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  1. Northdale OWLS provides social wings for area seniors

    Human Interest

    Hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya, hi-ya HOOT, HOOT, HOOT, HOOT.

    Hundreds of seniors throughout northwest Hillsborough belong to the Northdale OWLS, a nonprofit group founded in 2003 by longtime Northdale resident Bill Castens and his wife, Anne.
  2. The Good Life Games: good sports, good times, good competition

    Life Times

    At age 59, Joan Campbell hadn't done much swimming other than the occasional splashing about. Then she witnessed a remarkable event at a swimming competition in Connecticut.

    Davenia Navaroli, 63, laughs with Laurynn Harvard, 15, as her sister Sophie Harvard, 13, far right, waits. They came to watch Navaroli compete in the Good Life Games at the Long Center pool. Navaroli overcame her lifelong fear of the water and learned to swim just five years ago. She has since participated in nine triathlons. “I needed a life,” she said. “The kids were gone so I started triathlons. I fell in love with swimming.”
  3. Lupron Depot slows Alzheimer's, study shows, but it may not matter


    A drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer and endometriosis stabilized memory in women with Alzheimer's disease for more than a year, according to a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

  4. Shape up to ace the game of tennis, stay in shape


    Tennis is a sport for a lifetime, at any age or skill level. And it comes with many benefits, physical, mental and emotional. But tennis requires considerable endurance and involves nearly every muscle in the body. If you want to improve your performance on the court to reap the sport's benefits and to prevent injuries, …

    Sheen Cesare demonstrates a stationary lunge with weights.
  5. Free amplified phone available; Alzheimer's patients sought

    Life Times


    Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., a nonprofit distributor of amplified telephones for people with hearing loss or speech impairment, is offering a new amplified telephone for free.

  6. Holocaust Survivor Band members play the music of their youth (w/video)

    Life Times


    They're almost 90, survived the Holocaust and love to play music together, so why not?

    Drummer Saul Dreier of Coconut Creek survived several concentration camps, including Auschwitz.
  7. From Salade Nicoise to mussels, recipes for one


    Oh, the single-person-dinner thing.

    In my early 50s, about 10 years ago, I began living alone for the first time in my life when my second child left for college. Always a cook in the category of bountiful, I found myself trolling the frozen food aisles for Stouffer's mac and cheese and Marie Callender's …

Salade Nicoise is a fresh dinner choice.
  8. Cooking for one (or two) means thinking about storage, preparation, selection


    Consider it one of life's mysteries: If 60 percent of American households consist of one or two people, why are zucchini sold in packages of four?

    Ideally, you can shop for vegetables in whatever amounts you need, but if what you want is prepackaged, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask your grocer to break up the package so you can buy only what you need. Your purchasing mantra should be “no waste.”
  9. Researchers examine effects of klotho on brain power, longevity

    Life Times

    People who carry a variant of the gene for klotho, a protein found in animals ranging from worms to humans, tend to live longer. Mice and humans with the variant also do better on tests of brain power.

  10. Various groups ready to help with tax returns

    Life Times

    Remember "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," the phrase attributed to Benjamin Franklin?