Community leaders, officials finalize plan to guide stewardship efforts in North Hālawa Valley

Clara Matthews, also known as Aunty Sweet, feels at home in Hālawa Valley. The 85-year-old and her late husband, Robert “Boots” Matthews, have been at the forefront of a community effort to protect and preserve the valley since the H-3 Freeway’s construction in the 1990s. “It’s historical for us, the Hawaiians. We were here,” she … Read more

From Hot Air Balloons to Local Art, These Are the Top Hobby Festivals in Northern Virginia

From days dedicated to furry friends and cosplay at its finest to flying high among the clouds, there’s a festival for just about everything here in NoVA. Festival of Crafts and Kites Aug. 20, 11 am–6 pmIf a day filled with flying kites, shopping the booths of local artisans, and chowing down on some great … Read more

Everyday Activities That Can Cut Your Odds for Dementia – Consumer Health News

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Reading, doing yoga and spending time with family and friends might help lower your risk of dementia, a new study suggests. “Previous studies have shown that leisure activities were associated with various health benefits, such as a lower cancer risk, a reduction of atrial fibrillation, and a person’s … Read more

Sanders Crafts Amendment to Close ‘Holes’ in Medicare That ‘Are Harming Seniors’

US Sen. Bernie Sanders will offer an amendment to the Democrats’ revived reconciliation bill that would affirmatively answer activists’ demands to expand Medicare benefits, the senator’s office told Common Dreams on Friday. “Today, in the wealthiest country in the world, it is shameful that so many of our seniors must go without the dentures, eyeglasses, … Read more

Seasonal Hill Country Getaways in Fredericksburg

Grape Creek Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country | Photo: Blake Mistich, courtesy of Fredericksburg CVB Hit the road and take advantage of the perfect Texas Hill Country destination—as summer becomes fall and the holiday season follows—on a weekend or midweek getaway to Fredericksburg, west of Austin and San Antonio. While school’s already set to … Read more

Things to do in the Long Beach, South Bay areas Aug. 12-18 – Daily Breeze

Aug. 12 “Aqua” Event: Presented by the Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. 7-11 pm For small party reservations: 310-921-8950 or rb.shadehotel.com. Soul Gardening: Sacrament of the Present Moment, led by Rev. Terry Hershey. Presented by Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, 5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes. 6 pm to 1:30 pm, Aug. … Read more

New center to focus on inclusion for kids of all abilities

HAMPDEN – Meraki, pronounced, mer-ah-ki, is a Greek word that means, “to do something with one’s passion, effort, and heart; no matter how difficult or challenging it may be,” said Samantha Schwartz, owner of Meraki Children’s Center, 478 Main St., Hampden. More than the name of her business, Meraki describes how Schwartz approaches working with … Read more

Micah Schwaberow Obituary (2022) – Santa Rosa, CA

Micah Schwaberow Micah Schwaberow, who as a boy dreamed of becoming a comic book artist, became a widely respected woodblock printmaker whose striking, hushed depictions of the natural world resonated with a broad cross section of people, died July 12, 2022 in his Santa Rosa home at 73. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in … Read more