Here's the deal on the bike ride were were talking about this morning with the guys from Cedar Bike & Paddle of Scranton.
This will be my first time in this ride. And I hear it's one of the best in the area.
Choose a ride that fits your ability.
I'll see you out on the road!
TOUR DE SCRANTON / Sunday April 28
The Ride benefits The Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
Erin’s Fund was established in 2002 for the purpose of helping young people find and obtain treatment for their drug and alcohol addictions. Erin Jessica Moreken was a resident of our area, graduate of Scranton High School, and student at Temple University, when she met a premature death at the age of twenty eight due to a drug overdose. The Tour de Scranton is being held in her memory.
You can choose 1 of 5 rides, ranging from a 4 mile closed course ride to a very challenging 65 mile trek.
It's been all over the internet the last few days, but in case you missed it, here's the latest trailer for the new Superman movie "Man of Steel".
The latest installment has a huge cast including British actor Henry Cavill as the man with the S on his chest, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and that creepy guy from "Boardwalk Empire", Michael Shannon.
Is this going to be the swift kick that the Superman saga needs? Time will tell. "Enertainment Weekly" says the flick pretty much keeps the Superman story intact but adds a few twists.
Ever been scammed on Craigslist? I was hoping we weren’t going to get a lot of calls on this today. Wrong!!!
Sue told her rental scam story. Someone pirated one of her real estate listings and posted it on Craigslist as a dirt cheap rental. A few that responded to the scam ad lost money or personal information.
Use your head if you are buying or selling on Craigslist.
Here’s a few ways to spot a Craigslist scam--
If the seller requests payment abroad through Western Union or MoneyGram, it should appear fishy. Craigslist clearly states, “Anyone who asks you to do so is likely a scammer.”
Using an online escrow service might sound like a good idea, but chances are it’s a scam. Scammers can set up fake sites that look legit.
Anyone that claims Craigslist will guarantee a transaction or offer any kind of protection is lying. Craigslist clearly states it “is not involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer buyer protection or seller certification.”
Never dispatch goods or carry out services on the basis of seeing a photo of a check or money order. Always wait for a check to arrive—and more crucially, clear—before completing a deal. Craigslist warns that fake cashier’s checks are common.
Do not pay any amount “up front,” even it’s a small sum. Anyone asking you to send money first, or to secure something with a deposit, is almost certainly a scammer.
It’s always best to meet people face-to-face to exchange money, goods or services.
(reprinted from www.mashable.com)
And the main way to spot a Craigslist scam…
IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!!!
We heard from a couple in their late 20's that were visiting her parents for the first time. They have been living together for over 2 years, but the parents insisted separate bedrooms during the visit. Are the parents being unreasonable?
My take? Definitely yes. These aren't kids. They are almost 30 years old and have been in a steady relationship for almost 3 years. Lighten up parents. Think back when you were their age.
I'm 20 and live at home, and my boyfriend sleeps at my house all of time, in the same bed, and he practically lives with me. So I think they're overreacting
I think it also depends on the length of the relationship. My older sister would bring home a different guy like every couple months and I hated that my Mom allowed them all to sleep together and she was over 25.
Respect the parent’s wishes.
I actually experienced this. I am an adult female. I brought a guy home to my parents' house. My dad flipped his lid when my mom told him it was a guy "friend". My brother used to bring his little girlfriends home after the bar and nothin was ever said. It is def looked at differently.
I would allow them under one condition. The way I see it if you think you are old enough to lay in bed then you should be ready of the responsibility that comes with it.
I think it’s the parent’s house, the parent’s rules.
I am a father of three daughters and I do not have a problem with them sleeping with their boyfriends in our house as long as they are of age and do not disturb me.
I agree with Rocky, if they are in their 20’s they are adults and should be able to sleep in same room. When they are not at home they most likely are spending night with their significant other anyway. They should not be "doing it" though.
I think it matters whose parents it is. If it’s the girl's, I understand. Because parents are more protective of their daughters because they did teach the guy right from wrong or respect…but if it was the guy's parent’s I think it’s unreasonable. The parents should trust them.
It was my parent’s rules and will be mine too.
I agree with you Rock totally unreasonable I tell my son when he and his gf stay over no funny business.
I am with my high school sweetheart we were together for 5 yrs before getting engaged the engaged for 3 and we always stayed in diff bedrooms when we visited family and we still do now.
Totally agree with Rocky. If they've been living together for quite a while and are in their late 20’s come on-â what do they think they do at home? I get respecting their parents, but how about the parents respecting their relationship?
I agree with rocky and I am former teen mom who's boyfriend was allowed to sleep with me. You have to let them be adults sooner or later and what better time than almost 30!
My bf family invited us on family vacation on one condition--separate bedrooms. I was 36 and he was 30!!! We did as we were told LOL
My husband and i had to live with my parents for a month after we got married and we had to sleep in separate rooms. I would say that for my daughter unless she is married to the man they aren't sleeping in the same room
I would abide by their rules, but I would make them do the same for when they came over my house.
I have an 18 yr old daughter so def side w the parents on this one...tell them to get married.
It's the parent’s home, respect their request! We went to my parents for a long weekend, told them I was pregnant and we were engaged. My dad still told him to stay in a separate bedroom.
I got remarried at 48 and had lived with my girlfriend for 7 years prior. When visiting her parents prior to wedding I had to sleep on the couch!!!
Their house…their rules. If they don't let any unmarried people sleep together . . . they shouldn't make an exception just because it’s their child.