Center will hold grand opening celebration May 25 and 26
For the majority of the last 25 years, Tony Riposo has been a one-man travelling yoga instructor, teaching classes in church basements and recreation centers across Central New York. And his wife, Mary Riposo, has been practicing and teaching reiki out of her home and renting space in churches for the last nine. Over the duration of their careers, the Riposos have become somewhat of an underground wellness power couple, and with class sizes and clients increasing each year, it became apparent that they would need a permanent space of their own. So, in April, they opened the Infinite Light Center for Yoga and Wellness in Jamesville to finally give their students and clients a concrete destination for their wellness experiences.
When Caryn Daher’s son, Jon, was little, he was into everything — even more than the average toddler. “He was… constantly bumping and crashing into things and people and seeking-jumping type activities,” said Daher, a Cicero resident. “He had difficulty in regulating and responding to movement activities appropriately. It went far beyond a ‘busy’ toddler.” In addition, Jon struggled with a variety of sounds, often withdrawing or avoiding certain situations because of the noise level. He had higher-than-average sensitivities to food, temperature and touch. In addition, his speech was delayed. It was that delay that led to help for his other issues. Through his speech therapist, Jon was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.
Aims to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence
On Feb. 14, Vera House held a press conference at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Dewitt to kick off the fundraising and raise awareness for its 19th annual White Ribbon Campaign. The campaign is led by concerned men who invite all members of the community to pin on a ribbon and help to raise awareness and funds to end domestic and sexual abuse. Last year, Vera House had about 30,000 participants in the campaign in Central New York; this year their goal is 40,000.
Aspen Athletic Clubs has partnered with Conde Nast to raise awareness on heart disease through an experimental program called "Change of Heart."
Studio offers alternative exercises for seniors, the disabled, and children
Vicky Hilleges spent 18 years working as an engineering consultant and 10 more years selling perennials before deciding to open Pippi’s Healing Garden in September. To some, the jump from engineering to gardening to teaching yoga may not make complete sense, but Hilleges says that after a while, the major physical and mental benefits she experienced from the yoga became so apparent that she felt she had to share her practice with others.
As we enter the New Year, many of us are pledging to get healthier — to lose weight, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables. But possibly the healthiest resolution, and one of the most enduring, is to quit smoking. But given that tobacco kills more people every year than alcohol, car accidents, cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, fire and AIDS combined, wouldn’t it be better never to start?
For more than 30 years, Fayetteville-Manlius seniors have relied on F-M FISH volunteer drivers for rides to medical appointments. And now, a group of volunteers is rolling out a similar program in DeWitt.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York has officially opened the doors to its new Central New York Ronald McDonald House and guest families are expected to stay at the house starting in December.
Put the pumpkin pie in the refrigerator and lace up your running shoes before heading over to the Third Annual F-M Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning on the Fayetteville-Manlius High School cross country trails.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York will officially open the doors to its new Ronald McDonald House this month.
The new Manlius YMCA is open and ready to strengthen the community.
The DeWitt Community Library's Senior Fair, held Oct. 26, offered more than 200 seniors and their caregivers a chance to talk with local area organizations, agencies and businesses about services and programs they provide for seniors.
In Central New York, 13 volunteers from the Red Cross CNY Chapter left Syracuse Wednesday afternoon for the Red Cross operational headquarters in White Plains, N.Y., where they will receive their deployment assignments
The class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Red Cross Central New York Chapter, 220 Herald Place, Syracuse.
Meet with more than 30 local organizations, government agencies and businesses that offer services to seniors at the DeWitt Community Library’s second Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in ShoppingTown Mall.