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2013 A Time For New Opportunities And Financial Gains
By Lydia Solini (
    With determination and practicality this can be a great year of increase!  You will do well this year if you are able to follow your intuitive hunches when pursuing practical endeavors.  Business will be on the upswing and management and organization are essential for success.  Concentration and resolve will help you realize your cherished ambitions.  Manufacturing will continue to surge in the United States as well as greater quality in work and products.  With Neptune transiting the 10th house of the US’s astrological chart this is a great time to create and conceive ideas that truly resonate with your sense of purpose within career or professional sectors which may create a sense of great inspiration and innovation.  This is a time to avoid fear, even if Washington is lagging along, don’t stop pursuing or seeking your goals, this will create tremendous momentum in communities, cities and towns all over the US.  
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The Middle Matters: Sharing Memories And Insights On Teaching The Middle Grades
By Cookie Steponaitis
   Linda Taylor Johnson started her educational experience like so many of her generation in a one room school in rural Ira, Vermont with no running water, a wood stove, windows with cracks and a strong breeze and only twenty kids in grades K-8. Yet, in that basic structure Linda learned several lessons about people and education that she would carry into a forty-three year career in education herself, teaching the adolescent age lovingly referred to as the “Middle Years.”

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Riding For A Cure: Local Mom Looks To A 100 Mile Ride In The Rockies And Rides For Uncle Jack
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Linda Sweeney always knew she had an ace up her sleeve and in her corner since she was a little girl was her Uncle Jack. While both had families of their own and were surrounded by love from all sides, there was a special bond between the two of them which kept them close over the years. Uncle Jack pulled her aside on her wedding day and shared with Linda the simple words, “You are the most beautiful bride I have ever seen,” etching those words in her heart and giving her yet another special moment with Uncle Jack.
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