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Back to School

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  • Free Back-to-School event at Lehigh Valley Mall

     
    Lehigh Valley Mall is holding a free Back-To-School event at Lehigh Valley Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Event Court near Macy’s. Families are invited to get ready for school with Simon Kidgits Club by creating a one-of-a-kind bug...
  • Back-To-School Changes

    Back-To-School Changes
    For many of us, the month of August means it's back to school and now may be the perfect time to intergrate healthier changes into your lifestyle.  fitWichita is a new community wellness campaign created by the Wichita Health & Wellness Coalition and...
  • Don't overload your backpacks

    Don't overload your backpacks
    Many children, teens and adults heading back to school this fall are burdened with a pretty weighty subject: their backpacks. Children and adolescents are particularly at risk of injury from overloaded backpacks. The National Safety Council, the...
  • Back-to-school spending adds up

    Back-to-school spending adds up
    Parents, watch your checkbooks. Back-to-school spending is kicking into high gear. From clothing and accessories to backpacks, computers and calculators, the average family is expected to spend about $635 in the weeks ahead, according to the National...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • Money-smart kids: Back-to-school shopping with teens

    Uh-oh. If Capital One's annual Back-to-School Shopping Survey is any indication, parents and teens are in for some tense moments in the weeks ahead. -- Nearly half of parents questioned consider price to be the most important factor when making a back-...
  • Back-to-school shopping without the bribe

    Back-to-school shopping without the bribe
    If back-to-school shopping is on your to-do list, we can surely sympathize. It's tough to find everything on those class lists, let alone concentrate when your children are whining about how bored they are. We bumped into Dan and Liz Edelman of...
  • Activities at Kroc Fest draw thousands

    Activities at Kroc Fest draw thousands
    SOUTH BEND -- "Welcome back to school. I know you're ready!" a volunteer cheerfully told a group of studentshustling up to the front of the auditorium at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Saturday. Before them were dozens of brand-new backpacks filled...
  • Andrea Thome on why she volunteers

    Andrea Thome on why she volunteers
    We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website. But Andrea Thome has an answer. As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
  • The kids are going back to school; should I?

    The kids are going back to school; should I?
    It’s now commonplace for job seekers to consider going back to school to advance their career. But is this a practical move for everybody? Not always. There are different industry standards for education, and a specific degree or certification may...
  • 2013 Lexus GX 460: Real-World Mileage

     
    It's the end of summer, and that means another trip to take my daughter back to school. This time out, we made the college run in a 2013 Lexus GX 460. Overall, it provided a capable, if crowded, ride, but......
  • Calming the first-day-of-school jitters

    Calming the first-day-of-school jitters
    When my son Eli started first grade last year, he was anxious about the things that most kids fear. What if he didn't like his teacher? Or something was really hard? Or none of his friends were in his class? The last one was his worst-case-scenario: no...