MS. SIMPLICITY Fill Yourself Up With Good News
As we end the year what happy memories do you remember from the last 365 days? Chances are not many. We can try to remember but without writing them down it is really hard to remember. But if you ar... Posted on 12/27/12 at 1:33 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY We want your Christmas memories and traditions!
What I love about the Areavoices Community is the opportunity it gives for everyone to weigh in.
That's what I like most about one of our newest blogs, "Traditions of the Season"
We're asking everyo... Posted on 12/5/12 at 5:06 PM
CHICZ MAGAZINE Happy Holidays!
Thanks for all the wonderful feedback you sent us after our first issue of Chicz hit the stands in October! We knew we loved the magazine, but we were thrilled to learn that you loved it too! Not on... Posted on 11/21/12 at 11:25 AM
HEALTHBEAT Health-ready for the holidays
Tinsel? Check. Cookies? Check. Prescription medication refills... um... check?
Like a lot of other people, I tend to get so fixated on the shopping, the baking and the Christmas cards that I don't gi... Posted on 12/22/11 at 11:37 AM
THE NUTRITION FORUM Healthier Holiday Eating
The season of joy, giving, sharing and delectable food traditions is among us! For many, food is deeply intertwined in our gatherings and celebrations with family, friends and neighbors. It always see... Posted on 12/19/11 at 4:53 PM
St. Cloud VA health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo and Alexandria, will be closed on Monday, January 21.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The winter holidays contain different meanings for different folks. However, the holidays are much about spending time with family.
Hopefully you will be able to see your aging parents sometime over the holiday season.
Mary Krueger, Douglas County Senior Coordinator
, December 28, 2012
Shopping, decorating, baking and holiday entertaining are all part of what makes the holiday season a cherished time for family and friends.
Although this may be the most wonderful time of the year, you may not realize it can also be the most hazardous; worse than any lump of coal.
Crystal Hoepner, Public Health Educator
, December 19, 2012
Holiday decorations are meant for temporary use. Keeping them up for several months leaves electrical components unnecessarily exposed to the elements, shortens the product’s life, and could cause electrical shock and fire hazards.
St. Cloud VA Health Care System outpatient clinics and administrative offices, including community-based outpatient clinics in Brainerd, Montevideo and Alexandria, will be closed on Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, a federal holiday
The Christmas season officially kicks off in Alexandria this Friday with the “Christmas in the Fort” event.
That’s when Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Runestone Museum and flip the switch to turn on the Christmas lights on Broadway.
The gates for the free event will open at 3 p.m.
Holidays can be filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories.
For caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the holiday season can also pose unique challenges and stresses.
Some of the best times during the holiday season come when friends gather together to share food, play games, sing carols, nibble sweet Christmas treats and sip on special beverages concocted especially for the occasion.
Looking for a special holiday gift for someone who enjoys the outdoors? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online gift shop at www.mndnr.gov can help.
The site offers a variety of gift ideas including a magazine, books, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, and state park gift cards and permits.
For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasize their sense of loss.
The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special -- may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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