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Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament

<strong>Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament</strong>
Foundation helps the community by supporting adult literacy Photos by Hemet Library FoundationThe Hemet Library Foundation promotes adult literacy with an annual golf tournament fundraiser and several helpful programs. ■ Hemet Library Foundation / Contributed The Hemet Library Foundation is a non-profit fundraising organization that assists the Hemet Library with financial support in the fight against illiteracy. Proceeds of the Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, go toward the Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Childhood Reading Programs. The harmful effects of illiteracy continue to plague our country. According to ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, a safer, stronger, and more (more…)
Pets

PET OF THE WEEK – September 13, 2018

<strong>PET OF THE WEEK – September 13, 2018</strong>
Photo Courtesy of Ramona Humane SocietyHe’s a sweet boy and would love a second chance at happiness. “Blue” – Lab/Pitbull male Mix What a beauty. Blue was brought to us by previous owner because they couldn’t take care of him anymore. He’s 3 years old & weighs 87.9 pounds. He’s a sweet boy and would love a second chance at happiness. He is all ready to give his heart. Very eager to please. Blue is up to date on shots, de-wormed and he will be neutered prior to his adoption! ID #143189 / Hs223513 Photo Courtesy of Ramona Humane SocietyShe warms up quickly to whoever is kind to her. She’s an (more…)
Arts & Culture

Reflections of the New Year – Yom Kippur

<strong>Reflections of the New Year – Yom Kippur</strong>
Final Day of Atonement and the Lord’s closing of “The Book of Life” Photo by Gena EstrinRams horn to be made into a Shofar. ■ By Gena Estrin / Contributed Talmud definition: the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend comprising the Mishnah and the Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud: the Babylonian Talmud (wich dates from the 5th century A.D but includes earlier material) and the earlier Palestinian or Jerusalem Talmud. “Source: Wikipedia Dictionary” Last week I shared some insights regarding the Jewish High Holidays, with a focus on Rosh Hashanah. Together with Yom Kippur, which follows 10 days later, it is part of the Yamim (more…)
Arts & Culture

HHT reveals new lobby decor

<strong>HHT reveals new lobby decor</strong>
Renovations underway projected for 100th anniversary in 2021 Hemet Historic TheatreVolunteer staff in their new vests (from left to right) Marty Cliff, Irene Winegard, Mike Colgrove, Sandy Aldridge, Sharon Armstrong, Alphy Norman, Penny Colgrove, Bryan Carrier, Sugar Norman, Susan Carrier, Laura Walck, Ray Rodriquez, Harvey Lippert, Mark Norman. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The Historic Hemet Theatre began Season Three of the Tribute Mania Concert Series on Saturday Sept 8, celebrating the reveal of new lobby decor and staff uniforms. The new lobby decor was designed by Steve Covington (owner of Downtown Deli and Covington Design) and is a restoration of the lobby from the 1930s and 40s, while retaining (more…)
Automotive

Fear and loathing on the car-shopping trail

<strong>Fear and loathing on the car-shopping trail</strong>
New cars; you love ‘em but you hate ‘em Covert Chrysler Dodge Jeep RamThere’s nothing like a Dodge Ram truck ad to make you want to buy a new vehicle. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor There is nothing like a new car. Even if it’s a used car, it’s new in the heart and mind. There is much angst when you are shopping for a new car. The biggest fear is: “WILL I GET SCREWED? If I do, I don’t want anyone to know about it. A friend of mine is always paying too much for his cars. He is the perfect customer for auto dealers. He pays too (more…)
Automotive

9 things all drivers need to know about their tires

<strong>9 things all drivers need to know about their tires</strong>
StatePoint MediaIt’s your tires that connect us to the road, making their construction and maintenance critical for safe, effective driving. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Today’s cars are packed with impressive features. Stability control. Ride assist. Ever-more-powerful engines. But no matter what technology makes its way into your car — it’s your tires that connect it to the road, making their construction and maintenance critical for safe, effective driving. So, what do you need to know? The experts at Cooper Tires are offering these helpful insights. Valve stems are crucial. Those little caps on the valve help to keep out moisture and dirt, as well as provide an additional seal to (more…)
Health & Fitness

Food expired? Don’t toss it just yet

<strong>Food expired? Don’t toss it just yet</strong>
Metro ServiceConsumers in rich countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Do you freeze foods well before the expiration date? Check the milk to make sure it will last the week? Throw out items the moment they pass over the stamped deadline? If so, you may be doing so unnecessarily and even contributing to the vast food waste problem across the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says approximately one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, which amounts to 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted. The organization (more…)
Health & Fitness

Prediabetes and high blood pressure can be managed: What to know

<strong>Prediabetes and high blood pressure can be managed: What to know</strong>
StatePoint MediaPhysicians urge to keep in mind that early detection is key when it comes to chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that chronic disease can often be managed with lifestyle changes. “To confront our increasing chronic disease burden, patients must be aware of their risk for type 2 diabetes and hypertension,” says Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., president of the American Medical Association (AMA). “To prevent both of these chronic diseases, awareness and action are (more…)
Health & Fitness

Top tips for starting an exercise routine

<strong>Top tips for starting an exercise routine</strong>
StatePoint MediaNeed some motivation? Try out these ideas for getting started on an exercise routine that works right for you. ■ StatePoint Media / ContrIbuted Kickstarting a fitness regimen is often the hardest step. Need some motivation? Try out these ideas for getting started and sticking with the program. Get social. A personal trainer can be expensive, but a friend is free and potentially just as motivating. Besides, a little friendly competition never hurt anybody. Find a buddy to join you for runs and hikes, and with whom to hit the new HIIT class – that’s high-intensity interval training – or spot you in the free weights section of the gym. (more…)
Health & Fitness

Can diet prevent breast cancer from spreading?

<strong>Can diet prevent breast cancer from spreading?</strong>
Metro ServicePreliminary research now suggests limiting the consumption of asparagines, an amino acid, to dramatically reduce the ability of cancer to spread to other parts of the body. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Healthy diets that include plenty of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables that can boost the body’s natural immune system can help people in their fight against cancer. While some foods, namely unhealthy, high-fat/high-caloric foods, are best avoided, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer who want to prevent the spread of cancer to other areas of their bodies may want to cut some surprising foods from their diets. Preliminary research now suggests limiting the consumption of asparagines, an (more…)