By Canton Fitness Center
Two weeks ago I featured information on 5 of the 15 major hormones that impact metabolism. The first five were insulin (fat storer), glucagon (fat burner), ghrelin (hunger hormone), thyroid hormone (metabolic manager) and cortisol (stress hormone). Just getting these 5 in balance in order to keep weight in check is tough enough, but add at least 10 more to the mix and you can see how complicated weight loss is.
By William Bower
As a young boy, I remember our uncle telling us kids the legend about the wendigo (aka windago), a story that made quite an impression on me. For many years, if I was alone in the woods and the wind began blowing, I would cautiously look about to make sure that it was not the wendigo.
Many of these legends live on when told to young and old gathered around camp fires. Although these legends are told to temporarily scare those gathered, there are people that actually believe some stories, such as those about Big Foot and the wendigo.
Hummingbirds - 2015
If you have hummingbird feeders, get them out immediately. We have kept careful records of the first returning male Ruby-throated hummingbirds and the earliest we have observed one is May 2nd; although we have had reports of some sightings in late April.
Like most returning migrants, the male return first. The females are usually 7 to 10 days later to arrive. It is a special time of year for us because at the same time we observe Red-Breasted Grosbeaks, Baltimore Orioles and about every other year Indigo Buntings. We are putting out an oriole feeder this year.
By Kathy Lepper
It's rather quiet here on the 3rd floor as I'm checking for news here on "The Ridge". Maybe everyone is sleeping in on this dreary and chilly Monday morning. I did find a couple news items in the news box earlier. I always appreciate those who take advantage of the mailbox.
As I checked the third floor, my sister Jeannette May said that she saw her grandson Cameron May at his mother's home on Thursday this last week. Cameron had just returned home from having a checkup with his doctor. Jeannette said Cameron seemed in good spirits and doing well since his accident. While there she also saw her little great-grandsons Tayton and Tommy Thompson who always brighten everyone's day.
By Fr. Michael McCormick
On this Fifth Sunday of Easter we read the passage where Jesus identifies himself as the true vine. There are seven "I Am" sayings in the gospel of John. I Am the true vine is the last of these sayings.
I Am the bread of life - 6:35
I Am the light of the world - 8:12 & 9:5
I Am the gate for the sheep - 10:7-9
I Am the good shepherd - 10:11-14
I Am the resurrection and the life - 11:25
I Am the way and the truth and the life - 14:6
I Am the true vine - 15:1-5
By Rev. Kenneth Marple, M.A.
Some Things Aren't Worth Collecting
People who grew up in the depression collect all sorts of things. "You never know when hard times will come and we'll need this," they say. When my parents moved off their farm to retire, the farm shop was full of old parts in new boxes. It was dad's practice to put the old part back into the new box after every repair. After all, it still worked a little - didn't it?
Sean is the vicar of a Protestant parish in The Bronx, New York and Patrick is the priest at the Roman Catholic Church across the road.
One day they are seen together, erecting a sign in front of the Protestant Church which says:
By Evangelist Eric Smith
“Humble yourselves, therefore,under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1st Peter 5:6-7. The main purpose of this letter was to encourage believers who were suffering because of their faith in Jesus Christ. It is no different today. Many Christians in the world today are suffering for the same reason, they are Christians. We also, see it happening more and more in America.
By Richard & Joyce Pratt
We sure have had some real nice days lately with a few showers mixed in, but we need the April showers to bring May flowers which seem to be coming along beautifully. Tulips and daffodils are in full bloom.
Thanks to the little deer repellent we have the beautiful tulips this year not like last year when the deer ate them all.
I read Bill Bower's article about trouble with deer last year as well. I hope they had better luck this year.
The pot luck dinner last Saturday was cancelled due to the Maple Festival, Too many other things going on. It sure was a beautiful weekend for the festival.
By Elaine Gee
Well, I am getting around early this week.
Hazel got moved to Hillcrest Apartments on Tuesday. Her daughter Betty came down to help her.
Harold and Marsha Benson came over from Canton to help.
Ron and Vi called on me, Wednesday.
Virginia Wood had a fall and broke her arm in two places and is in the Bradford County Manor. I just heard about it last week. I haven't forgotten you Ginny. You are in my prayers.
Although i am not allowed to make a big deal about it the fact that it did happen remains. One can deny a birthday over and over but time marches on. So without calling it a birthday, how about a non-birthday wish to my wife. No, I won't reveal how many.
It must be spring because not only is the grass growing but I have seen bees and bugs ad one gentleman stopped to advise us the woodchucks are in grave danger.
I removed the snowplow from the tractor and began installing the mower deck. Due to my advanced age and receding memory things were not going according to plan so I swallowed my pride and accepted my son-in-law's offer of help. He said he would put the deck on in five minutes. Let's see - that was last Tuesday.
By Terren Smith
Hi, all. It's been a long time. My mother-in-law told me so. She needs to read the news.I get busy and forget it's Monday.
Well, the saddest news is that on Saturday we all said our final goodbyes to long-time church member, Grange member and Lions member and friend, and many other things, Barb Eiffert. It was a touching service. She will be missed by all.
Randy and I joined the grange and this year Tonya Austin and I are setting up an Ondawa Grange booth in memory of Barb - and we are going to win first place! We hope.
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Bob Grantier who passed away this past week.
We were so sorry to hear of the fire that destroyed the Sutton garage (in Canton) last Monday night during that horrific lightening storm. Also, that next day, there were a couple of businesses in Troy that had suffered “computer” issues as a result of that storm. I’m grateful we came away unscathed.
I need to make a correction to last week’s column. The rummage sale I visited on Saturday (the 18th) was the East TROY Baptist Church – not the East CANTON. Sorry for the confusion.
By John Shaffer
Hillary Clinton and her supporters momentarily were reeling from the news stories about the shady dealings and million-dollar contributions to the Clinton family Foundation; but they soon came up with a strategy to counteract the bad news: “There is not a shred of evidence” that the donations to the foundation were in exchange for favors. Essentially, she doesn't deny the accusation, but says "You can't prove it!" Now, the hilarious irony of the “shred” remark coming from someone who destroyed thousands of e-mails and wiped her server clean must be unintentional, but this is classic Clinton behavior: send the media scurrying off on a snipe hunt, looking for evidence that, if it ever existed, surely has been destroyed long before now. And while the search is going on and folks are railing about finding proof of malfeasance or defalcation, the truth is staring them in the face, and it is this: the mere donation of millions of dollars from entities doing business with the US government demonstrates, unquestionably demonstrates, influence peddling and conflicts of interest.
By Lois Ribovich
The class of '55 will meet May 4th at the Midway at noon.
The Ladies Night out was very well attended. Marathon Bingo coming up May 9.
Elise Knowlden, York was home visiting relatives and friends.
Carol Evans is a patient at the Robert Packer. Get Well.
Marine Corps League meeting will be May 3rd at 1:00 pm at the headquarters in Ralston.
John Mansuy from Ohio was home visiting Danny and Betsy Clark.
There will be a Election Day lunch on May 19 at the fire hall.
On Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd, grilled angus burgers and grilled hot dogs will be outside of Wolf's for the hunters from 12-5.