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Fine Tuning Talent

When should students be offered the option to play in orchestra? According to Kara Ortiz, Director of Orchestras at Harpool Middle School (as well as the three Lantana elementary schools), the sooner a student learns a stringed instrument, the better.

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Local Charity Impacts Global Problems

by Susan Neuhalfen Sujo John knows about survival. Shortly after moving to the United States, he found himself on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center on September 11. “Something had been weighing on me for a while –

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Experience Yoga with a Purpose

by Susan Neuhalfen YouTube has brought us an entirely new set of celebrities, each specializing in his or her own brand of entertainment. The fitness industry has exploded with online videos, none more beautifully crafted than the folks at Boho

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Training For Military Life

by Susan Neuhalfen “All my life I’ve wanted to be in the military,” said Lantana resident Jake Simonelli. Jake is a junior at Guyer High School and a member of the ROTC program. After spending two summers at the Marine

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Basketball: Guyer’s De’Vion Harmon Helps Life USA to Gold Medal

by Steve Gamel It’s pretty standard to hear about high school athletes competing in summer leagues with their select teams, or even simply getting out in their front yard to get a few extra hours of practice. It’s the offseason,

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Creating the Perfect Burger

By Susan Neuhalfen Chef Aubrey Daniels of the Wildhorse Grill is determined to put Robson Ranch on the map. That’s because the Wildhorse Grill is among a handful of restaurants across the United States competing for a chance to cook

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Lunching with Leprechauns and Other Important Questions

by Susan Neuhalfen Blanton Elementary 2nd grader Isabella Walker already has her first title: illustrator. That’s because Isabella and her grandmother, Linda Romblom, published a book together this year entitled The Adventures of Princess Isabella the Leprechaun and consequently had

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Heart Screening Saves 15 Year Old Lantana Resident

Too often we hear about student athletes suffering from cardiac arrest without a warning.  Thirteen-year-old Alex Betzhold was an Argyle seventh grader who was active in football, basketball and band. In January 2012, Alex died in his sleep of an

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Taking Pride in a Job Well Done

by Susan Neuhalfen If you’ve been to the Golden Triangle Mall during the day, chances are you’ve run into an amazing group of high school students in a work-study program. These aren’t your typical teenagers. These kids face challenges every

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Inspiration Comes in Small Packages

by Susan Neuhalfen 9 – year old Lantana resident Sadie Keller was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 2015. A remarkable young woman, she has been through more than most adults seven times her age. Yet through it all,

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