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Sister inspires healthy habits

February 7, 2009 Inspiration can come in many forms. It can come in the form of a memorable Van Gogh painting, a thoughtful gesture, a simple smile or possibly an act of God. more »»

Wishing I had a kid manual

January 31, 2009 Let’s face it: growing up is hard to do. Kids aren’t born with an instruction manual. If they were, parents wouldn’t be faced with fears and uncertainties as their children grow. more »»

Tough realities require difficult solutions

January 27, 2009 As leaders in the General Assembly and the Administration work to find ways to eliminate our current budget shortfall, it is crucial that we proceed in a bi-partisan manner. more »»

Being hopeful in job market tough

January 24, 2009 With the current economic status the way it is, people are hurting for jobs. Employee hours are getting cut in half, some are losing their jobs, while others are hopelessly trying to find on. more »»

E.M.I.L.Y. does not represent all women

January 20, 2009 Politics today makes me feel much like the people on the wing of the aircraft that crashed in the Hudson River last week. Teetering. Tottering. Right wing. Left wing. more »»

Daughter’s birth is a blessing in disguise

January 17, 2009 I’m always hearing that children are supposed to give their parents a purpose to live. When I was little, I always would ask my Mom and Dad how they met. more »»

Daschle heads up health care overhaul

January 14, 2009 Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for secretary-designate of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. more »»

Beauty means more than hair

January 13, 2009 When I found out during the summer that two of my great aunts were dying of lung cancer, just as my beloved Nana had in 1998, I was heartbroken. more »»

Being ‘weird’ is OK to me

January 10, 2009 What is the definition of normal? Ever since I can remember, I have always been the odd man, or woman, out. My mom had three children — three girls to be exact, and I’m the oldest. more »»

Miracles can and do happen

December 24, 2008 Looking back at the Christmas Eves I’ve worked, I can tell you that miracles do happen, but not always in the manner in which we expect the. more »»

Tuesday meant Grandma’s home

December 20, 2008 Just as many children learn the days of the week by attaching weekly events to each day’s name, much of my “day name memorization” hinged upon my weekly trips to various relative’s home. more »»

My sport involves pom-poms

December 6, 2008 In my family, everyone is good at something, especially sports. There was a time, though, when I was the only one who wasn’t active in a sport. more »»

Battle recession by visiting area stores

December 4, 2008 We are in the midst of a full blown recession. Many retailers and industries have announced layoffs and planned closings. Unemployment is 6.5 percent nationally and growing. more »»

Great-grandparents left behind lessons

November 29, 2008 Not many people have been blessed with the opportunity to meet their great-grandparents. more »»

Enterprise Zone revitalizes Huntingdon County area

November 29, 2008 Huntingdon County’s Enterprise Zone is one of 24 designated EZ’s throughout Pennsylvania. more »»

Nana did not deserve to die

November 28, 2008 Breast cancer. Prostate cancer. Brain cancer. more »»

Give thanks for small things

November 26, 2008 Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of bringing a holiday gift to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. I’m sure many of you have done the same. more »»

Faith shines during holiday season

November 19, 2008 I’ve witnessed many times when lives are unraveled by illness. I’ve also witnessed the faith of patients and family members shine through during these hard times. more »»

I remember when ...

November 15, 2008 To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. ~Margaret Fairless Barber. more »»

Loving Aggravation: a special father-daughter bond

November 15, 2008 As a youngster my sister refused to wear anything but dresses. more »»



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