Teaching never gets old:

May 2, 2017 0
Each year, the BEACON Senior Newspaper honors the dedicated men and women of the Grand Valley who volunteer to make our world a better place. Our readers nominate individuals who contribute their time, skills and special talents to our community. All of these volunteers go beyond the call of duty [ . . . ]

Antique appeal:

April 3, 2017 0
Antique stores areamong the most visited locations in downtown areas for out-of-town visitors. But in a time where it’s common to hear words such as “downsizing,” “spring cleaning” or “minimalism,” why do people still buy antiques? The difference between old and not-so-old To be considered antique, an item must be [ . . . ]

John Lyons: The story of America’s most trusted horseman

February 27, 2017 0
John Lyons knows a lot about horses, but he knows even more about people. “A three-day clinic may cost $1,000, but I tell people I charge $100 for the horse and $900 for you,” Lyons said. “It’s so much more exasperating to work with people than it is with a [ . . . ]

Valentine’s Dance: flirty, fancy and fun

January 30, 2017 0
By Cloie Sandlin Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON Senior Newspaper and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the [ . . . ]

Lighting up Christmas

December 5, 2016 0
Christmastime—a season filled with laughter and memories, carols and gifts, eggnog and cookies, friends and family, and Christmas decorations, of course. For some people, decorating means hours of stress and frustration, detangling miles of lights, hauling awkward, dusty boxes out of attics, rearranging furniture to accommodate the tree, and wrestling [ . . . ]

Letters from the past

October 31, 2016 0
At 5 feet 7 inches tall and 110 pounds, Fred Plummer was 17 when he headed off to military training camp in 1938. Just over a year later, he enlisted in the Navy, where his ship, the USS Peary, was bombed and sunk in Darwin Bay, Australia, in February 1942. [ . . . ]

Grandma is one Tough Mudder

October 3, 2016 0
“My Grandma is One Tough Mudder.” So say the T-shirts of Laurie Galvan’s tiny grandsons. Galvan completed her first grueling Tough Mudder event at age 49. Last month she completed her sixth, at age 53. Her goal is to do at least 10—then who knows what challenge she’ll take on [ . . . ]

You’re never too old to look hot!

August 31, 2016 0
Let’s be honest, ladies—our bodies aren’t what they used to be. Even with a little pooch here and a little droop there, it doesn’t mean you have to cover up with turtlenecks and muumuus. Age and experience can add a special flair to women over 50. You’re never too old to [ . . . ]