The next TED book is Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. This is a tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart. Pulitzer Prize winner 2004. You can get the book on your device, through the library…

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Amish Apple Fritter Bread 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. Vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 4 med apples) mixed with a…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s In a 20-year study of 2,800 adults age 50 and over, those who consumed more foods rich in flavonoids such as; apples, berries, tea, red wine and dark chocolate were 2-4 times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) compared with people whose flavonoid intake was low. Flavonoids, found…

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The education wing will again be filled with the joy of students as we welcome Harper School to their second campus in the area. Pictured are Joe Wagner, founder of Harper School, ringing the commemorative PUNS school bell, and Council President Linda Tossing. Harper Hybrid is an in-person school for K-5 students whose regular school…

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Alzheimer’s News: This past week was the virtual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). Monday research was presented showing receipt of Flu and Pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Included in Tuesday’s research was news that a blood test for Alzheimer’s markers of abnormal Tau protein may show changes in the brain…

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When he was young, Harold Cobb enjoyed the Weekly Reader and that, in turn, fueled his passion for books. It also gave him strong credentials to know what’s a good read and what’s not. Harold, our Speakers Series presenter, will reveal his Top Ten List. See Presentation   Harold’s Recommended Reading LIst

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The Parkway Speakers Series brings you presentations in real time and as they unfold. John offers his thoughts on: “Bacteria, Viruses, the Immune System, AND -Hydroxychloroquine? The Science of Covid-19.” Who knows best – Dr. Fauci or President Trump or Dr. Russell?   See our calendar for connection information.   ______________________________ Image courtesy https://www.pexels.com/photo/photo-of-man-getting-his-temperature-by-a-thermal-scanner-4148846/

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Even if guided by the best of intentions, common language can inadvertently come across as insensitive or upsetting to our audiences. Phrases like “Don’t forget…” or “Remember to…” may seem like a good use of language, but consider how it might make someone feel who’s dealing with a disease that impacts memory and thinking. Whenever…

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The Parkway Speakers Series brings you presentations in real time and as they unfold. Mark explores how courts sort out the First Amendment rights of protesting Americans verses protecting the safety and welfare of the citizens and their neighborhoods.   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84898581439?pwd=V1JhZXNod1JSTjVJcm1QYWhOck9JQT09   Meeting ID: 848 9858 1439 Password: 256973 (312) 626-6799   See our calendar…

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Nina Sykora is a lawyer practicing law in St. Louis. For many years, she was an Assistant Public Defender in the City of St. Louis, trying many jury trials in the defense of the indigent. She has many stories to tell and opinions about our criminal justice system. See our calendar for connection information. _______________________ Image courtesy…

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