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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘ABC TV’
Posted: October 22nd, 2013

waltons

It was a staple at my house on Thursday nights growing up.

You couldn’t even call my mom when “The Waltons” was on. “The Waltons” cast reunited for an ABC interview. Click on the picture at left to see the video clip from GMA. It also appeared on Entertainment Weekly.

Richard Thomas, 62, (John Boy) still has the boyish look that brought him together with his TV family on Walton’s Mountain in Virginia. TV mom Michael Learned, 74, (Olivia) wept openly as she greeted her Walton family.  She said the group had a wonderful chemistry as a family. Ralph Waite, 85, played John Walton — he now plays dad to Mark Harmon (NCIS leader Leroy Jethro Gibbs).

Earl Hamner, Jr., 90, created the Walton series from his book “Spencer’s Mountain,” according to Wikipedia. The story originally aired as a 1971 TV movie — but with mostly different actors except Thomas. John Boy’s character is based on Hamner’s life.  Hamner provided the voiceover for each episode, and he and his wife of nearly 60 years, Jane, still live in Virginia. He has a blog — read it here. It is terrific.

The TV show’s simpler times took place from 1933 to 1946 with three movie specials that followed it up taking the family into 1969. The last reunion show took place in 1997.

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

 

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Posted: August 30th, 2013

locker chandelierIs that a chandelier in that locker? Why, yes it it is. When my boss, Marnie Mead, told me her daughter, Nicole Oberle,  had a chandelier in her locker, I was thinking she went to school with Harry Potter.

But no. Magnets, mirrors, wallpaper, mini chandeliers and assorted accents adorn as many lockers as homes. Preteens have taken interior design way inside the school and into their lockers … and outside the locker at some schools.

The video at left is from ABC-TV’s Lara Spencer in 2011. She did the video after she read a story in the New York Times about how lockers have become a vehicle for self expression for middle schoolers.

The idea was a hit with two moms who founded LockerLookz. Click on the link for some locker looks, and check out the Pottery Barn teen site for more great ideas.

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

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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: December 18th, 2012

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John appeared on Good Morning America to promote a new holiday album, “This Christmas.” All proceeds from its sales will go to charity. See the interview from Good Morning America here.

Well, it’s not “Grease,” but it’s the same duo back together again.

In other pop news:
“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Shakespeare and the rest of us won’t have to look too hard to find Romeo Beckham.

David and Victoria’s second oldest son, Romeo Beckham, 10,  will light up the runway for the 2013 Burberry campaign. He wears a trench coat, shirt, tie and appears to be wearing a suit and business shoes.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 12th, 2012

If you are a “Revenge” viewer on ABC-TV’s Sunday night lineup, you had to catch the clever commercials that appeared to be a part of the show last night.

The ads were exclusive and told their own story using “Revenge” stars, thanks to Target and Neiman Marcus — the ad sponsors. Could be a wave of the future in TV advertising.

Here’s the full behind-the-scenes article from Ad Age. Here’s what folks are saying on Twitter.

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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Posted: October 19th, 2012

Shark Tank, on ABC-TV, gets my interest every week — in between high school football games! And when fashionistas get the sharks to bite, you gotta love it.

A mom, Aly Lessor, launched Cozy Bug a children’s clothing line inspired by her adorable daughter and some Southern idealism. She developed pillowcase dresses that grow with kids, and they are cute as can be. The dresses are tied over the shoulders with colorful ribbons. As the kids grow, the dresses become tops that they wear over shorts or leggings. Of course they have matching hair bows. In a funny moment, Kevin O’Leary forbid Lessor from selling the dresses without a hair bow.

Lessor said each dress costs about $6 to produce, and she sells them for $19.99 and up. She sold more than $300,000 worth of dresses online, and started a dancewear line called “Dance Bug.”

The sharks fought over this one, but Aly took a $50,000 deal and  30 percent stake in the company from Daymond John, founder of FUBU.

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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Posted: October 16th, 2012

Who doesn’t worry about bed bugs when they travel?  The idea creeps me out every time I pack a bag.

ABC-TV Shark Tank set a record in its first episode this fall when all five sharks dove in  to invest in BuggyBeds, a bed bug detection system that entrepreneurs Maria Curcio and Veronica Perlongo’s  invented. The two women asked the Sharks for a $125,000 investment and offered 7 percent ownership of the company. Buggy Beds detects, attracts and traps bed bugs.

The founders trademarked the company name, logo and have patents in multiple countries. At a production cost of $1.35 each, the company had $150,000 in sales when it aired. The sharks bit on this big time and sniped at one another, but it ended happily with all of the sharks offering $250,000 for 25 percent ownership of the company. Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec are the sharks.

BuggyBeds includes monitors with a non-toxic, pesticide free formula that lure bedbugs and other bugs into a trap for detection. The company suggests putting the traps at all four corners of a mattress or box spring. The trap lasts for up to six months. A four pack is on sale on the website for $11.99 — normal retail is $19.99. The units are available on the BuggyBeds website.

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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