Home Instead Senior Care Announces 2020 CAREGiver of the Year

Maria Dani Frank webMaria “Dani" Frank honored in first-ever virtual recognition event. Maria "Dani" Frank, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, is the 2020 Home Instead Senior Care North American CAREGiverSM of the Year. For Home Instead, the world’s leading provider of in-home care for older adults, there is no bigger accolade for the organization’s more than 65,000 professional CAREGiversSM. 

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It's the Little Things That Count

Acorn xparent bkgnd webAs I write this from the comfort of my office, there are a lot of big things going on — riots, wildfires, hurricanes — and that just describes the political scene! Of course, overshadowing the other news like the smoke from California, is the COVID-19 pandemic. Other than the dangers these situations present, they all have one thing in common: They began with something small. Riots and demonstrations are usually triggered by
single events, such as an unjust action or an act of civil disobedience. Wildfires that destroy acres and acres and lives and property are usually fanned from a spark or small fire that spreads like — wildfire.

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Things To Do With Grandkids - Fall 2020

 Senior with Pumpkin webTrains Are Back!
Just in time for fall foliage! Colebrookdale Railroad Excursions, Boyertown, include holiday excursions and Secret Valley Expeditions. colebrookdalerailroad.com/ WK&S Railroad, Kempton, offers 40-minute journeys along the scenic Ontelaunee Creek. kemptontrain.com/ Allentown and Auburn Railroad, Kutztown, features "A sweet taste of Kutztown Countryside Fall." allentownandauburnrailroad.com/ Delaware River Railroad Excursions, Phillipsburg, NJ, serves up a bunch of themed trips and adventures, including the famous Polar Express and Mine Train! nyswths.org/index.htm

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It's All Here in Black and White

lassie webAlthough the shows were in black-and-white, the 1950s are considered TV's Golden Age. The quality of the shows may have been uneven, but we knew we were in for good, clean entertainment — something for  everyone. Let's take a look back at those pre-peacock days when TV sets had the little screens and phones did not. Family Shows Mayberry, NC, was where everyone wanted to live, especially after watching the creepy
and cop shows. Andy Griffith and Don Knotts were the affable sheriff and deputy, and Aunt Bee's "Oh, fiddle faddle!" was as rude as it got.

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Hush... Hush, Sweet Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland 1936 webOlivia de Havilland was born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 1916. She was gone with the wind on July 26, 2020, from her home in Paris, France. Olivia de Havilland's life spanned 104 years, and her career gained the actress a degree of film immortality.

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1972: Looking Back

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  • The Honda Civic is imported to the U.S. for the first time.
  • President Nixon signs a bill authorizing a $5.5 billion, 6-year program, to develop a Space Shuttle craft.
  • The U.S. Surgeon General reported that cigarettes are severely harmful to health.
  • President Nixon arrives in Beijing and meets with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai, ending U.S. hostility toward the People’s Republic of China.
  • U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate George Wallace is shot and paralyzed in Maryland.

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