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Every year around this time, the Pennsylvania treasurer sends out a press release to remind residents of the more than $3.2 billion in unclaimed property sitting in the State Treasury, waiting to be claimed. And every year, feeling like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory hoping to get a golden…

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The link between feelings and food is almost unbreakable, given our cultural norms. Food is central to times of celebration and to times of mourning. Birthday parties must have birthday cake; a good caterer is crucial for a successful wedding. Similarly, funerals are followed by wakes or oth…

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 Most Delco News Network newspaper readers respond to columns by email; some respond in person. If you are longtime St. James alumnus and friend Bill McGonigal, you email with a phone number to call. And the number is a landline, which I thought was an artifact for even my septuagenarian and…

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This new year 2016 begins the thirty-first consecutive year of this education column, and approximately the twenty-seventh year with Town Talk and more recently Delco News Network. This working relationship with editors Dottie Reynolds, Chris Parker and now Peg DeGrassa can easily be describ…

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When my management major students set goals for business success, I recommend following the patterns of leaders who have achieved success, career paths that represents a proven track to achievement. Christina DeSmaris’ “30 CEO’s Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success” (Inc.com…

Back in March 2012, as a member of The Press Club Serving The Philadelphia Suburbs, I had the unique opportunity to tour Sun Center Studios in Aston, while M.Night Shyamalan's "After Earth" starring Will and Jaden Smith was being filmed there. The other Club members and I were really impress…

I am a cyclist who is committed to using my bicycle wherever practical for all my local errands instead of driving — for exercise, to save gas, lessen road congestion, and protect the planet from pollution. I truly believe many of our nation's problems can be solved by giving people a safe r…

I have been driving a car for 61 years. I don't wish to jinx myself, but I can lay claim to the fact that I have never hit another car or a person. Four times I have been rear-ended, mostly by young ones in a great hurry to go nowhere. My record as a driver gives me the right to advise my tw…

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After five decades as an educator and four decades as a writer, I thought I have experienced almost every professional development possible. Then came a response to Sandy Hook with Rowan’s College of Education offering a workshop titled “Active Shooter Awareness.” The purpose of the workshop…

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We’ve seen the heartbreak; we’ve shed the tears. Six-year-olds should not be massacred; elementary schools should not be mass crime scenes. Unfortunately, we have seen them before — Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Aurora among them. We even had one locally at Springfield Mall. But Sandy Hook E…