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Best Way to Watch the Insidious Movies

The other night, at our local Cinemark, we purchased the biggest tub of popcorn they had and scrambled up the steps past rows of stadium seating to our favorite spot in the center of the top row. The movie was

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Posted in Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

7 Shots of the Sidewalk Trail

Presque Isle Park Sidewalk Trail

Presque Isle State Park, in northwestern Pennsylvania, provides quiet refuge for clearing one’s head and connecting with nature. The trails that wind throughout this Lake Erie peninsula offer many opportunities for such soothing sojourns. William E. Dimorier (1871-1951) educator and

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Posted in Dimorier, Environment, Northwest PA

7 Tips That Might Help You Live to 100+

My husband, Jim DeDad, is quite the genealogist. He’s always following hints on, scrolling through old, imaged documents, and updating his Italian family tree. We even traveled to Italy a few years ago to walk the same narrow streets

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Posted in Daily Life, Family, Food, Health, History, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized

The Meaning of Service

One of the books found in William E. Dimorier’s personal library was The Meaning of Service, by Harry Emerson Fosdick, published in 1921. It, perhaps, more than any other of William’s books, illustrates his life of service. Fosdick graduated from

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Posted in Culture, Daily Life, Dimorier, Northwest PA

IP Lawyer Invests Time, Talent, & Resources in NWPA

Registered patent attorney Jonathan D’Silva moved to northwestern Pennsylvania in 2005, and he has no plans to leave anytime soon. In fact, he just began a new business venture there, and that’s also where you’ll find his two largest clients.

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Posted in Northwest PA, People, Technology, USA, World Affairs

7 Things About THE POWER OF NOW That Can Help Your Worrying

I’m a worrier. I always have been, but over the years, I’ve gotten much better. I’m not sure if it’s just my becoming more mature, or reading books like Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, that have eased my anxiety,

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Posted in Daily Life, Health

7 Bits of Inspiration From Inside an Iron Lung

Here are seven bits of inspiration from the documentary, Martha of Lattimore, about Martha Mason, paralyzed by polio, who lived in an iron lung for more than six decades. On Happiness: “There’s joy in bad days. Its up to me to find

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Seven Basic Facts About Portugal

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts about Portugal. My travels might take me to the former maritime empire in the near future, so, I’d like to find out as much as I can about the country,

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Posted in Consumer Life, Entertainment, Travel

Brain Gain in the Rust Belt

Brain drain has long plagued the Rust Belt, and many metropolitan areas, such as northwest Pennsylvania, have also experienced a dramatic drop in population over the past decade. Young professionals, like Sean Fedorko, are returning to northwest Pennsylvania, though, and

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Posted in Daily Life, Northwest PA, Technology

7 Bits About Daylight Saving Time

Twice a year, in the United States and many other parts of the world, we observe a ritual of changing the clocks on our walls, microwaves, and stoves, one hour backward or forward. Thankfully, our cell phones and computers figure

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Posted in Consumer Life, Daily Life, History, USA