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High schoolers take on residents in friendly competition at Summit Village

Assemblyman Scott A. Gray, R-Watertown, hosted a senior-to-senior board game event Thursday afternoon at Samaritan Summit Village. Twenty National Honor Society students from Watertown High School competed in friendly board game competitions with residents of the senior-living facility. Games were laid out on tables throughout the community room, and the seniors had quite a variety… Keep Reading

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Snowtown USA wraps up; snow sculpting winner named

The Watertown Fairgrounds was the place to be on Saturday as families experienced a day of play for Snowtown USA. “This is our second weekend and today is Kid’s Day. We have various displays and demonstrations, ice skating, and face painting,” David Daily, director of Snowtown USA, said. Outside, a “touch-a-truck” activity allowed kids to… Keep Reading

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Singing or Playing Music Throughout Life is Linked with Better Brain Health While You Age

Playing a musical instrument has obvious rewards: the sense of fun and enjoyment, the ability to express feelings in different ways, and the satisfaction experienced as proficiency improves, but could it actually be making you smarter? Well, scientists working on PROTECT, an online study open to people aged 40 and over, reviewed data from more than… Keep Reading

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Writing contest offered

The annual PBS KIDS Writers’ Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on active learning, will be held once again and children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to participate. Children can submit a fact or fiction, prose or poetry entry. Deadline for entry is Feb. 9. WPBS-TV will select… Keep Reading

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