NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Our unsung heroesThis week, our special person is Mary Kae HigginsShe joined St. Andrews Parish and became the hospitality minister. During this time, she welcomed new members to the parish, and assisted with teen programs. Her Saturdays were spent at Zion Lutheran Church, helping to serve at its soup kitchen. Mary Kae is also the secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary of Bay Ridge Post 15.In addition to the many hats she wears, Mary Kae has been a leading associate-broker at Coldwell Banker Realty for the past seven years. Mary Kae is well known in our community for her warm, outgoing personality. We are fortunate to have her.COMMUNITY NEWSCongratulations to our friend, Arlene RutueloAlexa-Marie. This beautiful baby girl has brought much joy into the entire family, and we wish join them in wishing her a happy and healthy life.Attention, boxing lovers. The Daily News Golden Gloves Boxing will be at St. Finbars Monsignor Scanlon Center, (Bath Avenue and Bay 20th Street) on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. For tickets, please call 718-236-3313. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES: Epsom SaltsHalf a teaspoonful of Epsom salts in orange juice every morning has helped many epileptic sufferers greatly reduce seizures.Dr. John Thorp of the University of North Carolina reports that giving an infusion of Epsom salts when women go into premature labor has cut in half the rate of babies born with cerebral palsy.People with sciatic pain have found relief by preparing a bath with two cups of Epsom salts added to the water. Shower as you would normally do after the bath. It is recommended that you place a pinch of the salts in a glass of the water and drink it in addition to taking the bath.Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or on any medication.
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