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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘ABC News’
Posted: May 16th, 2014

Barbara2Today is Barbara Walters‘ retirement day, and I have to say the iconic legend always looked good. And stylish. She was trendy but not outrageous. The 84-year-old has always been classy.  She started on the Today Show at NBC and moved to ABC. I remember the hubbub when she earned the co-anchor position at ABC News with Harry Reasoner. News reports often heralded her paycheck: $1 million — the same as Reasoner’s paycheck, but Walters was doing the Barbara Walters specials — which made big money for ABC.Here’s a terrific story on Huffington Post. The big farewell party will take place on The View, the news and 20/20. She’s had plenty of critics and criticism, but she thrived.Barbara

After a 50-year career, she’s paved the way for women journalists everywhere.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to two. 

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Posted: April 14th, 2014

Daffodillllies

Finally the daffodils — but pollen is on its way, as well — a vortex of pollen. I heard it yesterday — pollen is exploding because spring started so late. That means a lot of pollen all at once, and it is dubbed the pollen vortex.

Sheesh. Well, at least there are some things we can do. I haven’t had a really bad year in years, but this could be the one. An ABC News report suggested nasal sprays, even saline nasal spray can offer some help. Singulair was always one of my best defenses, and it is named as an effective medication. It is also known as montelukast. It is effective for allergies and asthma.

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Oralair is a pill that dissolves under the tongue — a new one. It acts like allergy injections do for those allergic to grass pollen. Here’s the news from the FDA. It must be given at the physician’s office for the first try, and the FDA says it needs to be taken four months in advance to be totally effective. I think we might all be late on this one. Other drugs include over-the-counter antihistamines or steroids — not a fan of that idea, but if allergies make you miserable — there is help out there. Here’s hoping it won’t be a wicked-bad allergy season. So hippity hoppity — sunshine and Easter are on the way.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one. 

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Posted: October 9th, 2013

Movie PopcornWell I am certainly late to this party, but what a party it is: wine flavored popcorn.

A New York City popcorn company — Populence (the web site is under maintenance, so if it doesn’t work, don’t pop your cork) – teamed with Kim Crawford, a winery out of  New Zealand to develop two popcorn flavors: Pinot Noir Chocolate Drizzle and Sauvignon Blanc Kettle.

And what should you pair with the popcorn? Wine! Kim Crawford Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 and Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

While fruit of the vine flavors popcorn, the vegan, gluten-free popcorn has no alcohol content.

And who came up with this idea? A woman, of course! Maggie Paulus, originally from Florida, founded Populence in NYC in 2011. It’s all over Facebook and Twitter @PopulenceJimmy Kimmel weighed in @LateNightJimmy, and I learned about it from my October issue of InStyle magazine.

Paulus was educated at the Fashion Institute of Technology, but turned to dressing up popcorn with seasonal favorites that include caramel, raspberry, chocolate, cheddar and other flavors. The store is a hit, and so are the wine flavors. You can get a gallon of popcorn for $35 on the website and for $28 at the NYC retail store.

And just in case you prefer other packaged foods, Foodbeast suggests steak-flavored Ruffles or Pepperidge Farm’s goldfish-flavored Mac and cheese. Or you can read about 200 other articles about foods that taste like other foods. Reminds me of the old “tastes like chicken” (Wikipedia dedicated a page to the phrase) — what some folks say about frogs’ legs. Hmm.

ABC News food blogger Lauren Effron noted that this isn’t the first snack to have some adult beverage flavor. Pub-Corn, out of Kansas City,  manufactures non-alcoholic beer and cocktail-flavored popcorn. Cary Silverman, of the University of Missouri, invented Pub-Corn in 2008. Current flavors include pina colada, beer and Irish creme.  It is $3.49 per bag.

I think I need some popcorn!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

 

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Posted: March 12th, 2013

aspirinReally good news for women comes in an inexpensive bottle of aspirin, according to numerous news reports including ABC News and NPR. Yesterday broadcasts revealed that aspirin may prevent  development of melanoma.

It also reduces risk of colon, breast, esophagus, stomach, prostate, bladder and ovary. and heart disease, according to theExaminer.com

Click on the link to watch the video, or click here to read the story.

Do NOT take aspirin without asking your doctor first. It can be harmful to stomachs and anyone with an aspirin allergy.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: January 8th, 2013

Dianne Feinstein

It was a news moment that I want to share with everyone. Women gave me faith in government after weeks of fiscal cliff news.

Republicans and Democrats — 20 women senators admitted their frustration with how Congress works. See the video here of Diane Sawyer’s interviews with the inspiring women in government.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, pictured at left, says women can be independent lawmakers and still work together.”I think we’re problem solvers, and I think that’s what this country needs,” she said to Sawyer.

It’s an interesting few minutes of video that will give all of us hope. Here are more links to all the great news about these women.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: November 27th, 2012

From ABC News: U.S. home prices rose again for the sixth straight month, signaling that the housing recovery is taking hold, according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Read the story here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

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Posted: November 23rd, 2012

My son Ryan bought this Ralph Lauren Buffalo check polo. My husband says he looks like Elmer Fudd in it, but I think he looks really cute. If he would awaken from his Thanksgiving Day food coma, I would get a picture of him. Maybe around noon.

Anyway, plaid and checks are fashion forward this year. Here’s an ABC News report on men’s patterned fashions. Here’s an Elle story on how women can wear these fun finds.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Homeat the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step grandmom to one.

 

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Posted: July 23rd, 2012

Saw it on GMA — facelift that comes in a jar. It’s under $30, and you wrap it around the back of your head. It stretches those wrinkles right out of your  face. Watch the demo here.

It’s called the Facelift Bungee — how fun is that. “It’s easily inserted, it’s easily removable. I can insert it within 30 seconds every morning. I can take it out in less than 10 seconds,” Kimberly Aschauer, the founder of Facelift Bungee, told ABC News’ Paula Faris — who gave it a try.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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