New year, new you

January 06, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

New year, new you

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and that your New Year is filled with happiness, joy, prosperity, and good health in 2011.

And as you are planning for the New Year, remember to make time for yourself.

Are you ready to take charge of your health? Do you make time for yourself? Do you carve out time each day that's just for you? It's so important for your overall health and well-being to do the things you enjoy doing and its part of the strategy for your success.

Take a moment today to identify activities you enjoy that help you feel good about yourself and then make time to do them. Schedule these activities on your calendar just as you would a business appointment that is just as important.

 Doing things that help you to relax, create a positive mood and help you feel good about yourself generating positive momentum that spills over into all areas of your life — including your health and fitness goals.

SHHS alumni meeting

The next South Hagerstown High School Alumni meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 13 in the school's Media Center. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include the 2011 scholarships, SHHS Golf Tournament and the Rebel Reunion Weekend being planned for June of this year.

Please plan to come out and help plan for the 2011 events.

Wrestling champs

The Tiny Terps (Maryland K-6 Wrestling All-Star Team) are starting the New Year off right by winning the Tyrant Duals last weekend.

Potomac Heights Elementary School's Aaron Brooks weighed in at 87 pounds and went 5-0 in the 90- and 95-pound division for his team.

Teams competing were from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

Congratulations to the Tiny Terps for their championship.

Here are a few facts about this very tough group of Tiny Terps.  Team scores were 27-25 W, 40-18 W, 54-18 W, 62-3 W, 43-21 W and 8 of 14 wrestlers were 5-0 or 4-1.  

Ebenezer AME soup sale

The Ebenezer AME Church Steward Board will hold a "Warm Hearts Soup Sale" this Saturday, at 11 a.m. at the church, 26 W. Bethel St.

There will be a variety of soups for sale — chicken noodle, ham and bean and vegetable beef.

The cost is $1.50 a bowl or $3.75 a quart.

Stop by and eat while enjoying fellowship and then take some home to put in the freezer for later.  

Women's Day fundraiser

The Women of Ebenezer AME, 26 W. Bethel St., are getting ready for their Women's Day Service and have planned several fundraisers; the first one will be a breakfast Saturday, Jan. 15, at 8 a.m.

For $5 the breakfast will include eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, apple sauce and coffee or tea or orange juice.

Get fit
Kickin 2B Fit has aerobics classes (indoor walking or jogging) for $3 per class or $10 for class and nutrition or Individual training for $20 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Center, 131 W. North Ave.

Linda Brooks is looking forward in helping you reach your health and fitness goals in 2011. And if you are unable to make the class sessions, she can accommodate you by coming to you. Also, if you have your own workout program and just need help in the area of nutrition, she can assist you with your plan.  

You can contact Brooks at 301-797-4310, and start the New Year off right. Try a class for free.

 This year, plan to live with faith, passion and purpose

Annual Christmas Eve Cantata

The Ebenezer AME Church Senior Choir held their 35th Annual Christmas Eve Celebration on Dec. 24, 2010 at 9 p.m. Robert Burnett, Senior Choir President, was Master of Ceremonies with Musicians, Laurie Graves & Carol Austin's Prelude which included "What Child Is This?" "Away in a Manger" and "Gesu Bambino" to open the evening. The congregational song was "O Come All Ye Faithful" followed by the candlelight processional, "Jesus, Light of the World." Ebenezer's Pastor, The Rev. Leroy Jackson rendered the prayer for the evening and was followed by a solo performance of "Ava Maria" by Robert Burnett.  Warren Johnson welcomed everyone and a solo performance of "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" was given by Denise Chandler. The theme for this years' Cantata was "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and was narrated by Denise Chandler.  
The opening selection began with a solo by Leysa Burnett, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," followed by "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays," The "Good Will to Men Medley," "Welcome to our World" with soloist, Anna Doleman, "Away in a Manger," "God with Us, Immanuel," "Let Christmas Come," "Let in the Light" and ended with "Joy Medley." 
After remarks by The Rev. Leroy Jackson, the evening was concluded with the recessional, "Jesus, What a Wonderful Child" with soloist Deborah Simmons.  
Ebenezer's Annual Christmas Eve Cantata was well-received by the crowd in attendance and has become a welcome holiday tradition with plenty of Christmas Blessings for everyone!

Columnist note 

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