August can be one of the hottest months of the year, and many people cool off by going to beaches, pools, and lakes. While this can be a nice break from the heat, it’s important to remember to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Here are some helpful pointers on how to enjoy the outdoors while keeping your skin happy.
Use sunscreen – apply sunscreen before heading outside. Use sunscreen that has an SPF level of at least 15. For more protection, choose a higher number. Make sure to reapply anytime you swim or sweat or if you’ve been in the sun for more than two hours. If you’ve had the same sunscreen for a while, check the expiration date and replace it if it is expired.
Wear a hat and protective clothing – clothing provides some degree of protection from the sun. There are even clothes available that are certified as having UV protection. Try to wear hats that have a brim all the way around. This helps shade the back of your neck, as well as your face and ears. If you’re wearing a baseball cap, remember to use sunscreen on the areas not covered by your hat.
Find some shade – staying in the shade is the easiest way to avoid being overexposed. By staying under a tree or umbrella, you can reduce the amount of sun you’re exposed to. It’s also a good idea to stay out of the sun during peak hours (generally from 10am to 2pm).
A step above traditional cucumber water, the Cucumber Lime Fizz is a light and refreshing departure from the usual summer drinks. This beverage is a breeze to put together and is perfect for a summer party or a quiet night at home.
1 small peeled cucumber (sliced)
6 sprigs fresh mint
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup lime juice (fresh or premade)
4 cups club soda or seltzer
Put the cucumber, mint and sugar in a bowl and muddle. Add the lime juice. Put the combined cucumber, mint, sugar and lime juice in a pitcher. Add the club soda and ice and stir gently. Pour into glasses and garnish (if desired).
Yield: 8 servings
In the Community
We would like to thank everyone who donated blood at our drive yesterday! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we surpassed our goal by 34%!
Blood Drive Goal: 23
Presenting Donors: 34
Pints Collected: 31
First time donors: 3
Potential Lives Saved: 93
% of goal achieved: 134%
For more information about the Red Cross, or to donated blood, please go to their website: www.redcross.org
In the Community
Homestead Funding won its first game for the season! In the game against McGeary's Irish Pub, the final score was 14-6. Here are some of the highlights:
Matt Milavec – 2 home runs
Dan Squires – 2 hits and great all around defense
Ashley Barlow – Amazing line drive catch at second base
Tony Felitte – Game winning pitcher
6 runs were scored in the 4th inning!
Captain Chris Smith said, "Just an overall solid game with great defense and good hitting from everyone!"
The next game is Monday, July 11th at 6:15pm against the 1st place team!
We hope the Homestead team can keep the momentum going! Congratulations team!
In the Community
Homestead Funding’s softball team had its first game last night. This is our first season participating in a coed softball league are we are very excited to be in the league! The final score was Homestead 10 - Recovery Sports Grill 11.
Here are some of the highlights from the evening:
Nick White- Pitched a complete game and also went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs
Jane Borbee- Went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs
Brandon Shaw- Went 2 for 3 with a triple 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored
Pete Ogno- went 2 for 2 with a run scored
Nick Rutherford- went 2 for 2 with an RBI and run scored
Caitlin Roddy- went 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored
Matt Milavec- went 2 for 3 with a double and triple and a run scored
Dan Squires- went 1 for 1 with homerun
Cam Felitte- went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored
Thank you to everyone who played and all the fans who attended! Even though we didn’t win, it’s sure to be an exciting season.
To check out Homestead’s game schedule, please click here. We hope to see you there!