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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...

    The Frugal Traveler: Packing a frugal first aid kit

    The Frugal Traveler: Packing a frugal first aid kit
    On a recent trip to the Caribbean, an accidental injury reminded me that skimping on first aid supplies is a packing strategy with potentially serious repercussions. Repercussions I was going to have to deal with before I could possibly continue with my...

    Coliseum district braces for flood of Phish fans

    Coliseum district braces for flood of Phish fans
    HAMPTON — A high tide of Phish fans will soon wash over the Coliseum Central district, filling hotels, restaurants and shops in the hours before and after the rock band plays concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. All three shows at...

    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,...