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Juniata Valley Family

New mom balances quality time and chores

Two weeks ago, I steam-cleaned half of our bedroom carpet. That’s how it goes these days. “These days” being the 10 months since our daughter was born. Prior to becoming a parent, I’d get in deep-clean mode and spend an entire weekend scrubbing the house from top to bottom. I’ve ...

Clean your office for a healthier work space

When we bid farewell to winter and warmly welcome spring, we use it as an opportunity to clean our homes for the new season — it creates the sense of a fresh start when the flowers start blooming. But it’s not just your home that can benefit from a good cleaning — if you work the ...

Medical detox is an important part of recovery

Choosing to get off drugs or alcohol is a difficult choice, but it could be the most important step in your recovery. Medically-assisted detox is an option for many who are dealing with substance misuse. It uses medication to gradually step you down from substances, allowing chemicals to leave ...

Spring evokes memories of baseball, family bonds

Spring holds a lot of meaning for many people. The weather gets nicer, temperatures start going up and people become more active. With all of those things said, it also brings back America’s past time, baseball. We are just a few weeks away from Opening Day for Major League Baseball and ...

When should I call the doctor about back pain?

Back pain affects about 80 percent of people at some point in their lives. With numerous possible causes, it’s important to communicate your symptoms with your doctor to pinpoint the source and treat it effectively. Did you know there are 24 movable bones in your spine? Stacked on top of ...

Sunshine key to curb seasonal depression

This quarterly publication’s theme for this time around is Think Spring. Those words get one’s mind churning about flowers, warmer weather, spring cleaning, new life, and all that is coming back from the depths of winter freeze. I am choosing to take parents another direction with this ...

Support community, support local

The autumn air is crisp with the aroma of fresh- brewed coffee and scrambled eggs. The neighboring Appalachian mountains reflect off the blue of the Juniata River; snuggling and guarding town with it’s vast beauty. As the sun peaks over buildings, open signs illuminate and Lewistown wakes ...

Small businesses can make a big impression

What makes small businesses special? When I think of this question, I immediately think of another question to ask. What made you like the small towns you have visited? Small businesses are the heart of small towns. They are some of the ones who bring the community together and create a safe ...

Why are small businesses essential in communities?

Even though small businesses are still the heart of the American economy, those scattered throughout our Juniata River Valley do so much more than just add to our local economy. They give us our own unique identity, providing character and charm. Think about where you take your friends and ...

Forward momentum creates buzz

When my wife and I opened East End Coffee Co. in May of 2017, we were told over and over again, “I don’t think it will go”, “Lewistown’s not ready for that,” “it will never last” — our very first customer on our first official day of business even told us that “people ...