There's a really scary article about ticks in the current issue of the AARP Bulletin. (That's the American Association of Retired Persons, so I presume it isn't read by most folks born after the Eisenhower administration.)

When I look at my sister's web site on the computer, I usually see typical family stuff. But the other day, I must have hit the wrong letter on the key board. What I got was a Facebook page which was blaring the question,"If I broke into your home, and stole what was on the top of your fridg…

MAPLE GLEN -- Gabriel Decker, Jacob Devery, Griffin Johnson, and Sam Wang of Scouts BSA Troop 542 received the honor of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in Scouts BSA, at a May Court of Honor held at Supplee Presbyterian Church.

The current Readers Digest magazine has an article that mentions that about 1.12 billion squirrels live in the United States at any given time. I’m not surprised. I think that most of them used to live in the huge oak tree in front of our house.

DRESHER -- As an extension of an academic year that was entirely in-person, The Montessori School’s 48th graduation ceremony was also held in-person. A beloved custom at TMS, the graduates each presented a prepared speech summarizing their learning experiences, appreciation and path of perso…

When I first read about the current vaccine for protection against COVID-19, I twisted my neck to look in the mirror at my right shoulder. That’s where, when I was 6 years old, I was vaccinated to prevent smallpox.

It is tradition that if July 4 is a Sunday, the Fourth of July parade will be held on Monday, July 5, the legal holiday. On Monday, July 5, at 8 a.m., St. John the Baptist, Manayunk, will celebrate Mass in church. Come dressed in your service uniform or your red, white, and blue, carry your …

A little book on my shelf is “The Stranger’s Guide in Philadelphia,” 4 by 6 inches and 272 pages. It was published in 1863, the year Lincoln proclaimed the end of slavery, the battle of Gettysburg was fought, Henry Ford was born and Grimm the fairy tale writer died.

ORELAND -- Alex Stevers-Radtke of Wyndmoor and Michael Mathews of Oreland recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout announced Oreland’s Troop 1. A ceremony will be held at the troop’s Hawk Mountain Camp in New Ringgold to recognize Alex’s and Michael’s accomplishments and to celebrate with fr…

AMBLER -- Celebrating music educators, the 8th Annual Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute Ovation Award took place this spring with over 50 nominations of music teachers by current and former music students. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there was a surprise presentation outside the…