Temple Israel Gala Weekend Tribute to Rabbi Waxman
A series of events are being planned during the weekend of May 17-19 to pay tribute to Temple Israel Rabbi Mordecai Waxman, who announced plans to retire as the congregation's spiritual leader after 55 years.
Protecting Public Health by Learning to Love Dandelions
There is an advertisement currently being shown on television in which a woman stands in front of a lush, green lawn with young children scampering in the background declaring her personal hatred of dandelions. She is championing the use of a popular one-step product which contains grass seeds and a herbicide that kills weeds with one easy application. But if Assemblyman Thomas DiNapoli's proposed legislation, Aesthetic Pesticide Ban, (Assembly bill A. 5565 and Senate bill S. 6561) wins the approval of both houses, the lady in the ad may be ridding herself of the reviled dandelions the old-fashioned way, by digging the pesky scoundrels up, by using an organic alternative or by accepting imperfection in her lawn.
Tour de Cure Diabetes Fundraiser
The battle against diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death by disease. Last year diabetes was responsible for 187,000 deaths. But the real tragedy is that because it is a silent killer, approximately one-third of people with diabetes don't' even know that they have the disease.
North Middle Hosts Walk-A-Thon-May 19
North Middle School's Health Awareness Club and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) will host the Miles for Melanoma Walk-A-Thon on Sun, May 19, at the Middle School track, 77 Polo Road from 9 to 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Bring a hat and sunglasses and wear your favorite sunscreen while enjoying a stroll around the track, at your own pace, meeting old friends and making new ones. You will even receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.
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