Vacation … well, sort of

Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away … Who doesn’t love vacation? A respite from work and a time for leisure, rest and maybe catching up on things. True. However, for some parents, vacation means time spent focusing on their...

Forfeit faith for game?

Another round of church closures and a Catholic elementary school awaits the Panther Valley area just east of Schuylkill County. According to online reports published Monday and Tuesday,  Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford, Carbon County, will shutter its...

Rock the vote with the kiddos in tow

Today’s the day in good ol’ PA. The Primary Election is in full swing, with the presidential race perhaps the biggest talker and motivator to get people out to the polls. Democrats, who do you choose? Hillary or Bernie? Republicans, does Trump, Cruz or...

Fighting not answer, not worth it

Dating, in some instances, begins as young as grade school. Elementary-aged cheerleaders I coached talked about their “boyfriends,” and my daughter comes home from middle school talking about this one and that one “dating” or “going...

Help him have fun scaring people

While Earth Day’s is Friday (April 22, 2016), my son’s kindergarten class is celebrating it today (April 21, 2016). With plans for activities in the wooded recreation area behind the school, the students got to dress down in pants, shirts and sneakers....