There are all kinds of warnings out there by medical professionals and government agencies telling us that over exposure to the sun is not good, and we would all like to think that we stay diligent throughout the Summer to minimize our chances of sunburn, but it does eventually happen. Best practices dictate that prevention through minimal exposure is best. Avoid mid-afternoon 10am - 2pm for full sun exposure, wear clothing and hats that shade your skin from the sun, protect your eyes with sunglasses that block as much sunlight as possible, and use sun screen products with a minimum SPF 15 (SPF 30 is better) on parts of our skin that are exposed during the day. If your skin starts to look pink, step into the shade.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is running a great Summer special for adults and children! For just $99, you can join the academy classes for 2 months of group classes starting in June or July. This special offer includes two introductory private lessons and a karate uniform. A full schedule of classes is designed to cater to busy families.
The North Shore Postpartum Depression Task Force is available to women experiencing postpartum stress, as well as the family members, friends and practitioners who support them. They are available for help, hope and connection. Postpartum is a huge adjustment for everyone, not to just the new moms, but the extended family and friends who support them. The North Shore Postpartum Task Force works together with new mothers and their support givers to help by easing feelings of being overwhelmed and uncertain of the future.
Anybody who has ever had a case of poison ivy will tell you that they wish they could go back in time and avoid ever having contact with the plant - and that's precisely the best way to deal with it. If you and your children can identify the plant and avoid coming into contact with the oily residue on its leaves, everyone is bound to have much more fun this summer!
If you spend any amount of time outdoors on the North Shore, you should be aware of ticks, where they live, how they feed and what to do if you find a tick on your body or biting into your skin. Ticks are arachnids that are closely related to spiders. They feed by attaching themselves to animals and sucking blood. Ticks on the North Shore primarily transmit two dangerous infections - Lyme Disease and Babesiosis (a blood parasite commonly confused with malaria).
Green Meadows Farm CSA Shares are available now! The farm vegetable share starts in just a couple weeks. If you haven't signed up for your share yet, now is the time to do it. Members always have lots of choice in their share and we have flexible pick-up times. It's a great way to support the farm. So many members tell us that their weekly trips to the farm really help them unwind. The farm needs local support now to ensure that they can continue to grow some of the finest locally-grown, organic produce available on the North Shore!
The The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce the launch of a new Dairy Share Program at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. For the first time since Appleton Farms began milking cows at the farm over ten years ago, the public will be able to purchase a Full or Half Dairy Share with Appleton Farms’ very own farmstead cheese, yogurt, and milk!
Dressing up in a costume to go ask for free candy from anybody with a porch light on is a kids dream! With these easy to follow tips and guidelines, having Halloween turn into a nightmare will be the farthest thing from everybody's mind. Talk to your kids about safety before they go out Trick or Treating and remind them that the best way to stay out of danger is to be aware of their surroundings!
The generous offer has been extended until May 5th. Get bathing suit ready!
The Manchester Athletic Club has an April Special for Memberships. Join today and the MAC will waive the registration fee - that's a savings of $129! With convenient locations in Gloucester, Manchester and Rowley, it's easy to workout and get in shape for bathing suit season - which happens to be right around the corner [hint, hint]. Start today and you'll be happy you did this June!
Wednesday, June 20
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