Breast cancer survivor and lingerie designer breaks taboos | Culture & Leisure

NOTEW YORK — When Dana Donofree underwent a bilateral mastectomy and implant reconstruction after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, the then 28-year-old fashion designer found nothing but uncomfortable medical bras meant for women suffering from the disease. These frustrations led Donofree to launch her lingerie company called AnaOno in 2014, aimed primarily at women … Read more

Colorado Springs Exotic Plant Collector to Open The Plant Vault | Culture & Leisure

There can be an unfortunate side to having fresh plants. Sometimes people want to steal them. At least that’s the case for Mark Hanson, who collects and grows rarities for his one-man business, Rocky Mountain Exotic Plants. He provides the natural decorations at Colorado Springs venues such as CO.ATI, the downtown food hall and event … Read more

I Tried Chris Hemsworth’s 800 Rep Dumbbell Workout – Here’s What Happened

When it comes to workout inspiration, it doesn’t get any better than Chris Hemsworth’s Instagram account. Of his bodyweight workout that can be done just about anywhereto exact arm workout he used while training for Thorthe actor has been very open about his gym routines, in fact, he even launched his own workout app – … Read more

Roger Angell, longtime New York writer and publisher, dies | Culture & Leisure

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, a famous baseball writer and reigning man of letters who, for more than 70 years, helped define the New Yorker’s urban spirit and style through his essays, pieces of humor and its editing, died. He was 101 years old. Angell died Friday of heart failure, according to The New … Read more

Around Town: Helena Area Arts and Entertainment News Released May 19 | Local

Dance First Dance Gala with Reverend Slanky Reverend Slanky will perform in the Helena Civic Center Ballroom on Friday, May 20 at a Premiere Dance Company Gala. Photo provided Reverend Slanky, Montana’s funkiest seven-piece funk band, will perform in the Ballroom of the Helena Civic Center at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at a Premiere … Read more

Plymouth firefighter Andrew Soell is a graduate of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy career recruiting program

For immediate release Firefighter Soell graduated from class #301 of the academy’s Career Recruitment Firefighter Training Program today, May 20. (Photo courtesy of Plymouth Fire Department) Firefighter Soell graduated alongside members of the Arlington, Bellingham, Chelsea, Ipswich, Lynn, Malden, Natick, Stoughton and Tewksbury fire departments. (Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Fire Academy) PLYMOUTH – Chief Neil … Read more

Vienna Jammers present the Big Jam | Culture & Leisure

Bakithi Kumalo Invited to Drumming Celebration at Capital One Hall Courtesy picture Courtesy picture Courtesy picture Jhe Vienna Jammers are a drumming ensemble with over 120 children ages 8-18 from Fairfax County. The band was founded in 2005 by David L. Reynolds, Jr., who has been teaching general music at Vienna Elementary School since 2001. … Read more

Benefits and when to start

Physiotherapy may be beneficial as part of a treatment plan for people with psoriatic arthritis (PA). Knowing when and how to work with a physical therapist can have a positive effect on PA symptoms and disease management. PSA is a chronic inflammatory joint disease. It causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness and eventually leads to … Read more

Mental fitness: group exercise at the intersection of physical and emotional well-being | Local News

LACONIA — Maria Cunningham, 86, and Rita Bell, 87, go to Zumba class together almost every day. But for Cunningham and Bell, and the dozen others who are regulars in their class, Zumba — a type of exercise that combines aerobics with Latin-inspired dance — is much more than choreography. Bell said the class kept … Read more