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Lumen Christi Catholic School Elects 2009-2010 Student Council

The students at Lumen Christi Catholic School recently elected their Student Council representatives for the 2009-2010 school year. 

Congratulations to the following students:

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OUR OBSESSION WITH AWARENESS

America seems to have an obsession with awareness. As I drove down Washington Avenue in Cedarburg last week I observed a sign declaring October 21 to October 27 as National Massage Therapist Awareness Week. I must admit being a little nonplussed at first. I wasn’t quite sure whether, the next time I see a massage therapist, I should buy a Hallmark card or call the police. After all, October is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In as much as there is also an Alcohol Awareness Month (April) and an Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 24 – March 1), and in light of the fact that the massage therapist is just down the street from Otto’s Beverage Center, I wondered if they are both aware of each other. It seems, however, that Massage Therapy Awareness Week is different from Oral Cancer Awareness Week (April 11 – 17) or National Headache Awareness Week (June 11 – 17), as I assume that massage therapy is a good thing and the others are bad – unless you are a married woman and it is important for your husband to be aware of your headache as you crawl into bed.

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Top 4 Reasons to Exercise

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I can't even begin to tell you the amount of replies I got last week regarding the line "Put the Spark Back in your Sex Life".  It seems everyone wants to know how exercise will improve their sex lives.  Here are 4 of our top 10 reasons to exercise.

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Top 6 Reasons to Exercise

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I know...I know....you've had a hard time waiting for me to disclose the other 6 reasons you should be exercising.  I thought about breaking the list of 6 into 2 blogs but I had a feeling you might not have been able to handle the suspense, so I'll spare you the agony.  Here are the other 6.  

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International Students Including Chinese Students Arrive at Concordia

We are now more than two months into the semester and things seem to be going well for the Chinese students from Xinjiang University who are studying at Concordia University. I've become friends with many of the students becuase they remember me from my summer trip to China. It's a great feeling to see the the faces of people I met months ago, thousands of miles away; it reinforces the notion of just how small our plant has become. 

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An Event Not To Be Missed..

An Event Not To Be Missed…

It was a magical day indeed today in Milwaukee at the Midwest Airlines Center. Wonderful wine, cheese, chocolates, top chefs’ demonstrations, beers, coffee, tea were all available to the visitors. It was an elegant event right here in town. There was so much to sip, taste and learn. The good news for those who missed it is that it continues on Sunday. 

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Red Ribbon Week Poster Winner from Lumen Christi

Anna Ward, a 6th grader at Lumen Christi Catholic School, designed the winning poster for the 2009 Ozaukee County Red Ribbon Week, which will be held October 19-23, 2009.  The poster contest was open to students throughout Ozaukee County.

Red Ribbon Week is a program sponsored by the Ozaukee Council, Inc., which is designed to encourage youths to be alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free.  Red ribbons ae distributed to students and worn by teachers, students, and parents as a show of community support.

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CO2 IS OUR FRIEND

It was colder last Thursday in Port Huron, Michigan than it has been in more than seven decades. Daytona Beach, Florida set an all-time low temperature of 58°. Cold temperature records were broken this year in Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and Colorado. Similar records were broken in the United Kingdom, Canada, Central Europe, France, and Italy. Here in Ozaukee County, August treated us to an evening of 46° along Lake Michigan, nearly breaking a record low set all the way back in 1892. All of this after global warming/anti-capitalists wrongly predicted – once again – more hurricanes, a loss of Antarctic ice, and record high temperatures. Geez, it’s gotta be embarrassing.

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Twilight Trivia for Lumen Christi Catholic School

Calling all trivia buffs!

The 4th Annual Twilight Trivia will be held on Friday, November 6th at 7:00pm at the Lumen Christi Mequon Gym.  This annual "fun-raiser" is the kick off to Shamrock, Lumen Christi's annual school auction.

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Best Local Hiking Trails

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Brown Sign!"  Says Holly from the passenger seat of the rental car as she points to a big brown sign on the side of the freeway.  I crank on the steering of our rental car (a.k.a. go-cart) and barely make the exit.

When playing the Brown Sign Game you don't want to miss the sign your navigator points out!

This particular brown sign proved to be a worthwhile stop.  It had a few miles of hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

Holly (my business partner) and I were in Colorado last week.  Most of our time was spent attending the week long Fitness Together conference but we did manage to find time to play in the mountains and get our workouts in.  Yes, we got our workouts in - EVERYDAY.

The best workouts were , without a doubt, done while playing the Brown Sign Game.  Brown signs mark recreation areas which are perfect for outdoor workouts.  3 of the 6 days in Colorado Holly and I went hiking or running at the brown sign stops.  It was absolutely breath-taking out there.  Snow capped mountains, colorful leaves, and crystal clear mountain springs. 

You don't have to go all the way to Colorado to play the Brown Sign Game.  Right now, Wisconsin is beautiful with the fall colors.  So get out and do some hiking, trail running, biking, walking - anything - just get out there and enjoy the leaves before they're gone!

In case you don't want to drive around looking for brown signs we've compiled a short list of great hiking spots nearby:

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H1N1 Flu

Flu

There is such an abundance of information about the H1N1 flu.  It seems everywhere you turn there is something about it.  Keep in mind that it is important to keep informed about this rapidly changing situation.

Infection by the H1N1 virus is widespread across the United States, including Wisconsin.  There is more flu activity for this time of year than normal.  The Health Department is getting reports about student absences from local schools.

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Wisconsin Beer Tax

Last week in Madison the state assembly began hearings regarding Assembly Bill 287.  This bill would raise the tax on all beer produced in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin is a wonderfull location for new breweries and brewpubs to open.  The reason is the taxes on beer is lower than some other states.  This is one of the rare examples where Wisconsin is a lower tax state.  Wisconsin is also one of the top brewing states with the number of breweries and brewpubs.

Please contact your local representative and let them know this is a bad idea and to pursue other ideas for tax increases.  The sponsers of this bill are trying to leverage that increased taxes would go toward drunk driving initiatives.  The cause may be right but the use of taxes is not.  They also have left out the fact the Wisconsin ranks in the top 5 in the country with total tax impact of +40% of the cost of beer going to one tax or another.

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Trick or Treat!

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Mequon-Thiensville's annual Trick or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2009, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

As a reminder, here are some general safety tips:

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9 Entertaining Must Do Exercises

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Good Morning Sabrina,

The Mequon personal trainers and I thought you might enjoy reading our extremely entertaining exercise list that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle.  I encourage you to not only read it but implement some of the exercises into your daily life.


PUSH your plate away as soon as you feel full, no need to stuff yourself.

CURL an 8 oz. water bottle at least 8 times a day.

JUMP at the chance to use the stairs.

WALK past the doughnut shop.

STEP UP your workouts by adding variety and intensity.

PULL your car into the furthest parking spot, no need to fear that short walk to the door.

KICK the cookies out of your grocery cart, they belong back on the shelf.

CARRY your willpower with you wherever you go.

RUN to Fitness Together for your personal training session.

Living a healthy lifestyle starts with one step at a time.  Take that step, implement one of the above exercises today!

Sabrina Lynn Domenosky and the Fitness Together Team

P.S.  If you like to sign up for our weekly fitness tips sign up at http://www.northshoreft.com/Newsletter_form.php.  We are more than happt to add you to the Fitness Together Family.

Win Prizes, Collect Coupons, Eat Fabulous Food

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Today at Fitness Together we're preparing for Monday's big event.  We're trying to figure out what sort of prizes we will be giving away.  As of right now our list of prizes includes; heart rate monitors, medicine balls, stability balls, and last but certainly not least...free personal training.

Not only are we discussing the prize table, we're discussing the food.  You see, Fitness Together wasn't asked to be on the food committee and I think I know why.  I have been told there will be tons of fabulous hors d'oeuvres.  Fabulous, hmm, what does that mean?  Does fabulous mean fabulously fattening or does fabulous mean fabulously healthy?  I have no idea and I'm not going to ask.  We'll just have to find out on Monday.

So what is this event with the fabulous food and great prizes?

It's Mequon's 1st Annual:
Ski, Travel & Wellness Event
Oct 26th 6pm-8pm
Laacke & Joys - Mequon
1515 W Mequon Rd
 
Kick off the winter season by...
Pampering yourself with knowledge, learning about local businesses, receiving coupons to use on your holiday shopping, and entering to win awesome merchandise and gift certificates for unique products and services
from the participating sponsors.

Participating sponsors are:
Fitness Together, Laacke & Joy, Cafe 1505, Next Chapter Book Store, Mequon Jewelers, Salentine Travel, and About Face Salon & Boutique.

We hope you can join us!

Sabrina Domenosky and the Fitness Together Team

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Lumen Christi Graduate Recipient of Dominican Award

Teddy Balistreri, a 2006 graduate of Lumen Christi Catholic School, was the September recipient of the Renaissance Award in Physical Education at Dominican High School.

The Renaissance Awards recognize students monthly for outstanding academic work, marked improvement in studies, or exemplary demonstrations of the Dominican mission statement.

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CO2 IS OUR FRIEND

It was colder last Thursday in Port Huron, Michigan than it has been in more than seven decades. Daytona Beach, Florida set an all-time low temperature of 58°. Cold temperature records were broken this year in Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and Colorado. Similar records were broken in the United Kingdom, Canada, Central Europe, France, and Italy. Here in Ozaukee County, August treated us to an evening of 46° along Lake Michigan, nearly breaking a record low set all the way back in 1892. All of this after global warming/anti-capitalists wrongly predicted – once again – more hurricanes, a loss of Antarctic ice, and record high temperatures. Geez, it’s gotta be embarrassing.

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Lumen Christi Graduate Receives National Writing Award

Congratulations to Caitlin Bobber for recently being named an outstanding writer by the National Council of Teachers of English.  Caitlin is a 2006 graduate of Lumen Christi Catholic School.

A total of 1,783 juniors in the nation were nominated last year by their teachers, and 544 of these students have been named the best writers in the nation. 

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6th Grade Girls Win Conference Volleyball Tournament

Lumen Christi Catholic School's 6th grade girls' volleyball teams played in a thrilling end-of-the-season  Washington-Ozaukee Catholic Conference tournament this past weekend.

Lumen Christi White won the tournament, beating Lumen Christi Green in the semi-final and St. Francis Cabrini in the final.  Lumen Christ Green placed 3rd in the tournament.

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How to Burn 15 Calories in Only 1 Minute

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Hi Sabrina,

What is 7 feet tall, stick skinny, and when used correctly will have you burning 15 calories per minute?

I'll give you another hint - you can purchase one for roughly five bucks.  Still not sure?  How about this hint - professional athletes use it all the time.

Ok, ok I'll stop with the hints and just tell you what it is.  The too good to be true piece of cardio equipment I'm talking about is the one and only jump rope.

We use them in our studios all the time for quick bursts of cardio during personal training sessions.  We have one client who has taken jump roping to the next level. 

He's our youngest client (only 13) and by far our best jumper!  We have a video of his amazing new routine posted on our facebook page.  Check it out at the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mequon-and-Whitefish-Bay/Fitness-Together-Milwaukee/169180366600

Below are notes from his main trainer Tara:

"In just 4 months Jason went from looking at a jump rope to dominating it. This past summer he's gained a passion for jumping and it all started with the "jumping rope on a BOSU"  challenge (ask your trainer if you're interested in jumping on the  bandwagon). He's learned over a dozen tricks, while improving his speed and stamina. Even his mother noticed that he didn't get winded at all while playing soccer this fall, plus he's lost weight and grown taller!  Jason has truly motivated other clients as well as his trainer... I'm still working on getting 50 BOSU jumps in a row." - Tara C.

If you're looking for a little motivation to get your rear moving make sure you check out Jason's video.

 

Your Partners in Health and Happiness,

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