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More people died of heroin-only overdoses in Lancaster than in Philadelphia in 2013, according to a Lancaster Online special report. As we wrap up National Drug Facts Week, an annual initiative that uses science to help teens debunk common myths about drugs and drug use, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that, as adults,…

Say “risk-taking” and most of us probably think of parachuting from planes or climbing mountains. You might even think of negative risky behaviors, like abusing alcohol or other drugs. But did you know that volunteering is a risk, too? In fact, it’s one that offers real benefits to the volunteer as well as the community….

Say “risk-taking” and most of us probably think of parachuting from planes or climbing mountains. You might even think of negative risky behaviors, like abusing alcohol or other drugs. But did you know that volunteering is a risk, too? In fact, it’s one that offers real benefits to the volunteer as well as the community….

Donna’s healthy risk in her own words: “This year is beginning my Master of Divinity degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary. This is the start of a new career for me, hopefully as a chaplain in a retirement community.

The term Risk is often associated with being a bad thing, but there is another side to risk, a healthy side. Taking a healthy risk is really a way that individuals empower themselves and move forward in life. In the Compass Mark youth program, Future Generations, taking healthy risks is key, especially during Kids Kamp,…

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