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2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

2014 Weekly Challenge #7: DeClutter your Life!

This week’s challenge is to de-clutter your life! 

Clutter can be draining and de-energizing. By getting more organized, you simplify and live a more meaningful life.  I don't know about you, but when I'm surrounded by crap, I feel  like crap and can't live my best life. 

This week, pick a drawer, a closet, or a room depending on your time and ambition  and get rid of the junk!  You can give away things you no longer use, and dust off the things you forgot you had! You will live more simply and freely as you de-clutter one step at a time.

 

Assemblyman Ken Cooley to Host Free Tax Preparation Assistance Workshop

Assemblyman Ken Cooley to Host Free Tax Preparation Assistance Workshop

On Saturday, February 15, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) will be hosting a free tax preparation assistance workshop for people in the Citrus Heights area. Starting at 11:00 AM, the workshop will give local tax filers an opportunity to sit down with licensed accountants, talk about their tax liabilities, determine what tax deductions and credits they may be eligible for, and prepare to file their state and federal taxes.

“Each year, thousands of families forego important tax credits and deductions they are eligible for because they have never been given an opportunity to sit down with a tax professional,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley. “With the help of volunteer accountants, people in Citrus Heights will be able to talk one-on-one with these professionals and hopefully save a few thousand dollars on their taxes.”

2014 Weekly Challenge: Make an Appointment for Fitness!

2014 Weekly Challenge: Make an Appointment for Fitness!

2014 Weekly Challenge: Make an Appointment for Fitness!

If you ask an average woman on the street why she doesn't exercise regularly, odds are the answer will be "I don't have time." And the truth is, there isn't a single one of us who has enough time to do everything that needs doing.

Most of the important "to do's" in our lives are scheduled in advance. Dentist? Doctor? Hair cut? Lunch with a friend? Send a card for Aunt Dianna's birthday? Just about all of these things get planned in advance - written on a calendar, note, list, etc.

Something as important as your own health deserves at least equal attention!!

CSD to Host 22nd Annual Father and Daughter Dance

CSD to Host 22nd Annual Father and Daughter Dance

Elk Grove, Calif. – Fathers and daughters are invited to attend the 22nd Annual Father and Daughter Dance series hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department. 

The Father and Daughter dance is suitable for girls age 3 years and up.  Dances will be held on February 7, 21, and 28 from 6 to 9 pm at the Laguna Town Hall located at 3020 Renwick Avenue in Laguna West.

Guests will enjoy a very sweet, delicious evening of lollipops and candy galore inspired by this year’s theme “Sweet Dreams”.  The semi-formal affair includes a catered buffet dinner by Rayna’s Gourmet Catering, dancing, a special activity and a keepsake for each girl.

Cost to attend is $30 per person.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Professional portraits are available through Spectrum Photography for an additional fee.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services receives a $2,500 donation from Golden 1 Credit Union

Elk Grove Food Bank Services receives a $2,500 donation from Golden 1 Credit Union

The Elk Grove branches of Golden1 Credit Union presented a check for $2,500 to Elk Grove Food Bank Services on Monday, December 16th. Golden1 Credit Union has been an active member of the Elk Grove community and a loyal supporter of the food bank.

Established in 1974, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services is a critical component to the welfare of the Elk Grove community, providing food, clothing and resources to our neighbors in need. The Food Bank receives funding from churches, individual donors, foundations, businesses, grants, local and federal governments. The Food Bank serves roughly 3,300 individuals a month and almost 40,000 encounters annually.

For additional information on the services of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and opportunities to help out - check out our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Santa came early to one local Elk Grove family

Santa came early to one local Elk Grove family

On Wednesday, December 18th, Santa arrived early for one local Elk Grove Food Bank client family.  Big Valley Mortgage generously donated Christmas gifts for the young children and presented them that morning.

Established in 1974, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services is a critical component to the welfare of the Elk Grove community, providing food, clothing and resources to our neighbors in need. The Food Bank receives funding from churches, individual donors, foundations, businesses, grants, local and federal governments. The Food Bank serves roughly 3,300 individuals a month and almost 40,000 encounters annually.

For additional information on the services of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and opportunities to help out - check out our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.