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Local Nutrition Club, Home Interiors Store Celebrate Ribbon Cuttings

For nearly a decade, Suite B at 806 NE Waldo Road sat unrented. Now, it’s home to Boss Moves Nutrition, which celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon. Owner Shaques McMillian’s eyes filled with tears as she placed her hands through the giant scissors and cut the red ribbon.

“The goal for this location is to impact the community,” McMillian said about her nutrition club’s first storefront location. “I want to change people’s lives all the way around and beyond their wildest dreams.”

The ceremony was made possible by the Greater Gainesville Chamber. The business advocacy group hosted two ribbon

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Local mother pleads for prayers as her 4-month-old baby battles serious disease

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)– A local mother of three is hoping her 4-month-old daughter will survive a serious disease that has sent the baby to the hospital.

Joi Terry, who lives in Nottoway County, said her baby took a turn for the worst just a few days ago after developing the Haemophilus influenzae (H flu) Disease.

Robbie Lamariana Thomas is hospitalized at VCU Medical Center after getting a bacterial infection in her blood last week.

“This [disease] is really something you can get in passing,” Terry said.

A dark cloud

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10 local outdoor yoga events to get your zen

Fight the Sunday scaries all June long with yoga instructor Lindsey Hagopian. The $20 fee gets you an hour-long workout in the South End’s Blackstone Square park, plus a brunch, salad, or grain bowl item from nearby Eastern Mediterranean restaurant anoush’ella. A stretch and a snack! June 6, 13, 20, and 27. Blackstone Square, 1535 Washington St., Boston. $20. eventbrite.com

Outdoor Yoga by the Charles River

For a slow burn, check out Spira Politis’ tri-weekly classes, which boast tranquil views of the Charles River. Mindful Yoga classes are held Mondays and Saturdays, but if you want an added challenge,

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Local mother creates program to help teens, young adults battling mental health disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sheryl Johnson always knew her son, Alex, was different.

“I remember when he was 4 or 5 sitting in the back of our car and I was driving someplace, and he rattled off how he was going to re-engineer a carburetor. He was giving me all these details and he said, ‘Doesn’t that sound good, mom?’” explained Johnson. 

She said Alex was extremely bright, loved the outdoors and was a really curious kid.

As he grew, she noticed he had trouble making friends. By middle school, he had started to withdraw and his grades had started to

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Family faces journey of three daughters with genetic fatal disease | Local News

On a warm afternoon in late March 2020, Ali Abdi and one of his young daughters, Maryam, sat outside their rental home observing the neighborhood along a St. Peter street they’d moved to only days earlier.

He hoped fresh air and sunshine would help relieve the fatigue that had built up after long hours of helping care for his three girls, all who have been diagnosed with a fatal form of the genetic disease leukodystrophy.

One problem weighing on his mind: The need for a bathroom large enough for his wife, Fartun, and him to provide personal hygiene care for

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