55 Plus No. 110 – April/May
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Dining Out: The Fish Friar Swims Strong
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Downtown Syracuse eatery serves up fresh catches By Christopher Malone The báhn mi: Four crispy jumbo shrimp were served up with pickled red peppers, cherry peppers, cucumber, carrots and topped with a spicy mayo. The season of Lent continues as this review takes place. So, why not get some fish? It made sense to me at the time. There are many places across Central New York serving up the hydrodynamic creatures and crustaceans. Between churches, fire departments and the Polish Home to note, anyone looking for haddock or the rest of the school of options doesn’t have to spend much time weighing ..read more
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Mary Jumbelic Shares Her Tale of Death … and Life
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Former Onondaga County medical examiner pens book about career, life By Mary Beth Roach Jumbelic working the microscope. She worked in forensic pathology for 25 years. File photo. “I speak for the dead; they speak for me.” This is the heart of the memoir penned by former Onondaga County Medical Examiner Mary Jumbelic. In “Here, Where Death Delights,” published this past fall, Jumbelic tells her story, beginning at the age of 13 through to the COVID-19 pandemic, through some cases she worked on during her 25-year career in forensic pathology, as well as a collection of personal experiences. “I ..read more
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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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How grandparents can make the most of it By Kimberly Blaker Take Our Daughters to Work Day was created in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation. The purpose was to help girls realize the importance of their abilities so that they can reach their full potential. In 2003, the observation was officially changed to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, to be inclusive of all kids. Now, kids have the opportunity to experience the workforce one day each year, helping them to envision what tomorrow has to offer them. Not all kids will get the opportunity to go to work with their parents. So on April 25, be a ..read more
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Losing Weight After 55
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Does it seem like the scale won’t budge? Try these tips By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Does it seem like in your youth that you could inhale slice after slice of pizza, hardly exercise and not gain an ounce? But now just looking at food piles on weight? Many people find that around middle age, their middles expand — along with other areas that tend to carry excess fat. But it is possible for people 55-plus to lose weight, despite a few challenges that come with the years. Most of losing weight has to do with diet, although activity should be part of every person’s healthful lifestyle. “You can’t o ..read more
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Older and Glamorous … Go Together Like a Horse and Carriage
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By Marilyn L. Pinsky Photographer Ari Seth Cohen, (center) with members of audience from Sarasota Art Museum lecture To his left is Judith Boyd, “the Style Crone.” For a few years I have been following a photographer, author and creator on Instagram, Ari Seth Cohen, who has a blog called Advanced Style (advanced.style.) It is a great name for the photos he takes of mature men and women with wonderful fashion sense or as my friend Mr. F. would say, “a flamboyant” sense of style. So you can imagine how excited I was to see that Ari Seth Cohen was going to be speaking at the Sarasota Art Museum i ..read more
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Where Are They Now?
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We track down several celebrities who retired from local TV   Wayne Mahar Pickleball, a Winnebago and forecasting in retirement By Ken Sturtz Wayne Mahar doesn’t really know the meaning of retirement. “I’ve always said semi-retired,” he said. “I don’t golf. I’m a type A personality. I’ve worked hard all of my life and I’m not going to just sit around and do nothing.” It helps of course that the 67-year-old former chief meteorologist for CNYCentral (NBC, CBS, CW), who retired from that job in December 2021, loves what he does and already had an established weather forecasting business. “Th ..read more
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Caregiving: A Joy and a Privilege
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By Carol Youngs About six years ago, my sister, Ruth, and I, began to navigate the activities of daily living for our parents. We are not alone in this. According to AARP in 2023 there are an estimated 2.2 million unpaid caregivers caring for their family members, each with their own stories, quirks and physical and emotional needs offering an opportunity — the privilege — of getting to spend quality time together. Our father, Allan, an Army veteran, retired banker, former Lion’s Club member, founding board member of a Long Island-based youth center and story teller extraordinaire, died in May ..read more
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55 Plus No. 109 – February/March
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Non Sequitur: Parts 1 and 2
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This column is a series of two non sequiturs. I’m not sure if that’s the right word, but how often do you actually get to say non sequitur? Anyway, I think it makes me sound intellectual. Our building has a Friendsgiving dinner where everyone signs up on a list to bring a dish. It was my first time out and, of course, I managed to mess up the list. In a moment of exuberance I had signed up for mashed potatoes, forgetting I was no longer in Oz or, rather, Syracuse, where my Kitchen Aid mixer with its large bowl and beaters resided, and where my two human potato peelers known as daughters who wo ..read more
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