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 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 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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