In the November 10 issue of the Village News, the engagement announcement of Jennifer Gee Albarran and Michael Scot Oslund was headlined “Gee-Oslund engagement announced.” The headline should have read “Albarran-Oslund engagement announced.” We apologize to both the couple and their families for this error in publication.

Healing a Grieving Heart

Losing a loved one is a heartwrenching experience. The powerful, complex, and conflicting emotions that survivors struggle with often leave a person feeling alone and helpless. Understanding the basic elements of grief and learning key coping skills can help individuals heal and move forward after their loss. There is no correct way to face the […]

Contracting opportunities following Katrina and Rita

WASHINGTON – Small business owners will have increased opportunities to participate in federal prime and sub-contracting rebuilding efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The U.S. Small Business Administration has partnered with the U.S. General Services Administration and other federal agencies to provide a toll-free number, 1-800-FED-INFO (800-333-4636), to help small businesses […]

Crash Course in College Fitness

College students’ schedules are filled with classes, dorm meetings and study sessions. Yet all these activities are sedentary and only burn mental – not physical – energy. If you are a college student, it’s crucial that you get a dose of physical exercise in order for your body to function optimally. Start by taking advantage […]

Old Bricks, New Lights, Temecula Goes Live!

The stars will be aligned to shine brightly in Temecula this fall. The City of Temecula will begin celebrating life through the arts at the new 362-seat, state-of-the-art Old Town Temecula Community Theater on Main Street in the heart of Old Town Temecula. There will be six days of celebration during the grand opening festivities scheduled from […]

The how-tos of choosing athletic shoes

Running and walking are among the purest, most natural forms of exercise around. With newfangled innovations like Freon-filled midsoles and pump-it-up tongues, it’s knowing which shoes to buy that seems to require an advanced degree. Choose the wrong athletic shoes and you could end up lying on the couch nursing shin splints or aching heels […]

How to Find the Right Gym for You

The time has come. You hate how you look in your clothes, don’t want to be out of breath every time you walk up the stairs and are tired of feeling out of shape. You’ve decided to take the plunge and join a gym. But you shouldn’t join the first one you see. With so […]

How to add exercise to your life

It’s easy to fall into a rut with your fitness routine. The hardest part about staying fit is finding a convenient time to exercise – and sticking to it! In today’s busy world, trying to balance work and family leaves little time to squeeze in an effective workout. But we all recognize that making exercise […]

Blood Donation Basics

Each year, millions of people give the gift of life by donating their blood at blood drives. Some do it without a second thought. But others may have not donated because the thought of giving up blood makes them queasy. If you are in the latter group, it may put you at ease if you […]

Do You Suffer From a Sleep Disorder?

(MS) — Sleep: We all need it, want it, crave it, but never seem to get enough of it. Most sleep researchers say that the average number of hours a person needs each day is between 71/2 to 81/2. Yet, most of us fall short of that number and survive on much less, which can […]