Historic YMCA Camp McConnell Up For Sale

MICANOPY, FL. (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

The historic YMCA Camp McConnell has been serving young campers for nearly 50 years. Camp McConnell has provided the opportunity for tens of thousands of children to create impactful, lifelong friends and memories through their experiences at camp. Camp McConnell also provides a wealth of ecosystem services including a diverse wildlife habitat, watershed management and a living outdoor laboratory for campers.

The YMCA of Palm Beaches, who have owned and operated the camp since its creation in 1968, have enjoyed watching campers grow into successful adults. Over the years, however, the percentage of campers originating from the YMCA of the Palm Beaches core service area of Palm Beach county has significantly decreased. The board of the YMCA of Palm Beaches faced a difficult decision and ultimately decided it was necessary to place the camp for auction and focus its resources on needed facility improvements at its main location in West Palm Beach.

“This was a difficult and emotional decision,” said Tim Coffield, CEO of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. “Several of our board members attended Camp McConnell in their youth and all of us were proud of the experiences our Y had been able to provide young people at Camp McConnell over the years. Thankfully, with three other YMCA camps within an hour and a half driving distance of Camp McConnell, many of the campers have settled into other Y camps.”

The facilities of the YMCA Camp McConnell include an Olympic size pool, air conditioned and heated overnight cabins, certified challenge course, archery and gun ranges, arts and crafts hall, campfire circle, a large lodge and dining hall, outdoor religious center, access to George’s Pond, a six stall horse barn and so much more. Located just six miles south of Gainesville, Camp McConnell’s 211 acres of hardwood forest, meadows and wetlands provide the perfect setting for group activities.

The auction for Camp McConnell is scheduled to take place on June 22, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am on the property and will be facilitated by United Country Land & Lifestyle Properties, Jib Davidson, Broker, of Gainesville and United Country | Auctions of the South, LLC, Stephen F. Burton, Assoc. Broker/Auctioneer (AU 649 AB 3416) of Madison, Fla. This auction is heartfelt to the staff of United Country Land & Lifestyle Properties as one of the Realtors® attended Camp McConnell numerous times in his youth and created lifetime memories while at camp.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – is the leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle and country real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 500 offices and 5,000 real estate professionals across four continents, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes the highest ranked and largest portfolios of specialty property marketing websites, the largest real estate marketing services company, an extensive buyer database of more than 550,000 opt-in buyers and exclusive global advertising of properties.

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iTunes, Soundcloud Pick Up “Without Notes – the Podcast”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

The world’s premier Podcast platforms, iTunes and Soundcloud, have both picked up the new long-form conversation podcast titled “Without Notes – The Podcast” hosted by prominent media expert and best-selling author Michael Levine ,effective immediately ,according to podcast executive producer Ryan McCormick. The weekly show, which features host Levine in a half-hour long-form conversation with a prominent thought-leader guest, began in February 2017 and has gained a growing and loyal audience throughout the world.

“In our modern world, people are craving long-form, real, authentic, non-scripted conversations with fascinating and influential guests” said Levine. “In the world of Twitter, Snapchat and texting, people want fully articulated ideas, not little sound-bites.”

iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It is used to play, download, and organize digital downloads of music and video (as well as other types of media available on the iTunes Store) on personal computers running the macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The iTunes Store is also available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany, that enables its users to upload, record, promote, and share their originally-created sounds. SoundCloud's content is evenly split between music and other audio. Founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss are the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technical officer (CTO), respectively.

The host of “Without Notes – The Podcast” is America’s premier expert and best-selling author Michael Levine, who is the author of 19 books including 5 international best-sellers.(http://www.MichaelLevineMedia.com).

The Podcast is executive produced by Ryan McCormick, who also hosts his own popular Podcast titled “The Outer Limits of the Inner Truth Radio Show" (http://www.outerlimitsradio.com/). “I am honored to be associated with this new Podcast. I get to eavesdrop on some of the most interesting and informative conversations anywhere,” said McCormick. Associate Producer for the Podcast is Levine associate, Dan Gaylord.

Find "Without Notes" on SoundCloud at: https://soundcloud.com/user-303627303

Find "Without Notes" on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/without-notes-the-podcast-with-michael-levine/id1233910372?mt=2

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New Study Reveals That Noisy Knee Joints May Indicate Problems Down The Road

Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2017

Most us are familiar with the sound of occasional popping joints that rarely show cause for concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain people who experience consistent joint popping, grating and grinding are more vulnerable to developing knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat patients before the problem becomes pronounced, potentially hedging off more severe forms of joint pain.

What is Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men. While it can occur even in young people, the chance of developing osteoarthritis increases after age 45. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas.

While age is a major risk factor, for some individuals it may be hereditary. For others, osteoarthritis of the knee can result from injury or infection or being overweight. The findings of this study may be helpful for identifying individuals at risk, potentially assisting with earlier diagnosis and intervention.

“While there is currently no way that we know of to stop the advance of pain in people who have already developed osteoarthritis, this study might lead us to speculate that people at risk who experience noisy joints could take measures to ensure longer term knee joint health,” says SRO orthopaedic surgeon Thomas C. Degenhardt, M.D. “Although prevention may be asking a bit too much, delaying the onset is quite feasible.”

People who experience grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or around the knee joint may be able to lower their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis by taking measures to protect knee health sooner. Some simple measures include losing a few extra pounds – maintaining optimal weight will take pressure off the knee joints, and adopting an exercise routine to stay fit will help to keep joints flexible.

Treating Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Many knee injuries including osteoarthritis can be successfully treated with a change in lifestyle, using braces to support the joint, injections to relieve pain and rehabilitation exercises. Other injuries may require surgery to correct. An injured knee can obviously affect mobility, and clearly a healthy knee is necessary for basic every day movements such as sitting, standing and walking. But chronic, unrelenting knee pain can also lead to health complications and certainly diminished quality of life. When all else fails, Total Joint Replacement (TJR) is one option that proves beneficial in many cases.

What is TJR

Total joint replacement is one of the most successful contemporary surgical procedures thanks to refined surgical techniques, improved implant characteristics, aggressive physical rehabilitation and a focus on pain management, all of which have contributed to the success of TJR. Total joint replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, works to repair severe injuries or to replace joints destroyed by arthritis and other bone diseases. It is performed to replace the ends of both bones in a damaged joint to create new joint surfaces. Weight-bearing joints are naturally under the greatest strain and are more likely to lose protective cartilage over time, particularly in the hips and knees.

About Santa Rosa Orthopaedics

At Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), a collaborative team of multi-specialist orthopedic surgeons and experienced physical and occupational therapists work together to bring the best outcomes to patients dealing with chronic knee issues including pain relief, recovery and rehabilitation.

SRO has set the model for exceptional orthopedic care for more than 60 years. In addition, SRO offers a broad range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments aimed at conditions that commonly affect bones, joints, tendons connective tissues and ligaments. To make an appointment or to learn more about SRO Orthopedic Surgeons, please visit the SRO website.

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