Archive for August, 2009

Annual PiruFest to have food, music and horseshoes

The ninth annual PiruFest will take place Saturday during the Labor Day weekend, featuring food and crafts vendors, live and recorded music, dancing and a horseshoe tournament. (4 mins to go)

Brazil tops swine flu death toll

Sao Paulo – Brazil now has 557 swine flu deaths, making it the country with the highest number of fatalities in the world from the disease, according to figures announced by the health ministry on Wednesday. (4 mins to go)

Christian Science Church dedication ceremony today

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the First Church of Christ, Scientist building, 110 Clear Creek Ave., at 11:30 a.m. today. (4 mins to go)

Ministry downplays health concerns

Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson will ask the city’s board of health to purchase real time air monitoring equipment to notify the public in the event of an industrial fire. (4 mins to go)

Jail escapee turns himself in

A man who escaped from a jail van two weeks ago is back behind bars. (4 mins to go)

Arkansas health official: 3 flu shots may be needed

A state Health Department official says Arkansans – including youngsters in school – may need to get three flu shots this year to protect against both regular, seasonal flu and swine flu. (4 mins to go)

Is Obama who you really wanted?

I hope those who voted for our current president got what you wanted. We now have a president who lets American citizens sit in foreign countries as hostages, while an ex-president takes 48 hours and everyone is returned home safely. (3 mins to go)

Hospital offers free health forum

TORRINGTON Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is pleased to present Back to School: Books, Brains & Bodies,? designed to educate students and parents about the health changes that occur during the adolescent years and is the kick-off event for the hospital’s new Teen Talks? series. (3 mins to go)

Gillibrand unveils asthma plan for kids

Queens Village resident, Sharmila Abraham nearly lost her son Simon to an asthma attack three years ago that sent him to the emergency room. Now, Simon, 4, is about to start public school, but his mother is terrified that schools are unprepared to prevent her son from being rushed into the ER again. (3 mins to go)

Ask Amy: Do you want to handle someone’s baby? Ask first

It’s just plain rude to go around touching someone without consent and there are heath issues, too. (2 mins to go)