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Blogger Roundup: The Neighborhood Blogosphere

A recap of posts from our diverse pool of neighborhood bloggers.

The Sachem community has no shortage of opinions, and our guest bloggers on Patch regularly contribute to the vibrant conversations that take place in the barber shop, on the street corner or in the parking lot after a school meeting. Patch brings those conversations into one meetinghouse. Here's a roundup of the latest blogs in our community.

Post Thanksgiving Health Tips

Laura Bowen discusses the all too familiar territory of the dieting world: the Thanksgiving feast that somehow extends into the new year and derails the healthy eating practiced all year.

Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season as the most challenging time of year to maintain any diet, or any healthy eating initiative. Bowen offers some great tips on how to avoid putting on all those pounds you worked hard to lose throughout the year. Read her blog and get back on track.

Protecting Your Business From The Next Superstorm

Peter Ticali asks some detailed and pointed questions for any business owners who were taken by surprise at the devestation brought on by Hurricane Sandy. Just how prepared is your business for the next superstorm?

Ticali breaks down some of the most vital infrastructure issues to any business, from information and data storage, to facility function and recovery execution.

There are a lot of questions in the blog that can be used as a checklist to help decrease the amount of destruction a natural disaster can wreak. If you own a business, large or small, read this blog post.

Presidents' Week Vacation: Another Casualty of Sandy?

Education guru Meryl Ain weighs in with her view on the recent news that some schools most effected by Hurricane Sandy are planning to drastically cut down some of the days offered in the winter, February break.

Every year school districts allot a finite amount of days lost due to unexpected weather or other disruptions, most commonly applied during snow days. This year, with winter not yet arrived, many of those reserved days have been used up by the October superstorm.

But Ain brings in a larger question about the value of winter break to begin with. Read this blog to hear her argument for getting rid of the February vacation entirely.

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