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CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, July 21 - Monday, July 24, 2006 - 119 Fresh insights, new ineories aaout women and aging m physical and mental well-being: aerobics, nutrition, menopause, weight control, strength training, growing old and retirement. The authors also stress, with great fervor, the importance of commitment, discipline and a pos- Rive mental attitude in their pro- gram. Finally, the appendix spells out Dr. Lodge's seven basic rules for living. Here are a few: Exercise six days a week and do serious aero- bic exercise four days a week for the rest of your life; spend less than what you earn; connect and commit. Simple? Common sense? You bet. Easy to do? Of course not. Perhaps this book will help re- energize those women already fop lowing this regimen, or help prod those who may need a little push. With the great interest by so many, including seniors, in living longer and better quality lives, "Younger Next Year- For Women" may just become another best seller. By Gerry Lore Special to the Cape Gazette "Younger Next Year - For Women - Turn Back Your Biological Clock - Live Like You're 50 - Strong, Fit, Sexy - When You're 80 and Beyond" By Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge MD So how come two guys, one a 40-something lawyer and the other a 70ish physician, came to write a book telling women how to live longer and healthier? They claim that "popular demand" drove them to do this sequel to their "Younger Next Year For Men." Still, some may question their creden- tials for this book. For this review. I did obtain a LORE woman's per- spective from a particularly close friend of mine for almost 50 years. The subtitles say it all, as the . authors plow some familiar turf. Still, they do offer some fresh insights and new theories which may be helpful to readers. The authors claim that the program they promote is all based on scien- tific principles - women's biolo- gy, physiology, psychology etc., Don't be alarmed: this is not a textbook. To their credit, the author's spin is mostly breezy, humorous and common sense. The result: Despite its length - 380- plus pages - it's generally enter- taining and thought-provoking. Here are some of the topics cov- ered to help improve women's Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles V. Shields She wrote the most widely read American novel ever, and one of the most influential. "To Kill a MOckingbird" was her first novel and won her great fame and a Pulitzer Prize, among other 1)er- ary honors. Strangely, her first book was also her last - she never wrote another book. Charles Shields' engrossing "Mockingbird" is the first biogra- Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship Hall in Lewes. Lewes Public Library (Lewes) Performing with traditional Celtic instruments. Mary Kay Mann will explore the heritage of Ireland, Scotland and America from the Middle Ages to modern day. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has awarded grants to Delaware arts presenters through the Delaware Performing Arts Presenters Initiative. The Foundation. in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA), offers this special initia- tive to help defray costs related to the presentation of touring per- farming artists in underserved communities. Proposed artists must be located in the Mid- Atlantic region but outside of Delaware. Proposals must demonstrate a commitment to presenting the per- forming arts and the ongoing development of Delaware's cul- tural landscape. Presenters are encouraged to use this funding opportunity t o engage performers they have not booked before or to expand their programming options. The 2006-2007 grantees include the following: Coastal Concerts Inc. (Lewes) Zephyros Winds, a chamber music ensemble, will perform two free concerts at Rehoboth Elementary School along with one free family concert at Bethel phy of the mostly unknown Harper Lee ("Nell" to her friends). Shields has done a first-rate job in researching and piercing the mys- tery surrounding Lee. He chronicles in detail her foirmative childhood in a small. rural town in Alabama and her college years, where she was con- sidered "different." The author reveals how her small town experiences and neigh, bors formed the basis for her novel. Shields also focuses on Lee's major contributions as Truman Capote's assistant in researching and writing Capote's break- through sensation. "In Cold Blood," spending months in the Kansas town where the horrific crime took place. The quiet and unassuming Lee won the confidence of key investi- gators who shared Confidential information with her. After the book was published. Lee never forgave Capote. a childhood friend, for not acknowledging her work. The author also describes the impact of Lee's book on the rest of her life, and'why she chose not to write another book. He also delves into Lee's reclusive lifestyle, residing in the family home in Alabama (she does have an apartment in New York). "Mockingbird" is an entertain- lng and illuminating portrait of the unconventional Lee, who became a literary icon with her first and only book. . Gerry Lore retired to Rehoboth Beach in 1996 after a career with Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc. He is a graduate of Purdue University and Harvard School of Business. awards grants Guidelines for the 2007-2008 Delaware Performing Arts The authors plow some familiar turf. Still, they do offer some fresh insights and new theories which may be helpful to readers. u t t n e N" S I DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS [ Homemade Soups m Fresh Salads fit for a Queen [t Creative SandwlchesonFreshBakedBread  Affordable catering om Soup to Nuts V Presenters Initiative will be avail- Carry-out - Catering ab00000000ear00,00prin0000007 0000Olel wishing to apply should contact t Coas Highway 227-0447 the Foundation at 410-539-6656. lmml" Ext. 100 for guidelines.