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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...

Saying goodbye to middle school

Another academic milestone reaches completion today (Friday, June 1, 2018). My daughter will walk into the middle school building as an eighth-grader and leave as a high school freshman. (While my kiddos’ school year officially ends for students Tuesday, June 5,...

Thank you, teachers

The school days dwindle as May marches on, but the amounts of activities and academics seem to increase — fun days, fundraisers, exams, proms, dances, etc. Through it all, the eyes remain on the prize: The last day of pencils, books and — sorry, teacher...