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When the temps get hot, the hot get into the water. Pictured at right, Bellevue swimming pool lifeguard/swim instructor Erik Bauer gives some pointers to Caitlyn and Jake Streza of Bellevue during Wednesday’s heat wave.


There are no clocks, no mirrors, no pictures, no plants, and no cell phones ringing in the Yoga on Fremont studios. And the only furniture is the instructor's desk, along with some "cubbies" where students can place coats and personal items before lessons start.

Once the sessions, which last approximately 75 minutes, begin, sounds are limited to the voice of the instructor leading students through their routine, with music playing whisper-soft in the background.


Sharon Woods Sharon E. Woods, 60, of Avalon, died Thursday, March 31, 2011. She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Slepski and her husband Thomas Streiff and Shannon Slepski; two brothers, Charles D. Woods and his wife Marylyn and Ronald J. Woods; her granddaughter, Jaedyn Slepski; her former husband, Glenn Slepski; and nieces and nephews. Friend were received at McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Sunday. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Edward Pritchard


"Puppy and Kitten Basics: 101" will be taught at the Ohio Township Nature Center on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 7 to 8:15 p.m.


Today's the day I've been waiting for. I can hardly wait until my feet hit the floor. My clothes are ready, they're cleaned and pressed. In a few short moments I will be dressed. Down to the kitchen to get something to eat. Should I have cereal, or a breakfast treat? from "Today's the Day! My New Shoes"


Registration for American Red Cross swim lessons and recreational swims will be held at the Northgate Middle/High School pool on Sept. 21, 22 and 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


A quote from Confucius tells us, "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."

It is a philosophy with which Dean Smith of Ben Avon wholeheartedly agrees, and he stands as a living example of its truth.

"My hobby and my life's passion is my job," he says.

Especially during the last five months, which is how long it's been since Smith opened his martial arts school, the Dojo, on North Balph Avenue in Bellevue.


Beattie project expanded

The A.W. Beattie Career Center board has decided how to spend the last of the excess bond funds.

Approximately $3 million in bond funds were left over when bids for the renovation project came in under what was projected. The board already had decided how to spend $2 million of that money, with about $1 million going towards paying down the debt created by the bond, and another $1 million going towards more energy efficient repairs.