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Dining@LargeIt's back-to-school time. And while the kiddos learn reading, writing and arithmetic, parents get schooled in the politics of schoolhouse eating. With all the attention on childhood obesity these days, lots of lunchbox staples have become taboo. I'm not...
Tags: The Hershey Co., Peanut Allergy, Obesity, Allergies, Education
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsI have a new hero, and her name is Kelli Stargel. She's a Republican state representative from Lakeland, a mother of five, and she has introduced a bill for the upcoming legislative session with a radically simple concept: Grading parents......
Reality CheckWhen I was on maternity leave last year, I watched a lot of Jon & Kate Plus 8. I mean, a lot. It was on multiple times a day, and watching Kate Gosselin handle eight kids made me feel a......
Tags: Family, Travel, Trips and Vacations
Who's on Team Gloucester?The proposed Gloucester Public Schools budget and the proposed Gloucester County budget are about $1 million apart. In other words, the schools want $1 million that the county hasn't budgeted for the school system. Supervisors are taking a wait and see......
Amazon is smart to aim almost half of its pilot slate — six of the 14 shows it's put up for public perusal — at kids. Today's toddlers are tomorrow's Amazon Wish List sharers at holiday time. And busy parents looking for relief don't care...
The Community Foundation of Washington County will sponsor a 24-hour web-based, social-media-driven fundraiser called washingtoncountygives.org on Thursday, May 2. The goal is to get local residents to support their favorite Washington County charity by...
Tags: Pizzas, PTA, Lifestyle and Leisure, Schools, Elementary Schools
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader. She calls herself, "Your long...
In January, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park experienced a significant rockslide near towpath mile 155, just downstream of the Paw Paw Tunnel. While investigating the rockslide, numerous other large rock formations were...
Living history interpreter Raleigh Boaze will speak to the Sharpsburg Historical Society at Sharpsburg Town Hall Tuesday, March 12. Boaze will appear in the persona of a backwoodsman dressed in period clothing and carrying the weapons and...
Mary SanchezCompared to our counterparts in the developed world, the United States is a wealthy nation of dummies and dropouts. A few years ago, American 15-year-olds were ranked 17th in science and an unimpressive 25th in math when compared with their peers in other...
Tags: Education, John Kline, Early Learning, Schools, Mary Sanchez
Every year millions of well-intentioned American kids show up for kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their complete name, let alone spell any of it. That's enough reason for me to believe "high-quality...
The Town of Hancock held the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected mayor and council members Monday. Mayor Daniel Murphy was sworn in by Clerk of the Court Dennis Weaver and then presided over the swearing in of new council members Homer...
Tags: Education, Anglicanism, Early Learning, Christianity, Schools
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