Health & Wellness

August 23, 2018

A Starbucks barista with a dream of having her own organic farm has found a home on Dick Button’s North Salem oasis. Allison Turcan is about as loyal as it gets when it comes to Starbucks. She had worked her way up to store manager of the chain coffee shop in Mamaroneck, when she decided to take ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - Donna Weinberger founded Inspired Recovery in West Palm Beach, Fla. in 2015, when she discovered there were few, if any, rehabilitation facilities that specifically served and provided a safe space for transgender folks and other people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

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CROTON ON HUDSON, N.Y. - The story of Bethel Homes and Services is more than a century old, but the programs and amenities it provides are strictly 21st century. Founded in 1911, Bethel was named after a floating chapel, the Bethel Ship John Wesley, which had docked in New York Harbor in 1845 to ...

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PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - The Putnam County Department of Health has confirmed three positive cases of measles. Two are Putnam residents and the third lives in Connecticut. All have been isolated to avoid spreading the disease further. Measles is a serious, highly contagious disease that can be spread ...

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RIDGEFIELD, CT.-Ridgefield-based Looking Glass Animal Rescue set its first Penny Social and Brunch in Somers to raise money for sick and abandoned animals in need of homes. Jody Harris-Stern founded the rescue out of her Ridgefield home in December 2015 and calls it a “virtual rescue” as it has ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-CoveCare Center invites the community, including local businesses, organizations, and residents, to its ninth annual Spelling Bee. Long known as a night of exciting competition and laughter, the Bee is open to teams of up to 10 spellers who take on increasingly challenging ...

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The challenges created by the recent nor’easters triggered unhealthy food cravings. The lack of power, light, heat, running water and other basic necessities caused anxiety, irritability, restlessness and sometimes depression. This worsened as the blackout stretched from a couple of days to six or ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-In its 12th year, Art Against Abuse still delivers a powerful message about dating abuse among young people. The annual event is held in memory of Elizabeth Butler, the 17-year-old North Salem High School senior brutally raped and murdered in 2005 near the Croton Falls Train ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-The harmful effects of cold weather can be fast. Frostbite for instance, is especially dangerous because it often happens with little warning, according to the Westchester County Department of Health.   Keep reading for tips to stay safe and warm as temperatures ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.- Residents who gathered in the auditorium of the North Salem Middle/High School to listen to speakers from the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) wanted to know one thing: Is the new compressor station in Southeast, located in the village of Brewster on ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-When the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps called, the Town Board responded. Last week, the board approved a municipal spending plan of $9.4 million that included $21,500 more than planned for the group, whose members had pressed for the financial boost at meetings with the ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!” A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis. To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-When 16-year-old Sophia Valle couldn’t afford to board or own a horse, she turned to Our Farm, an equine rescue in North Salem. “When my parents told me I couldn’t ride anymore, it hurt,” she said. Sophia had been riding since the age of 10. When the lease where she boarded ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--Town officials recently celebrated the news of a boost in funding to install a uranium filtration system in the Sunset Ridge Water District, as well as repair its aging water tanks. The Westchester County Department of Health determined last year that the district’s 2015 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--What had been a fun romp in the yard took a quick 180 on Saturday, Sept. 16, when Sharon Alberti Ballard’s dogs were suddenly attacked by a rabid fox. Ballard’s two German shorthair pointers, Maggie Mae, 8, and Penny Lane, 1, were (ironically, as Ballard would later point out) ...

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