Insights in Mental Illness


by: Richard Gardner, President of National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) of Berks County, PA I am an unmedicated bipolar 2 who has mixed episodes and can have ultra-rapid cycles. By the age of 35, I knew there was something different going on in my life. At that time I called it manic/depression. This was … Continue reading Insights in Mental Illness

Let’s Guac About It


By: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University Submitted by Redner’s Markets Keeping with the trend, avocados popularity continues to grow. They can be seen anywhere: toast, salads, sandwich toppings, dressings, smoothies, mousses – the list goes on and on! Even as culinary creations continue to evolve, the time-tested favorite way … Continue reading Let’s Guac About It

5 Unexpected Things You Should be Grilling


by: Allison Witmer, B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University With warm weather finally upon us, we’re using any excuse we can to get outside, including while making dinner. Sure, your grill is great for classics like hamburgers and hot dogs, but it’s time to step it up! Try grilling these items for an … Continue reading 5 Unexpected Things You Should be Grilling

Featured Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites


From Allrecipes.com Submitted by Sarah Bundy, age 10 Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup ground flax seed ½ cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Combine oats, chocolate chips, flax seed, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Form into … Continue reading Featured Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

Featured Recipe: Raspberry and Cream Popsicles


Submitted by: Anna Grove, age 10 Raspberry and cream popsicles are the bomb. These are a must try. Simple and refreshing. I have never made these raspberry and cream popsicles before, and I really don’t know why. I have seen many variations of these so I figured I try my own, after all, summer weather … Continue reading Featured Recipe: Raspberry and Cream Popsicles