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August 2011

08/31/2011

Kids and sleep routines



It's back-to-school time, and that means making sure your children go to sleep at a reasonable time and get enough rest to help them learn. Bedtimes and sleep routines are important. What do you do to help get your kids to bed or to sleep now that summer is coming to an end? Tell us your thoughts, and you could see your response on Eyewitness News.

08/30/2011

New 'Dancing with the Stars' cast

The new cast of "Dancing with the Stars" has been announced. Click here to see who will be on the new season! Who do you think is the favorite? Who are you most looking forward to watching? Anyone not exciting to you at all? Let us know your thoughts, and you could see your response on Eyewitness News First at Four!

08/29/2011

Storm damage insurance questions

An insurance expert will appear on Eyewitness News to provide information about claims you might have after this weekend's Hurricane.  What questions do you have about damage to your property?  Submit your questions, and they could be answered on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

08/26/2011

Questions as you prepare for storm

Hurricane Irene could be the strongest storm to hit this area in over 50 years.  Eyewitness News wants to know what questions you have as you prepare for the wicked weather.  Submit your questions (below) and they could be answered on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

08/24/2011

West Coast mocks East Coast earthquake

People on the West Coast are mocking us on the East Coast about how we reacted to yesterday’s earthquake.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  How would they react to blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes out west?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.

08/23/2011

Earthquake hits East Coast

An earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday, and Eyewitness News wants to hear from you.  Where were you when you felt the quake?  What did it feel like?  Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News.

New Book: Kids losing weight to make friends

On the cover of a new book, a 14-year-old character is dreaming of a thinner self after being bullied in school.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Does this send a good message to children? Post your comments (below) and they could appear on Eyewitness News First at 4 p.m.

 

 

 

08/22/2011

Women and Men weight gain

A new study shows men gain more weight after divorce, and women gain more after marriage.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Why is there a difference when men and women are gaining weight in these situations?  Post your comments (below) and they could end up on Eyewitness News.

08/19/2011

Less homework, more family time?

Elementary school students in a South Jersey school district can put their pencils down over weekend.   The Galloway Township school board has adopted a policy that bans teachers from assigning written homework over the weekend for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.   Teachers can assign no more than 10 minutes of homework, multiplied by the child's grade level, per weeknight.  The goal - ensuring students have time to spend with their families and to participate in other activities.

What do you think?  Should schools reduce homework time and promote family time?  Click on comment to post your thoughts, and we may share them here and on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.

08/18/2011

The cost of back-to-school shopping

The price of back-to-school supplies and clothing is soaring.  Families can expect to spend up to 25% more this year on school supplies and extracurricular activities, according to the 2011 Huntington Backpack Index conducted by Huntington Bank. It's the largest annual increase in the index in its six-year history.

Huntington surveyed national chain stores and found that parents of elementary students can expect to pay an average of $530 this year to cover the list of supplies and school fees, an increase of 12% from $474 last year.  For students in middle school, costs will surge 25% to $682 and expenses for high school students will jump 9% to $1,094 on average.

Are you finding prices higher than usual?  How are you trying to find ways to save?   Share your stories and tips with us, and we may share them here and on Eyewitness News First at 4:00 p.m.