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  • Healthy Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity

    Healthy Tips to Combat Childhood Obesity
    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Here are some tips to help families adopt healthy habits, provided by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA:       *Play Every Day/Go Outside: Kids should have at least an hour a day of...
  • Thousands missing out on free summer meal program

    More than 40,000 children across the Lehigh Valley are eligible for free lunches over the summer as part of a federal program designed to combat hunger. Less than 10 percent of those children are taking advantage of it. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey visited the...
  • Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike

    Verdon Gorge offers a spectacular French hike
    We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence. In dire terms, the sign warned of...
  • 818 Roundup: Former YMCA chair Bob Driffill dies; Women on the Glendale City Council

    818 Roundup: Former YMCA chair Bob Driffill dies; Women on the Glendale City Council
    Greetings, locals! Today is Monday, July 21. Weather for today is forecasted to reach a high of 80 degrees and a low of 65 degrees. Your top regional news: - Robert "Bob" Charles Driffill, a Burbank resident and former chairman of the Glendale YMCA,...
  • Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT

    Orange charter schools both struggle, excel on FCAT
    The release of Florida school grades earlier this month was cause for celebration by some charter schools, including several under management by Charter Schools USA. But the grades were a cause for shock, tears and reflection for a number of other local...
  • Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships

    Italian Catholic Federation awards two college scholarships
    Two local high school graduates were awarded $400 college scholarships this year by the Italian Catholic Federation branch 374 at St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church. Dante Orlandini, a graduate of St. Francis High School, and Katherine Altmayer of...
  • La Grange Park District hires help to sell land

    La Grange Park District hires help to sell land
    The Park District of La Grange has hired a real estate consultant — a former park district board member — to help navigate the potential sale of a nearly three-acre piece of Gordon Park. Bradley Belcaster was hired to help with...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer teaches ill boy to keep the beat

     
    When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him say a drum set. He had never been musical or particularly liked music, Newhard says. Rock and Roll......
  • Giants expect RB Wilson to be cleared for camp

    The Sports Xchange Giants expect RB Wilson to be cleared for camp New York Giants running back David Wilson should be cleared at a July 21 exam of his surgically repaired neck. Giants owner John Mara said Wilson should be "ready to go" for training...
  • Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies

    Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies
    Robert "Bob" Charles Driffill, a Burbank resident and former chairman of the Glendale YMCA, passed away on July 14. He was 66. He was born on Oct. 4, 1947, and grew up in Sacramento, graduating from Mira Loma High School. Upon graduation, he attended...
  • Hollywood Y offering large variety of summer camps

    Youngsters are enjoying a variety of fun activities as part of the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center's Take on Summer camps. "The whole idea in all our camps is we want the kids to learn new skills and be physically active," said Rhonda Ludwig,...