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Miss American Nina Davuluri (Patch file photo)
Leigh April 19, 2014 at 06:38 pm
look, she was there on her Miss America platform. There is a limited amount of time for the program.Read More The school asked the kid to please not interrupt the assembly with nonsense and he did it any way. An in school 3 day suspension is just right. a lesson that everything isn't always about you, you aren't the center of the universe and you should respect the time of others.
Carol Levy April 19, 2014 at 07:24 pm
Leigh unless you were there (maybe you were) you have assumed a lot that certainly is not in thisRead More article
harryfinster April 19, 2014 at 07:43 pm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55863184/phoenixville2p
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 16, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Thank you Barbara and Sue, that means a lot, he is truly a joy!
Marie Brady Hempsey April 16, 2014 at 02:36 pm
You are a brave and awesome mom!
The man bought 25 winning Quinto tickets, but threw them away.
John Child April 15, 2014 at 08:41 am
What's worse? Throwing away the winning ticket? or everybody KNOWING that I threw away the winningRead More ticket? Reminds me of the dumb joke about the old man who went to church every day to pray to win the lottery... after years of constant prayer day in and day out finally a voice came from out of the sky commanding him: "You Gotta Buy A Ticket!!" Or in this case the punch line would be: "Don't Throw Away The Ticket!!"
jessmcginley April 15, 2014 at 10:27 am
My office has a lotto pool going and even when I see that our tickets haven't won, I scan them intoRead More the lotto machine the next day just to be sure. Measure twice, cut once.
Gary April 15, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I could swear I've heard where the lottery awarded the money to someone in the same situationRead More somehow. I suppose that no one disputed their claim at that time.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
cc April 12, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Happened about 7 years ago at Harrison Middle School.
Tyler Elliott April 12, 2014 at 09:49 pm
Its amazing how many young people text when they really have so little to nothing to actually say!Read More And ironically in spite of all the texts and sexts and pic sharing, teens today are more anti-social than really at any time in society. They will bury their faces in their phones to exchange 'heys' with people across town or thousands of miles away yet totally intentionally ignore all living breathing human beings sitting/standing next to them.. Such a lost generation and most haven't even hit legal drinking age.
The Truth April 13, 2014 at 10:15 am
Don't sext and drive...
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
mark wood April 11, 2014 at 02:10 pm
some of us paid attention in science class and were taught what a red moon , eclipse, etc are.Read More guess most of our new writers of the media, in general, are outcome based education grads, aka (common core). But to understand what signs from the heavens are showing with eyes open? Simply use this box and discover that very few happen and when they do events around the world will and have occured. i.e. Israels short war with Egypt, the founding of Israel, and some other very interesting historical events. but , alas, the outcome based education crowd will never fiqure this or any event from above out.
Janet Persing April 11, 2014 at 10:28 pm
Why would anyone twist a celestial occurrence into an offensive political argument? Do you haveRead More nothing better to do than to get off topic?
The Truth April 12, 2014 at 12:32 am
Its all good as long as I keep pissing off "The Truth is a Dope"...
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 7, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Thanks Barbara, I truly appreciate that!
anonymous April 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Your blog always brings back my faith in humanity. Remember --You are braver then youRead More believe----Stronger then you seem and smarter then you think.---- If you ever reach a rough patch just repeat that to yourself and find what truly lies inside. I wish the best for Zach and Justin and know they will be just fine with you at the wheel. ----------anonymous
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 8, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Thank you, I truly appreciate this!
John April 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
Its amazing that we have any kids that do not have any problems....From the foods we eat to theRead More shots we do not get its a huge problem good luck...
TRISH SCHWECKE April 4, 2014 at 01:10 pm
GOD BLESS JUSTIN & YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY....SUCH A TOUCHING STORY.....ALWAYS HAVE HOPE.......
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Thank you to everyone for reading!
Bill Erikson April 3, 2014 at 01:15 pm
genesko, my heart goes out to you. I've done most of this on my own. Until someone actually has aRead More child with a disability, they will never truly understand. I can respect that. Had my son not had the stroke, and the severity of the Autism did not subside, I don't know how I would of made it. CHOP Neurological never could explain how the severity subsided. Just Luck. A trade off if you will. My Son drives, yes, but sometimes his emotions overwhelm him. He has learned how to recognize that, and he knows to call me first. But the Joys are great. He can read other's clues for social interaction, and he is always improving there. But again, a lot of work at home was required. I know depending on the severity of the situation, it may never improve. Regarding the group homes, you are right. 20 year waiting list. I'm reminded of my Late Dad's best friend who's oldest son is Autistic. He is now about 57, living in a home. He was lucky. His parents were very upper middle class. They were able to afford what was needed and was able to see to it. Unfortunately today, many of us cannot earn the incomes of our parents with the health benefits that they had. The best advice I can give you, which I am certain that you know, is to keep your children close. Raise them to appreciate and love each other. So as we go to the great beyond, we may hope our disabled children will still be loved and looked after by their siblings. A burden their brother's and sisters never asked for. But a love and appreciation of life and for life, that perhaps most in our country today seem to lack.
Theresa White April 4, 2014 at 12:38 am
GOD BLESS YOU. ONE DAY DEDICATED TO AUTISM, NOT ENOUGH,IS MY VIEW. WHY NOT ALL OF APRIL. I WANT TORead More KNOW ABOUT RESEARCH, WHY DO SOME SAY IT'S THE IMMUNIZATIONS. MOST OF ALL I WANT TO HELP.
Yvonne April 4, 2014 at 07:48 am
You continue to shine your special blue light on all with whom you encounter. You've raised 2Read More amazing sons with love and light. I love that you continue to focus on the good and the positive. Shine On Kimberlee!
April Fool's Day is #Hoffsome. At least according to Google. (Photo courtesy of Google)
JDBroomall April 1, 2014 at 06:54 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Marple Newtown Patch actually posts local stories again about Marple Newtown......Read More April Fools
The Truth April 1, 2014 at 08:09 pm
I hear "Truth is a dope" is a huge Hasselhoff fan, he's the reason he always tuned in toRead More Baywatch back in the day, probably still watches the reruns down in that basement; sitting in his chair surrounded by empty tissue boxes, half-empty jars of Vaseline and crumpled up tissues strewn about...
Chandler April 2, 2014 at 08:48 am
Well, actually, none of those are funny. What's funny was--'no fake news from us'. Might not beRead More fake--but certainly not all local like I thought the Patch was supposed to be.
Graham Spanier, former president of Penn State. (Photo courtesy of Penn State)
H. R. Paul April 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The young boys in Sandusky's charity were forced to do unspeakable things, Spanier knew all along,Read More and he decided to ignore it. Now you have to answer for all the accusations, maybe the same sentence as the young children got...right next to Sandusky...blaming a dead Paterno will only carry you so far...welcome to the jungle, Graham...
Terance Healy April 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
Along come the lawyers rules of professional conduct.... Read the Constitutional Challenge of RuleRead More 1.6 and you will see the true damage caused by the unconstitutional laws enacted improperly by the Supreme Court. It allowed them to ignore CASH FOR KIDS, the foreclosure crisis and every injustice committed in family courts. And just as the litigant get to the Third Circuit Court os Appeals... The lawyers realize that game is winding down and they start playing it without fear of discipline. www.work2bdone.com/live JUSTICE IS COMING
Kaos8 April 1, 2014 at 10:44 am
If he knew about the abuse- he is still accountable as an accessory! Charges brought about inRead More "Bad Faith"- come on! It should be very black and white. And how do you not know who your attorney is or isn't in this case. This was a BIG PUBLIC CASE- I would bet you would know who your attorney is. He is a pathetic excuse for a human being and is wasting my air. I hope he goes to jail, maybe then he would know how those boys felt.
Spooner April 3, 2014 at 01:02 am
Now Read This: ...the Louisiana Senate race will be a test of the old proposition that elections areRead More won by bringing home the bacon, and Landrieu has always argued that she "delivers" In the coming campaign she'll cite the millions and millions of federal dollars she has brought to the state like it's no accident that St. Tammany Parish is feeling a lot of Landrieu love these days. "The St. Tammany Parish school district is getting $67.8 million in disaster loans and accumulated interest for Hurricane Katrina forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sen. Mary Landrieu's office announced Monday. The announcement follows FEMA's earlier decision to cancel a $9.9 million loan for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and a $14.5 million loan to the St. Tammany Parish government." Landrieu, it turns out, inserted a loan forgiveness provision into the 2013 Homeland Security Appropriations bill -- a move that will likely mean future forgiveness for even more Katrina loans. Remember her when you get your flood insurance bill to pay for all those forgiven Katrina loans...
D Cianci April 4, 2014 at 08:56 pm
Still beats obama
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:47 am
What politician can do anything with the spider web of BS they have to navigate to get anythingRead More done. This goes for Dem's and republicans.
Jill Mayo March 31, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Aloha! Just wanted to let you know the Hawaiian Islands are part of the U.S. and do produce aRead More substantial amount of coffee beans. It's actually very yummy coffee, as we say here on the islands it's ono (good) and some of us agree it's even no ka oi (the best)! For great examples of great Hawaiian coffee, check out my friends at http://mauicoffeeroasters.com/
Spress Coffee March 31, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The Best Specialty Coffee rom Brazil!! www.spresscoffee.com
Mary b March 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Me too!!! When my stomach hurts and I don't drink it I'm sad. I love coffee.
Dunkin' Donuts new PEEPS donut will be coming to stores on March 31. Credit: BuzzFeed.
justme March 30, 2014 at 02:52 pm
The dunkin donuts by me is terrible! Old donuts. Finished poorly (not enough filling inside, notRead More enough icing on the outside). They don't even taste good. If they put peeps on their donuts they will probably be left over peeps from last easter. I will only buy donuts from yum yum. Fresh and delicious.
Allynn Reissman March 31, 2014 at 11:59 am
give me a break, Dunkin is just fine in my book I love their donuts especially because of the wideRead More variety.
justme March 31, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Allynn maybe the Dunkin donuts by you is ok but there are 2 in my area and both are absolutelyRead More terrible. As I said yum yum is the best donuts around my area.
John G. Lewis April 2, 2014 at 11:51 am
@Mike Lowe Precisely, Mike. We forget about all the good these plants have done, and in fact stillRead More do. And could do if we let them. All the good jobs provided to Americans, the energy supplied, the research done, etc. Giving up on developing and building Nuclear Power Plants could turn out to be one of the bigger mistakes of late 20th century America.
shawnautumn April 7, 2014 at 09:22 am
Tesla anyone? How about Solar Panels, Wind Power? All free energy, all safe but don't tell the powerRead More companies who make money off your own ignorance that! Read up on these solutions, which many other countries like Norway are using to great effect. No one needs to sit in cold or dark...wake up, stop listening to the lies and educate yourselves. No more money for gas and electric, imagine that!??
John G. Lewis April 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm
@shawnautumn Solar Panels are a very limited, relatively high cost, way of accruing power, at leastRead More at this point. (The best I understand matters, now, at least.) Wind power, and hydrological power (already being used greatly, perhaps) is more so a possibility. As long as the wind stations are kept away (say a minimum of 2 or 3 miles) from dense dwellings areas, possibly any dwelling, except a lone farmer or two that is willing to permit it. And with the Great Plains of America, this is very much possible. If there are 'lies' around, as many have mentioned, this may be more so a concern of "fracturing" technology, and Natural Gas Power. The danger being the pollution of the environment, land, especially water. Look at Nuclear Power here in America. Think it is dead? Hardly, we have very many operative plants all over the U.S. Nobody makes a peep about it any more because the movement to stop development of it was successful. How much pollution has there been from them, relatively speaking, since Three Mile Island?
TheNate March 26, 2014 at 09:55 am
No hare here, no bigotry or intolerance either: "I can't honestly care what idiotic behaviorRead More gets legalized by the Demo-craps anymore. Go ahead, guys and girls - marry each other off, and everytime you do, I'm sure that moron in Washington will personally call you to congratulate you on your "bravery and courage" , like he did all those other "brave" bozos. We don't want you reproducing any more little rugrats into this world, anyway. Of course some of you will adopt so you can bring up a new generation with your warped values. I'm just glad I won't be around to see this country decay and disintegrate back into the dirt, courtesy of all these "open-minded" sodomites and pot-smokers."
Joe from Willistown March 26, 2014 at 10:58 am
Darwin Award candidates are always the last to know. Well, again, it's not like they weren'tRead More warned. And warned. And begged. And pleaded. And over and over and over again. Modern science and medical technology makes this ironic situation possible. Those that indulge themselves, contrary to the wisdom of the ages, see technology as the means to the end of pure selfishness. It also allows them to impudently laugh at those with cautious respect for life and civilization itself. That is to say, these people arrogantly believe themselves superior in their license to all that came before them with warnings of self-restraint and self-control. "We can have it all, you losers!" The truth is somewhat more complex. All the post-Sixties "liberated lifestyles" have something in common the participants cannot see for their willful blindness: they create sterile lives. There is no generation. No issue. No follow on. The end of the line. And it makes perfect sense. These aberrant life-style choices were promoted by the same cadre that decided human beings were akin to an infection of the earth mother Gaia, to be destroyed or at least controlled. Too many people mean someone's got to be sacrificed. Who would sacrifice their posterity willingly? Well it's an unnatural demand you've got to admit, so the obvious solution was to grant extreme license, the proverbial "sex, drugs, and rock and roll." Given that millions upon millions accepted this Devil's Bargain of forfeited posterity in exchange for pure hedonistic indulgence, the more perverse the better according to the law of diminishing returns, is it reasonable to expect them to willingly admit the abject horror of their choice as mortality dawns on them, the Boomers mainly, in their old age? No, it is not reasonable to expect Boomers (or anyone) to admit such a mortal mistake. Leon Festinger has much to say about the psychology involved. The short of it is that Christianity, with its message of redemption and hope for life eternal, is the only solution, the only way out for souls lost and forlorn. So now we understand why Christ's message much be repressed, censored, forbidden by any means necessary: redemption of the suicidal wickedness would bring the party to an immediate end. Most people haven't the courage to face such guilt and those that orchestrate it stand to lose awesome power and wealth garnered from peddling flesh and its vices. To the willing participants in the Culture of Death, know that you do have a Way Out with the humility that comes from falling on your knees and begging forgiveness for squandering the inestimable gift that is your life. Cry out to your God and he will hear you and you will know peace - perhaps for the first time in your life. Should you refuse to mend your evil ways then know this: the rest of us will not allow our sons and daughters to be seduced and trapped in a web of empty self-indulgence that murders the soul. We will warn you and speak truth to evil whether you like it or not -- specifically because you don't like it and thereby need most to hear it. But at the end of the day it will be them, who defied all warning and pleading, cajoling and even damnation ... who will face the ultimate consequences alone. By themselves, without bequest or heritage only the end. Party on dudes. Eat drink and be merry. For you, this is all there is. I understand (even as I vehemently oppose it) why you violently and militantly demand we normal people pretend you are fine, as even empty lip-service is better than the oblivion you face every day. May God grant you peace and may you be humble enough to accept it. In the meantime -- keep your self-destructive, posterity-terminating "lifestyles" to yourselves.
Joe Rapp March 26, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Holy Crazy! I dont live in the state any more buy my god, some of these comments are absolutelyRead More appaling and some of you need to know that you are absolutely nuts! If you think its a sin keep it to your self, you get the priveledge of going to a fictional place without gays when you die. Actually, no you wont, I forgot, god hates hate.