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(NAPSA)—The YMCA's Safety Around Water program teaches children of all backgrounds that water can be fun when you know how to stay safe. This year, the Y awarded over 27,000 scholarships for free water safety lessons to children in underserved communities. Learn more at www.ymca.net/watersafety.

Proposed cuts to rail programs to hundreds of towns would not only cost construction and manufacturing jobs, but will place a disproportionate amount of pain on rural and working-class communities. Learn more from the National Association of Railroad Passengers at www.TownsWithoutTrains.com.

An easy, elegant way to keep your backyard in style is with colorful, durable concrete pavers. They can improve your family's quality of life now and your home's curb appeal when the time comes to sell. Learn more at www.concretepavers.org and www.icpi.org.

An insightful new book, The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation (Wiley) by Shane Safir, co-principal at June Jordan School for Equity, can help schools beat the odds to create better scholars. Learn more at www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-WILEY2_SEARCH_RESULT.html?query=listening%20leader.

Getting great deals from Amazon Prime any one of which can be worth the cost of joining at a lower price and with no annual commitment may be easier than many people realize. To learn more or to sign up, go to www.amazon.com/qualify.

With just a few ingredients, such as Lindsay olives and peppers, which you probably have handy in your pantry, it s easy to whip up a delicious pasta meal in less than 30 minutes. For this and other delicious recipes, coupons and tips, visit www.ilovelindsay.com.

You can get a free Pre-Trip Safety Check before your next road trip. You don't need an appointment to have a Les Schwab Tire Center tire care professional look over your vehicle. Learn more at http://lesschwab.com.

Making exercise convenient with at-home fitness equipment is a simple, effective way to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Machines such as the Bowflex HVT and Bowflex BXT216 treadmill have added motivational features that make them the perfect solution. Learn more at www.bowflex.com/hvt and www.bowflex.com/treadmills.

Food Ideas: Perfect for summer Smoked Chicken and Baby Kale Salad with Creamy California Avocado Dressing! For California avocado recipes, visit the California Avocado Commission at CaliforniaAvocado.com.