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Tech-free fun can be had

Driving through Pottsville last week, about five youngsters ran on a sidewalk as I drove along the street. Laughing and talking, they abruptly stopped as I turned the corner to reach my destination. Did they seem a little distracting, or as if they would keep running...

Sometimes best shots are unscripted

Waking up quite early Sunday morning, I headed to the basement to wash a load of darks. They contained a pair of capris leggings that my daughter wanted to wear to a show that afternoon in Philadelphia. I added clothes stored in the wash area and other dirty items. In...

Jade’s last dance

It’s only July, but like it or not Christmas season thoughts — yes, the “C” word that excites some and others bemoan — have begun. My daughter’s participation in the Schuylkill Ballet Theatre means summer rehearsals for the...

Make library summer stop

As July rolls in amidst hot, sticky temperatures, take time to cool down with … a book. Or Two. Maybe three. Do this at a cool place — literally and figuratively. Your community library. Most area libraries tout air-conditioning. All, of course, feature a...