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  • The ABC's Of CleaningExclusive

    Summer isn't a distant memory yet, but it is time to consider how busy you're going to be with a new schedule while still juggling your everyday schedule. Whew! I am already exhausted just thinking about it! So, you may already have a cleaning company. This is not just a luxury for homeowners anymore; it is an absolute necessity, and it ranks right up there with having an electric bill. I want to share with you some timesaving tips for your "in-between” visits. These guidelines have helped my family and have created a nice flow of consistency and expectations.
    We de-clutter daily. It is so easy to let school papers and bills pile up. What do I keep and what do I toss?...

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  • Term Versus Permanent Insurance: Which Is Right for You?

    What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income, so you need to protect it. And you can do so by maintaining adequate life insurance, which can help provide your family with the financial resources necessary to meet critical expenses — such as mortgage payments, college tuition and so on — should you pass away prematurely. But what type of insurance should you purchase? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone, but by knowing some of the basics of different polices and how they relate to your specific needs, you can make an informed decision.
    As its name suggests, term insurance is designed to...

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  • ICS To Hold Party At Gatsby’s

    Indian Creek School cordially invites the community to a party at Gatsby’s — yes, as in “The Great Gatsby” — on Friday, November 13, beginning at 5:00pm at the Jack and Nancy Becker Center for the Performing Arts on the ICS Upper School campus. Guests are encouraged to...
  • Library Offers New Educational Tablets for Checkout

    Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) now offers special Android tablets for children, featuring high-quality, preloaded learning apps. As part of a special pilot program, the library is allowing customers to check out the touch-screen devices, called Playaway Launchpads, which complement the...
  • DOH And AACPS Cancel FluMist Vaccination ProgramExclusive

    The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced today that the 2015 administration of free FluMist vaccinations to thousands of county elementary school students has been canceled because of a delay in the manufacturing and shipment of the vaccine....

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  • Letter To The Editor: The Superintendent’s Proposal For Later Start Times, And What Should Be Done InsteadExclusive

    While Start School Later Anne Arundel County (SSLAACo) is pleased that Anne Arundel County Public School's proposed bell schedule provides safe, healthy and academically appropriate school start times for high school students, we are concerned about significant schedule changes proposed for many elementary and middle school students and the manner in which they are being proposed.
    Superintendent George Arlotto’s proposal, released on January 12 for implementation in 2017-18, reflects the need for middle and high schools to begin class no earlier than 8:30am per recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Maryland...

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  • The Biggest Transition Since Adolescence

    Menopause is often considered the biggest transition since adolescence. The definition of natural menopause is 12 months with no menses (period). Surgical menopause occurs when a women has her ovaries surgically removed before going 12 months with no menses. The average age of natural menopause is 51.4 years.
    Perimenopause describes the transitional years leading into menopause. The perimenopause occurs most commonly during a woman’s 40s and can consist of irregular menses, hormonal fluctuation causing hot flashes and night sweats, sleep disturbances, mood symptoms and vaginal dryness.
    The further a woman goes without menses, the more likely she will experience these menopausal...
  • Anne Arundel County Combats Zika Virus

    Anne Arundel County has recently joined the fight against the Zika virus. Throughout the United States, 544 cases of Zika have been reported, with 19 of these incidents originating in Maryland. So far, no Zika cases in Maryland have resulted from transmission, but cases have resulted from residents...
  • Autism: What Are Some Common Signs?Exclusive

    Even beginning as early as infancy, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may seem different when compared with other children their own age. Some signs may include a hyper-focus on certain objects, difficulty making eye contact, and lack of engaging in typical babbling with their parents....
  • Tips On Calming A Crying BabyExclusive

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is an abusive traumatic brain injury that happens when a baby or small child is violently shaken. It can lead to permanent, severe brain damage or death. In many cases of SBS, a caregiver cannot get the baby to stop crying and, out...

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