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Nurturing Healthy Eating and Active Living

May 17, 2016

There is an aphorism that says “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the adult.” It’s well known that cognitive and physical development is most rapid during the preschool years. Similarly, eating and activity habits are established during this time of child...

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A look back

May 10, 2016

By Will Beeker, Hub Cycle Coordinator for Partners for Active Living Last Friday PAL held the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Criterium for the 12th year, and I thought I would give everyone a short history of how crits as we know them today, came to be. In the early 1900’s there...

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Fifteen minutes twice a day

May 2, 2016

I ride to work most every day. I don’t really like riding in the rain, and some days I have meetings that take me beyond my bicycling limits for workday travel. But any other day—and I've ridden when it’s over 100 degrees and when it’s below 10 degrees—I saddle up...

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Spartanburg Water launches Choose Tap program

April 26, 2016

Innovative partnership with Way to Wellville highlights the value of drinking tap water, celebrates new bottle refill station in Downtown Spartanburg By Chad Lawson, Communications Manager from Spartanburg Water & PAL board member Spartanburg Water is partnering with the Way to Wellville...

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What more could anyone ask?

April 5, 2016

By Linda Bilanchone, Hampton Heights resident Hampton Heights is a neighborhood full of old houses and new attitudes. The old houses are beautiful and so are the new attitudes. The old houses were built between 1880 and 1920; the new attitudes are 21st century.  The new attitudes are...

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March 30, 2016

At this week’s meeting of the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce (COTF), I was reminded of the term “collaboraction”. Brendan Buttimer wrote about it recently in this space. On this day, sixteen members of the taskforce met to discuss current successes and plan future...

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What makes a great place?

March 15, 2016

A couple of weekends ago I took advantage of a quick family trip to New York City to visit one of my favorite places, Washington Square Park. In spring-like weather on a February Sunday afternoon, I listened to old-time banjo music, classical grand piano, straight-ahead jazz and dueling baritone...

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A Place to Play

February 15, 2016

By Laura Ringo, Executive Director for Partners for Active Living One of my favorite places is a park in my hometown of Maryville, Tennessee called Sandy Springs Park. The park is a treasured community gathering place along a creek and extensive greenway system. Regardless of my phase in life,...

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