At the turn of the 20th Century something strange took place in the world of literature. A new page was turned, and a new genre born. The world of Children’s literature came to light. There had always been stories for children. Mother Goose was fist published in 1780. The Brothers Grimm let their Fairy Tales […]
Caring Families Race for Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for Resources on Saturday, November, 3 at picturesque Bucks County (PA) Community College Being the mother of a child with autism is often both a great joy and a tremendous challenge. Just ask Linda Kuepper and Jacqui Makowski, the loving mothers of sons with autism, who know how vital the right support […]
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TVGrapevine mostly focuses on celebrity and entertainment news, but sometimes there are topics that hit close to home. Today, a good friend of mine told me about a strike happening in her child’s school. According to my research and chat with mom and wedding planner extraordinaire Danielle Rothweiler, her son’s school district, East Stroudsburg, is… Read More
(PCM) Any music fan will surely tell you that music can have a significant effect on a persons mind and emotions. Listening to music can cause us to feel happiness and joy, while other times it can cause us to feel sadness and pain. It all depends on the mindset of the listener and the […]
(PCM) As we continue to make strides in the areas of scientific and technological discoveries many mysteries of the bygone era are beginning to be solved. For example, did you know that there is really no “Unknown Soldier” from the Vietnam War at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery? Thanks to some […]
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Suburban Philadelphia Dating Coach Helps Couples Fall in Love This Spring Spring is the prefect time to share a trip to the local farmer’s market, a leisurely lunch or a trip to Doylestown or New Hope, with someone special, with an eye on finding love and romance. But with our busy work and home lives, […]
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Find Your Perfect Match This Valentine’s Day With Tips From An Expert With just days away from Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love, this is just the right time to take the plunge and fall in love. As many of us single men and women know, especially those who are over age 40, the dating […]
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The average person eats 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving! If you’re trying to lose weight, or simply stay on track this holiday season, you’ll want to avoid the dishes with the most calories, fat and sugar. But remember – it’s all about moderation! You can have your favorites – even the offenders […]
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With the country headed towards a peak travel period for the holiday season, bed bug prevention is on everyone’s mind – at least it should be! Just because you’re not staying at some run down motel doesn’t mean you’re safe from the pesky little critters (Even Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ contestants got bed bugs!! And we […]
Eating out at a restaurant doesn’t have to mean you’re cheating on your diet or forgoing your health. In fact, you can still stay on track when you’re eating out. How would anyone survive otherwise? Eating out – whether it’s on the go or sitting down with friends – is a part of life, and […]
(PCM) Over the course of history we have heard many tales involving messages being placed inside of a glass bottle and sent out to sea. Surely, many of these messages never even come to close to making it to their intended destinations, let alone someone actually recovering the bottle and responding to the message inside. […]
Suburban Philadelphia Families Support the Autism Cares Foundation’s Race for ResourcesWhen parents are first given a diagnosis of autism for their young son or daughter it can be frightening. There can often be a myriad of emotions, unanswered questions, and a hunger for just the right services and programs to make sure their child thrives […]
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(PCM) On May 28, 1934 an anomaly occurred with the birth of five identical sisters marking the first time that a set of quintuplets had managed to survive infancy and grow up into adulthood. The Dionne sisters (Yvonne, Annette, Cecile, Emilie, and Marie) were born in Canada, just outside Callander, Ontario and caused quite a spectacle […]
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(PCM) When we think back to the first moments of our lives, many of us cannot recall what it was like as we were being born, however it is safe to assume that for the majority of us it including a whole lot of screaming and crying. Walking was definitely something that was out of […]
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(PCM) A Texas middle-school teacher may be in danger of losing their job after giving out a mock-award which read, “Most Likely To Become A Terrorist”, to a 13-year old student during end of the year superlatives . To make matters worse, the mock award was given to the student, Lizeth Villanueva, just one day after […]
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(PCM) Russell Davisons’ absolutely heart-wrenching post explaining why he kept the body of his deceased wife Wendy in their bedroom for six days has gone viral and once you read it, you will completely understand. Get ready to have the tissues handy! Russells’ wife Wendy’s 1o-year long battle with cervical cancer came to an end […]
(PCM) We have recently come across a story that was reported exclusively to WDEL.com where a man by the name of Matthew Senge who works for the Road To Redemption Ministries had reserved a two room suite at the famous Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware on Christmas Day as a gift for six homeless individuals in the area.
It was Senge’s hope that the homeless guests would be able to enjoy a warm bed and a hot shower at the hotel as a way to lift their spirits and take them off the streets for a night.
It was a wonderful gift idea and Senge was able to speak with management and the reservation clerk at the Hotel DuPont, all of who thought it was a wonderful idea as well.… Full Story
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(PCM) Additional details have emerged about the incredibly tragic plane crash that occurred in Kentucky in which 7-year old Sailor Gutzler was the only survivor.
Sailor was able to climb out of the upside down wreckage of her family’s Piper twin-engine plane and trek nearly three-quarters of a mile through the Kentucky woodlands battling freezing cold temperatures with broken bones and being clothed for warmer weather.
Sailor is said to have been taught survival skills from her father and was able to light a stick from the burning plane before starting her trek into the woods. She also attempted to “wake-up” her family members who tragically passed away in the crash.… Full Story
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(PCM) An Ohio woman named Jennifer Cramblett is suing a sperm-bank in the Chicago area for $50,000 claiming that she received the wrong sperm donation and became pregnant with a child who was a different race.
We would like to think that these types of situations were behind us, however Cramblett, who expressed unconditional love for her daughter, is wrestling with the decision to move out of her predominantly white Ohio neighborhood for the psychological well-being of her child.
Cramblett, who is a lesbian, says the she and her partner found out that she was given the wrong sperm donation when she was about four months pregnant.… Full Story
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(PCM) Well after the formal wedding party pictures has already been taken and the newlywed bride and groom were sitting down to enjoy their first meal, wedding photographer Ian Christmann noticed something magical happening in the wooded area outside of the venue.
What Christmann noticed was a herd of deer emerging from the woods and not wanting to miss the opportunity for some truly magical shots, he urged the couple, Erik Fix and Lauren Ruff, to put down their forks and come outside to take just a few more photos.
The end result was something straight out of a fairy tale.… Full Story
(PCM) Due to a decades old real estate deal, the non-denominational LaSalle Street Church in Chicago recently came into quite a bit of money. We are talking about $1.6 million and the pastor was having a very hard time deciding what to do with all of the extra funds.
She recently reached a decision to give about 10% of the money, which equaled out to be about $160,000, to the parishioners of the church themselves. The church has about 320 active members, as well as, some regular attendees and each person was cut a check for the amount of about $500 to spend or invest however they wished.… Full Story
(PCM) U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker, who has served in the United States army for over twenty years including tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was recently denied entrance to his daughters school because he was wearing his army uniform.
The security guard at the high school in Michigan informed Lt. Colonel Baker that some of the students may not understand or might be offended by the uniform. They gave him two choices, telling him he could either phone into the office or go home and change his clothes before returning. Baker’s wife claims that not only one but four staff members at the school supported the policy.… Full Story
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(PCM) A Michigan grocery store employee named Fred Civis is claiming that he was fired from his job at Plumb’s Valu-Rite Foods for simply giving a customer a hug.
Civis is currently facing charges for the incident and it is certainly stirring up quite a bit of controversy and national attention to the small community of Whitehall.
In his defense, Civis claims that greeting customers with a hug was nothing more than the friendly way he welcomed them to the store throughout his 39 years as an employee.
It appears that one customer wasn’t feeling the love and their complaint is what allegedly led to Civis’ termination and criminal charges.… Full Story
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(PCM) It seem that our little state of Delaware is always making headlines with these crazy obituaries that have been popping up lately.
This is just the case with the obituary for 70-year old Joanna Scarpitti, which opened with the famous Wizard Of Oz catch-phrase “Ding dong the witch is dead”. However, before everyone gets their panties in a bunch about a “disrespectful” or “mean-spirited” remembrance, there is actually a really good reason behind the family’s use of the quote.
Prior to her death, Scarpetti made her youngest daughter promise that when she passed away she would have that particular phrase printed with her obituary, as the two shared a a love of The Wizard Of Oz and a great sense of humor.… Full Story
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A woman came up to me at a recent event and asked me that very question. Why don’t I look like my mother? Wow. Is that just another way of saying, ‘why is your skin color so much lighter?’ or ‘how is it you have blond hair?’.
My parents told me that when I was born, people came to the nursery in the hospital and would get into arguments when they saw that Eartha Kitt’s baby was a pudgy, white, girl.
Now, I’m not looking to start a debate about genetics. I’m far from an expert, and really, who cares.… Full Story
(PCM) For 31-years a woman and her husband would celebrate their wedding anniversary with a meal at Red Lobster, however sadly this year was a bit different, but ended with a touching surprise.
Tragically, the woman’s husband passed away in March of this year and in order to help keep the tradition alive, the woman’s daughter volunteered to take her mother to dinner to celebrate the anniversary.
When the waitress asked if the family was celebrating anything special, the woman’s daughter explained the tradition and then they continued on with their meal. The surprise comes when they received the check to pay for their meal and instead received the following note:
“We are sorry to hear about your husband’s passing, but we appreciate your loyalty in spending 31 years of your anniversary with us. For your appreciation, your meal is on us!… Full Story
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(PCM) Young Victoria Wilcher is a survivor. At just three-years old she was viciously attacked by three pit bulls while at her grandfather’s home back in April. The incident left little Victoria with several facial scars and the right side of her face completely paralyzed. In some absolutely heartbreaking news, it has come to light that Victoria and her grandmother were recently asked to leave a Mississippi area KFC restaurant because they were told her scars scared the other customers.
Victoria’s family posted their story on social media in attempt to bring attention to the unfair treatment the family received at the restaurant and it is now gaining national attention.… Full Story
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(PCM) A waitress that works in a North Carolina area Waffle House recently received an incredibly large tip from a customer this past Mother’s Day, however it was against Waffle House’s policy to allow her to keep it.
The waitress claims she was talking with the customer while serving him over the holiday and mentioned the fact that she was a single parent with three children, attending school and basically just trying to make ends meet like everyone else. The customer than told the waitress “I’m going to bless you tonight”.
After the customer paid his bill, the waitress then noticed that she had been left with a $1,500.00 tip.… Full Story
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(PCM) The recently declared oldest living man in the world, Alexander Imich, passed away at the age of 111 in New York this past Sunday. He received the title of oldest living man in the world back on April 24th after Arturo Licata of Italy passed away about a week before his 112th birthday.
The website, Chabad.org recently did a profile feature on Imich, who says that he witnessed such a great amount over the years of his life including the development of flight, the creation and popularity of the automobile, the inventions of electricity and the telephone, advances in the fields of science and medicine, and the birth of both radio and television.… Full Story
In fact, his mom and the mom of his best friend since first grade, Jake Lerner, have provided those perfect ingredients. And that helped Justin and Jake, find just the right nourishment to make their lofty dreams come true.
“My dream has always been to play in the NFL,” says the 23-year-old Pugh. “So I tell every child who looks to me as a role model, to follow his or her dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.… Full Story
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(PCM) If you recall a few months ago, we brought you the story about the homeless man named Eric who was pranked by magician and known prankster Rahat with a winning lottery ticket worth $1,000. (See story and video here)
Rahat wanted to give the homeless man a shot at a better life, so he gave him the fake lottery ticket and then set it up ahead of time with the cashier to give Eric the $1,000 “winnings”. Eric had the most beautiful and unexpected reaction to the winning lottery ticket and he and the video were quickly a viral internet sensation.… Full Story
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(PCM) A young man, Cesar Larios, turned himself into a human chair to assist an elderly woman after the two became trapped in an elevator for over half an hour.
When the elevator became stuck, Larios selflessly allowed the 79-year old elderly woman named Rita Young to use his back as a chair so that she was able to stay off her feet. He promised the woman that he was there and that he was going to take care of her, so she would not be afraid. Larios claims he “felt like it was the right thing to do”. An image that was snapped that shows the elderly woman sitting on Larios back has since gone viral.… Full Story
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(PCM) The White House has released a new PSA against sexual assault as part of the 1 is 2 Many campaign yesterday as part of a much needed effort to combat sexual assault in the United States.
The PSA features Vice President Joe
In the PSA, a call for action is made to the American public to stop sexual assault by saying something if you see something, respecting other’s boundaries, and knowing that sexual assault takes place when when consent is not given, and it’s a crime.… Full Story
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When Kristin Arniotis’ son, Billy, who has autism, was four years old she was sitting at home one day thinking about his “quirky” behaviors and started to write them down.
Unlike many other observers of her son’s behaviors — looking at objects closely with his eyes and memorizing tons of facts – his loving mother saw the positive side to autism — a neurological and developmental disorder than can affect speech, socialization and various behaviors.
Instead of trying to change her son, Kristin saw the potential of what his behaviors could be. From these observations, a small yellow paperback book with a big heart was born.… Full Story
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(PCM) Be sure you grab a box of tissues before watching the absolutely heart-breaking video of a terminally ill father walking his 11-year daughter down the aisle.
62-year old Jim Zetz has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and knowing that he would not survive long enough to see his 11-year old daughter Josie get married, he was able to make that dream a reality by walking her down the aisle during a mock wedding ceremony.
The beautiful and heart-wrenching ceremony took place in the backyard of the Zetz’s family home in Murietta, CA and the family pastor presided over the ceremony, pronouncing Zetz and his daughter “daddy and daughter”.… Full Story
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(PCM) A 9-year old girl by the name of Kamryn Renfro, was recently kicked out of her school in Grand Junction, CO after she shaved her head to show solidarity and support for her friend Delaney Clements who is currently battling cancer and lost her hair. The school district claimed that Renfro … Continue reading →
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(PCM) This is definitely a story that tugs at your heartstrings and proves that even with all the headlines about bullying and selfishness that takes place in high schools there are still those out there that are willing to do a good deed and care about others. The junior class … Continue reading →
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(PCM) We were absolutely outraged to learn that a North Carolina school district has banned a young boy, Grayson Bruce, from bringing his “My Little Pony” lunch bag to school because they claim that it acts as a trigger for bullying. So basically the school is saying, instead of dealing … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Battery company Duracell put together quite an interesting social experiment in Canada that forced complete strangers to hold hands in an attempt to bring back age-old human interaction. It has been a brutally cold winter season this year, so Duracell came up with the idea to create a bus … Continue reading →
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(PCM) A Delaware man by the name of Walter George Bruhl, Jr passed away at the age of 80 last weekend and his comical self-penned obituary is taking the internet by storm. The self-written obituary was discovered by Bruhl’s family after his passing and after his grandson shared it online via … Continue reading →
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(PCM) This story has been generating a lot of buzz after a well-known prankster, by the name of Rahat gave a local homeless man in his area a “winning” lottery ticket. Rahat opens the video by telling viewers that he recently took notice of a homeless man in a shopping … Continue reading →
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(PCM) This is a truly heartbreaking story that in the end truly explores the uplifting message of the importance of living each day to the fullest and as if it could be your last. 26-year old Chris Price was diagnosed with cancer in his liver and lungs and was told … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Twenty-three year old former morning manager of the McDonald’s store in Olean, NY, Heather Levia, has been fired from her position after she purchased breakfast for a group of firefighters from her community. Levia was aware that the particular group of firefighters had been battling a blaze in sub-zero … Continue reading →
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(PCM) It’s not every day that we are granted the opportunity to meet our idols, but Amanda Renneberg of Alberta, Canada turned her dream of meeting superstar Justin Timberlake into a reality this past Monday. Twenty-seven year old Amanda suffers from the rare and debilitating neuro-muscular disease, Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Delaware State police have identified the victim of a recent hit and run that occurred in North Wilmington on Marsh Rd. near Washington Street Ext. The victims name was Li Yu Zhang and she was struck by a vehicle as she was attempting to cross Marsh Rd. carrying a bunch … Continue reading →
(PCM) About twice a month a 50 year old homeless man named David Allen Welsh visits a Vancouver, Washington area thrift shop and coffee house and absolutely wows the shoppers with his extraordinary piano playing skills. He has even moved many customers to tears with his beautiful melodies. Welsh has … Continue reading →
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(PCM) Beat the College Admissions: Top 5 Preparation Tips – The time is NOW for proper planning! No one needs to be told that the college entrance process is a challenge, but with many of the top US universities being more selective in 204* – with Harvard boasting the lowest … Continue reading →
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(PCM) A self-proclaimed Lego fanatic John St-Onge was recently left feeling incredibly disappointed and discriminated against after he was refused entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center in Vaughn, Canada because he was not in the company of a child. Despite the fact that his adult daughter, Nicole, was traveling with St-Ongre from their home nearly […]