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Simply Spa Health and Wellness Expo

Simply Spa Wellness Expo

Thursday evening, April 30, was Simply Spa’s first Wellness Expo and Open House.  This was an opportunity for people to stop in, see the facility, and get information about various alternative health care methods (“alternative” in that they are not mainstream medicine).  I was already scheduled to help backstage at the dress rehearsal of CYT’s “Cinderella,” so I was not able to spend a lot of time at the Expo, but I did have a chance to talk to some of the experts, as well as Simply Spa’s owner.

Wellness experts at the Expo included Dr. Kenneth Greenberg, a local chiropracter who has an office up on Lake Murray Blvd., and acupuncuture specialist Jane Mergens, who practices at the same office.  Also there were health and wellness experts Ben and Carol Flick to talk about nutrition, exercise, and more, and Dharlene Fahl-Birttian, a Certified Tea Expert, who shared the stress-releaving power of tea.  All of these experts were available to answer any questions visitors had on their fields.

Thomas Hootman is the owner of Simply Spa, when he isn’t working in radio advertising or one of his other projects.  His goal for Simply Spa is to be a major source of education for the community as well as wellness services.  He hopes to have three spas open in the next few years, and then to expand outside the county through franchises.  As part of his community outreach Simply Spa participated in the Relay for Life of Santee and and Vet Fest, and will be at the May Ride to support Operation Homefront.  You can also find them at the Santee Street Fair on May 30 and at Santee Day at the San Diego County Fair on June 20.

You can get more information at the Simply Spa website.

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Santee Sheriff’s Station Youth Open House

Calling all interested young Santeeans – especially Boy and Girl Scouts – the Santee Sheriff’s Station will be holding a Youth Open House on November 18 starting at 1800 (that’s 6:00 pm for us average folks).  This is a great opportunity for young people to get a taste of what it means to be a Sheriff’s Deputy and possibly join the Sheriff’s Explorer Program.  This could also be a chance for scouts to get information on how the Department can help them work toward a crime prevention, law, traffic safety, or other merit badge.

The evening will start off with a welcome by Captain Duke and introductions by Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace.  Deputy Blanco will talk about being a Patrol Deputy and Deputy Wilson will discuss the Traffic Deputy assignment.  Juvenile Investigator Detective Whiteman will talk about juvenile crime issues and the role of investigating detectives.  Explorer Advisors Deputy Blanco and Deputy Klepac will be there to talk about the program and answer any questions.  There will also be  K-9 demonstration and a tour of the station.

If you would like more details about the Open House, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace at 619-956-4022 or email her at barbara.wallace@sdsheriff.org

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