Noncitizens and Selective Servicea

(NAPS) — Many people in other parts of the world still see the U.S. as a place where they can enjoy the opportunity for greater freedom and prosperity. Both these…

Irreplaceable Pumpkin

It’s that time of the year when certain foods take the stage in a grand fashion. Fall ushers in a long season of iconic ingredients and homey, familiar dishes. Much…

Earth Talk: Banning Plastic Bags

Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the…

The 10 Signs of Readiness

Whether the start of potty training comes earlier or later for your child, you’ll get your cues on “when it’s time” from your child. That emerging independence starts shining through…

Tried-and-True Potty Training Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

(StatePoint) Kids grow up fast. While some transitions are bittersweet, most parents are happy to say goodbye to diapers when the time is right. However, potty training can be frustrating…

In Memory of…Solomon Peeples

On October 18, long time Spring Creek Towers resident and respected community leader Solomon Peeples, 90, passed away after a brief illness. Andrew Peeples says he wants others to know,…

Marci’s Medicare Answers

Dear Marci, I know that we are now in the Medicare Fall Open Enrollment period. Should I change my Part D coverage during Fall Open Enrollment? You should investigate your…

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Young Education Activist

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced earlier this month that two activists, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, were the co-recipients of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the…

Chelsea Teapot

Q: I have a Chelsea teapot that originally belonged to my aunt. I suspect it is from the Victorian era. How much do you think it is worth? — Rob,…

Time to Fall Back

In the Aisle Seat: Keeping Blues Alive! Letting It Live in Brooklyn …

New York City (The Big Apple) is internationally known as both the financial and cultural capital of the world. In recent years, its borough of Brooklyn has become one the…

Coming of Age: Finding Treasures in the Past

I remember sitting on the floor instead of the couch in the living room because for some reason as a child, hardwood felt so much more comfortable. Power Rangers was…

Dogs Ready to Aid Vets

If you’re a veteran with PTSD that hasn’t been handled well thus far, or a veteran with a service-related disability, here’s a possible answer for you: dogs. Specially trained Guide…

Diet Can Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer

Do you believe that lycopene, which is found in certain foods such as cooked tomatoes, can help prevent prostate cancer?  Dr. Roach says: Lycopene, a vitamin A-like substance found in…

Accepting the Mantle of Leadership Adds Elements of Maturity

  The transition from childhood to adulthood is an inevitable juncture that we all must come across in our lives. This transition requires great responsibility and maturity and can appear…