Putting it together, adding it up

He pulled out the puzzle, poured the pieces onto the floor and started connecting them. My son came into the kitchen where I was doing dishes and showed me a puzzle piece with the number one on it,  a piece picture with one kite on it and a piece with the word...

History seen in finished products

My copy editing duties at the newspaper include laying out and designing special sections. In today’s (Sept. 25, 2014) edition, one of those sections features the stories of 17 World War II veterans from Schuylkill County, along with historical photos and...

Making fall-themed food

Heading to the supermarket Tuesday evening for some last-minute school lunch items following a round of spin, my daughter found a small booklet at the front of the store with Halloween- and fall-themed dishes. While most items featured desserts — from pumpkin...

Prepare to present pumpkins

If you read the Monday edition of The Republican-Herald newspaper, you found out that area farmers found success with their pumpkin crops this year. That in mind, The RH asked the e-poll question: Do you plan to carve pumpkins this Halloween season? Of the 491 votes...

Feeling the fatigue yet?

The school year about three weeks old and activities under way, do you sense fatigue by day’s end? Not just you, the parent(s), but do your kiddos seem ready to fall into bed? I see it in my two, especially my preschool-aged son. He usually rises ready to go in...