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Wonder Girls Host 3rd Annual Wellness Campaign & Fitness Fundraiser September 29th

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Orangeburg, NY – Wonder Girls, a non-profit, after-school program for middle and high school girls with a mission to build confidence, leadership, community, and business skills launches Wonder Girls Wellness, a month-long campaign to address the importance of self-care, mental health, nutrition, and daily exercise among teens.

Wonder Girls is dedicated to exposing young women to lifestyle practices and experts that will help build a strong foundation for their future. The Wonder Girls Wellness Campaign is focused on supporting the growth and development of the mind, body, and spirit,” said Dr. Kerry-Anne Perkins, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, U.S. Army Major, Wonder Girls Board Member, Speaker, and Mentor.

Wonder Girls Wellness, sponsored by Hologic, Goya Cares, Varsity House, and Goosehead Insurance, will be dishing out wellness-related content each week via social media including LIVE interviews with industry experts, and will end strong with its third annual Wonder Girls Wellness Day | Fitness Fundraiser, an in-person event packed with workshops, panel discussions, prizes, swag bags and more! The fundraiser will be held at Varsity House in Orangeburg, New York on Friday, September 29, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Wonder Girls will also provide one student with a $1500 scholarship.  The application is due by September 18, 2023, and will be awarded at the Fitness Fundraiser.  For more details about the scholarship, please visit: Wonder Girls Wellness Scholarship.

All funding raised throughout September will go towards educational programming and scholarships for Wonder Girls. For event tickets, more information and to donate to Wonder Girls, please visit: Wonder Girls Wellness.

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Garner Arts Center Presents “Lure of the Rails” Until July 21st

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Gallery Hours:
Fridays, 2-5 PM Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 PM, Building 35. Only until July 21st.

“Every artist’s journey begins with a source of inspiration. My creative ventures in art and photography began at age 9 when my Dad gave me my first camera.

The photography on these walls is the result of that “gift” that I was given and a new opportunity to “see” things in a variety of new and exciting ways.

Model trains were in my life from age 2 while living in our families Brooklyn apartment, before moving to Haverstraw, NY in 1964…”

”It is my hope that by viewing my photographs, you may travel along with me to places you’ve never been, experiencing the power, romance and majesty of trains and ultimately, the Lure of the Rails…”

Ken Karlewicz   May 17, 2024

                                          Ken Karlewicz

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Juneteenth Is Our Country’s Second Independence Day

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On the evening of January 1, 1863, enslaved and free African Americans gathered in churches and private homes all across the country awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. At the stroke of midnight, prayers were answered and all enslaved people in Confederate States were declared legally free. Union soldiers, many of whom were black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the south reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation spreading the news of freedom in Confederate States. The Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery throughout the United States.

But not everyone in Confederate territory would immediately be free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. 

Juneteenth is our country’s second independence day. This occasion has been celebrated by African American communities for over 150 years. Yet some Americans are not aware of this monumental event. On June 17, 2021 a bill was signed making Juneteenth the 11th American federal holiday. Juneteenth is celebrated every year on June 19th. 

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