Artist of the Month: Biography of Barbara Johnson-Rossi

Barbara Johnson-Rossi

Emily Grotta The Art Club is delighted to award Artist of the Month for April to Barbara Johnson-Rossi. Barbara was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. to a family that loved animals. When she was seven, they moved into the country and bought horses, which started a 30-year stretch of loving, owning, raising, and showing Appaloosa…

Making Over Your Mood With Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Maintaining a positive mood and attitude can be very challenging at times. Many of us have been struggling with that, particularly over the past year. Just as being in a good mood gives you a sense of happiness and well-being, bad moods can lead to negative feelings over time. When it comes to…

Tennis History, Facts, and Trivia

Susan Hunt Experienced tennis players may know many historical facts about this wonderful game, but for many who have not played that long, I found some of these facts interesting, and I hope others do as well. • It is believed tennis originated in France in the 12th century. The ball was struck with the…

Engaging and Enriching Virtual Programs for Older Adults

Jennifer Brauner The Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE), under the auspices of Jewish Family and Children’s Service, provides daily Zoom programming for all older adults throughout the Valley, exploring music, movement, history, art, and more, during the month of February. New this month is a Latin Fusion dance class on Monday, Feb. 1 and 8…

Why Join a Support Group

Teri Sellers The PebbleCreek Alzheimer’s Support Group is available to all residents who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or any related dementia. I have been writing this article for years assuming that everyone who reads it understands what a support group is and why it is important to connect to a support group. I…

Pet of the Month: Lacey Mae

Jim Ellison, President of Pet Companions Club It was Gotcha Day, the anniversary date of when my mom, Candy Lawson, got me. This picture popped up on her computer. It was a picture of when I was a tiny puppy. I have a little bed that sits next to my mom’s computer on her desk. I like…