| May 1, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Today was the first day I did not lug my "frenemy" to work with me.
It's liberating. But it's also bittersweet.
My frenemy, you see, is my breast pump.
Danielle turned 1 earlier this month (more on that in a future post), and has mostly transitioned to...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
SOUTH BEND – It has been five years since a nurse from our area was gunned down along with four others at a clothing store near Chicago.
On Wednesday, scholarships were given out in her memory.
Jeni Bishop was a Memorial Hospital ICU nurse who...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:32 PM
GRANGER -- Katie Haynie browsed a menu at Tony Sacco's with her husband sitting across the table and holding her smiling 10-month-old daughter Penelope, dressed in a checkered onesie.
Haynie, a first-time mother, dined at the restaurant with her family...
| Jan 19, 2013
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages.
Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:25 PM
They've served their jail time or they've been released from hospital custody. Then what happens to those diagnosed with a mental illness?
Without sufficient community support, many will cycle back into crisis care at a hospital or the criminal...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Hanging on the wall of Mike and Jean Tumbarello's new retreat at Deep Creek Lake is an old framed greeting card with a primitive drawing of a brown log cabin nestled among trees aglow with autumn colors. The scene is rendered in crayon with a sentiment...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Barack Obama campaign has launched yet another ad in Florida and other battleground states that all but accuses Mitt Romney of wanting to throw granny out of her nursing home bed. The new ad, titled “Only Choice,” opens with a shot of an...
| Dec 9, 2012
Forty years ago this weekend, a United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home.
The 1972 United crash was the last...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Its first season has already been a smash hit in the United Kingdom — even out-rating the vaunted Downton Abbey – and the drama is already filming its second season, and working on a Christmas special (which will, of course, also go up against...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:24 PM
One hundred years ago, the "sufferers of all disease and accidents" in Upper Bucks County, if they couldn't care for their ailment at home, were invited to a converted farmhouse near Sellersville. That farmhouse has grown into Grand View Hospital, which...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Northampton County Council on Thursday delayed its vote on a new ambulance service for Gracedale nursing home at the pleas of its current Nazareth-based provider. Council was slated to approve a three year, $315,600 annual contract with Lifestar Response,...