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CHASING SPACE

NEW BOOK: ‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’ by Leland Melvin

NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey - until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: "CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES" (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).
NYC CLASH

Smokers’ Rights Group, NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, Objects to NYC Council Anti-Smoker Measures

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Smokers' right group NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) was courteously extended a personal invitation by the office of the NYC Council to attend and provide testimony at the Health Committee hearing being held Thursday on a package of ten anti-smoker proposals. The invitation was initially accepted but now we decline.
Travel Insurance .com

Digital Security Tips for U.S. Travelers in 2017 from Travel Insurance Site TravelInsurance.com

NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- You may be traveling far from home this summer, but hackers with access to your digital data are only a few keystrokes away from your bank account, credit cards and overall identity, says TravelInsurance.com. The development of new digital technologies has opened up new opportunities for travelers, but at the same time has increased exposure to scams and security risks while on the road.
2017 Log Home Show

2017 Log Home Show in Lake George NY features Free Seminars to Learn from Experts

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- Residents of the Lake George, New York area and its surrounding communities who are harboring the dream to build, renovate, or maintain a log home are invited to speak with the industry's top log home and timber frame companies and builders along with industry experts during the Lake George, N.Y. Log & Timber Frame Home Show being held at the Lake George Forum, May 5-7, 2017.
RINGBOOST N.Y.

GracePointe Church in Fla. Enhances Branding with New Number from RingBoost

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ -- GracePointe Church of the Nazarene in central Florida received a unique offering this month, as the team at RingBoost agreed to donate a custom phone number to the Lake Mary-based organization. With its unforgettable new number hooked up in no time, GracePointe is all set to take the church's message to an increasingly large audience in the weeks and months to come.

NATIONAL NEWS

IT'S THE WEATHER

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