NB Youth Travel League Info

Our last registration date is SATURDAY, February 27th from 10am-1pm. Fundraiser orders and payments also due…..

Our last registration date is Saturday, February 27th from 10am-1pm.  We will be at The Bridge Fellowship in the sanctuary (this has changed).

Fundraiser orders and payments are due on Saturday.   Pick up for detergent will be Saturday, March 6th at 9am, at the softball field.  If items are not picked up within the week, it becomes a donation back to the league, unless arrangements are made with Denny Latowski-NBYTL President.

Village Council Meeting: Rescheduled from Last Week

Meeting starts at 5:30pm…..

Last week’s regular Village Council meeting was postponed due to the inclement weather. Here is the updated “call-in” info for anyone who likes to listen remotely via your telephone. Just remember to MUTE your phone.

In consideration of Social Distancing and Public Gathering Directives issued by Governor DeWine and the Department of Public Health Director, this meeting is available by conference call to the public for remote listening (PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE).

 To listen remotely:   call 1-844-621-3956

        When prompted for meeting “number”, enter 187 510 6895

              When prompted for meeting “password”, enter 13579





Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30 PM

What are postbiotics

And why should they be part of your daily routine?

(BPT) – Many of us are looking for ways to be more proactive about our health. One way to accomplish that is by adopting more healthy habits to support our immune systems.

“In addition to adequate sleep, exercise, eating a balanced diet and managing stress, it’s also important to support gut health,” said Keri Gans, a registered dietitian, certified yoga teacher and author of “The Small Change Diet.”

“Most people don’t realize how gut health influences the immune system,” Gans said. “It may seem like these two things are two unrelated functions in the body. But it just so happens that a majority of our immune cells originate from the gut.”

She said that a daily routine that maintains healthy gut microbiomes is an important way to support your natural defenses. And one way to do that is through focusing on postbiotics.

Postbiotics: A simpler route to support immune function

Many health-minded people are already familiar with probiotics and prebiotics, which have been touted for their contributions to a healthy gut microbiome that supports the immune system. But when you understand how these interact with your gut, a third and simpler option emerges: postbiotics. It’s the “biotic” you may not yet have heard about.

Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that can be added to your diet from taking supplements or functional foods with added probiotics like yogurt, sauerkraut and kimchi. Prebiotics provide the bacteria the “food” that is needed to kick off a fermentation process. That fermentation process creates beneficial metabolites which are part of the foundation for a healthy gut microbiome.

Beneficial metabolites can also be created outside of your gut through fermentation using yeast or bacteria. These metabolites are called postbiotics. Fermented outside the body, postbiotics are beneficial because they deliver those good metabolites without the bloating or gas that fermentation can sometimes cause within the gut. While you can get postbiotics by eating fermented foods, to be sure that you are getting the right composition of metabolites shown to have immune and gut health benefits, it’s best to look for postbiotics that are backed by clinical research.

Now that you know the relationship between probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics, the following are the core benefits of integrating postbiotics into your diet to support immune function.

1) A simpler solution: If you’ve been taking the traditional probiotic-prebiotic approach to getting your gut into balance, it can be something of a guessing game to ensure you’re consuming the necessary amounts of soluble fiber (prebiotics) and foods, beverages or supplements with added probiotics through diet. Postbiotic supplements can provide a simpler way to support your gut and immune system. Not only that but unlike probiotic supplements, postbiotic supplements contain no live cultures, so they’re more stable and have a longer shelf life.

2) Proactive immune support: EpiCor® postbiotic is clinically shown to support the immune system and gut health. And it’s not just something you specifically take on those times when you feel like your natural defenses need a helping hand. Rather, think of postbiotics as providing proactive maintenance for your immune system 365 days of the year.

3) Easy to access: Consuming fermented foods can help add postbiotics to your diet. Examples include kombucha, yogurt, certain cheeses and bread. The good news is some of your favorites can bring reinforcements to your gut. However, the challenge is knowing whether diet alone can provide the adequate support that you’re looking for. Taking these foods into consideration, supplements that contain postbiotics can be a simpler route for daily immune support.

“I’ve always said that making small changes to your daily habits can make a huge impact on your health and well-being,” Gans said. “Adding more fermented foods to your diet, taking a daily supplement that contains postbiotics, is a simple but effective way to get year-round support.”

When looking for supplements that contain postbiotics, look for EpiCor® postbiotic on the label. This is a whole food ingredient meaning nothing is extracted or purified; it acts like a multivitamin for your immune system. Clinical studies indicate EpiCor® postbiotic helps positively modulate the gut microbiome and may also help support nasal comfort year around.

This postbiotic is found in several well-known supplement brands, including Country Life and Healthy Origins For more information, visit epicorhealth.com.

Entertain in Style

There are numerous ways your style can be shown while entertaining…..

(Family Features) It’s never too early to plan ahead, especially when you are expecting guests in your home. Your family and friends know and might love your style, but it can be important to spice things up now and again to impress your visitors. Factors such as lights, music and food can affect your guests experience in your home.

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To remain stylish and keep your party going, consider these tips for fun and festive home entertaining.

Back to Basics.
Staying organized is key while entertaining guests in your home. Try to plan out every detail before the big event, which can allow things to go more smoothly on the big day. As you think out your plan ahead of time, making lists can be a helpful way to stay organized and ensure you get everything done. List out your guests, what needs to be picked up from the store and possible decorations you might need to buy or craft yourself. The possibilities can seem endless, but it’s important to have a plan in place before you start putting things together.

Think about Theme.
There are numerous ways your style can be shown while entertaining. One way is to pick a theme or theme-related food dishes. One way to show your theme is through decorations. Placing them throughout your home can give the party some life and help guests get into the overall theme of the party.

Light up the Party.
Transforming your home can be made simpler by changing the lighting. It’s typical for lights to be dimmed for parties to set a more relaxed mood. Other ideas include using candles, lamps or even hanging lanterns if you are entertaining outside. Make sure it’s bright enough so everyone can see, but dimmed enough to set the mood for the evening’s events.

Set the Mood with Music.
Pick music that matches your theme and inspires that same feel throughout the house. If you’re going for a fun, energetic atmosphere, try something with a quick tempo, such as pop. If you’re wanting to relax, go for subtler, soothing tones. Try making your playlist before you entertain and listen to it a few times through, that way you can know what to expect and how guests will react to your music selections.

Enjoy it.
Through all the anxiety and stress of entertainment planning, make sure you take time to enjoy yourself during the time guests are in your home. Some guests will notice if you’re not having a good time. Smile and remember to be present in the moment.

Find more entertainment tips at eLivingToday.com.



Alzheimer’s Association to Hold Free Programs

Virtual Educational Programs on Variety of Topics- February 24- March 12 for the Community and Families Impacted by the Disease

 Maumee, OH – The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will be presenting a variety of virtual educational programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.

These presentations  cover a variety of topics and occur at different times during the day and evening via videoconferencing to allow individuals to participate in the convenience of their homes. They will discuss topics such as what is Alzheimer’s disease, warning signs to look for, how to effectively communicate, how to manage behaviors and have difficult conversations, and review several strategies for legal and financial issues. We will even help you have a healthy brain! The programs are very helpful for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss, their family members who may be concerned, and the community member looking for more education. 

All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register for the program, call 800.272.3900

Feb 24- 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 11am

Feb 24- Effective Communication Strategies 6:30pm

Feb 25-Living with Alzheimer’s – Younger Onset 3pm

Mar 1-10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 2pm

Mar 2- Dementia Conversations 3pm

Mar 2- Effective Communication Strategies– 4:30pm

Mar 3- 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s– 11am

Mar 4-Effective Communication Strategies– 5pm

Mar 8- Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior–  1pm

Mar 9- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia– 3pm

Mar 11- Living with Alzheimer’s Late Stage, Part 1–3:30pm

Mar 12-Healthy Living for Brain and Body– 1pm


About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. In Ohio, more than 600,000 Alzheimer’s caregivers provide care for more than 220,000 loved ones impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.