December 22nd, 2014

Southern People

Getting youngsters ready for kindergarten

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Schools across the country are getting ready to once again open their doors and welcome new and returning students. The newest crop of kindergarteners will be among the fresh faces roaming the hallways and classrooms, and parents can take steps to make this transition go... Read More »

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Organized locker, organized student

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Students learn many important lessons while in middle school and high school. Assignments get progressively more difficult, and students grow accustomed to being independent thinkers and largely responsible for their educational accomplishments. In addition, students may learn other lessons, such as how organization can play... Read More »

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Helping kids make the transition from summer vacation to school

By Submitted Article on August 15th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE The dawn of a new school year is an exciting time. Kids may not want to say goodbye to days spent lounging by the pool, but such disappointment is often tempered by the prospect of returning to school with friends. For parents, getting kids ready... Read More »

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Youth benefit from volunteering

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 64.5 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2011 and September 2012. While those statistics do not include children under the age of 16, that does not mean youngsters... Read More »

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Talents waiting to be discovered

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX You’re never too old to learn new tricks. Taking a night class or a series of lessons might start out as just a pleasant way to pass time, but be prepared to discover a new passion that will contribute to your personal fulfillment. Guitar, stained... Read More »

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Organizations enhance campus life

By Sulz, Dave on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE The first week of life on a college campus can be somewhat overwhelming for first-year college students. For many students, college is their first taste of independence. Some embrace that newfound freedom, while others grow homesick and long for the company of their immediate family... Read More »

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Yoga can offer many benefits

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE In its 2012 “Yoga in America” study, Yoga Journal found that more than 20 million Americans practiced yoga, a nearly 30 per cent increase from 2008, when the magazine conducted its previous study. Among the millions of yoga practitioners surveyed, roughly 82 per cent were... Read More »

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Community groups help newcomers adjust

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Moving is seldom easy. But even after all of the boxes have been unpacked and the furniture moved in, some of the difficulty of moving remains. Much of that remaining struggle can be traced to adjusting to your new environment. Though many people settle into... Read More »

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Helping out keeps retirees active

By Submitted Article on August 12th, 2014

METRO NEWS SERVICE Today’s retirees recognize that an active retirement tends to be more rewarding than simply sitting around the house, and that attitude is reflected in the vast number of retirees who volunteer with various nonprofit organizations and other programs across the globe. The following are a... Read More »

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The arts are just a class away

By Sulz, Dave on August 12th, 2014

NEWSPAPER TOOLBOX Have you always dreamed of playing the piano or guitar, painting or making pottery? Well, stop hesitating! You could make your dreams come true as soon as this fall. Artistic training to suit all tastes can be found in towns across Canada. Learning to play a... Read More »

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