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I can grab my smartphone to snap a photo, they’ve
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Here are a few tips on getting great, natural-looking ship, was employed in a cannery, was an oyster
photos of your pets, even with a smartphone camera: pirate and a railroad tramp. At 17, he wrote a
-- Be patient: Getting the best shot takes practice. You story of a particularly dangerous sealing voy-
may need to wait for your pet to sit or lie down in the age, which was published in the local paper.
right spot. After several failures at getting other stories
-- Go to their level: Get down on the floor with your published, he headed north to the Canadian
pets and bring the camera lens even with their eyes Yukon to seek his fortune in the Klondike gold
and nose. You will get some intriguing shots. rush. The quest proved very detrimental to his
-- Wait for pets to settle down, then surprise them: health, as he experienced scurvy, which led to
This works best with dogs who respond well to com- loss of four teeth, and excruciating hip and leg
mands. Have them sit or lie down, and once they’re in pain. But something positive came out of the
place and relaxed, call their name just as you take the experience, as London used it as the backdrop
photo. for some of his first successful stories. He was
-- Use natural light: Camera flashes reflect off the 27 when Call of the Wild, the story of a Yu-
back of the eye to create the dreaded red-eye effect. kon sled dog, was published. Three years later,
Open the window shades to let in as much light as White Fang was published. During the last 16
possible. years of his life, he published more than 50
-- Be prepared for more than one session: Take books. Rather remarkable, considering he was
photos over the span of a few days -- you’ll get more just 40 years old at the time of his death.
practice, and your dogs may get more comfortable • Jackie Chan is the world’s fifth-highest-paid
with the process. actor, with income of $45.5 million last year.
Born in Hong Kong as Chan Kong-sang, this
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WHY THE RISK OF YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (cont’d): Answers on page 7
out as a child actor at age five, and trained as 1. On the 1970s sitcom “Three’s Company,”
Dear Savvy Senior, a chef, then at the China Drama Academy, an what was the name of the character played by
I’ve read that people with heart problems need to be opera school, and, of course, in martial arts and actor John Ritter?
extra careful during the winter months because heart acrobatics. He has appeared in more than 150 2. What does “all work and no play” make Jack?
attacks are much more common. Why is this? films and speaks eight languages. 3. Name the world heavyweight boxing
Cautions Senior • The sixth most famous Jack is professional champion from 1919 to 1926.
golfer Jack Nicklaus, The Golden Bear, who 4. Who was Johnny Carson’s predecessor on
Dear Cautious, has won a record 18 major golf championships. “The Tonight Show”?
Everyone knows winter is cold and flu season, but Less than a year after turning professional at 5. Whose trademark phrase was “And
many don’t know that it’s also the prime season for age 21, he won the 1962 U.S. Open, defeat- away we go”?
heart attacks too, especially if you already have heart ing Arnold Palmer by three shots. At 23, he
disease or have suffered a previous heart attack. won his first Masters Tournament, followed by The key to a successful backyard compost bin is a
Here’s what you should know, along with some tips to Masters wins in 1965 and 1966, the first golfer shady spot near a water source, with leaves, grass clip-
help you protect yourself. to win two years in a row, and again in 1972 pings, fruit scraps, coffee grounds, and vegetable
and 1975. In 1986, at age 46, he won his final waste added. Dry materials should be moist-
In the U.S., the risk of having a heart attack during Masters, making him the oldest Masters winner ened as they are added to the pile. Even
the winter months is twice as high as it is during the in history. He has won that tournament more cold ashes from a wood-burning fireplace
summertime. Why? There are a number of factors, and times than anyone else, two more than Arnold can be mixed into the heap to add nutrients to your soil.
they’re not all linked to cold weather. Even people Palmer, and one more than Tiger Woods. Nick-
who live in warm climates have an increased risk. laus holds more major championships than any “Mr. Piano”
Here are the areas you need to pay extra attention to other player, 18 in a 25-year span.
this winter. • The popular television series “Hawaii Five-O” Tuning & Repair
is in its tenth season on CBS. It’s a re-creation
Cold temperatures: When a person gets cold, the of the original that ran from 1968 to 1980. The Roy Nieman
body responds by constricting the blood vessels to role of Captain Steve McGarrett was played The tuner that cares!
help the body maintain heat. This causes blood pres- by John Joseph Patrick Ryan, better known by
sure to go up and makes the heart work harder. Cold his stage name Jack Lord. Lord already had a
temperatures can also increase levels of certain pro- well-known theater, film, and television career
teins that can thicken the blood and increase the risk prior to the 284 episodes of “Hawaii Five-O.”
for blood clots. So, stay warm this winter, and when He was also a gifted painter, with his works
you do have to go outside, make sure you bundle up displayed in New York City’s Metropolitan
in layers with gloves and a hat, and place a scarf over Museum of Art and 40+ museums and galleries
your mouth and nose to warm up the air before you around the world. Jack Lord spent much of his
breathe it in. free time promoting tourism in Hawaii, and was
even asked to run for governor. He set up a trust
Snow shoveling: Studies have shown that heart attack to give back to the Islands’ people, and since
rates jump dramatically in the first few days after a his death in 1998, the fund has been donating
major snowstorm, usually a result of snow shoveling. $2 million every year to nonprofit organiza-
Shoveling snow is a very strenuous activity that raises tions, including hospice care centers, service
blood pressure and stresses the heart. Combine those animal groups, humane societies, academies for
factors with the cold temperatures and the risks for the arts, and public television.
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• Jack LaLanne, the “Godfather of Modern Fit- GIVING IDEAS
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That same year, he opened America’s first fit-
ness gym in Oakland, featuring a juice bar and Mon.-Fri. 9-5 • Sat. 9-3 • like us on
health food store. Ironically, physicians warned
their patients to stay away from the club, Answers on Page 7
cautioning them that “LaLanne was an exer-
cise nut,” whose programs would cause severe Solution on page 8 Pair Refreshments
medical problems.
• In the meantime, Jack was earning his Doctor Pair (continued)
of Chiropractic Medicine degree, studying the Refreshments
human body intently with a focus on bodybuild- 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice
ing and weightlifting. With 1 cup sugar
• LaLanne was also an inventor, designing Holiday Cookies
several gym machines, his famous Power To Make Simple Syrup:
Juicer, protein powder, instant breakfast, and I love hosting parties, but I find the best parties are 1. In a small pot, stir together fruit juices and sugar.
the protein bar. He authored 12 books, includ- the ones where everyone brings a great story and their 2. Set pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
ing Abundant Health and Vitality after 40 and favorite recipe to share. A cookie Christmas party Turn to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring until
Celebrating 90 Plus Years of Healthy Living. checks all those boxes, and it’s an inexpensive way to sugar completely dissolves.
• In 1953, at age 39, his famous fitness televi- entertain. 3. Pour syrup in a jar and cool completely. Store in
sion program premiered and ran until 1985. The first cookie exchange party started more than 70 refrigerator until ready to use.
Appealing to the stay-at-home mothers watch- years ago. It was usually a social event for women and
ing the daytime show, Jack invited his wife extremely popular with women’s clubs and church For each Christmas Fizz:
Elaine to demonstrate the exercises, and their groups. Each person baked one or two dozen of their 1 ounce simple syrup
dog Happy appeared on each show as well. favorite cookies and exchanged one with each person 3 to 4 ounces seltzer
Jack set a world record for pushups on televi- in attendance. The party also is a wonderful way to Squeeze of fresh lime juice
sion in 1956 at age 42, accomplishing 1,033 in collect the personal stories behind the cookies. Sharing Whole cranberries and slices of lime for garnish,
23 minutes. stories also acts as an icebreaker and a way for guests optional
• Jack’s super-human strength enabled him to to get to know each other.
swim from San Francisco’s Alcatraz Island to * Set a beautiful table and arrange all the cookies as To make the Christmas Fizz:
Fisherman’s Wharf while handcuffed, shackled, the guests arrive. You can place the plates of cookies 1. Pour 1 ounce of cranberry-pomegranate simple
towing a 1,000-lb. (453.5 kg) boat tied to a belt at different heights using a few books covered by a syrup into a champagne flute or glass. Top with 3 to
around his waist. On the nation’s 200th birth tablecloth, or by using cake pedestals. 4 ounces of seltzer. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the
* If the cookies or candies have been frozen, label glass.
(continued on next page) them “Previously Frozen.” This will prevent the 2. For a garnish, use a toothpick to skewer a whole
recipients from freezing the items again, which may cranberry and half slice of lime, if desired.
alter the flavor and texture of the cookie.
* Arrange the furniture and the serving tables so that To make a pitcher of the Christmas Fizz, mix 1 cup
your guests can move easily around the room and the of cranberry-pomegranate simple syrup with 3 cups
serving tables. of seltzer water. Squeeze in the juice of one lime.
* Provide small cups, mugs, plates and napkins so that Taste and add additional simple syrup, if desired.
your guests can serve themselves. Chill before serving. (continued on page 8)
* Eating sweets induces thirst! Have self-serve pitch-
ers of ice and sparkling water on hand, along with Answers on Page 7
coffee, cider, hot chocolate, juices or sodas.
Here are two recipes -- one for a cool and refreshing 1. What do British carpenters call their
Christmas Fizz, and another for a warm and flavorful saw horses?
Tres Leches Hot Chocolate With Coconut Milk. Both 2. Name the fictional CIA analyst created by
recipes go perfectly with cookies! Enjoy, and Merry novelist Tom Clancy.


For the Simple Syrup:
If your cranberry and/or pomegranate juice is already
sweetened, reduce the amount of sugar in the simple
syrup to 1/2 cup.

1/2 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
(continued in next column)

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The Village 5665 South Transit Road • Lockport, NY 14094 JACK LALANNE (cont’d):
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Tammy Lee-Kavney-ROSe one for each of the original 13 colonies, for a
6035 S. Transit Rd. mile along a California beach. That feat was
Lockport, NY 14094 Licensed Real Estate Salesperson further intensified by the addition of 76 children
divided among the boats. LaLanne’s feet were
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was still exercising two hours a day, typically 90 minutes of weight-lifting and 30 minutes of
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Solution puzzle on page 8 FICTIONAL JACKS

Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee • The French term “diable en boite” translates 3976 Lockport Olcott Rd, Ste A Lockport, NY 14094
Harvey Oswald two days after Oswald assassinated Pres- “devil in a box,” and is the term used for a
ident John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. musical jack-in-the-box toy. It’s believed that NNEOWWWCOROORIFGPFNIHEECNTRE.SS..IN Recipient of consecutive
The Warren Commission determined this toy’s origins date back to the 14th century, "Agent of the Year" award
that Ruby acted alone, contradicting when a high-ranking English clergyman cast
theories that Ruby was involved in an the devil into a boot to protect a Buckingham- Deborah Carpenter
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cloth clown popping out of a tin box originated
Jerry’s Loose Threads in the 1930s. Most of the toys used the song Never greet a person named Jack on the air-
“Pop Goes the Weasel,” with the lid opening up plane. “Hi, Jack!”
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• Johnny Depp was chosen to play the role of LAKE WINDS METALWORKING
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in a poem he wrote in 1982. It would be 11
years before the character would debut on the
big screen in “The Nightmare Before Christ-
mas.” In the production, Jack, whose surname
is based on the word “skeleton,” is the patron
spirit of Halloween, a living skeleton and
Pumpkin King of Halloween Town. The movie
was so labor-intensive to produce that it took
a week to shoot one minute of film. Jack had
400 different hand-sculpted heads that were
changed each time the character changed his

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• There’s a deeper meaning to the simple nurs-
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it has its roots in France with Jack representing
(Rt. 31, between Gasport & Middleport) King Louis XVI, who was beheaded (lost his
crown), and was followed by Jill, Queen Marie
Schwab Farm Market Antoinette, who came tumbling after. Those
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tury England, and was first known as “Jack and
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comedy act in the mid-1500s in the Elizabethan
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• That mischievous sprite known as Jack Frost
(continued from page 5) has his origins in Norse or Viking mythology
with the name of Jokil Frosti, and thought of as
TRES LECHES HOT CHOCOLATE the son of the god of wind. He became the imp
WITH COCONUT MILK responsible for painting fern-like ice paintings
on windows in winter in a mid-1800s poem
If you’re expecting a crowd, double the recipe and “The Frost.” An 1872 short story “The Frost
place the hot chocolate in a slow cooker on low heat. Fairies” depicts him as the King of the Winter
To serve, ladle drink into mugs and top with whipped Spirits endeavoring to rescue children from the
cream, chocolate shavings and toasted coconut, if cruel King Winter.
3 cups almond milk
1 (14-ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
2/3 cup (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Whipped cream
1/4 cup chocolate shavings (optional)
1/4 cup toasted, sweetened coconut flakes

1. In medium saucepan combine fat-free milk, coco-
nut milk and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a
simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
Whisk in cocoa powder until well-combined.
2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve in mugs
topped with whipped cream, and a sprinkle of choco-
late shavings and toasted coconut. Makes 5 (1 cup)

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The story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” first appeared in print in 1734 as “The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean.”

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