Rural Center Refillery Sparks Conversation About Sustainability and Wellness

Since opening the Rural Center Refillery in Pine Plains, NY, in early 2023, owners Nicole and Corey Clanahan have focused on having conversations with community members and refining their products to match what people want to see on the shelves. 

“We’ve really worked hard to cultivate the products that people want to […]

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

February 7th through 14th is Congenital Heart Awareness Week, which recognizes children and adults living with congenital heart defects, celebrates their journeys, and increases public awareness of these heart conditions. 

“I gave birth to her, and then she turned blue,” Stacey Burlingame of Stanfordville, NY, said of her first daughter, Olivia. Olivia […]

By |2024-02-08T14:48:49-05:00February 12th, 2024|A Healthier Life, Main Street News, Wellness|

Ted Howley’s Weight Loss Journey

Pre-diabetic. Fatty Liver. High cholesterol. Three knee surgeries. Depressed.

This was Ted Howley’s life prior to January 17, 2022. “Two years ago, I was staring death in the eyes,” he said. 

Ted had struggled with his weight for years, often yo-yo dieting and cycling through different forms of exercise. “I would […]

“It’s not for the weak-minded:” Anna Wright Shares Her First Bodybuilding Competition Experience

Brain fog. Exhaustion. Insatiable hunger. 

These might sound like symptoms of COVID or the flu, but they’re actually symptoms that Anna Wright suffered while preparing for her first bodybuilding competition. 

Anna is currently a college student and was a gymnast all throughout her teenage years. She got weightlifting as soon as […]

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