John Hopkins University sent this excellent summary to avoid contagion. I share it with you because it is very clear.
Bubba and Wendy Cash recently held the annual President's Day Party at their home in Germantown, also hosted by Mike and Pam Keenan and Bo and Maryanne Lessley. Party goers dressed as US Presidents and First Ladies or in red, white and blue.
Jack was worried he might have coronavirus. For two weeks he had been coughing, feeling tired and struggling to breathe. A handyman by trade, Jack has to work to care for his family.
While other people were clearing the shelves of toilet paper, I was at Dan West cramming 14 azalea plants into the back of my CR-V (The Mulchmobile). It isn’t hoarding when it’s about plants, is it?
The single, most frequent question I’ve been asked lately by my friends and readers is whether or not their pets are safe from the novel coronavirus. Mind you, I am neither a physician nor veterinarian, but I began researching the illness soon after I became aware that it had surged into a w…
Many organizations in the Memphis area, both public and private, would be seriously hobbled without the help of the many thousands of volunteers who donate their time and talents.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and reception was held recently at St. Peter Manor to celebrate the grand re-opening of 283 apartment units at the complex. A Tennessee Housing Development Agency Housing Credit Program allocation helped finance the project, which includes new upgrades to roofs, the…
This year's recipient of the Senior Advocacy Award is Ken Cope, general manager of Home Instead, being presented by the Professional Network on Aging's president Judy Hall of Wesley Living. The award was given at PNA's recent Professional Caregiver Conference. PNA established the award in 20…
When I need lawn or gardening information, I usually restrict my search to sources in the southeast part of the country. I don’t care if Martha Stewart has beautiful delphiniums in Connecticut or New York. "The Mid-South Garden Guide" tells me delphiniums won’t thrive in our humidity and hot…
The year 2020 is a big one for Memphis Area Master Gardeners (MAMG). It’s been 25 years since the first class graduated at the old Extension Service building on Shelby Oaks Drive.
Using your talents to help others has both mental and physical health benefits. A purpose filled day helping others gives as much or more back in return. It’s proven that people who volunteer feel connected and ward off depression that isolation can unexpectedly bring. A four-year study by C…
Linda Conlee helps participants with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities in all programs at the Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy in Collierville.
Remember that catchy song by the Clash titled “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The 1982 hit — which peaked on the Top Ten charts in the U.S. but never quite made it to No. 1 — was a tune that became an earworm. After being pounded by it relentlessly on the radio, I couldn’t get it out of my head.
The Great Southern Residential Senior Care Home (GSSL) is a new residential care home that provides boutique senior living, along with non-medical custodial care for senior adults.
The 2020 Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church downtown begins Feb. 27, the day after Ash Wednesday and continues through April 3, the Friday before Palm Sunday.
“If you don’t like Memphis weather, stick around. It’ll change.” We hear it all the time, but especially in winter and spring. Within days or even hours, our weather can fluctuate between balmy or bone-chilling, sunny or soggy, still or stormy.
New Year’s always inspires new goals for self-improvements or habits we’d like to change. Yet, even with the best intentions, very few of us make our resolutions a reality. This can leave us feeling frustrated and discouraged, but the problem is usually not with us—instead, the problem is of…
I remember vividly telling my husband Michael that within a few years the pet industry was going to be explosive. This was back in the mid-nineties. Already a small business entrepreneur and animal lover, I suggested we create some sort of pet related business. I wasn’t sure what specific pr…
When is a lily not a lily? My copy of The National Gardening Association Dictionary of Horticulture provided some clues. In the index, I found over 200 common names that include the word “lily.” Calla lily, toad lily, ginger lily, and lily-of-the-valley are just a few. Of those listings, onl…
In December, Trezevant hosted its annual Christmas party in various areas of the senior living community, located at 177 North Highland. Trezevant residents, families and guests were treated to a variety of hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and entertainment. The evening included music and dancing …
The Bible gives a broad framework for living and aging well. Those who follow a pattern of wickedness find it hard to change. Those whose feet walk a righteous path must keep to the disciplines and choices it requires.
Do you know anyone whose birthday is Dec. 25? I have several friends born that day. As a matter of fact, experts tell us 16 million people around the world were born on Dec. 25. So what’s so special about the fact Jesus was born on that day?
When I brought Bernie into our home—rescued from a retailer whose kind employees had spotted him shivering under the dumpster behind their store—the tiny yellow kitten found himself in a household occupied by three elderly cats and two dogs.
Gardeners often suffer from “nature deficiency” in December. The days are short, and time is short. If the weather gets warm and dry enough for outdoor activity, those rare days often coincide with a busy schedule of holiday- related events. There’s little time to enjoy the benefits of the n…
The Holiday English Tea at the Woman's Exchange was full of treats. Longtime WE chef Rev. Emmenuel "Rev" Bailey said goodbye to guiests. Bailey is retiring the end of this year and his daughter will take his place.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Memphis recently hosted a free family caregiver conference " A Caregiver's Journey: Back to Basics", at First Baptist Church-Broad Ave.
There are plenty of choices ranging from high-rise apartments to houseboats and retirement communities for older adults planning to retire or those who want a change in housing.
The Memphis Jewish Home celebrated the opening of its new state-of-the-art Belz Family Foundation's Rehabilitation Facility with an open house and ribbon cutting on Oct. 24.
The Best Times was the host publication for this year's national conference of the North American Mature Publisher's Association (NAMPA) at the Guesthouse at Graceland on Oct. 13-15. Present were publishers from over 30 markets. The Best Times received five awards.
The Wings of Ave Maria, the Ave Maria Foundation, and the Compass group hosted a gala celebration honoring Monsignor Peter Buchignani at TPC Southwind on Oct. 6. The gala was a fundraiser for the Ave Maria Home.
The dark purple stains on my fingers suggest this is a good time to write about black walnuts (Juglans nigra). At the Walnut Room restaurant in the old Baptist Hospital, my dad was a fan of their black walnut ice cream, one of the best ways to enjoy these native nuts.
Cheerful, moody, lazy, predictable, or easygoing— these are a few characteristics we observe daily in humans. They’re traits that help define an individual’s personality, and when matched against our own, we may find ourselves drawn to certain people and chilled by others. One’s personality …
There’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for expats moving abroad with children, according to Jason Holland, long-time correspondent for International Living and author of a new report on the topic.
Brenda Ballard of Olive Branch Mississippi, won a 55 inch high density television set in a drawing at The Best Times' Mississippi Senior Expo and Health Fair in September. When notified by phone that she had won, Ballard said, "No Kidding, Really?"
Editor’s Note: With Easter approaching, Highland correspondent Kathleen Twombly wanted to share the following, which is the obituary of Jesus Christ in 33 AD, written by an unknown person.
Despite the closure of many churches for in person worship services, their commitment to those in need in Macomb County continues through food pantires and other services.
You know what? Sometimes I’m just not very smart. Try not to be too shocked! You see, as a pastor, I’ve been spending a lot of time lately worrying about Easter. This is a weird year and I’ve been trying to think about different ways that I could inject some “excitement” into Easter Sunday…since we can’t be at the church to do all of the things that we had planned – you know, the egg hunt, donuts, picture booth and activities for the kids. I’ve been acting and thinking like Easter would somehow be ruined unless we came up with some innovative way to celebrate. And frankly – I’m embarrassed to admit that! Because the reality is – Easter doesn’t need my help! Easter is…and always will be – superb in an and of itself. I mean – think about it! The great news of Easter is that we can celebrate the reality of Jesus as our risen Savior – who through his perfect life, sacrificial death, and ultimate resurrection – defeated sin and death once and for all and made a way for men and women to be adopted as children of God. It’s a big deal! And it doesn’t need my help to make it exciting.
NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SiriusXM announced special Holy Week and Easter Sunday programming across its religious channels, including Joel Osteen Radio, The Catholic Channel, The Billy Graham Channel, Kirk Franklin's Praise, enLighten, and The Message. Coverage begins today, April 9.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring today as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a small attempt for us to bring some normalcy to people’s lives,” Kellogg said. “This is normal, now. We want to bring some peace in a pandemic.”
This week, members of the St. John Lutheran Church – LCMS of Keystone, are celebrating HOLY WEEK (April 5 to April 12), but not in their typical way due to the deadly spread of COVID-19.
As a pastor serving a church which was founded in 1835, I know this is not the first time First Presbyterian Church of Marietta has celebrated the resurrection in the midst of a crisis.
Last week we heard from a family member having a loved one in the midst of restorative recovery. This week, we hear from the perspective of an addictions counselor. Her name is Mindy.
The congregation of Little Fork Episcopal Church in Rixeyville has found a way to help families come together for prayer this Easter weekend despite churches being closed due to the coronavirus.
We are nearing the end of Lent, A time of waiting and preparation. Lent 2020 will always be remembered as a time of waiting, hope, and preparation, yet in a different context from the Exodus 12 reference. Our regular activities have stopped, impacting school schedules, activities, and appointments. We rush to the store to fill our pantries. Unlike socialist countries, we had not experienced bare store shelves before. Daily the numbers of Covid-19 increase, we pray for this to pass. We pray locally for the community of Adams, our state, our nation, and around the world. Going forward, we will our share stories to remind our friends and family stories of this year.
Brittany Stineman worries her 3-year-old son, Nash, won't survive Covid-19 if he catches it. He has a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy, and she is fighting to protect him. Watch more human stories of the pandemic.
Located in the Upper Cosby community Caney Creek Missionary Baptist Church has welcomed worshipers since the late 1970s when Rev. Horace Davis was pastor.
On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth II made a rare television appearance to encourage the British people, but her words also resonate outside England. She expressed gratitude to healthcare workers and caregivers. She voiced her appreciation for their service and said it “brings us closer to a return for more normal times...”
These are times that try a person’s faith. However, the coronavirus pandemic also can be a time when people create a more personal bond with their god.
During times of uncertainty, some people turn to their church and faith to help get them through the time. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, churches had to shut their doors. To continue reaching their congregation and spreading their message, several local pastors have moved their church services to online.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on a claim that Dr. Deborah Birx made during the White House task-force press briefing that all health care workers in the US could have been tested for coronavirus if machines were running at capacity.
“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Exodus 12:13
The prospect of using hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic has sparked rancor and disagreement among politicians and scientists. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells Chris Cuomo the dangers of recommending treatments without having a strong read of the data.
Carlisle's Stations of the Cross has been canceled and Mechanicsburg's Good Friday Prayer Walk has been modified due to the coronavirus.
“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Biblical Book of John says that on the first Easter, Jesus’ disciples were isolated behind doors because they feared punishment from the Jewish leaders. Under the current stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many East Texan church members will be behind doors much like disciples were on the first Easter.
A full parking lot of people in cars was enough to move nurses, doctors, health care workers and other employees to tears at the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital on Tuesday night.
Gov. Pete Ricketts has proclaimed Easter Sunday to be a day of prayer in Nebraska for all those affected by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic causing everyone to shelter in place by staying home except for essential tasks and keeping some businesses closed, some local organizations are adapting in several ways.
(The Center Square) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he talked to 10,000 U.S. faith leaders about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has led to bans on in-person church services, closed nonessential businesses and killed more than 14,500 Americans.
Although Jews typically try to refrain from using technology during the first and last couple of days of Passover to keep a focus on personal and familial connection, this year, without technology, that connection isn’t possible.
The Fairview Ministerial Association will host a 10 a.m. drive-in service on Easter Sunday, April 12 at Starr Field, the community’s local football field.
(The Center Square) – Houses of worship across the state are planning to hold Easter and Passover services online to comply with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, which was implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, April 9th as a “Day of Prayer” in Iowa, urging Iowans to “unite in prayer” in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, inviting Iowans to participate in the 59th Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast, which is offered entirely online this year.
Due to Governor Kim Reynolds issuing a State of Public Health Emergency which includes limits on the size of public gatherings, the News Telegraph will be printing limited church services which include online services or cancellations and postponements. Church officials are encourage to send in those types of services at this time.
As a second-grader, I asked my grandmother, “Why does the Easter Bunny bring us eggs on Easter? The two don’t seem to have anything to do with Jesus.”
The world might be in the midst of one of the greatest global pandemics of all-time, but local pastors, ministers and priests say it is no match for the Holy Spirit or even the human spirit and area churches will continue to add their voice on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.