International’s poll…