Back to School: How To Help Your Kids Avoid These Common Pitfalls

As summer begins to wind down, and the first day of school beckons in the near future, parents are purchasing clothes, notebooks and backpacks for the new school year. But there are other important ways to prepare your child to return to school.

Book Signing

SPRINGFIELD – Author Paul Street will sign copies of his book, “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama and the Real World of Power” at Barnes and Noble, 240 Route 22 West, Springfield, from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20.

National Peace Corps Association Announces Round Two Winners for Africa Rural Connect Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the nation’s leading nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced the top winners of the second round of the 2010 Africa Rural Connect (ARC) ideas competition.

Youman’s Stellar Performance Leads Bears To 8-3 Win

NEWARK – Shane Youman pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just two singles, and Carl Everett, Isaiah Kaaihue and Kennard Jones each collected a home run as the Newark Bears defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 8-3 on Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.