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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

Jennifer Lawrence brings Christmas cheer to children at Louisville hospital (access required)

Jennifer Lawrence is spreading Christmas cheer in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The 27-year-old Oscar winner made a visit to Norton Children’s Hospital on Sunday, where she spent time with patients, family, and staff members. Read more at people.com.  

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10 days, many ways to reach Santa! (access required)

We’ve compiled ways for your kiddos to call, text and even video chat with Mr. Claus in these final days. And of course, how to track him Christmas Eve!

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: reviews (no spoilers!) and special area screenings (access required)

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens on Dec. 15 — which actually means you can see it on Dec. 14, of course — and as you might expect, it’s looking like it will be another massive hit. Reviews have begun to trickle in, and thus far, most of them are giving the latest installment of the epic space opera two thumbs ...

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Role Models: Providing Hope to Military Families (access required)

Dodson-Tracy helps coordinate activities and resources which are critical to the delivery of Red Cross services to military members, veterans and their families throughout a 22-county area.

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29 celebrities you might not know have famous parents (access required)

It’s all in the family for some actors. Some kids decide to head into the same industry as their parents, and the same is true for some of Hollywood’s elite. Here are 29 celebrities who followed in their parent’s footsteps. Continue reading at thisinsider.com    

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Holiday treats — Candy cane cookies! (access required)

Light and minty — not to mention adorable! — they are a perfect recipe to make together as a family during the break from school.

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Kids try 100 years of cheese (access required)

In this episode of Kids Try 100 Years of Food series, the kids try 100 years of cheese. This history of cheese tracks the evolution of the versatile dairy product.

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Britain’s Prince Harry engaged to U.S. actress Meghan Markle (access required)

It’s official! Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to marry American actress Meghan Markle. The couple will wed in spring 2018, the royal palace announced Monday morning, ending days of feverish speculation in the tabloids over when their nuptial plans would be revealed. When asked when he knew “she was the one,” the Prince responded, “The first time we met.” Read more about their ...

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Guns in the Home: Non-negotiable safety rules. (access required)

The PA Game Commission has done a commendable job with its hunter education program, reducing hunting accidents by some 80 percent since it was first introduced in 1959. However, having guns in the home puts children at risk not for a hunting accident, but for a shooting accident, or more likely, a suicide. An August 17, 2017 article in The ...

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