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Millie Gonzalez was born with Spina Bifida, a developmental disability affecting more than 166,000 people in the U.S. Judges crowned her Ms. Wheelchair NJ of 2019 after an afternoon of interviews and a platform speech on November 4th, 2018 at the Make a Wish Foundation, NJ. Ms. Wheelchair is a competition based on advocacy, achievement, com- munication and presentation. As the New Jersey State titleholder, Millie is working to educate, increase awareness, and advocate for the elimination of architectural and attitudinal barriers for the more than 54 million Amer- icans living with disabilities using her platform ‘Survival of the Fiercest: Taking Control of Your Life Through Self Care.’ As an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities, she will be using her platform to: • empower people with disabilities to practice self-care and do what brings us joy; • improve emergency preparedness, response and recovery for people with disabilities; • encourage people with disabilities to face our addictions and seek related services; and • amplify the voices of the disability community to increase positive disabil- ity awareness and understanding of disability culture and etiquette among the general public.
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Weekend Getaway Belmar NJ By Pam Teel
Belmar is a beautiful community blessed with small town charm, rural beauty, and a rich community life with an abundance of recreational activities enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. The Borough of Belmar’s beaches and boardwalk are open on a year-round ba- sis with a mile long boardwalk and a panoramic view of the ocean. During the summer there is plenty to do. You can swim, lay out in the sun, fish, surf, boogie board, and kayak on their clean, safe, sandy white beaches. The 7th avenue beach is ranked the highest in New Jersey in the “Testing the Waters” report. There are beach playgrounds for children located in all five beach areas. A surf camp at 3rd avenue Beach is available during the summer where children can learn to surf. Others who prefer dry land activities can enjoy volleyball games on the beach. The boardwalk has been completely redone with a composite material made of wood and plastic fibers and is a great place to walk, jog, or just sit and watch the ocean. Restrooms are also available on the boardwalk every few blocks. Mobi mats make the beach accessible to wheelchairs and baby strollers. You get the best of both worlds in Belmar; a downtown and a beachfront in one. Coming over the bridge into Belmar is breathtaking with boats going in and out of the marina and the smell of good food from local restaurants wafting through the air and don’t forget to stop in at Strollo’s just over the bridge. The best Italian ices around! Downtown Belmar offers numerous culinary options, including authentic Mex- ican, Cajun, Italian, old-fashioned American fare, and more. Many restaurants offer sidewalk tables for people watching. There is also a brewery in town. You’ll
find a relaxing atmosphere after a long day of sunbathing with some of the best pizza on the east coast, fresh catches of the day, and plenty of restaurants with cuisine from around the globe. Most of the restaurants are downtown on Main Street but there are some that overlook the beach on Ocean Drive. There are also many restaurants to choose from in neighboring boroughs, which include Asbury Park and Avon By the Sea. Shops on Belmar’s Ocean Avenue offer surfing gear, souvenirs, beach sundries, snacks and fine dining while Belmar’s Main Street features chic boutiques, art galleries, home decor specialists, coffee houses and diverse and delicious eateries. In the warm months there is always something going on downtown. Beautifully restored classic automobiles are abundant on Cruise Nights. Fresh New Jersey fruits and vegetables are available at the weekly Farmers Market. Pyano Plaza hosts live entertainment weekly and retail merchants offer a wide variety of products. There is a great Saint Patrick’s Day Parade every year, usually the week before St. Patrick’s Day, with thousands of people from all over Jersey coming to watch and join in. In October there is a kite Festival. The fourth of July kicks off with fireworks at the beach. The Italian feast of San Gennaro is celebrated downtown in July. The Sandcastle competition also takes place in the summer months. This year in May the town will be hosting the NJ seafood festival. Toy might want to check it out. Spaces for parking in Belmar are provided along the boardwalk on Ocean Avenue. In the summer months these spaces are metered and require that users pay 25 cents per every 15 minutes that the space is occupied. As an alternative to using quarters, Belmar also offers parking cards that work with the meters. The parking cards can be purchased for 20 dollars at any one of our 7 ticket booths dispersed along the boardwalk and will carry over from summer to summer. In addition to metered beach parking, spots can also be found along the residential streets of Belmar and in parking lots at the train station and marina. Visitors may also choose to travel to Belmar by boat. Belmar Marina is home to the largest number of transient dock spaces in Monmouth County with 70 boat slips, and docking for the day is free! There are fishing boats and tour boats waiting for you at the docks. Downtown Belmar is a “must visit” on your vacation itinerary. There’s so much to see and do in Belmar and its neighboring boroughs; music, arts, beach activities, fine dining, and more. One can easily spend a long weekend at the beach, dining, relaxing, and exploring the area. Make sure you book early, as this is a summer hot spot! Belmar has plenty of airbnb homes to choose from. You can also book at The Mayfair Hotel, The Belmar Motor Lodge, The Inn at the Shore B & B, The Tandem Bike Inn, The Saltwater Inn and more. For more information on events, places to stay, activities, best dining, etc., go to: http://www.visitbelmarnj.com/
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The Logic of Logos and Catchphrases By Pam Teel
This is a quiz for those who grew up in the 60’s. See if you can jog your memory. Some are trivia, some are catchphrases made famous by TV personalities. Don’t cheat. Go through the test first, then see how well you did with the answers below. OK Seniors- see how many you can get right!!!!! 1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, “Who was that masked man?” Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________. 2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show. 3. Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.' 4. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _____ _ _____. 5. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____ ____ ____ ____.' 6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____.' 7. Nestlé's makes the very best.... _________. 8. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ______ ___________. 9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______. 10.Red Skeleton's hobo character was named ______ ___ ________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________ ________ . ' 11. Some Americans who protested the VietnamWar did so by burning their ______ _______. 12.The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____ & _______. 13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to _______ ____________. 14.We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called __________. 15.One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ______ _____ . 16.Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____? 17.Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____! 18.Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The _____ Knows! 19.There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash". Its name was the ______ ______! 20.Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative What was the boy's name? ________________
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A Young Child’s Commitment to Sports By Pam Teel
Many children today are introduced to a variety of sports before they learn to read. "Loving a sport will teach children vital life skills -- discipline, motivation, commitment, and cooperation," says Laurie Zelinger, Ph.D., a clinical child psychologist in Cedarhurst, New York. However there are some potential rough patches to work through -- from choosing the right sport, to finding a nurturing team and supportive coach, to learning to watch from the sidelines without making your kid anxious. Below are a few strategies to help kids get in the game and thrive -- win, lose, or draw. Help them Master the Basics- Most preschoolers aren’t ready for organized team sports. They’re still learning fundamental motor skills and getting those motions down is critical for excelling at sports later. If your child focuses on specific skills like batting and kicking before he/she can skip and jump, they might struggle with running and balancing efficiently. This can make it harder for them to advance in the sport and possibly lead to injury. Getting your child outside for at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day will give them time to master the basics. Some activities can be adult-led, but unstructured play, where your child calls the shots, is best. They’ll get a good workout just running around a playground and climbing on equipment. Keep your child excited about exercise by changing activities and thinking outside the box. Swimming and tumbling are good, age-appropriate options, and dance lessons, riding bikes, and hiking as a family as well.
Don’t overdue it - Sports are such a big deal that sometimes parents can go too far. Some encourage an in- tense focus on a single sport at an early age, while others enroll their child in four activities at once. However, both approaches can backfire. "Too much monotony -- one sport several times a week plus weekend matches -- can make it feel more like a job than a fun activity, but too much variety can leave them too busy to learn to love any one of them." Give them a say - "Parents often put their child in the same sports program that their friends are in, but that's not always the best approach. If your son hates soccer, for instance, or isn't good at it, he could feel like a failure, and may resist trying other sports. Explain the real commitment- Before sign-up day, make it clear to your child that they must participate for the whole season and that if they don’t t enjoy it, they can try something else next time. It's reasonable to expect a 7-year-old to see a season through from start to finish; this is the age when kids are learning responsibility in school too. Some kids may want to quit after two practices if they're struggling or it's harder than they expected, but if they stick with it for a while, their skills will improve and they might like it enough to play another season. Antonio Santangelo
Find the right league- If your 3- or 4-year-old has his heart set on a team sport, first do your homework, scope out several leagues if you can, and watch a few sessions to get a feel for it. Preschool sports should be more like play than a lesson or drill. A T-ball league might focus on running or skipping while incorporating a ball. Coaches should emphasize fun, so- cialization, and key motor skills. Four-year-old Antonio Santangelo is in love with the sport of hockey. He became interested in it when he was just a one year old after going to a NJ Devils hockey game with his family. After that, he always wanted to watch it on TV. His grandfather coached high school hockey, so he was always playing with him in the house. Antonio began skating at age 3. His parents bought him child roller skates and let him skate all around the house by himself. He loved skating. He even had the NJ Devils mascot ‘NJ’ at his 3rd Birthday Party. Antonio attended private lessons one day a week for a few months and then attended a Learn to Skate Program for a few weeks. After that he went into the Learn to Play Hockey Program at Ocean Ice Palace in Brick, NJ. It was his choice to want to go and learn how to play well and every time he went, he learned more and more skills. He’s able to skate with full control, stop, shoot the pucks into the nets, and skate over and slide under sticks. This coming summer, Antonio is looking forward to attending a hockey summer camp. He still watches the games on TV and knows all the NHL teams and many players. He just recent- ly started to play soccer but hasn’t joined a team just yet. Antonio is playing hockey because he wants to play and he wants to learn necessary skills essential to the game. It’s his choice. In the process, he is learning discipline, how to follow rules, how to play well with others, that it’s not always about the winning, and most importantly, further developing his motor skills. There’s nothing wrong with that! In the end, you are the one who knows your child best and can make a decision one way or the other that is in their best interest.
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Synthetic cannabinoids: What are they? What are their effects? By Cassandra Mayall
Synthetic cannabinoids (“synthetic marijuana,” “Spice,” “K2”) are various manmade chemicals that some people may use as an alternative to marijuana. These seemingly innocent little packages of “fake weed” can cause serious side effects that are very different from those of marijuana. Synthetic cannabinoid products can be toxic. As a result, people who smoke these products can react with rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations. Some have to get help from emergency medical services or in hospital emergency departments or intensive care units. Synthetic cannabinoids are not one drug. Hundreds of different synthetic cannabinoid chemicals are manufactured and sold. New ones with unknown health risks become available each year. Synthetic cannabinoids are popular because users often believe they are legal and relatively safe.
These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they act on the same brain cell receptors as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana. However, the hundreds of known synthetic cannabinoid chemicals and THC are different chemicals. In fact, synthetic cannabinoids may affect the brain in different and unpredictable ways compared to marijuana. Synthetic cannabinoids are used in a variety of ways: • Sprayed onto plant material and smoked • Mixed into a liquid and vaped in electronic nicotine delivery devices (such as e-cigarettes) • Added to herbal tea or to food and swallowed Consumers can buy synthetic cannabinoids in convenience stores, from individual drug dealers, or online as incense or natural herbal products. They are sold under a number of brand names, including • K2 • Spice • AK-47 • Mr. Happy There are no standards for making, packaging, or selling synthetic cannabinoid chemicals. That means that two packets of a brand-named product may have completely different chemicals. Synthetic cannabinoids can affect brain function. Signs and symptoms and health problems include: • Agitation and irritability • Confusion and concentration problems • Hallucinations, delusions, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, and violent behavior • Seizures • Sleepiness and dizziness • Breathing problems • Gastrointestinal problems • Heart attack, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, and stroke • Kidney failure • Muscle damage These health problems depend on many factors, including the specific synthetic cannabinoid, the dose (how much), and the duration of use (for how long). The long-term effects of long-term synthetic cannabinoid use are unknown. Synthetic cannabinoids may be addictive, since some people have reported withdrawal symptoms after heavy use over a long time. Experts think that the severity of these symptoms is related to how much synthetic cannabinoid is used and for how long. If you or anyone you know becomes sick after using synthetic cannabinoids, seek immediate medical attention. Call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. If you have questions about synthetic cannabinoids, including whether or not to go to the emergency room, please call your healthcare professional or contact your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222. • Scooby Snax • Kush • Kronic
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NOW OPEN! GREENHOUSE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm • Sun. 9am-3pm Home Grown MIX-N-MATCH Shrubs 3 FOR $ 30 LARGE 3 GALLON POTS $ 10 99 NOBODY Comes Close to Gasko’s Quality, Selection or Price! 5 FOR $ 100 Fresh Dug from our Farms 5’ 6’ EMERALD GREEN ARBS Each $ 24 99 Each Alberta Spruce ❘ Boxwoods Assorted Holly Gold read Cypress Azaleas ❘ Rhodis ❘ Barberrys Junipers ❘ MANY, MANY, MORE Great For ALL Your Gardening Needs!
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Maintaining a Healthy Roof By Lauren Kolacki Every year when winter arrives, we hope we can make it through the season nice and smoothly. We try to fix any cracks in the baseboards so no cold drafts creep in and we just have to have faith that the heat will work the entire winter. The last thing anyone would want is an unexpected roof problem to occur in the middle of a snow storm, leaving you high and dry. Our roofs withstand a lot of circumstances, it beats back the heat and prevents hail, snow and rain from leaking into your home. In order to prevent any mishaps, we have constructed a maintenance to do list so when winter comes your roof is in the best shape it could be. 1. Complete a total evaluation of your roof biannually, preferably around season changes. By doing so, you can detect any problems early on and have them fixed instead of experiencing a crisis. 2. Keep your shingles clean and free of dirt. This reduces the risk of algae or moss which can ultimately weaken the stability of the roof. If you notice that shingles are worn or damaged be sure to contact a contractor as soon as possible. 3. Consistently clear away debris off your roof and from the gutter. Gutters that clog up aren't serving their purpose, allowing for water to accumulate underneath the roofing structure. 4. Consistently inspect sealant to analyze if there are any signs of worn or cracking. If there is, be sure to remove it and apply new sealant to the area. 5. While you evaluate the roof, check any metal parts for corrosion or rust. If you notice the development of either of these things, wire-brush to remove. Follow that with priming and painting the areas to keep them healthy for as long as possible. 6. Always be cautious of trees growing around your home. If any could possibly fall, be sure to take care of that. In addition, trim overhanging branches. This could lead to a buildup of leaves on the roof that begin to rot tiles. The buildup of ice dams can cause serious roof damage if not taken care of. Be sure your home and roof are insulated to keep the roof the same temperature as the external environment. This will prevent snow from melting and freezing.
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