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  • Sticking Together While Skiing: Make Plans Before You Hit the Mountain

    Sticking Together While Skiing: Make Plans Before You Hit the Mountain
    Long story short, my husband, Paul, and I had a miscommuncation while skiing in Vermont last weekend with the boys.  At a crossroads of many paths, I skied off with our 10 year old, thinking Paul was following behind with our 8 year old.  But, all of a sudden, Paul appeared at the top of our chosen trail, with no Ben.  "I thought he was with you," he said.  "I thought he was with you," I replied, feeling huge amounts of fear.  All I could think was:  what if he veered onto a Black Diamond and had fallen, and was stuck somewhere alone, scared?  There were so many choices as to where he could've gone...how long would it take to find him?  He knows our home phone number but not our cell phone numbers.  My cell phone wasn't even charged.  I started to panic.  My husband thought he might have gone ahead of us, so, Sam and I skied down a bit and waited while Paul ran back up to the crossroads.  Thankfully, Ben was there, talking to a mountain employee, doing exactly what he should have done, in that situation.  The whole episode lasted only about 10 minutes but it rattled me to the core.  The boys are getting bigger now.  There is more risk for this happening.  And, we hadn't prepared for it at all.  We headed back to our hotel room and made a plan.  First, we charged our phones and made sure all were working properly.  Then, we put notes in the boys' pockets with all cell phone numbers and instructed them to, just as Ben had, find an employee in a blue jacket and call us.  We also devised a meeting point.
  • 'Tis the Season to Travel

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As the song says, "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go." Holiday road trips are an annual ritual for many families, but experts caution motorists to make sure their cars are ready for the...

    CERT means many hands during disasters

    CERT means many hands during disasters
    A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that...

    Epilepsy awareness growing on Peninsula

    Epilepsy awareness growing on Peninsula
    Last year there were four incidents statewide involving police mistaking epileptic seizures for aggressive behavior by individuals. Since then the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia has sent a complete law enforcement training guide, including a manual,...

    Burglary suspect shot and killed by police at travel plaza

    Burglary suspect shot and killed by police at travel plaza
    Police shot and killed a burglary suspect Friday morning at the Maryland House Travel Plaza after a high-speed chase along I-95. Police said officers shot Rajsaun A. McCray, 29, multiple times as he drove his vehicle toward police cars blocking the...