Recently Lissa & I were contacted by Stephanie, a volunteer at the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany. They wanted us to remind you about the center celebrating it's 10th year providing education programs to over 2,000 kids and 1,000 adults. More than 600 animals have been rescued and cared for at the sanctuary.
As they like to put it, Indraloka provides a "heaven on Earth" for farm animals with no other place left to turn.
This sounds like a pretty amazing place. Visitors are always welcome. They are open for visits & tours most Saturdays at 11a or by appointment Tuesday thru Friday.
Care.com just released the results of their 1st annual babysitter survey. I found it hard to believe the amount of cash babysitters are bringing home! On average, nationwide, whether they are a full-time caregiver, or a regular date-night sitter, last year they were paid $13.44/hour. That's up a buck from 2013.
What do you pay your sitter? And if you babysit, where do you charge? Are you above or below the national average? As one of our listeners put it: "Pay peanuts and you get monkeys."
Here's what a few of our listeners had to say:
--I wouldn't pay more than $9.25 for a teenager. That's way more than they would get at a fast food joint. --I pay $2.50 an hour per child. If I had to pay the average per child, I might as well just stay home because it wouldn't be worth me working.
--$14/hour for a babysitter??? That's crazy! Most people in this area don't make anywhere near that at work.
--My daughter makes $10/hour.
--$75 for 3 kids for 6 hours.
--I'm a babysitter. I tell parents $10/hour but I generally get $12.
--$14 an hour for a babysitter seems a little ridiculous. There are some P/T Police officers in this area that aren't even making that.
--I was earning about $200-300 a week. I was watching 3 kids and I'm 17.
--When my wife & I were looking for a babysitter we had someone who wanted $20/hour. We didn't choose that person!
The snow is gone and the weather is SLOWLY starting to warm up. It's time to get your bike tuned up and get registered for some fun Spring rides!
Here's a few rides on my radar for this month.
BIKE 'N BREW 2015
Shawnee Craft Brewery
Saturday Apr25 10a
This is a 16 mile trail ride (mountain bikes only). After the ride you are shuttled back to the brewery for food & brews. Mountain biking along the Delaware + Shawnee Craft beer. Sounds like a home run!
Lissa & I can't THANK YOU enough for rolling up your sleeve and donating blood. Friday's PINT PARTY at Ken Pollock Volvo with the NEPA Red Cross helped save 100+ lives here in NEPA.
*Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
*More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
*A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
*Every pint of blood donated saves 3 LIVES!
If you'd like to be a REAL HERO and donate, schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or go to www.redcrossblood.org
Thanks to Nurse Nickie I didn't feel a thing!
And the same goes for these heroes...Lissa, Fast Freddie & Intern Travis.
Colin & Heidi from the Red Cross say THANKS for the pint!!! And keep listening to KRZ for details on our next Pint Party.
I did it! It's a new month and I'm still GOING TO THE GYM.
I remember Lissa calling me a "Resolution Nerd" when I revealed on air that I was starting again at the gym in January. I normally don't make resolutions. But this time, a new year seemed like a good time to get back at it after a few months off.
Well...it's now March 3rd, and this nerd is still hitting the treadmill.
And I'm not looking for a pat on the back. But if this nerd can do it, you can too!