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Easter teaser — the words you can make out of Easter

   March 31, 2013 7:51 am    0

When the kids were little and we were on the road, word finds, word puzzles and number games ruled. One fun game was making words out of Easter — this worked well usually for one kid but not all. Wiki answers suggests: east, tease, teaser, rest, tear,tears, ear, ears, sat, rat, rats, tar, tars, seat, taser,…

 

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House Lady — glorious Garden Court and a patio planner

   March 30, 2013 8:46 am    0

This week, House to Home takes us to some interesting places. I visited a gorgeous bit of history at 614 Cherry Street in Garden Court. Read about it here. Plan a patio – don’t we all want to sit on that patio right about now? Even thought it’s a little chilly, you can plan for warmer…

 

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Fashion Friday — Check-erboard out these styles

   March 29, 2013 6:31 am    0

Check and checkmate for style this spring. Checkerboards and windowpanes are back.  Some of this I like, and some of it is way off the charts for me, but the geometric patterns are hot this year, and some are throwbacks to the 60s …. and the 80s and probably decades before that. In fact, I…

 

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Today’s Easter yolk — eggstreme fun with words

   March 28, 2013 6:22 am    0

When my husband and I got married 10 years ago and merged two families, he made a point of entertaining the kids with eggstra special egg chatter. This year, the kids are 21 and older and scattered around the universe. We will only see my two youngest on Easter, but we are eggcited. Here are…

 

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‘Wizard of Oz’ — baby boomers’ Easter staple

   March 27, 2013 7:08 am    0

When I was a kid, an Easter tradition was the annual television viewing of “The Wizard of Oz” with a basket of candy in tow. The cowardly lion jumping through the window made me laugh belly laughs for decades, and those flying monkeys still creep me out. Colleen Steenberge (sister of Kathy Dahlkemper) and I…

 

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Go Lady Knights — watch, listen live tonight

   March 26, 2013 6:46 am    0

The Gannon University Lady Knights are in San Antonio, Texas, at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. They play tonight at 9:30 p.m. Read the full story here. You can listen live tonight on WERG-FM or watch the live stream at ncaa.com.  And congrats to Nettie Blake, a sophomore forward, who was named 2013 NCAA Division II Women’s…

 

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I met a hand dryer I liked at Primanti Bros.

   March 25, 2013 6:24 am    0

I am officially conditioned to wave my hands in front of any hand dryer in a public restroom to make it work. Some will release paper and others will blow hot air. Here’s a story that’s better than hot air. An NPR segment discussed the Xlerator hand dryer. It dries hands in 10 – 20 seconds, it’s…

 

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Coming up — National Bunsen Burner Day

   March 24, 2013 11:29 am    0

Next Sunday is National Bunsen Burner Day — the celebration of German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen’s birthday in 1811. He is the founder of the Bunsen Burner we all used in high school. This clip is from Muppet Labs, of course, where my favorite Bunsen is Muppet Doctor Bunsen Honeydew — who would not have…

 

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House Lady — tour some history, hire an artist

   March 23, 2013 8:09 am    0

Always wanted to tour the homes on Millionaire’s Row? Now’s your chance.  Take a peek at residences and churches on the tour this week in House to Home. Then buy your $10 ticket for the April 25 tour. It sells out every year. The Watson-Curtze mansion, at left, is on the tour. Read the full story here….

 

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Fashion Friday — sparkling as a femme fit-all

   March 22, 2013 6:02 am    0

Guest blogger Christine Eddy never lets a fashion opportunity get away. She shared her latest fashion find: “Who says you can’t look fashionable while working out?  As a fitness fashionista, I was on the prowl to find some “fun” workout gloves that weren’t masculine looking.  I came across these divaish animal print gloves, which will…

 

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