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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sunday

As an avid walker, Jilly Yimek constantly combs websites and the newspaper calendars for events where she can strut her stuff for a stronger body and healthier heart. She didn’t realize she was also getting a stronger sense of community and self along with leaner muscles.

Less is more — until it isn’t

“Less is more,” a phrase from the 1855 poem “Andrea del Sarto, called ‘The Faultless Painter’” by Robert Browning. The phrase was adopted by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), American-German architect, as a precept for minimalist design.

Avoid fridge problems with regular maintenance

Q: My refrigerator wasn’t getting cold enough, so I called in a repairman. He said the fan was blocked, pulled out a bunch of debris and cleaned it out. He commented that most problems with refrigerators could be avoided with simple maintenance. With that, he socked me with a $150 repair bill and I’m irate. What other maintenance could I have done?