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Author Archives: Leslie Penkunas

Raising a daughter with type 1 diabetes – One mom’s journey (access required)

If your child has T1D, I urge you to quickly come to terms with the fact that your child is not the only one with diabetes. Acceptance is key in understanding the new normal…that your entire family has diabetes.

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The real magic of Alan Rickman on the set of Harry Potter (access required)

Harry Potter fans know the great actor Alan Rickman, who died a year and a half ago, as the complicated and polarizing Professor Snape. His film colleagues, however, simply remember him as a remarkable person, a man who even once made an extremely sick child’s dream come true. Read all the details about this event, and more about Rickman’s role ...

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Frozen 2: Lancaster native Jonathan Groff gives update on sequel (access required)

There are still two more winters to get through before Frozen 2, but Lancaster native Jonathan Groff, the voice of Kristoff, provides an update on the much-anticipated sequel. Read about it on People.com.

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The autism landscape in Central Pennsylvania (access required)

Central Penn Parent brings leaders in the field of autism support services come together for an insightful conversation addressing a wide range of issues affecting those with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Little Tikes recalls toddler swings after injuries (access required)

Little Tikes has recalled its 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings due to a fall hazard; falls have already resulted in multiple children injured, including two toddlers breaking their arms.

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Bakers tell Girl Scouts: Toffee-tastic not ready for delivery (access required)

With less than two-days notice, Little Brownie Bakers notified officials with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA that sales of Toffee-tastic exceeded expectations and they would delay shipments of the tasty treat.

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Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants talks kindie rock and family matters (access required)

A few days before he comes to Lancaster for a concert with the Red Pants Band, Central Penn Parent talked to Danny Weinkauf about the life of a musician, being a dad, collaborating with his wife and kids, and about his work with kids with special needs.

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