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Senior Lifetimes

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Washington Woman Recalls War, Truman and Prohibition
Posted: January 28, 2015

Katherine Graham moved to Washington in the late 1930s from northwest Arkansas so she could go to a Catholic high school.

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Turn Your Backyard Into a Winter Wonderland for Wild Birds
Posted: January 28, 2015

You may think warm weather is prime time to enjoy the rewarding hobby of bird feeding and bird-watching. Winter, however, is the time of year when birds need you most — and when you have the greatest chance of attracting them to your backyard. Natural food and water sources become scarce, competition for limited resources is fierce and nonmigratory birds are looking for a reliable, good quality meal. It’s your moment!

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Market Researcher by Trade Turns Teacher by Chance
Posted: January 28, 2015

A market researcher by trade, Don Boettcher never planned on becoming a teacher. But he’s found himself in a teaching role on more than one occasion throughout his life — four, to be precise.

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Monday 01/05/2015
After Almost 50 Years Away, Radio Brings Man Back to Washington
Posted: January 05, 2015

After operating a hamburger stand in South America and running chambers of commerce in South Florida, Dick Rice is back on the radio in Washington.

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One ‘Great Dog’ Spurs Union Couple to Volunteering
Posted: January 05, 2015

When Ron and Pat Foan adopted an Australian shepherd from the Franklin County Humane Society, it began a close relationship with the organization.

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Harvey Combines Loves of Art and Teaching With Class
Posted: January 05, 2015

Nine years ago in September Barbara Harvey began teaching art classes at the Washington Senior Center. She thought the gig was just temporary.

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13 Benefits of Strength Training For People Older Than 50
Posted: January 05, 2015

It’s no secret that America is a sedentary society. The predictable result of this country’s inactive lifestyle is an almost-unavoidable increase in body weight.

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AARP Program Offers Free Help to Seniors Filing Tax Returns
Posted: January 05, 2015

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, volunteer run, tax assistance and preparation service, will begin taking appointments to help people file their federal and state tax returns.

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Friday 11/07/2014
Uniquely Qualified — Dennis Kramme of Emmaus Homes
Updated: November 07, 2014 - 3:05 pm

While it’s hard to fathom, Dennis Kramme almost walked out on Emmaus Homes.

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Monday 11/03/2014
Purple Heart Recipient Recalls War Wounds
Posted: November 03, 2014

If it hadn’t been for a fellow soldier, World War II veteran William “Pete” Sachs may not have made it off of the island of Eniwetok.

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