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Love and Truer Healing by Ronnie Figueroa

I believe we are born with an innate ability and desire to love and be loved. There has been much research, as well as personal accounts that have suggested this to be true. However, how do we determine if our love is genuine and balanced? It happens as we connect more genuinely to our truer selves and it manifests itself as caring, giving, forgiveness, true grief, maintaining presence and more.

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Finding Peace and Joy with Yoga by Paula Heitzner

Throughout time, life as we know it has continued to evolve as advances such as the wheel, the steam engine and air travel, came about. More recently, the internet and electronics are influencing our daily lives. These developments were intended to bring more ease and enjoyment to all lives and to expand the borders of all phases of meaningful living. However, in many ways they may have missed their mark and as a society we are busier than ever, enjoying ourselves less, assaulted by visual and audio stimulation and always running the race against time. These so-called advances are being rivaled by the influences of the ancient practice of yoga.

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Foodie Spotlight: AJ’s Catering and Take Out

AJ’s Catering and Take Out has carved a niche in the heart of Pearl River. Having opened the doors to his business over four years ago, Chef AJ Servidio has changed the way people look at take out and catering. His philosophy is culinary old school where meals start from scratch with fresh ingredients and local products.

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Orange County in Bloom Art Exhibit

This July, the Wallkill River School of Art will be partnering with volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program to host the Orange County in Bloom art exhibit. This group exhibit will feature artworks depicting Orange County’s bounty, and floral arrangements interpreting those paintings, through flowers grown and arranged by the volunteer gardeners. The exhibit will be on display throughout July with a reception held on July 8 from 5-7pm. Awards will be given in 2 categories: best painting, and best floral arrangement.

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Nutritional Therapy Practice Opens in Stony Point

Kim Jordan is excited to announce the establishment of her practice, Root and Branch Nutrition, in Stony Point. As the first Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in Rockland, she is trained in a foundational approach to nutrition and wellness.

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Nursery School of the Nyacks Now Enrolling for 2017- 2018 School Year

Nursery School of the Nyacks (NSN) is a cooperative nursery school rooted in the Bank Street College philosophy of childhood education. They offer morning preschool classes for children ages 2 – 4.

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Your Go-To Resource for Wine Making and Home Brewing

When Jerry Pantano’s family’s produce business was winding down, he continued to sell grapes every fall to locals interested in making their own wine. From there someone suggested that he also start offering ingredients and materials for home brewing. He drove up to Westport, Massachusetts where he spent the day observing a business doing just that and came back inspired to expand his business to beer making as well. Since 2009, Pantano’s Wine Grapes & Home Brew Shop has been serving the Hudson Valley and beyond, providing quality craft beverage-making ingredients and accessories as well as Jerry Pantano’s extensive knowledge and friendly customer service.

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Mastering Self-Defense: Staying Aware Avoids Problems by Aimee Hughes

“I began my personal training in the Non-Violent System (NVS) of selfdefense with Grandmaster Verkerke in 1996,” says Eddie Rose, senior instructor of NVS Peace in the Midst of Non-Violence at Shangri-La Springs, in Bonita Springs, Florida. This aspect of the martial art form seicho jutsu was created by Canadian Daniel Verkerke, Ph.D., as a simple self-defense system to teach and perpetuate nonviolence; he continues to share it with the public, law enforcement, corporations and private security firms in the U.S. and internationally.

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Hospice CEO Wins Coveted Leadership Award

Daniel M. Grady, president and CEO of Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. was recently awarded the Carol Selinske Founder’s Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State.

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Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain by Dr. Brendt Mendelblatt

Chronic pain can affect anybody, anywhere. It can strike the construction worker who puts in hours of overtime, the parent who is doing multiple things at once or the college student who is trying to cram for the next big exam. Chronic pain can creep its way into any joint, with signs and symptoms sometimes showing up without any rhyme or reason. If left untreated, chronic pain can have serious ramifications on a person’s quality of life, and affect even the most simplistic things that the individual enjoys doing.

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