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Another draw for Kingston Stockade FC

Another draw for Kingston Stockade FC

Kingston Stockade FC remain atop the National Premier Soccer League’s (NPSL) North Atlantic Conference Division after a 1-1 tie at Hartford City on Saturday, June 12. With the draw, Kingston held on to the Wooden Shoe, a trophy created by the Dutch Guard and Agents of Hale supporters groups.

Putting one foot in front of the other

Putting one foot in front of the other

I think we have these myths in our heads about “real runners,” the ones that you see striding up the mountain without shirts on, or at the grocery store with long, sinewy limbs sticking out of mesh tank and lycra tights, perhaps holding a basket filled with broccoli rabe, coconut water and dried apricots. They have cool bumper stickers reading “13.1” and “26.2,” and acronyms for things we commoners don’t understand.

Stress shows up differently in every person

Stress shows up differently in every person

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, stress is “how the brain and body respond to any demand.” Every challenge faced in life — from learning how to roll over as an infant onward — is stressful. This can be very helpful at times, because it changes the body chemistry to allow for faster thinking and action, to flee or to fight.

Sign of spring: Sloop Clearwater back on Hudson

Sign of spring: Sloop Clearwater back on Hudson

America’s environmental flagship, the iconic sloop Clearwater, has returned to the river to embark on its 52nd season of environmental education and inspirational sails on the Hudson River. The season kicked off from Beacon on May 17 with a Clearwater member sail. May 17 also marks the anniversary of the sloop’s launch from the Harvey Gamage Shipyard in South Bristol, Maine in 1969.