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Avoiding hives–or worse–when sending your food-allergic tot to preschool (access required)

Posted by:admincpp on May 23, 2012

Four-and-a half-year-old Nora Flaherty has a classroom of little PALS at the Dickinson College Children’s Center in Carlisle who help keep her safe from peanuts and tree nuts. It was two years ago when Nora’s mother, Heather, first had the displeasure of watching her daughter’s face fill out like a helium balloon after she ate Chinese takeout noodles cooked in peanut oil...

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Standing proud and making a difference (access required)

Posted by:Andrea Ciccocioppo on May 23, 2012

It took many years for Brandon Fisher to come to terms with the fact that he has a disability, and now, he’s helping others with special needs. Fisher, 29, of Camp Hill, has cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions...

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Melodie’s way (access required)

Posted by:admincpp on May 23, 2012

The path to parenthood wasn’t quite the one Ed and Wendy Corcoran expected to venture. After the Camp Hill couple married in 2000, they tried for a few years to have a biological child, but had no success...

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Treading the boards with special needs (access required)

Posted by:admincpp on May 23, 2012

Youth with disabilities often face significant challenges both in the school environment and in their transition to adult lives. But studies show the drama of navigating through the challenges can be eased with more drama—in the form of theater arts—and the York Little Theatre is putting out a casting call to children with special needs.

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My son has epilepsy (access required)

Posted by:admincpp on May 23, 2012

As I walked into my kitchen and picked up the receiver, I had little idea how much my life was about to change. On the other end of the phone, a shaken school nurse...

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HACC cuts 78 jobs

Posted by:admin on May 23, 2012

Harrisburg Area Community College is cutting 78 positions, or slightly more than 3 percent of its workforce, President John Sygielski said Tuesday.

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Survey: 86 percent favor online sales tax collection

Posted by:admin on May 23, 2012

A recent survey found that 86 percent of consumers favored a system where sales and use taxes for online purchases are collected at the point of purchase, as opposed to reporting on tax forms at the end of the year, which backs positions of many small Main Street retailers.

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Brave new retail

Posted by:admin on May 23, 2012

Sandra Gunthorpe is part of the growing online retail trend. In 2007, she and college friend Susan Klieman started Star Bright Kids Co., an online retailer of educational and imported toys and other items for children. Working from their homes in Cumberland County and Chicago, they grew their company, and last year they bought out one of their larger competitors.

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Small Business Week Video: Brave new retail

Posted by:admin on May 23, 2012

Sandra Gunthorpe is part of the growing online retail trend. In 2007, she and college friend Susan Klieman started Star Bright Kids Co., an online retailer of educational and imported toys and other items for children. Working from their homes in Cumberland County and Chicago, they grew their company, and last year they bought out one of their larger competitors.

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