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Preventing ‘summer slide’ when school is out

Anyone who’s struggled through setting up a television, whether it’s cable or dish, breathes a sigh of relief when it’s over. You sit back, relax and enjoy. Life is good – until it crashes, or you want to watch a DVD, or just return to watching a network (read more)

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Today's Grandparent: An old grandpa's new math

Math has never been my specialty but lately I find myself using some new math when it comes to dealing with my two-and-a-half-year-old grandson. Before I attempt to explain I must caution parents and other grandparents. Don’t use this math if you’re attem (read more)

Summer plans should include bug spray

The next time you go shopping, make sure a good bug repellent is on your list. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence of illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported dur (read more)

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Safety in the sun

Finally summer has arrived. Let’s get outside. But before we do so, let’s take a few precautions that will ensure to enhance our outdoor time. We all know what bugs us the most when we head outdoors. Yes, it’s bugs. Now it is not just the annoyance of the (read more)

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Celebrate independence

Summer is in full swing in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Some fine weather has finally arrived and it is time to enjoy the many great events in the area during one of the most spectacular seasons of all. As the Fourth of July in the area is celebrated in thi (read more)

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For the Love of Books: Read and explore local history

School’s out but many parents continue to educate their children by exploring our region over the summer months. Northeastern Pennsylvania has much to offer, especially in regards to our local history. I remember certain day trips with my family or field (read more)

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Cabin Fever Cure

Cabin fever setting in? Need to get out and enjoy the great outdoors then why not make it a family trip? Well, look no further than the great outdoors of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The weather is nippy, the scenery is gorgeous and the conditions are perfe (read more)

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Winter Skin Care

Even though it’s winter, that doesn’t mean the sun can’t damage your skin. The cold weather, wind and sun can be brutal on the body’s largest organ. “The ultraviolet light that comes from the sun’s rays is what causes sunburn, skin damage and possibly ski (read more)

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Getting Back to the Library

Stuck in the house all winter? Cold temperatures got you down? While movie theaters can be warm and ski resorts can be cold, the library can be a good place to cozy up to fend off a long winter’s nap. “Books are still a big deal,” said Mary Garm, administ (read more)

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Teaching your children to save

Despite what you may not have done right for your own children when it came to saving money, as a grandparent you want to make changes that will make your grandchildren’s future brighter, especially when it comes to the financial aspects. Teaching financi (read more)


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