When back pain persists after pregnancy

By Megan Sabol, HARTZ Physical Therapy

Any woman who is struggling with back pain during her pregnancy will be happy to hear that 50 percent of women report full resolution of symptoms after delivery and another 30 percent of women … Continue reading

This month’s cool craft idea: Tin can supply organizer

Well, the kids are back and school, and, for some of us, we have a little time to breathe. On the other hand, after-school activities, homework and sports are starting to take up our time. Why not start the school … Continue reading


COLUMBIA, PA: The National Watch and Clock Museum has declared Tuesday, November 11, Homeschool Day. Families who homeschool are especially invited to spend time at the Museum and participate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following crafts and … Continue reading

It’s already time to get vaccinated for the flu

By Paula Wolf, Staff Writer

Winter may be three months away, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there’s no way to predict right now what the upcoming … Continue reading

Local Nonprofit Organization Hosts 5th Annual Remembrance Day for Bereaved Parents, Families

October 15th is National Remembrance Day for families who have experienced the death of a baby.  In observance of this day, and in honor of all the babies who lived such brief but beautiful lives, Sweet Pea Project is holding … Continue reading

DIY condiments put you in control of pleasing your palate

By Kimberly Marselas, Correspondent

Michelle Martin began eating “clean’’ about 18 months ago, hoping that a simpler diet would help ease her daughter’s asthma and other health issues.

Today, the Ephrata mom of two makes her own breads, has dabbled … Continue reading

Saucy, one-pan recipe crafted for garden twilight season

By Ann Fulton, Fountain Avenue Kitchen

As summer dwindles and the days grow shorter, I find myself savoring the many varieties of local produce that will soon be gone until next summer.  Sad as I am to say goodbye to … Continue reading

Child car seats: How to check, whom to call

By Jen Kopf, Lifestyle Editor

The latest data indicates that eight out of 10 child safety car seats are not installed properly — but how can you check to know for sure that yours are OK?

Next week’s Child Passenger … Continue reading

Thomas the Tank Engine bringing Percy to Strasburg stop

By Cathy Molitoris, Correspondent

Thomas the Tank Engine has been steaming into town in Strasburg for years.

Now the popular children’s entertainer has a new friend joining the party.

Strasburg will debut Percy, another train, at the Day Out with … Continue reading

Chevre Cheesecake: This recipe is as easy as pie

By Steve Kopfinger, Correspondent

Cheesecake has a reputation for being a rich, luxurious and even decadent dessert. It’s also one that will fill you up fast.

But this particular recipe for Chevre Cheesecake, courtesy of Mary Mellinger, is actually pretty … Continue reading