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State tax-free holiday coming up

By Reece Murphy

Heads up, parents! Here come two blatantly obvious observations: 1) It’s not cheap raising young’uns; and 2) every penny counts when you are raising children.


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Jason Alderman's Practical Money Skills

Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity:


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Bryan Vaughn, Safety/Transportation Director

Lancaster County's buses are ready to roll

In just a couple of weeks, more than 6,000 students will begin boarding school buses to ride to and from school; more than 70 buses will operate in Lancaster County School District to accomplish this task.


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Success starts with vision

CHICAGO – As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. Having a child’s vision tested by an eyecare professional can help them towards greater success in the classroom since much of a child’s learning is done visually.  Some students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities may simply have a vision problem.


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LCSD 2012-2013 school year

Mark your calendar: students’ first day is August 20

By The Staff

Lancaster County School District students will start school again on August 20. Here are other important school dates to note:

2012
Aug. 10 - New personnel orientation
Aug. 13 - Teacher workday
Aug. 14 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 14 - Districtwide meeting day
Aug. 15 – Teacher workday
Aug. 16 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - Professional development (all teachers)
Aug. 17 - First day for sixth and ninth grades - 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Graceann Jones, RN, LCSD Lead Nurse

Tips to keep children healthy

Our children will be healthier and more successful in school if parents make sure their children do some very simple things.

In fact, taking these simple steps to make sure children are healthy — both mentally and physically — are probably the most important factors in how he or she does in school.

Here’s what you can do:


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CCA's 2012-2013 school year

Carolina Christian Academy schedule

By The Staff

Carolina Christian Academy will open its doors to students on August 20. Here are other important dates on the school’s calendar:


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Senior Lifestyles 2011: Seniors stay in step, active with Zumba

By Sherry Archie

Sixty-eight-year-old Kitty Ormand is determined to keep active.
Having survived a brain aneurysm in 2008 followed by brain surgery, Ormand wasn’t sure if she’d be able to continue her regular workout at Curves. Today, she not only continues that workout, but she has joined the Zumba class there.
Zumba is an aerobic fitness program that originated in Colombia, South America in the 1990’s and incorporates Latin rhythms.


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Joe Wilson

The bereaved need help to cope

Bereavement is a powerful, life-changing experience that most people find overwhelming the first time.
Although grief is a natural process of human life, most of us are not inherently able to manage it alone. At the same time, others are often unable to provide aid or insight because of discomfort with the situation and the desire to avoid making things worse.
The following explains how some of our “normal” assumptions about grief may make it more difficult to deal with.
Five assumptions that may complicate grief


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Bevery Lorenz/For The Lancaster News

Sun City celebrates International Pickle Ball Week

INDIAN LAND – If exercise and socializing are key to good health, then Sun City Carolina Lakes residents are determined to be healthy while actively enjoying life.
One of the best examples of this duality is the pickleball enthusiasm explosion.
Recently, the Sun City Pickleball Club, in recognition of International Pickleball Week, called upon all community residents to join them in celebration.
The Festival of Fun began with all interested community members arriving at the Lake House Courts with a pickleball paddle for a photo shoot.


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