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Non-Biological Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s

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Non-Biological Risk Factors For Alzheimer’s

FOOTLOOSE AND... While there are many risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, recent studies have shown that there are a number of non-biological risk factors. The more research conducted, the more risk factors like too much television watching, poor school grades and adult loneliness indicate that these risk factors are probable contributors to more...

Jules Rabin

Get Help From The Horse Emergency Network

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Get Help From The Horse Emergency Network

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Owning horses is a joy, but when disaster strikes, caring for them can quickly become a complex problem. A few years back, parts of Palm Beach County were devastated by Tropical Storm Isaac. Some western areas, especially parts of Wellington, Deer Run, White Fences, Caloosa and the Acreage/Loxahatchee area, received days of pounding rain — more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

The Party Was Healthy & Safe, Until I Got There

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The Party Was Healthy & Safe, Until I Got There

THE SONIC BOOMER Little Skippy’s birthday party took place last Saturday, giving him the false impression that he is now 3 years old. In actuality, he will not be 3 until next Tuesday, but Tuesday is such a non-day that they have given it over to those seeking public office. (“Is there a day when so little is happening that people might actually go to the polls?” more...

Deborah Welky

I Often Long For The Simple Life Of Long Ago

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I Often Long For The Simple Life Of Long Ago

'I' ON CULTURE The world has gotten so complex that almost nothing is simple. I now have four remote controls for the big television in my living room: one for the television itself, one for the cable box, one for the sound system, and one, now seldom used, that can play DVDs. When I was a kid, I walked to the TV, turned it on and changed channels by dial because more...

Leonard Wechsler

Three Cheers For Crockett, My Daughter’s Pup

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Three Cheers For Crockett, My Daughter’s Pup

THE SONIC BOOMER I have never owned a dog, not even as a child. I know, I know. In America, everyone has to have one. Otherwise, why get up in the morning? Certainly not to walk oneself. And yes, I’ve heard of cat people, but I’m not one of those either. As a result, there are no furballs in the corners of my home, no dishes of food on the floor to attract more...

Deborah Welky

‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ An Amusing Summer Flick

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‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ An Amusing Summer Flick

'I' ON CULTURE In a world where Hollywood has pretty much given up on true creativity, it falls back on old reliables: shows and movies that have come before. Guy Ritchie does that with his remake of the old TV series Man From U.N.C.L.E. Nevertheless, it turns out that he has created a pretty good film with plenty of action and even a bit of fun. The old series, more...

Leonard Wechsler

Hannah, Shira And A Horse Named Rosie

By at August 21, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Hannah, Shira And A Horse Named Rosie

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The spring of 2015 was an exciting time in young Hannah Bentz’s life; a time of endings and beginnings. On May 19, she graduated from Spanish River High School. That weekend, she was at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, where she had planned to enter her horse, Rosie, in the Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association show. But more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Amazing Equine Creations At Floral Acres

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Amazing Equine Creations At Floral Acres

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Located at 12440 State Road 7 in suburban Boynton Beach, Floral Acres sprawls like a lovely, beckoning spot. As soon as you pull in and park, you’re all but compelled to get out and start walking around. They have tons of flowering and leafy green plants, but that’s not why I was there. You know those people with green thumbs? I have brown more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

My Little Skippy Is About To Start Preschool

By at August 14, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My Little Skippy Is About To Start Preschool

THE SONIC BOOMER My grandson Skippy, whom I have been helicopter-nannying ever since he was three months old, is three years old this month, and that means preschool. Or pre-preschool. Or pre-pre-preschool. I’m not sure. Whatever it is, he’s ready. For the last six months, any stranger who has walked through the front door has instantly been deemed, “My more...

Deborah Welky

‘The Gift’ Is A Fascinating Character Study

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‘The Gift’ Is A Fascinating Character Study

'I' ON CULTURE In the desert of generally weak movies of August, it is a happy surprise to find a small-scale gem like Joel Edgerton’s The Gift. It falls into the class of horror film where there are no monsters, at least no inhuman ones. When someone (or thing) in a ski mask with knife-like fingers chases the main characters, you know who to root for. When the bad more...

Leonard Wechsler