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2010-04-29 10:10:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ - Hundreds of vision-enhancing desktop magnifiers are being provided to senior facilities in New York State, thanks to a new program from the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH), part of the state Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). "This project expands opportunities for legally blind or visually impaired individuals in senior housing or senior centers to access printed materials, enhancing their quality of life and ability to...

2009-05-13 23:00:00

CARPINTERIA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) announced today that they have been approved by the Department of Defense for the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Financial Assistance program. In mid May 2009, MyCAA will officially open its doors for eligible military spouses, providing financial assistance to help pay for education in high growth, high demand fields. MyCAA provides up to $6,000 in financial assistance to...

2006-11-02 18:00:48

By Brian J. Pedersen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 2--Teresa Shelby's son is doing much better in school these days, thanks to some racquetballs and beanbags. For the past four years, Shelby's son Taylor, 10, has spent parts of two mornings and one afternoon each week during the school year participating in Bal-A-Vis-X, a program at Mesa Verde Elementary School that is designed to improve academic achievement through rhythmic exercises. "It's just really given him a positive way...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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