Archive for October 27th, 2016

Let’s make up, not break up

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Neil Sedaka’s song “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” was first released in 1962 and hit number one on Aug. 11, as I was turning 13.

The age of angst. I’m referring to the teenage years – a complex blend of joy and melancholy, hormones and high school.

I smile at the realization that some 50-plus years later, we could also refer to today as an age …Read More

‘Buddy Bench’ a hit among students at Knollwood School

Thursday, October 27th, 2016


Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

by Michele Murphy

Whether you are 6 or 60, it is good to have a buddy. It’s even better when you have several buddies. Kindergarten and first-grade students at Knollwood Elementary School in the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District get a daily dose of friendship-making skills by encouraging them to use The Buddy Bench, recently installed on their playground.

Their teachers and the district’s social worker …Read More