No toys for kids! — meals, that is

I blogged March 24 about a Santa Clara County, Calif., supervisor’s proposal to enact an ordinance prohibiting toys in kids’ meals at fast-food restaurants beacuse the foodscould contribute to childhood obesity. On Tuesday, the governing body supported his...

Countdown to summer

My daughter informed me on Sunday that there were only 30 days left in the 2009-10 school year. Amazing. They’re counting it down even in kindergarten! The thing is, where did the school year go? It seemed like only yesterday that I was shedding tears in the...

Feel-good news on a rainy day

Say what you want about Schuylkill County, and opinions do vary, but when it comes to helping others in times of need and crisis, you can’t beat the spirit and support. I blogged recently about 2-year-old Espn Murphy, the Pottsville tot who was diagnosed last...

Earth Day today, should be everyday

Happy Earth Day everyone! This annual day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site was created in 1970 by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson. It encourages Americans to do things that are earth friendly, from recycling to taking a walk instead of...