PEOPLE WANT MORE SPACE: A recent study by found that the pandemic and stay-at-home orders have convinced a significant number of people that a move is in order. As previously reported in an RTS, about 1 in 4 Pennsylvanians and 50% of city dwellers surveyed are inspired to move once that is a feasible option.

In general, 39% of respondents say their biggest priority would be more outdoor space.

This was followed by nearly a third (30%) saying their biggest need would be for high speed broadband — essential when you consider how many people are working from home due to the pandemic.


FUN AFTER SCHOOL SNACK: If your child is mastering weights and measures, reinforce learning in the kitchen with an easy-to-make recipe like this Super, No Fail Caramel Corn from the Popcorn Board.

The recipe makes about 2 ½ quarts. Ingredients are: 3 quarts popped popcorn, 1 cup packed brown sugar; ½ cup butter (1 stick), diced; ¼ cup corn syrup; ½ teaspoon salt; ½ teaspoon baking soda.

Directions: Place popcorn in a large bowl; remove any unpopped kernels. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.

In a large, deep pot, stir together brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt over medium heat until well blended. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 minutes; DO NOT STIR. Remove pan from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly stir popcorn into hot mixture until completely coated.

Spread onto prepared baking sheet and allow to cool. Break into smaller pieces. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

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