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A Thank-You from the Plymouth Public Library

July 28, 2013

  The Plymouth Public Library Summer Reading Program, DIG INTO READINGwas very successful due to the generosity of our local businesses, organizations, and friends.  A sincere thank you goes to the Friends of the Library for funding the fabulous entertainment, reading prizes, and special programs that were enjoyed throughout the reading program.  We are...
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Donnelly-Collins WSJ Op-Ed: Definition of Full-Time Needs Revising

July 19, 2013

07/19/13 In Lafayette, Ind., a school district cut the hours of 200 support staff to no more than 29 per week. In Bangor, Maine, the school system is preparing to track and cap the number of hours worked by substitute teachers to ensure that they don’t work more than 29 hours a week. Elsewhere,...
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Strawberry Upside Down Cake

July 17, 2013

  2 Cups fresh crushed strawberries 1 (6oz) Pkg Strawberry Jello 3 Cups miniature marshmallows 1 Pkg yellow cake mix, prepared   Preheat oven to 350 Spread crushed strawberries on bottom of 9×13 pan. Evenly sprinkle dry Jello powder over berries and top with mini marshmallows. Pour prepared cake mix over marshmallows and bake...
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Fear of the Unknown

June 11, 2013
Fear of the Unknown

  06/12/13 Last month, Angelina Jolie shocked the world with a New York Times piece regarding her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. For women whose mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and even fathers and grandfathers, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is the immediate concern for their loved one. But once the initial...
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Try Prayer! MAKING WAVES OpEd for May 2013

May 8, 2013

  05/09/13 Reflecting back over the past couple of weeks on the tragic events in Boston and the deadly explosion in Texas, the strength and kindness of humanity showed resilience that I don’t think the U.S. has seen since the aftermath of September 11th. Millions of people came together across the country, showing their...
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Rep. Harman: Legislation to benefit Hoosier teachers

April 17, 2013

04/18/13 Where would any of us be without those who educated us? From pre-school teachers to college professors, we all have at least one educator in our lives that made a lasting impact on us. They believed in us. They showed us patience. They taught us how to be better students and better people....
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Concern on location of proposed new tennis courts

April 11, 2013

04/12/13  To whom it may concern:       It has been brought to my attention that the Tennis Courts in Centennial Park need to be replaced in order for Plymouth Schools to host tournaments, sectionals, ect.  The present courts are cracked and can’t be brought up to standard because they lie in the, “Flood Plain”....
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ISTA Reacts to Senate Passage of HB 1003

April 10, 2013

Today the Indiana Senate narrowly passed HB 1003, an expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher bill. The close vote reflects the controversy that this bill rightfully engenders, expanding a program that is not even two years old. No meaningful data support the expansion of this entitlement program. ISTA continues to believe that expansion of...
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Never Stop Learning

April 2, 2013
Never Stop Learning

  04/02/13 Hopefully over the next few weeks, Western Pennsylvania will start to see a change in environment as the weather turns from a cold and dull gray into a brighter and warmer atmosphere. When spring arrives, hopes for a fresh start come along with it – we shed our winter coats, deep clean...
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Radical Change is More Than a Band-Aid or New Pill

March 11, 2013
Radical Change is More Than a Band-Aid or New Pill

  03/12/13 February is always a special month of remembrance for the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation as February 18 is the day of John Kanzius’ passing; it marks four years since John succumbed to a rare form of B-cell leukemia. During this time of year, we always take time to remember John, his experiences,...
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