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Out and About – Week of December 2nd

Welcome to December. This is the final month of a year that has experienced some very odd weather. Last June was cold and wet and a month ago we experienced weather that normally arrives in December and January. It has become very difficult to keep seasonal clothing nearby. No one really knows what the next couple of months have in …

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Out and About – Week of November 25th

It has been rumored that if you really want to see “Fall Colors”, you need to travel out east during the month of October. I discovered this to be more fact than fiction. The last weekend of October, found us traveling to Lebanon, Pennsylvania for a family reunion. Lebanon is east of Pittsburgh near Hershey. We traveled twelve hundred miles …

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Out and About – Week of November 18th

Two final ideas that might make your traveling experience more fun: Never wear new shoes, especially hiking boots. Purchase them so that you’ll have a few weeks to break them in first. Think about purchasing a travel plan that facilitates emergency care. A travel or medical emergency could leave you paying thousands of dollars for health-related emergency services not covered …

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Out and About – Week of November 11th

Here are four more suggestions that might make that international trip more enjoyable: Adjust your schedule of prescription medicine to account for differing time zones. Why not carry an extra watch and keep it set to “home time”? That way your medicine can be taken on time. If you’re diabetic and take insulin, carry a prescription for your syringes. Many …

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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Today is Election Day. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you are aware of the many items on the ballot. Everything from a millage to electing a city commissioner. If you want change, this is your time to perhaps make a difference. The hours for voting are from 7 AM until 8 PM. If you don’t vote, you have …

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Out and About – Week of October 28th

I’ve never considered myself “cool”. In high school, I thought of myself as being pretty much of a nerd. I wasn’t one of the popular classmates, although I did have a lot of friends. Being cool meant different things to different people. The same can be said today. Here are nine ways to be cool, and you can’t go wrong …

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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Food items can be used for other things besides being consumed. Read on: Lemon and wood ashes remove tarnish from brass. Salts of lemon will aid in removing ink stains. Lemon and salt will invariably remove iron rust from linens. There are many things that are hard to believe these days. It’s amazing what people get away with and manage …

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Out and About by Norm Stutesman

Tomorrow is National Bosses Day here in the USA and Canada. Gentlemen, it would behoove you to make sure your significant other receives a nice bouquet of flowers. As promised, here are a few more health tips when it comes to deciding on what to eat: Beans are very nutritious and strengthening. Onions, garlic, chives, and shallots are some of …

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Out and About – Week of October 7th

We all want to live a healthy and happy life. One way to succeed at this is to eat healthier meals. My doctor has told me many times that I can eat whatever I want, but to do so in moderation. As we age, watching our diet is very important. No one enjoys getting sick, so here are some suggestions …

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Out and About – Week of September 30th

I don’t know how I would get along if I didn’t have a planner. A lot of people keep a planner in their phones and I’m sure it works quite well for them, as long as they remember to check it regularly. Some have calendars hanging in their kitchen. The biggest problem with planners and calendars is that you must …

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