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Admissions Abridged

As we trudge through submission season this year I’ve found some questions that have surprised me.  Those of us shepherding families through their college applications, myself included, can mistakenly start “talking shop” with the assumption that parents and students are following along.  Acronyms start flying around and we get into our groove, not realizing we’ve left the newbies in the dust. So for those of you on your second or third rodeo, this post might be a bit elementary, but to those of you just ...

Dear Susan

Salt therapy has become one of the most sought-after spa services in recent years. From reducing sinus symptoms to stress, the holistic, relaxing treatment provides a number of benefits for people from all walks of life. To learn more about the trendy treatment, here’s a convenient guide. FAQ About Salt Therapy What is salt therapy? This holistic, noninvasive treatment involves relaxing in a room that mimics the unique microclimate of a salt cave. The room’s walls contain layers upon layers of dry ...

Finance Decoded

One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your retirement is when and how to receive your Social Security benefits, but it’s crucial to understand potential tax implication prior to doing so. For many retirees that will have additional sources of income in retirement, Social Security benefits can push you into a higher tax bracket. However, with the proper proactive planning, you can create a strategy that will leave more money in your hands, and less in Uncle Sam’s. Having an idea of just how much your Social ...

Westfield Area YMCA

The Westfield Area YMCA offers basketball leagues for boys and girls in kindergarten through age 14.  Registration is open and will close when maximum capacity is reached for each league or on the dates below. PRE-SEASON CLINICS: Five-week pre-season clinics begin Oct. 21 to prepare young athletes for the Winter Basketball League season.  Participants will learn fundamental skills thru guided game-play situations. Clinic times and skill development vary by age group. Clinic participants will receive 10 percent off winter ...

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