Archives for Community

Competing against the odds: Special Olympics athlete with rare disorder succeeds on and off the track

(BPT) – At a recent Special Olympics Summer Games, one athlete took center stage to receive a gold medal – something that symbolized much more than winning a sporting event. For Ryan Groves, a 26-year-old from Michigan, the award meant he was confronting a lifelong challenge that started when he was diagnosed with a rare disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, right before his first birthday. Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder that can affect many areas of the body, including the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs and can manifest in drastically different ways from person
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Drones – coming to a neighborhood near you

(BPT) – Worried about the security of your home or business? Wondering how safe your neighborhood is? Curious about how well your crops or livestock are doing? The answer may be drone technology – the same technology that has been used in the fight against terrorism and to patrol our nation’s borders. As knowledge about drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, becomes more mainstream, public safety officials, companies and individuals are exploring how drones could perform a variety of jobs. Because of the potential and controversial uses of drone technology, which range from military-style Predator drones to camera-equipped flying
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You can donate your time as well as your money

(BPT) – Nonprofit organizations depend on monetary donations to keep their operations running and support the communities they serve. Many people, however, want to do more than write a check to local organizations they support, so they become volunteers. When people choose to donate their time, energy and skills to support a community organization, the impact can be immeasurable. Plus, volunteering allows people to be actively involved in their community without feeling the budget crunch at home. People don’t always realize what they gain personally when they volunteer, however. In addition to feeling a sense of community and accomplishment, people
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Take it to the park: Get active outdoors and help your favorite park win big

Think back to your favorite memory in the park. Do visions of playing soccer with your family, riding a bike or enjoying a game of Frisbee with friends come to mind? If so, recreating those memories in your favorite park this summer will be even more rewarding. So make this summer all about being active! It’s not only fun, but an important part of a healthy lifestyle. And your favorite national, state or local park is the perfect place to get your “fitness on.” This summer, you can turn fun outdoor activities into votes to help your favorite park win
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Ask the Pharmacist: Caregivers, take care

(BPT) – Approximately 42 million Americans provide unpaid care to an ill or disabled adult and new research shows the stress associated with this responsibility can have a negative effect on a person’s health. Express Scripts research paired an analysis of prescription claims with a telephone survey of more than 12,000 commercially-insured Americans ages 18 to 65, and discovered use of medications to treat stress-related conditions, including high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and ulcers, is higher among caregivers. In fact, the use of anti-anxiety medications is 29 percent greater with caregivers compared to non-caregivers. “As a member of the ‘sandwich
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – NETCONG DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH!

IMPORTANT NOTICE – NETCONG DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH! An advertisement in the August issue of the Musconetcong News incorrectly listed the date for Netcong Day as August 18th. The correct date for the event is Sunday, September 8, 2013. We apologize for any confusion. For more information about Netcong Day or to volunteer, contact the Netcong Community Partnership via email at ncp@netcong.org. To download a vendor application, visit www.netcong.org.
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Giving back to family caregivers: Tips to help those who sacrifice for others

(BPT) – No one knows exactly what life will bring, but we all know that there will be joys and there will be challenges. Sometimes, life gives you a combination – as millions of average Americans who are family caregivers can attest. Providing dedicated care to a loved one is a generous way to live one’s life, but it can also brings difficulties, stress and isolation. That’s why giving back to those unsung heroes – caregivers – who give so much can make a world of difference to them, and the people they help. It’s not unusual for non-professional caregivers to
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Cycling to help stop diabetes

(BPT) – The American Diabetes Association is challenging bicycle riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes(R) by participating in the annual Tour de Cure(R), a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. Tour de Cure is a fun way to get out with your family, friends or co-workers and has routes designed for all riders – from 5-mile family rides to 100-mile century rides. It is a ride, not a race, so participants are encouraged to go at their own pace. If you have diabetes, you can join the Red Riders. This special program recognizes
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The Blessed Mother Seton Council 5410, Knights of Columbus

The Blessed Mother Seton Council 5410, Knights of Columbus, based in Chester and Flanders, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, since being chartered in April 1963. Mass was held at St Lawrence the Martyr Church in Chester, on Sunday June 23rd, celebrated by Msgr Paul Knauer, Chaplain of Council 5410 and Pastor of St Lawrence. A lunch was then served at the council hall in Flanders. Guest Speaker was Fr Paul Manning, Paterson Diocesan Vicar for Evangelization and Director of St Paul Inside the Walls Center in Madison. Pictured are Dave Manning of Ironia and Dr Joseph Cillo of Chester, both were
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St. Jude, Budd Lake, Rosary Society new officers

Fr. Joseph Orlandi, pastor of St. Jude’s Church, Budd Lake, officially installs two new officers of the St. Jude Rosary Altar Society at its annual installation dinner on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Cinders Restaurant in Mine Hill. Taking the oath of office for vice president are Elaine Pender, left, and for secretary, Debbie Veith. Joining together for a moment after the installation of new officers of the St. Jude, Budd Lake, Rosary Altar Society are, from left, Jean Maggipinto, outgoing vice president, Marie Clark, outgoing secretary, Mel Kaufhold, president, Elaine Pender, incoming vice president, Fr. Joseph Orlandi, St. Jude’s
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