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This Months Feature Story

Early-elementary teachers use books, tablets, tests and more

By Tammy DiDomenico

When Christina Amodie begins teaching this fall, she will be spending an even larger chunk of the school day helping her students become better readers.


The National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk

The National Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk takes place this year on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, in Liverpool. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk begins at 10:30. The walk is a chance to promote acceptance and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome; a picnic lunch and festivities follow, with music by Skip Clark Entertainment. T-shirts will be available for sale. Early preregistration is recommended; call (315) 682-4289 or visit

For more events in August, take a look at the calendar.


Fit After Baby


Five trends to shape your success

By Lisa Barnes Dolbear

Motherhood is a blissful time of getting to know your new baby, and a not-so-blissful time of coming to terms with your new body. Fortunately, in recent years it’s grown easier for women to find support for feeling good about their bodies in the moment, instead of at some distant point in the future. Here are five trends you can start leveraging today on your path to postpartum fitness.  Read more....






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