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Kibbles ‘n Tidbits

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How to properly store pet food By BARBARA JARVIE CASTIGLIA With Americans spending some $31 billion on pet food sales in 2020, according to Packaged Facts, protecting those savory morsels of nutrition is essential. Here are some tips on how to properly store your pet’s food. • Proper pet food storage begins at the point […]

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School is Open. Organize Carefully

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By CAROLINE SCHAFER Navy spouse and mom of four Amie Glazier talks back-to-school coordination Back to school time is upon us! Of course, there are many things to do, such as purchasing school supplies, meeting teachers, and attending open houses. However, getting ready for the new school year can be daunting. Family reached out to […]

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On the Fast Track

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Track and field star and Coca-Cola athlete Roderick Townsend has been winning medals and setting records for more than six years. Roderick, 29, who has impaired muscle power, was introduced to Para athletics by 2008 U.S. Paralympic high jump champion Jeff Skiba and made his international debut at the Arizona Grand Prix in 2015. Four […]

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5 Ways to Modernize Your Back-to-School Routine

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Make the kids’ schooldays transition smoother with these tips After a relaxing, less-structured summer, getting everyone out the door on time for school can feel overwhelming. Here are five simple tips you can use to streamline your family’s back-to-school morning routine! Allow TimeAdjust the kids’ schedules at least two weeks before school begins and wake […]

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‘WE STICK TOGETHER’

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The campaign to save the USS The Sullivans. From his grandmother’s house, four-year-old Arrow Swartwout can see the decommissioned naval vessels docked at the Buffalo and Erie Coun-ty Naval and Military Park in western New York. When Arrow heard that they were in danger of sinking, he had to act. After gathering up spare change, […]

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Far from Home

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Why interior design guru Wanda N. Colon spent the summer touring some of the most remote military bases in the world – and why she wants to do it again By Chris Gigley Standing on the blinding white sands of the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA), home of the Reagan Test Site and 2,100 nautical […]

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In Case of Emergency

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Some tips on what to do – and what to have – if your pet suddenly becomes sick or is injured By Barbara Jarvie Castiglia Accidents happen. Emergencies occur. Life is filled with them and, unfortunately, they sometimes affect our pets. Your beloved companions can take nasty tumbles or choke on household items. In some […]

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Happy child with good dental care.

National Children’s Dental Health Month

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How Much Should the Tooth Fairy Bring? By Caroline Schafer A visit from the Tooth Fairy is an exciting moment in a child’s life and creates cherished memories for parents, but how much, exactly, should the tooth fairy bring nowadays? MouthHealthy (mouthhealthy.org), part of the American Dental Association and a patient’s guide to dental health, […]

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