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The Great Coin Shortage of 2020: Piggy banks remain full while banks are empty

Piggy banks are staying full while the coin shortage continues on.
Cashiers now ask, "Do you have exact change?"
November 26, 2020

How many of you have a half-full jar or piggy bank on your shelf? My piggy bank dinosaur weighs 10 pounds and lives in my closet. As a kid, I loved collecting coins until it was filled so that one day...

It’s always the right time for a photo shoot: Professional photographers busy during pandemic

Stacey Markel focuses to get just the right angle for the photo she has in mind.
Everyone, with the right filter and fall-leaf background, can look happy and carefree--even if they are not.
November 23, 2020

Whether it’s dressing up in a favorite outfit, or being able to do silly poses for a fun photo shoot to commemorate a special occasion. Many spend hundreds of dollars for these special memories.  While...

Little Lancers learn from a distance

Leah Bolger reviews the Little Lancers Google Slideshow at home
November 2, 2020

Instead of watching Sesame Street or Dora the Explorer, Little Lancers will gather around a computer at home and watch the Child Development classes teach them though a computer or television. With...

Obituary: Black Friday gets killed by online shopping

The funeral notice of two holidays that Covid-19 has cancelled.
October 29, 2020

Black Friday, 59 years old, born on November 24, 1961, passed away on October 13, 2020.  The cause of death was "lack of interest."  Unofficially, the final blow may have been Covid-19 related. Black...

Calling all real Ghostbusters: Local paranormal investigators bring the fright back to Halloween

Founded in 2016 by Tony Avallone, the M.A.P.P. paranormal investigation team is keeping the spooky feeling alive this Halloween by investigating private and commercial residences.
“I 100% believe in ghosts. I feel like there are some spirits that have unfinished business or for some reason, they can’t cross-over. The investigations only confirmed my beliefs." --Sydney Rossman
October 27, 2020

Do you believe in ghosts? The Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Project (M.A.P.P.) does, and this Halloween, the three-member team is keeping the spooky feeling alive.  The Investigators The local paranormal...

Uncertainty + Idle time = Pandemic Depression

When people have too much time on their hands, they can get trapped in negative thoughts.
October 23, 2020

New baby, bundled up, headed home from the hospital… but instead of welcome home banners and the family waiting to cook you a meal, advise you from experience, and shower the baby with love… you feel...

Movie theaters air old movies while struggling to attract audiences

Movie theaters struggle to find patrons willing to attend in person.
October 21, 2020

During a time of great caution many people might think twice before going to a packed theater. With the coronavirus pandemic still in full swing many are left wondering if it’s smart to watch new movies...

Move into an apartment or take online classes at home? College students have little choice

College apartments in fall of 2019 vs college apartments in fall of 2020.
October 10, 2020

Imagine a bean bag chair, a mini fridge, LED lights, a new comforter. It’s all ready for move-in day. You can’t wait to start fall semester! Now, all the decorations are in bags under your bed, in...

Face Masks: Necessity and fashion statement

Maeve Smarick working on  face masks to sell.
October 10, 2020

Usually, we buy earrings, scarves, shoes, even key chain accessories to style any type of outfit. Now, we add a mask. Beyond a political argument or a health issue, masks are becoming a new must-have accessory...

Quarantine: It’s not impossible to transform your body–and mind

Senior Zach Tilmont squats over 200 pounds. After five months in quarantine, Zach was able to reach his squatting goal.
October 9, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be in shape? Well with this quarantine, it’s not too impossible to become the teen version of The Rock. In The Rock's workout routine, he works out for three hours a day and eats...

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