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SPCA Pet Therapy

SPCA Pet Therapy Interview with Kelly Palm, DVM Using excerpts from Derek Palm’s project report Three years ago, this was a service project started by a teen-ager. Today, this is a program which gives seniors in assisted living facilities something to look forward to. Not just the

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The Being Mortal Project

The Being Mortal Project By Louise Joyce (This is the first in a three-part series.) It began with a book. A brilliant book. Written by a physician with the heart of a writer, and in a language that we could all understand. Being Mortal: Medicine and What

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What Should I Buy… Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava?

With the holiday season fast approaching, you want to pick up some sparkling wine to have on hand or to give as gifts. What do you buy? For that matter, what’s the difference in any of the sparkling wines? Champagne: People often call any sparkling wine Champagne,

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Have a wonderful Holiday Season…Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays.  

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Wasismaybe.!?

Wasismaybe.!? December. Oh the holiday spirit, cooler weather, fire in the fireplace, children’s faces aglow in anticipation. It can be a very joyous time of the year if you’re in the right place at the right time in the right frame of mind, or at least on the

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Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Wreath Project

Wreath Project…Remember a Vet by Wendy VanHatten Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is the seventh national cemetery built in California and the 124th in the national cemetery system. Like many lands in the western United States, the Homestead Act of 1862 facilitated the settlement of the site of

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Say yes to ‘ho-ho-ho’ and no to Holiday Allergies

Shouldn’t this be the season for baking, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing? Granted, certain times of year are more allergen-filled than others, but the truth is, allergy symptoms can hit you in any season – even the holiday season! What’s

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Senior Isolation During the Holidays

About one in five seniors reports being isolated, said Dallas Jamison, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Tens of millions of adults are chronically lonely, and a growing body of research has linked that isolation to disability, cognitive decline, and early death.

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Check Your Passport

Passports and Passport Photos by Wendy VanHatten As 2016 comes to a close and you start thinking about trips you want to take in 2017, take a few minutes to check your passport. Even if you’re not immediately planning a trip outside the US, it’s still a

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PotsandPans.com Pop Up Store Open in Vacaville

Pots and Pans Pop Up Store by Wendy VanHatten If you haven’t visited the latest Pop Up Store at the Vacaville Outlets, you need to take a look. So, what is it? Meyer Corporation of Vallejo decided to offer their lines of quality cookware, kitchenware, cutlery, gadgets,

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