529 Plans

By Dale Kuehl, Financial AdvisorEdward Jones Investments If you have children or grandchildren, you may already have invested in, or at least considered, a 529 plan, one of the most popular college-savings vehicles. But you might be interested to know that a 529 plan can now be used not only to save for college, but … Continue reading 529 Plans

Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville: Meet Ashley Bowens, Sales Consultant

By Bob DruckmanPublisher South Huntsville Neighbors Ashley Bowens is a sales consultant at Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville. She is a native of South Huntsville and is a graduate of Grissom High School. She graduated Georgia Southern University in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design. Before joining Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville she spent … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville: Meet Ashley Bowens, Sales Consultant

Planning is Everything

- How to reduce the stress of uncertainty by planning - By:  Susan S. Askew, PE, CSEP and Rebecca Falcon, PMP, CISM of Black Swans Rising, LLC “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower.  It’s May and families are celebrating accomplishments (and survival!) of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 school year.  Now it’s time … Continue reading Planning is Everything

The Effects of Play on Your Child’s Mental Health

Jennifer L. GreggPh.D., LPC-S, NCCRegistered Play TherapistPlay and Grow Counseling, LLCOften, we think of play as a means of relaxation or relief from working. Having time to play is used as a reward or something your child is allowed to do during free time. ‘You can play AFTER you finish your homework,’ or ‘you can … Continue reading The Effects of Play on Your Child’s Mental Health

How to Score a 36 on Your ACT

By Greer Milam, SPARC LLC Did the title of this article get your attention? It was supposed to. Keep reading. In today’s internet driven marketplace, many of our purchases are based on the luring arrangement of website elements designed to take us one click closer to the checkout screen. An increasing number of test prep … Continue reading How to Score a 36 on Your ACT

Lawn Disease Prevention

By Patrick Rentz and Ken Healy, Spring Green Lawn Care If you’ve ever seen a lawn nearly destroyed by disease, you know how devastating these unfriendly parasites can be to a beautiful lawn. And since treatment of grass diseases themselves is both difficult and fairly costly, prevention of fungus disease is very important. Keeping your … Continue reading Lawn Disease Prevention

Senior’s Mental Health Can Be Harmed by Many Factors

By Dr. Donald Klasing, Medical Director, Unity Psychiatric Care at Huntsville Living through this pandemic has caused a lot of stress, anxiety and grief, which has led to a spike in mental health problems. Yet, researchers have discovered something surprising: Older adults generally have had fewer mental health struggles during this period than younger people. … Continue reading Senior’s Mental Health Can Be Harmed by Many Factors

Project Share: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By COL (ret) John OlshefskiSenior Vice PresidentCustomer Care Huntsville Utilities A local grandmother on a fixed income needed to take in her three grandchildren. The additional financial strain of taking care of her grandchildren made it difficult to make ends meet. Thanks to your donations, Project Share was able to cover a portion of her … Continue reading Project Share: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Doing Well In the Midst Of Big Change

By Kim DillonCertified EPT PractitionerRelief Thru EPT, LLC I thought this topic to be fitting for Mental Health Month, because many of us are going through big changes right now. It seems life has turned the page into a new chapter for many of us. Here are some ways to do well in the midst of … Continue reading Doing Well In the Midst Of Big Change

The VFW Poppy Program

By April Thomas, Quartermaster Gentry –Isom VFW Post 2702 The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veteran’s service organization and Gentry-Isom VFW Post 2702 has been serving veterans in the Huntsville area since 1945. Located at 2900 Memorial Pkwy Frontage Rd NW in North Huntsville Post 2702 is breathing new … Continue reading The VFW Poppy Program