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As for their lives before Portsmouth,
they each share a passion
for the environment and followed
it throughout their lives. It started
with college, while they both
received their degrees in environmental
studies. Jess went to Lehigh
University, while Scott went to
Pitzer College and then studied horticulture
at the New York Botanical
Garden. He is also an ISA Certified
Arborist and NOFA Accredited in
Organic Land Care.
“Scott worked for a boutique landscaping
company right out of college
and fell in love with plants,” explains
Jess. “He went on to work as Head
Gardener on two private estates on
the East End of Long Island where we
lived for five years previous to moving
While on Long Island, Jess worked
as Director of Education for a small
non-profit that supported local farmers
and other small food producers.
With their roots now firmly
planted in Portsmouth, they work
as a husband and wife team to run
McDermott Landscapes, a small
landscape design and installation
“We work throughout the Seacoast
to create beautiful gardens for
our clients,” says Jess. “We are so
lucky to be able to truly say we love
what we do.”
This year, they launched a new
component of McDermott Landscapes
called “playscapes,” which
is garden design that integrates
natural play elements that may be
enjoyed by young children and the
entire family. The idea came from
Scott, who wanted to get rid of
their backyard swing set to create
“I felt guilty about this because
I knew Brooke would want a
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Residents of The Creek in
Portsmouth for the past
18 months, Scott and Jess
fell in love with their home, especially
the people in their neighborhood.
made a very happy discovery. “Brooke
just discovered swinging on her re-purposed
wine barrel swing, which hangs
from a big maple tree in our backyard,
and she is working on hanging ten with
her dad,” Jess says.
While loving their neighborhood,
Scott and Jess both expressed a love for
“We made the decision to move here
because we knew it was family-oriented
and supportive of small business,” Scott
“Scott worked for a boutique landscaping company right out of college and
fell in love with plants,” explains Jess. “He went on to work as Head Gardener
on two private estates on the East End of Long Island where we lived for five
years previous to moving to Portsmouth.”
“It was so clearly a family-friendly
neighborhood, but we never expected to
meet so many couples with children our
daughter Brooke’s age,” says Scott. “We
can’t say enough about how quickly we
felt at home. This is in large part due to
our welcoming neighborhood.”
According to Jess, Brooke has already
made some friends, and also recently
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The McDermotts are joined in their
home by two adored pets, a cat named
Ella and a three-legged dog named
Shadow who came up from Arkansas.
“Brooke loves going on walks around
the neighborhood with Shadow—and
when the weather is nice Ella will follow
along,” says Jess.
says. “It doesn’t hurt that there are
some amazing restaurants in the area,
Great Rhythm Brewing Company
is one favorite jaunt when they are not
cooking out with neighbors.
“We sometimes squeeze in a morning
walk to White Heron with our neighbors,”
AUGUST 2018 5
space to play in,” he says. “We settled on
a ‘playscape’ and built a prototype in our
backyard. Brooke continues to love and grow
with the space.”
Jes also works at Strawbery Banke one day
a week where she coordinates a team of “wonderful
volunteers who cut and dry all of the
flowers used to decorate the houses during
the Candlelight Stroll event in December.”
“We start in May with daffodils and other
early season flowers and continue all the way
into November,” she says. “It is amazing how
much work goes into this event, and I love
joining the volunteers to experiment with new
drying methods and to continue to learn new
Expressing excitement at the growth of their
business and their family (they’re expecting
their second child in November), Jess expressed both of
their sentiments in thanking the neighborhood that has
welcomed them with such open arms.
“Thank you to all of our neighbors who have been so
welcoming to us despite us being the ‘new guys,’” she says.
“We have already made so many great friends, and it is
wonderful to join this community.”
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GET AWAY IN VERMONT
BY ROBERT LEVEY
SUMMER HEAT DEADLY
FOR KIDS, PETS IN VEHICLES
What can possibly be better than Portsmouth, NH,
right? You have the ocean, world-class restaurants,
numerous recreational opportunities that run the
gamut from on the water to nearby meandering trails. Did we
mention the incredible shopping?
Well, everyone needs to get away for the weekend—and
if you do, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful
spot anywhere in the New England, much less the entire
country, than Stowe, Vermont. Located just three hours away
from Portsmouth, Stowe is Portsmouth, but nestled within
mountains as opposed to tucked alongside the water.
If you have a free weekend, you cannot go wrong in Stowe,
which features striking natural beauty, wildlife, surprisingly
diverse culinary options and great dining and lodging options.
In fact, one of the most beautiful places you will find anywhere
in the world is the Trapp Family Lodge. Perched on top of
a mountain, the nearly 360 degree views of the surrounding
mountains are enough to stop anyone in their proverbial
This 2,500 acre property offers four seasons of fun outdoor
activities, which include everything from an extensive mountain
biking trail system in the summer to cross country ski
trails in the winter. These are not just any old trails, however,
but pristine pathways that take you deep into forests that provide
very little indication that humanity exists anywhere. It is
Magic also exists in the new von Trapp Brewery & Bierhall
Restaurant, conveniently situated on the cross-country ski and
mountain bike trails, which most likely makes it the best trailhead
“The Bierhall is a great gathering spot for friends to enjoy ‘a
little of Austria, a lot of Vermont,’” says Sam von Trapp, who
noted the brewery incorporates the German Beer Purity Laws
For those who want to venture off the property, however,
there is no shortage of recreational opportunities—whether it
be kayaking, canoeing, hiking, or any number of other activities.
All you really need to do is head in any direction off Route
100 and you will either end up on a mountain or in a stream,
river or lake.
For those who enjoy a little culture on their adventures, the
village of Stowe, although small and quaint, is incredibly interesting
as a shopping destination. Yes, Stowe is a skiers paradise,
but not enough is says about what this place offers in the warm
Located on Mountain Rd. in Stowe, Stowe Kitchen Bath and
Linens is one must stop for everyone—even locals—with its
7,000 square foot post and beam space filled to the brim with
goods for every room and taste. In addition to free interior
decorating services, they offer an incredible array of cooking
classes in a professional kitchen.
“Our newest chef is insanely good and a true baker,” says
Owner Kate Carpenter. “We are so excited.”
From kitchen items to bedding, furniture and everything
in-between, this place is classic Stowe.
“This town is a wonderful mixture of rural charm with sophisticated
style that you really can’t find anywhere else,” adds
Carpenter, who noted she especially loves the Stowe Recreation
“It runs right behind my shop,” she says. “I love to have
‘walking business meetings’ while on it...Stowe is just such
a beautiful place, and this path is nice and flat and gives you
great views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.”
Of course, no trip to Stowe is complete without a jaunt
through downtown Stowe with Stowe Mercantile another
must stop on your weekend itinerary. Located in the heart of
Stowe, this place pretty much carries a little bit of everything.
They also offer free samples of some of their products, including
fudge that is “out of this world” good.
Speaking of things that taste good, are you hungry yet?
Head upstairs to Cafe on Main for what locals know is a great
place for a sandwich and soup while ‘people-watching.’ After
lunch, go to the bookstore next door and feed your mind.
Want something fancy for dinner? Go to Plate across the
street for dinner, but you will definitely need a reservation.
This restaurant definitely has a Portsmouth vibe.
Ready for a weekend adventure yet?
“Come to Stowe,” says von Trapp. “There is really no place
like it—and I guarantee you will love it here.”
Do what the man says!
Every year throughout the summer
months, the headlines that make
every parent cringe find their way
into newspapers and web pages: “Child
dead after being left in car.”
WHAT THE NUMBERS SAY
On average, 37 children die each year
from heat-related causes after being
trapped inside vehicles. The parents in
these tragedies are from all walks of life
– the successful business man who forgot
he was on daycare drop-off duty, the
experienced nanny, the mom who drives
carpool, even daycare workers. The
average per year comes out to one child
dying in a hot car every nine days.
So far in 2018, there have been 17 child
deaths attributed to the heat of being left
in a car. With as many as 20 already this
year and the heat waves of August still
ahead, 2018 may be in line to repeat the
43 child deaths from being left in hot
cars in 2017.
WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE A CAR
IN THE HEAT
Even when the temperature outside
does not reach high levels, the interior of
a car can become deadly in a matter of
According to research compiled by
Heatkills.org, within an hour the temperature
inside a vehicle can climb more
than 40 degrees than the temperature
BY JOSH COOK
outside. This means that on a 70-degree
day, interior temperatures of a vehicle
can easily be more than 100.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says that if the outside temperature
is between 80 and 100 degrees,
the temperature inside a car parked in
direct sunlight can quickly climb to
between 130 and 170 degrees.
A study also shows that leaving the
window cracked does little to prevent the
temperatures from reaching deadly levels
in a vehicle.
“In terms of heat-rise over time, it
makes very little difference whether a
car’s windows are closed or partially
open,” says a study by the American
Academy of Pediatrics. “In both cases,
a car’s interior temperature can rise approximately
40 degrees within one hour,
even when the exterior temperature is
only 72 degrees.”
Not only children are in danger.
People regularly leave animals unattended
in vehicles but often roll the window
down slightly for them. This will not
prevent the pet from succumbing to a
heat-related death; leaving the window
open does not keep the temperature at a
There is a remedy is reminders. When
children are left in vehicles, it’s most
often because a parent, guardian, or
caregiver forgot the they were in the car.
A common reminder system recommended
by law enforcement is to use a
teddy bear. Placing a teddy bear in the
car seat and then relocating it to the passenger
seat when a child is in the car seat
will serve as a reminder to the driver.
Another possible solution is a Band-
Aid. Writing “Kid in Car” on a Band-
Aid and place it on one’s forehead before
leaving the house. In the event the
caregiver forgets they are on a drop-off
run and ‘autopilots’ to work, it will not
be long before a co-worker asks them
what happened to their head or even
reads the words on it. A brief embarrassment
is easier to heal than the impact of
losing a child.
However, forgetting a child in the car
is not the only children are left in cars in
the heat. Sometimes, children play in vehicles
and may become trapped in them.
A prevention for this is to keep vehicles
locked at all times.
The neighborhood may be safe enough
to leave the doors unlocked, but keeping
them locked can save the life of your own
children and those of your neighbors.
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AUGUST 2018 9
August | 2018
Dover Chamber of Commerce
Portsmouth City Hall
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
@Market Square Kiosk,
across from North Church
Portsmouth boasts 400 years of history, culture,
architecture, and scenic beauty, and you can see it
all along the Portsmouth Harbour Trail. Join a walking
tour and let our knowledgeable guides highlight the
historic homes, trademark tugboats and working
waterfront, vibrant Market Square, colorful
Prescott Park, and more.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
CARS & COFFEE
@Mall at Fox Run
Seacoast Cars & Coffee is a monthly event held the
first Sunday of the month May Thru October. Enjoy
all of the rolling beauty in this kid-friendly, open to
all atmosphere and show off the results of your own
octane addiction while you wander the lot and admire
the always changing line up of the other attendees.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
9TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE
FOR HELP AND HOPE
@Epping American Legion
Join this police escorted ride through scenic back
roads, approximately 60 miles (with no stops). Breast
cancer survivors’ ride up front as our VIP guests and
they ride for free. Registration is the morning of the
ride from 8:30am to 10:30am.
TIME Registration 8:30am-10:30am
Kickstands up at 11am
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
LAMPREY HEALTH CARE
ANNUAL 5K FOR KIDS
@Lamprey Health Newmarket
Runners are welcome to dress up as their favorite
hero! The race will feature a kids fun run where
children will be able to “chase the villain”.
Race time is 8:30am
COST $30 for 5K runners.
Kids fun run is FREE.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
EVENING BY THE SEA GALA
@Wentworth by the Sea Country Club
Guests will enjoy music, delightful appetizers,
desserts, gourmet coffees, complimentary
champagne, raffles, a silent auction and more at
our Gala Fundraiser and Cocktail Garden party
overlooking the ocean. All proceeds benefit My
Breast Cancer Support a non-profit organization that
provides financial and emotional support to breast
cancer patients and their family members
throughout the Greater Seacoast NH/ME area.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
6TH ANNUAL NEW HAMPSHIRE
MAKER & FOOD FEST
@Dover Children’s Museum
The Maker & Food Fest is a venue for these “makers”
to show hobbies, experiments, projects, and for all of
us to enjoy fantastic food! The Fest takes place in and
around the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in
downtown Dover, NH
COST Ages 5 and under are FREE. Early bird
tickets $8, Advance tickets $10, Day of event $12
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
SWAG ON SWASEY ANTIQUE,
VINTAGE & COLLECTIBLE MARKET
Like the Portsmouth Farmers Market, but with unique
items from 25 different dealers including Todd Farm,
the Dover Indoor Antique Market, and the Arundel
Every Week in Portsmouth
PAPA WHEELIES SHOP
This is our No Drop Weekly road group ride.
We encourage riders of all abilities to come
ride with us. We’ll work on group riding &
pace line skills and just set a goal to have a
great safe ride. We will ride anywhere
from 20-30 miles.
TUESDAYS ON THE TERRACE
@Strawberry Banke Museum
Enjoy the historic landscape of the 10-acre
living history museum with live music on the
terrace of the visitors center. Food and
beverages are available from Figtree Kitchen
Cafe, including beer and wine.
BOARD GAME NIGHT
@Diversions Puzzles & Games
Join us and you can find new games to learn
and play! We have a constantly updated game
library which you may pick games from to
play or you can bring your favorites from
NHAA PLEIN AIR 2018
@New Hampshire Art Association
Coordinated by NHAA artist Lennie Mullaney,
Tuesday morning plein air events are free
and open to all artists or photographers,
including non-members of NHAA.
STORY TIME WITH THE
ANIMALS AT THE NHSPCA
For Ages 2 to 5: Story Time with the Animals
is held every Thursday morning at 10:30 in
the Humane Education classroom. Children
listen to a story about an animal, color a
picture of an animal and visit the animals in
the classroom. No registration is required.
COST A donation of $5 is suggested
WEEKLY RUNNING GROUP
Join us at one of our store locations for a
casual group run - we run year-round!
All levels and all speeds welcome!
Runs are 4-6 miles Thursdays.
FREE PIZZA FRIDAY
(2 SLICES PER JUMPER)
@Blitz Air Park
Indoor amusement center offering wall-towall
trampolines, theme nights, an arcade
and a toddler room.
COST $15 per person plus $3 for
re-usable Blitz Grip Socks (if you
don’t have a pair)
WEEKLY RUNNING GROUP
Join us at one of our store locations for a
casual group run - we run year-round!
All levels and all speeds welcome!
Runs are 4-8 miles Saturdays.
SALSA IN THE PARK
Salsa in the Park offers an opportunity to
dance outside in the summer months,
free of charge.
OPEN HOUSE AT PORTSMOUTH
@Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse
Visitors get to climb to the lantern room to
enjoy the magnificent view and to see the
fourth-order Fresnel lens up close.
COST $2 - $4
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PREPARING YOUR CHILD
BY ROBERT LEVEY
Your child is getting ready for his/her first day of
school, so are there things you can do as a parent
or caregiver to make that transition easier. The
answer is yes, according to child experts.
“Caregivers of any school aged child should plan for
these big transitions,” saysJodie Lubarsky, Child, Adolescent
and Family Services Director at Seacoast Mental
Health Center, a nonprofit community mental health
center in Portsmouth. “They should make arrangements
to meet staff, understand the routine their child
will encounter at school and plan a tour.”
For some kids, multiple tours could be necessary to
assist with the transition.
“Caregivers should ask to meet the staff who will
be interacting with their child and begin developing
an open dialogue with school staff immediately,” she
added. “Caregivers know their children best, so they
should keep school staff informed if they notice any
For kids about to enter their first day of school, preteaching
is a great strategy, which means simply talking
with them about school. Discuss what their routine will
look like while at school.
“Caregivers might want to use books that highlight
the first day of school,” saysLubarsky.
“We did this with our daughter and began reading
them as she prepared for her first day of kindergarten.
We now share them with families entering school for
the first time.”
FOR KIDS WITH FEARS
For a child who expresses misgivings about their
first day of school, it is important to honor and validate
those feelings. As humans, says Lubarsky, we should
feel anxious about new situations.
“This natural anxiety or fear helps keep us safe,” she
said. “Caregivers should avoid shaming or minimizing
With that advice in mind, statements such as, “It will
be fine once you get there,” should be avoided, as they
can feel dismissive to some children. Caregivers should
instead acknowledge such fears and offer support.
“They can ask the child what might make it easier,”
adds Lubarsky. “Caregivers should also consider sharing
how they felt on their first day of school and what
they enjoyed most about school. This allows children
to see they are not alone and it is natural to feel a little
SIGNS OF ISSUES
If caregivers begin to notice a pattern of somatic
complaints, such as stomach aches, illness, etc., then
that might be an indication that the child is struggling
with the transition. Increased sadness and/or crying,
poor sleep, decreased appetite and becoming clingier
could all be additional indicators that a child is struggling.
“Caregivers know their children best, so any abrupt
change in behavior should be addressed,” Lubarsky
says. “Caregivers can begin with both their pediatrician
and school staff to develop strategies to support the
child. If behaviors persist, caregivers should consider
seeking additional early intervention or mental health
FOR ANXIOUS PARENTS
As caregivers, it is important to be mindful of your
own fears and anxieties, too.
“We all survived our first day of school,” notes
Lubarsky. “If our children sense our fear, we are sending
a potential indicator that they should be fearful,
Even if it is difficult, caregivers need to be supportive
for their children and should seek their own support
from friends, family or professionals to manage their
“You only get one first day once, so enjoy it,” Lubarsky
adds. “Take a deep breath and lots of pictures.
Caregivers should enjoy the moment and celebrate what
they have helped their child accomplish.”
Suggested Reading List:
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
The Berenstain Bears Go to School by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins
AUGUST 2018 13
After Brain Injury at Krempels
Center in Portsmouth
BY ROBERT LEVEY
There is a gap in the health care industry about
which no one really talks unless you or someone
you know happens to have a brain injury.
“That gap then becomes glaringly clear,” says Lisa
Couture, Executive Director of Krempels Center in
Portsmouth, who described the nonprofit as “a pathway”
for helping brain injury survivors define new lives
“After a brain injury survivor is discharged from the
hospital and then from rehab, they are often told that
their recovery has ‘plateaued,’” she said. “The skills
they need to adjust and navigate their new life,
however, are not been provided.”
Living with the chronic effects of a brain injury,
according to Couture, is like coming to the end of the
sidewalk with nothing in sight ahead of you.
“Survivors and their families are left to figure it out
on their own, which she says is why the center was
founded by David Krempels, who understood the
experience firsthand. In 1992, Krempels sustained a
serious brain injury during a tragic car accident on
the Maine Turnpike.
Upon founding the center, he initially sought to
award small emergency grants to brain injury survivors.
He soon discovered, however, that there was a
“Brain injury survivors need that sense of belonging,
a sense of community and camaraderie,” says Couture.
“Those are things that can be taken for granted until
they are absent.”
For many brain injury survivors, the sudden and dramatic shift
from their previous lives to one fraught with challenges related
to cognitive, communication, and/or physical skills often
leads to involuntary isolation.
For many brain injury survivors, the sudden and dramatic
shift from their previous lives to one fraught with
challenges related to cognitive, communication, and/or
physical skills often leads to involuntary isolation. Acquired
brain injury survivors (brain injury from trauma,
stroke, or other cause) can lose essential relationships
with friends and family members due to these unexpected
and invisible aspects of the injury.
“They can be too difficult for loved ones to adjust to
or difficult for the survivor to navigate,” says Couture.
Like everyone else, though, brain injury survivors
want to be part of a community of people who share
“This is where Krempels Center shines,” she says.
Located at the Community Campus in Portsmouth,
Krempels Center has created a unique environment for
its members, a ‘multi-generational downtown’ in a safe
setting and one shared with several other nonprofits.
“Krempels Center provides an opportunity for members
to socialize with each other and others at the Campus
while rebuilding the skills and confidence needed to
participate in their greater community,” adds Couture.
Every year, nearly six dozen college interns—including
many from UNH—assist staff in working to
achieve the mission at Krempels Center, which offers
numerous evidence-based programs for its members.
Three times each week, members can choose from ten
to fifteen different classes that focus on well-being that
include cognitive skill building, health and wellness,
communication skills, creative arts and psychological
According to Couture, each program is self-directed,
as members choose when they want to be there and
what they want to attend. Sessions like “Music Matters,”
“Tech Talks” and “Strength and Balance” are
all examples of programs designed to not only provide
therapeutic benefits, but improve the overall quality of
life of each survivor.
“Krempels Center is the place to sort out this next
phase in a brain injury survivors’ life,” says Barb Kresge,
Program Director. “We provide a supportive environment
where survivors have opportunities to build and
rebuild skills, connect with others who get what you are
going through, and focus on goals that are personally
Living with the chronic effects of a brain injury, according
the life you
want to lead!
105 Bartlett Street,
to Couture, is like coming to the end of the sidewalk with
nothing in sight ahead of you.
No matter a person’s age or goals, Kresge says Krempels
Center has a place for him/her.
“It takes time and experience to understand and learn
from others your capabilities in these kids of circumstances,”
she says. “Krempels Center is a great place for
that important work.”
To learn more about Krempels Center, visit www.krempelscenter.org.
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AUGUST 2018 15
GAMES WITHIN THE GAME:
Friendly Formats for Golf, Part 1
Prior to a casual game of golf, it’s not uncommon for a player to
suggest some type of wager to make things “interesting.” Throughout the
years, there have been many variations or formats introduced,
all of which can increase enjoyment and keep players focused.
MATCH PLAY VS. STROKE PLAY
These are the two basic forms of play in golf. In match
play, the outcome of a game is played on a hole-by-hole
basis. The individual or team that wins the most holes
during the round wins. The total score doesn’t determine
the victory, only the number of holes won.
In stroke play, the lowest number of strokes played at the
end of the round determines the winner. In stroke play,
there is a gross score and a net score. The gross score is
your actual score and the net score is your score minus
your handicap. Stroke play was first called “medal play”
because the victor received a medal!
In this format, you may play as individuals or as twoperson
teams. There are really three mini-games within
the Nassau: for the most holes won on the front nine, the
most holes won on the back nine and the most holes won
overall. If you want to keep it friendly, you usually agree
on the wager before teeing off, and the bets are usually
settled at the nineteenth hole, in front of witnesses!
Usually referred to in Europe as Fourball, this is a match
in which a two-person team competes against another
two-person team, and each member of the team plays
their own ball. The team whose player records the lowest
score on that hole wins the hole.
For this game, called Foresomes in Europe, two golfers
play against two other golfers, and each team plays the
same ball. Team members alternate shots until the hole is
played out. They also alternate tee shots, with one team
member hitting the tee shot on odd-numbered holes and
the other hitting on even-numbered holes.
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BY BRIAN MCDONALD, PGA OF CANADA
This is probably the most popular game for three, four
or even more players (if unsupervised and the occasion
presents itself)! This is match play, and the players have
agreed to the amount per skin, or hole. The player with
the lowest score on a hole wins the skin. If two players tie
for the lowest score, then the skin is carried over to the
next hole. This is referred to as no blood or a carry-over
because you are carrying over the bet to the next hole.
The money can add up very quickly.
The Stableford is very interesting because there are point
values attached to your per-hole score. Depending on the
caliber of players, the point value may be adjusted, but
the most common values are: double-bogey=0 points,
bogey=1 point, par=2 points, birdie=3 points, eagle=4
points. The player with the most points at the end of the
round wins. This is somewhat speedy for club members
because once they have reached double-bogey on a hole,
they simply pick up. This format can be played with or
This format is used when hosting couples’ events, usually
a husband and wife team-up. Both players drive. Then,
each player hits the other’s ball for the second shot. They
select the best second shot, and then play alternate shot
until the ball is holed. This is referred to as the Divorce
Open, and sometimes lawyers will jokingly hand out
on the 18th green!
If you have any questions about your game
or if there’s a particular golf topic that interests you,
please email email@example.com.
Brian McDonald has been a golf
professional and PGA member for 35
years, and continues to teach on weekends.
LOCAL RAW HONEY
BY CHELSEA HALL
We stir it into tea, drizzle it over warm fluffy
biscuits and even add it to bread dough. But
honey is more than just a sweetener; it is a
powerful superfood that can improve health and help
with everything from allergies to digestion.
It is important to note that raw honey is different
from processed honey, which is typically found in
supermarkets. Raw honey is unfiltered, unpasteurized
and pure, meaning it has retained all its nutritional
value and benefits. Pasteurized honey is clear, while raw
honey is opaque, since it contains pollen, propolis and
sometimes beeswax. Purchasing your raw honey locally
will boost the local economy as well as its benefits.
Bees visit flowers and plants in the immediate vicinity
of the hive, meaning that local honey contains trace
amounts of pollen from potential sources of allergies.
Consuming one to two teaspoons of raw, local honey
per day is thought to act as a vaccine of sorts, therefore
alleviating seasonal, pollen-related allergies.
Raw honey contains an enzyme that is believed to aid
in digestion. It has also been known to alleviate the
discomforts of ulcers and diarrhea.
Studies have shown that consuming raw local honey
once per day can help to boost the immune system. It
also contains high levels of antioxidants which help to
block disease-causing free radicals in the body. Polyphenols,
a particularly powerful antioxidant found in
honey, has been linked to reducing the risk of cancer
and heart disease.
Have a nagging cough or lingering cold? Try a teaspoon
of honey. A Penn State College of Medicine
study found that buckwheat honey was more effective
in treating coughs in children than a store-bought
Honey is found in everything from facial creams to
shampoo. But many companies process the honey and
strip it of its valuable properties. Try this DIY raw
honey facial mask. You’ll be amazed how soft your skin
Moisturizing Raw Honey Mask
Combine 2 teaspoons mashed avocado with one
teaspoon raw honey and apply to face. Let sit for
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