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July 26, 2017

Author: NATE DAVIS

A well-cared for lawn makes for a healthy lake

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Being in Sheboygan County lends us the great gift of having a national treasure almost on our doorstep: Lake Michigan. So often taken for granted, the secondlargest Great Lake and its surrounding rivers provide some of the most treasured summer fun.

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July 19, 2017

Author: HEATHER CLEVELAND

Healthy diet can be first step to building resiliency in life

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Resilience.

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July 12, 2017

Author: Lauren Smith

Host a healthy summer food drive

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In the summer months, the top things on many Sheboyganites’ minds are following the scent trail to the nearest brat fry, planning a day on North Beach and spending nights beside a bonfire pit. Far from many people’s thoughts are spending hours in the kitchen baking grandma’s recipe of her famous sugar cookies to warm the hearts of loved ones. Even joining the crowds at Deer Trace on Nov. 26 to stock up on Christmas gifts seems like light years away.

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July 5, 2017

Author: ELIZABETH ABLER

Ordinance moving tenants toward smoke-free living

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As we start a favorite month in Wisconsin, we are reminded that this is the seventh year our state celebrates the Smoke Free Air Bill passage of July 5, 2010. In June we celebrated Healthy Homes Month, which is sponsored by U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD). The observance focuses on raising awareness of housing’s impact on health and providing ways for families to protect themselves from hazards in the home.

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June 28, 2017

Author: ERICA GOLLHARDT

How seniors can keep active while staying safe this summer

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As we continue through the warm summer months, we look for outdoor and indoor activities to keep busy. For seniors who reside in long-term care facilities, getting the chance to go outside during the warm weather days can be difficult. Local assisted living facilities and nursing homes have activities and programs enabling seniors to stay active without breaking a sweat. Some examples include balloon tennis, bean bag toss, ring toss, gardening, cooking, or seated chair exercises. Facilities benefiting from having onsite therapy services invite residents to utilize their equipment for quick exercises; some examples include an arm pedal exerciser or a simple exercise bike.

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June 21, 2017

Author: Chia Lee

Never too late to quit or too early to inform about tobacco

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My name is Chia Lee. I am a recent graduate of Lakeshore Technical College. Earlier this year, I accepted a spring internship with re:TH!NK, the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention network, a partner of Healthiest Manitowoc County.

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June 14, 2017

Author: LIBBY HOLTE

Practice beach safety this summer in Sheboygan

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The gorgeous Sheboygan summer days are finally here! Now is the time to take advantage of the weather and be active with your family on the beautiful beaches of Sheboygan County. Before you throw on those flip flops and run to the beach, remember that safety is priority No.1.

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June 7, 2017

Author: BETH TEUNISSEN

6 reasons to shop at your local Farmer’s Markets

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Farmer’s markets have fresh, local fruits and veggies that come straight from farms to your plate. Haven’t been to the farmer’s market before? Well, the benefits to stopping at your local farmer’s market are endless!

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May 31, 2017

Author: AMY GIFFIN

Sheboygan Area School District offers free summer meals

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Learning does not end when school lets out.

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May 24, 2017

Author: JONATHAN RIBICH

Tips for keeping lawns healthy for everyone

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Land access is important for good health and in the United States, it can be easy to take for granted.

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