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Shanghai stir-fry

According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. The Chinese New Year is all about wishing good luck, good health and good fortune. Red is the good luck color to wear, the color to chase away any evil. Gifts of money in red envelopes are good luck, too. (That’s for sure!)


Support is available for new caretakers

Caretakers come in all sizes, shapes, genders and ethnicities.


It’s the little things that matter on Valentine’s Day

We are standing in the kitchen glaring at one another. 


Glaucoma is undiagnosed in 50 percent of the general population

There is a way of speaking in every culture, whether in a professional field or another country.


Cupid’s chocolate cake

Perhaps Charles Schulz’s Peanuts character, Lucy Van Pelt, said it best, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” And maybe some port wine, too.


Letters to the Editor: February 11, 2015

Fighting in Philadelphia


Op-ed: Law enforcement officers deserve to be treated with respect

Since 1947, the Philadelphia Police Department has partnered with residents, businesses and local community leaders to run the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, or PAL.


Food for Fat Tuesday

We are in the throes of Mardi Gras season, which started officially on Jan. 6, the birthday of St. Joan of Arc, France’s patron saint. The date also celebrates the Feast of The Three Kings, the Epiphany. New Orleans kick starts its Carnival on this date each year with a  parade, its first of the season. Merrymaking continues and culminates with the festivities this year on Feb. 17 - Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, aka Shrove Tuesday, the final day of Carnival. 


Letters to the Editor: February 4, 2015

Embracing NE history


80th anniversary resolution

Ed Neilson sponsored the following resolution while a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: