Posts tagged pennsylvania

Best and worst school system rankings by state — an education

   February 4, 2013 7:05 am    0

The Wall Street Journal and countless media outlets reported Education Week’s best and worst school systems by state in the United States last month, and the report on Yahoo.com is below: Top 10 Maryland ranked at the top for the fifth straight year Massachusetts New York Virginia Arkansas Florida Georgia New Jersey West Virginia Kentucky…

 

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Pamela McCormick — mom on a mission

   July 30, 2012 8:28 am    0

  Her name is synonymous with winning — Quad games, triathalons, duathlons and more. In Pittsburgh, Erie’s Pamela McCormick finished second among women and 28th overall in the International Distance Triathlon Sunday. It included a600-meter swim in the Allegheny River, a 20K bike race through Pittsburgh and a 5K run along the Allegheny River. McCormick, 39, continues her dominance…

 

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I did it! Shellac nails at home

   January 11, 2012 5:25 am    7

I am a big fan of CND and Gelish nails. CND stands for Creative Nail Designs, a company that created a nail craze with a shellac manicure that lasts 14 days – no chips no smears. I’ve gotten up to three weeks out of these manicures. I’ve been a pretty regular customer in regional salons…

 

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Modern family — last minute shoppers are we

   December 21, 2011 8:04 am    0

I was out last night, and dragged my husband, Kim. I’ll be out again tonight. And tomorrow and … and my kids will be joining me. It’s sort of a tradition. But if you still want to order something online, supposedly you can. I received a news release on who delivers the fastest. I do…

 

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Get the lead out – lead poisoning on the rise

   October 31, 2011 4:12 am    1

The past few days, lead has been in the news. Today’s article by David Bruce  in the Erie Times-News discussed the rise in lead poisoning. “The number of lead-poisoning cases among Erie County children has quadrupled in 2011,” Bruce wrote. “One hundred and seven cases have been reported to the Erie County Department of Health…

 

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‘Mom, where’s my gym bag, shoes … ‘

   October 7, 2011 6:43 am    0

My kids learned long ago to pack their own gym bags when it came to hockey, soccer, football, basketball, cross country and track. When I heard a kid, well not a kid, and not mine — he was a senior in high school — screaming at his mom because she had forgotten to pack his…

 

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Allergy season hits hard

   October 1, 2011 4:03 am    1

I dodged the bullet on allergies most of this year, but I am paying for it these past few days. Sneezing and itchy-red eyes are my enemy today. I just took a dose of Allegra, which doesn’t always work. So now I am scanning the list of meds at webmd.com One of the few things…

 

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Fearless woman Liz Allen — last day to vote

   September 30, 2011 4:09 am    0

I never ask people to vote for anything or anyone. Not on Facebook or anyplace else, but I implore everyone to vote for Liz Allen in the Live Fearlessly contest. If you don’t know Liz, please read the essay submitted. I do know Liz, and she is an extraordinary woman who faced a lot of…

 

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I still laugh at middle school mayhem

   September 27, 2011 6:03 am    0

When kids make you laugh so hard, your sides hurt, it might be the middle school years. It’s a time when kids have a somewhat grown-up appearance, but they still have that impishness that makes me grin just thinking about it. I still laugh when I think of football car pools. No one wanted the…

 

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Snow, snow go away

   February 10, 2010 11:18 am    0

A friend just e-mailed me this & it was entirely appropriate (though admittedly disturbing and twisted) for a day like today when our fair city is, once again, buried. You know you’ve had a hard winter when you see this… Don’t we all kinda feel like building one of these right now? (yeah, yeah…I know…

 

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