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Starting the School Year Great

I recently heard a Back-to-School ad on the TV and immediately thought, “Can it be time for this already?” Ryan graduated seven years ago, but I can still recall how I felt as July turned into August and we began … Continue reading

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Celebrating the International Day of Friendship

Did you know that July 30th marked the International Day of Friendship? I started thinking about the rationale for why the United Nations established such a day, so I did some research. International Day of Friendship was proclaimed as a … Continue reading

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July 26th: A Celebration of Independence

This Friday, we will celebrate a second independence day in July, one less known than the 4th. On July 26th, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination … Continue reading

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National Make a Difference to Children Month

When I read that July is “National Make a Difference to Children Month,” I thought back to my childhood. Who did I look up to? Certainly, my parents, but who else? As a grade school student at Villa Maria the … Continue reading

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Making Dreams a Reality

Did you know that yesterday was Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s birthday? She is known internationally as the woman who began Special Olympics in the late 60’s. There were 1,000 participants the first year… and today, there are over three million athletes … Continue reading

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July 4th: The Magic of Fireworks

I love fireworks! When Ryan was three, I was so excited to take him to his first fireworks display. The eruption of the opening blast sprayed the sky in magical colors that glowed in radiant hues and then… Ryan began … Continue reading

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Helping children “Grow Up Great!”

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference call with the Grow Up Great (GUP) Advisory Board and PNC staff.   These meetings are always thought-provoking sessions in which I learn some of the latest projects of GUP, and … Continue reading

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