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July 30, 2009

Schoolhouse Children's Museum - a great place to be on a hot day

Schoolhouse Children's Museum
129 E Ocean Ave, [at S. Seacrest Blvd]
Boynton Beach ( parking lot on east side)
Directions: 1/4 mile east of Boynton Beach Blvd. South on Seacrest Blvd,
2 Blocks, then East on Ocean Avenue
Phone: (561) 742-6780
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Closed Sun. & Mon.)

A great place to go on a hot day. Inside it is cool and there are lots of
interactive things for children to do. If you go early, children can play in
the terrific play area, outside.

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July 25, 2009

Volunteering - There is a great need

Recently, I lost a good friend who had fought a brave battle against Cancer.
Many friends and family members gave her love, support and the companionship
she needed to maintain her daily existence. Some people don't have that
network of family and friends and turn to Hospice for much-needed assistance.
Hospice of Palm Beach County (as well as other Hospice centers in Florida)
offers many free services to terminally ill patients. Right now, they have a great
need of help themselves.
Volunteers visit terminally ill patients at home, at nursing facilities, and at
hospitals. They chat with patients, play cards, bring allowed snacks, books,
and a ray of sunshine, too. Often, a volunteer may bring a dog or cat along,
to share their time with a terminally ill person.
VITAS is one Hospice Care office in Boynton Beach which provides care for
people facing death. If you have a few hours a week to volunteer, give Christie
Geltz, volunteer services manager ofr VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, a call
at561 733-6332. She can also be contacted at: Christie.Geltz@Vitas.com.

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July 16, 2009

Wakotahatchee alligator posed for us

We had an exciting day today at Wakotahatchee Wildlife
Preserve. It is located right here in Delray Beach, on Jog Road (between Lake Ida
Road and Flavor Pict Road).
This morning, in addition to hundreds of water birds, dozens of turtles, an
occasional duck and some squirrels, we actually saw an alligator climb out
of the water.
Our seven year-old grandson, Jonathan, captured the moment.
alliout2.jpg

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July 11, 2009

Insects are bugging us - big time!

Do you have an empty flower pot in your yard? Is there any container that
could fill with standing water around your property? Well, this is the time
to walk around your property and to remove any places for mosquitoes to
breed. Unfortunately, abandoned properties nearby and empty pools have
become areas where mosquitoes have found incubators for their eggs.

Mosquitoes spread West Nile virus and other diseases by transmitting
them along with their nasty bites.

Although spraying neighborhoods has begun, it is really up to us, the
residents of Boynton Beach, to watch out for ourselves, too.

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July 3, 2009

Senate Bill 1840 - Protecting Florida's health Act

A bipartisan Senate Bill 1840 "Protecting Florida's Health Act," by State Senator Deutch (D) and Senator Altman (R), was passed by the Legislature. It imposes a $1.00
surcharge per pack of cigarettes and an increased surcharge on all tobacco
products.
The purposes of this Bill include:
1) generating funds for Medicaid reimbursement rates
2) preventing youth from starting to smoke
3) Florida would no longer have the lowest tobacco tax in the U.S.

More historic anti-smoking legislation hopes to save the lives of thousands of
smokers and hopes to prevent countless new young people from ever starting.
President Barack Obama admits to having a nicotine habit that he is trying to
end, with difficulty.

Finally the FDA will have authority to regulate the ingredients of tobacco
products, including the addition of warning labels to cover 50% of the front
and back of cigarette packs. In addition, this bill give the federal government the authority to regulate the sale and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The use of words, such as: "light," "low tar," and "mild," will be banned from
cigarette packs and cartons and advertising.

Philip Morris USA is the only cigarette manugacturing company, so far, that
has supported fair tobacco regulations.

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Boynton Beach has been Tina G. Korn's home for 14 years. She and husband, Abe, have been married 45 years and...

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