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Local firefighters and others to take part in 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride is planned for Sunday, Sept. 7., to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes. In this photo are, front row, left to right: Carlie Mason, a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Jake Feenstra, firefighter, Loma Linda Fire Department. Back row, left to right: Glenn Quaid, owner, Quaid Harley-Davidson; Don Benfield, battalion chief, Colton Fire Department; and Jimmy Todorovitch, of  Quaid Harley-Davidson

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride is planned for Sunday, Sept. 7., to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes. In this photo are, front row, left to right: Carlie Mason, a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Jake Feenstra, firefighter, Loma Linda Fire Department. Back row, left to right: Glenn Quaid, owner, Quaid Harley-Davidson; Don Benfield, battalion chief, Colton Fire Department; and Jimmy Todorovitch, of Quaid Harley-Davidson

LOMA LINDA, CA  – Firefighters from the cities of Loma Linda and Colton, and other community groups, will host a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride on Sunday, September 7, to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes.

A memorial program is planned for 10:30 a.m. at Loma Linda Fire Department Headquarters, 11325 Loma Linda Drive, Loma Linda, Calif. The ceremony will feature a joint Honor Guard presentation by Loma Linda and Colton firefighters, along with members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The Honor Guard presentation will include a flag-raising and bell ceremony. Members of Firefighters Local 935 Pipes and Drums will perform in remembrance of those who were lost during the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Jaime Magallanes and representatives from the cities of Loma Linda and Colton will give brief remarks.

Leading up to the ceremony, Quaid Harley-Davidson and Loma Linda H.O.G. will host a 9/11 Memorial Ride that will travel in procession through the city of Loma Linda to the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. People interested in participating in the ride may register by 8:30 a.m. at Quaid Harley-Davidson, 25160 Redlands Blvd., Loma Linda, Calif. Registration is free, and donations are encouraged to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, The Loma Linda and Colton Injured Firefighter Fund, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, call (909) 796-8399.

“NEW FITNESS PROGRAM SUPPORTS COMMITMENT FOR LIVING BETTER, NOT JUST LIVING LONGER”

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As of August 20,2014, residents of Villas at San Bernardino have been participating in a new on-site fitness program from Live 2 B Healthy® Senior Fitness of Minnetonka, MN.  The residents are able to attend a one-hour custom fitness class that supports The Villas at San Bernardino’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9:30am.

Each participant’s fitness is assessed every 4 months against a baseline test. Many studies have concluded that regular exercise allows senior citizens to improve balance and reduce falling; control weight and diabetes; lower risk of heart disease and stroke; improve sleeping and eating habits; improve cognitive skills and even reduce medication and agitation.

“I absolutely love the new fitness program! This program has improved how I feel. I have less cramping and stiffness in my legs. The deep breathing exercises have helped my bronchial problems immensely. The residents not participating don’t know what they are missing!” says Jim Krauser, Villas at San Bernardino Resident.

Live 2 B Healthy® Senior Fitness is an industry leader in senior fitness because of their age-specific exercises, nationally certified trainers, consistent on-site programs and class design that focuses on both results and enjoyable socialization.  As a SilverSneakers® Partner, we encourage outside area SilverSneakers® Members to participate in our classes.

The fitness program is offered at no charge to the residents of Villas at San Bernardino.

For more information please contact Jana at (909) 883-7703.

35th Congressional District Students Make Contact with International Space Station

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

MONTCLAIR, CA – This past week, Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) visited Dorothy Grant Elementary School in the City of Fontana where seven students from Ms. Beverly Matheson’s 4th grade class made contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station using amateur radio.

The Amateur Radio International Space Station Program (ARISS) is a joint venture by NASA and the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation to facilitate communication between astronauts aboard International Space Station and schools around the world.  ARISS’s goal is to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

“Promoting STEM education is very important because it opens many doors of opportunities for our students interested in pursuing these fields,” said Rep. Negrete McLeod.  “I applaud Ms. Matheson, Dorothy Grant Elementary School, and the Fontana Unified School District for facilitating this event because it helps motivate our next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts here in the Inland Empire.”

The event was a great success.  Dorothy Grant Elementary plans on contacting the International Space Station next year.