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FLEXIBLE FITNESS: Explaining the major ‘motor milestones’ for children

As children learn to move, there is much talk about their “gross motor development.” Motor skills are movements driven by muscles. Gross means large or big picture. Put together, gross motor skills are large, whole body movements. You may hear a pediatrician or a developmental specialist talk about gross motor …

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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH — Traveler’s bridge repairs don’t hold up

Q. Last year, visiting in California, a filling fell out in a tooth next to a missing tooth. The dentist suggested a bridge or a temporary filling until I got home.I don’t know why I went with the bridge. He gave a long talk on the amazing material the bridge …

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Why is there an outbreak of measles this year?

Q: I thought measles was eradicated, so how is there a new outbreak now?A: Measles is caused by the rubeola virus. It is extremely contagious; up to 90% of those exposed to the virus (even entering a room where a person with measles was two hours earlier) will contract the …

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NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH — When things just get worse

Q. On a routine visit to my dentist, I mentioned that I had a gap between two molars that often trapped food and was not painful but somewhat annoying. He told me it was due to some gum receding and recommended I have the filling of one of the teeth …

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04/25/2019 – Sequel Cinema

Thursday, April 25th at 6:00 pm: Sequel Cinema. “Avengers: Endgame” is in theaters April 26th, so today we will be screening the last film in the series. Popcorn will be served, and patrons are welcome to bring snacks.

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04/25/2019 – Consultations with Dr. D at INTERLOCKS

Raffi Der Sarkissian, MD, FACS, Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon & INTERLOCKS MedSpa Medical Director visits monthly to meet with our clients. Services include Facial Plastic Surgery Consultations and Injectables such as Botox®, Kybella®, and Juvederm®. Have a private dialogue in a private room within our relaxing spa setting. Receive …

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04/25/2019 – Greater Newburyport Chamber’s 53rd Annual Meeting

Join us for our 53rd Annual Meeting at Blue Ocean Music Hall! This fabulous evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by the changing of board members and features guest speaker and Newburyport native John J. Donahue, Chairman and CEO of axialHealthcare. We end the night with the exciting awards …

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04/25/2019 – Greg Brown

With roots in small town Iowa, Greg Brown’s rich folk style is heavily influenced by his origins. His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather was a banjo player and his father was a holy roller preacher. Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been covered by …

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04/25/2019 – Songwriter’s Circle at Plum Island Beachcoma

Join us Thursday, April 25th at Plum Island Beachcoma from 7:30 through 10:00 p.m. for Songwriter’s Circle. An evening or all-original, acoustic music in a supportive setting. Come meet local songwriters and play an original (or two) of your own if you have them.  

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Daytona Motor Mouths: Back to NASCAR podcast business

After two weeks of separation, News-Journal sports columnist Ken Willis and Motorsports Editor Godwin Kelly are reunited inside the Sixth Street Studio in this week’s Daytona Motor Mouths podcast.For those keeping track, Ken went off to cover the Masters golf tournament and when he got back, Godwin was taking a …

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What to Stream the Weekend of April 26

The sun might be shining, but nothing’s brighter than this week’s slate of TV premieres. Lounge about this weekend with the premiere of HBO’s Gentleman Jack, a historical love story; Chambers, a new Netflix horror series; and CBS’ The Red Line, a heavy-hitting story about three families in Chicago by …

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Epic ‘End’: Avengers go out on a high note

Eleven years and 22 movies later, we’re at the end – and what a ride it’s been. The journey was sometimes bumpy, loud, bonkers, but mostly it was a blast. Watching “Avengers: Endgame” it suddenly struck me how much I cared about all these characters. You never know what you …

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Meet the screenwriters of ‘Avengers’ and ‘Captain America’ films

Emerson Colonial Theatre will host an evening of conversation with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the top screenwriting team behind the final two “Avengers” films and the “Captain America” franchise. In a rare appearance, the writing team comes to Boston for a speaking engagement about storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic …

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In boozy argument, Illinois woman tore off boyfriend’s colostomy bag, police say

A booze-fueled argument between long-time lovers prompted a South Peoria woman to allegedly tear off her boyfriend’s colostomy bag.