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Faces and Places

  • Most school-aged eye injuries are sports-related

    CHICAGO – Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats someone for a sports-related eye injury.

    According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in America, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.
     
    The results of an eye injury can range from temporary to permanent vision loss.

  • Fall care for healthy lawns

    Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.

  • From the mission field into the classroom

    Eve Brooks is a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Center. She and her husband Mike moved back to the Lancaster area in 2010, but they weren’t coming from another county or even another state. The couple has been doing missionary work in other countries for the past 20 years, serving four years in Africa and 16 years in Indonesia.

  • America remembers the 9/11 attacks

    All photos taken by Angelo Sciulli

  • Rise and shine with blue ribbon breakfast recipes

    Good morning, Just A Pinch-ers! Today is going to be great day. How do I know?

    Because a good breakfast leads to good times and to cheery outlooks all around.

    Starting the day off right is as easy as pie. Well, make that quiche. Flavorful and fluffy, the perfect egg-y quiche doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, on justapinch.com, Barbara Miller of Oakdale, Minn. has it down to a delectable science.

  • Just a pinch: Asparagus Quiche

    Ingredients
    1- 8 ounce tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1 and 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into half-inch pieces
    1 medium onion, chopped
    Fresh sliced  mushrooms, 8 ounces
    1/4 cup cubed butter
    2 eggs lightly beaten
    2 cups shredded cheese such as mozzarella
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon each of basil, oregano and rubbed sage

  • On a mission

    Melanie Helm is a Lancaster native who graduated from Anderson College in May. She was hired by the Lancaster County School District to teach fourth grade at North Elementary School.

    Helm says it was an experience in a country thousands of miles away that inspired her to be a teacher.

  • 'Meat' the candidates

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    Americans love to pay tribute to the famous, sometimes in wild and wacky ways. Whether they are collecting mementos of their favorite celebrities, creating off-the-wall portraits of political figures or mingling with life-sized reproductions of movie stars and superheroes, these forms of affection have risen to an art form in today’s celebrity-obsessed times.

    Royal treatments

  • Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics: EMS team to participate in the “Tough Mudder” challenge this October in Society Hill

    “Being tough” is a typical figure of speech, but what does it really mean? 10 members of the Lancaster County EMS have formed their own team, the Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics, and are teaching Lancaster what it really means to be tough.

    The team started about six months ago when Lancaster County EMS members Greg Brasington and David Demby  looked into participating in the Tough Mudder challenge and ran the idea by Clay Catoe, EMS director for Lancaster County.

  • New threat of West Nile has people combing the cupboards for bite blockers 

    RALEIGH, N.C. – With North Carolina’s first West Nile death of the year in Wayne County recently mosquito bite prevention is top of mind.

    The recent wet weather across North and South Carolina is only stoking the flames of the growing mosquito population.

    Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years and there are more than 175 known species in the U.S.
    These pesky summertime pests clearly aren’t going to disappear any time soon.