Posts tagged sports

‘I left my heart in San Francisco’ — Go Niners

   February 3, 2013 7:54 am    0

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and I grew up loving football with my dad Walt Strosser, a legendary high school football coach. My hubby is an assistant football coach and all five boys in this blended family played the game. My oldest has been a San Francisco 49er fan since he was a tot. We’ve been…


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Create a book, win a book right here

   November 27, 2012 6:58 am    0

Want to personalize a book for one of your kids or grandkids? You can do it at And you still have time to do it for Christmas. A local woman runs the business. The book tells a story complete with your child’s name, age, description and can include family members by name. It’s not just…


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Coachermom — 5 nutrition tips for winning athletes

   September 3, 2012 11:07 am    0

A friend of mine’s son, a state champ in tennis, went from a good player to a state champ after changing his diet to get through grueling tournaments. Diet is more important than you think. Ask successful athletes in tennis, football cross country, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track or any sport what helped them achieve greatness,…


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Kids and injuries, summer and sunshine

   June 18, 2012 6:52 am    0

It’s inevitable. If you have active kids, boo-boos are on the way. You can’t wrap them in bubble wrap, but when my kids were young, it sounded like a good idea. Last week, my neighbor was distraught because summer had just started, and the youngest of her four kids had already sprained a wrist. I…


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Varsity faces make parents smile

   April 11, 2012 7:33 am    0

If you need a reason to smile today, check out the Varsity faces of winter. It’s been a few years since our kids were on varsity football, basketball, track, cross-country, wrestling, lacrosse and baseball teams, but seeing the smiling faces of kids supporting each other and celebrating brings back memories — good memories of teamwork….


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Erie women had ‘A League of Their Own?’

   February 23, 2012 4:20 am    3

An article in our March issue of Lake Erie LifeStyle about 98-year-old baseball fan Betty Peebles prompted a local fan to recall that our regiona had its own women’s baseball league much like the movie A League of Their Own. That memorable 1992 movie discussed the real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which is documented at the Baseball Hall of…


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Pigs fashion careers beyond the farm –weee

   February 17, 2012 12:01 am    1

Pigs have become most fashionable this year. Maxwell, the Geico pig has three commercials. Miss Piggy of The Muppets returned for a new movie and dozens of personal appearances (Moi?), Hamm reappeared in Toy Story 3 last year and Piglet never went out of style as Winnie the Pooh‘s sidekick. Pork is moving closer to home. I…


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Puppy cakes didn’t make sharks bite

   February 12, 2012 5:41 am    0

On the most recent episode of Shark Tank, an entrepreneur was shopping for investors for her Puppy Cakes, a cake mix formulated specifically for dogs. No one bit on it, but my husband and I thought it was extremely clever. And at $6.99 for a peanut butter, carob or banana cake mix. Who wouldn’t bite…


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Three cheers for Her Times!

   February 5, 2012 7:37 am    0

Check out Her Times in today’s Sunday Times-News. The theme is sparkle, and the great team of cheerleaders from CheerVibe showed us what fun it is to catch the spirit of competitive cheerleading. Read their story here. There’s much more sparkling this month. Jeans, food, drinks, makeup, hair, sparkling snow on cross country skis, CrossFit and…


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Serena Williams out at Australian Open

   January 23, 2012 5:35 am    0

Serena Williams, the last of 21 US women and men in the first major tennis tournament of the year, was dismantled by Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-3 last  night and I watched every minute. It was painful to watch Williams, who has come back from innumerable injuries, including a blood clot, foot surgeries and countless…


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