·America on Wheels, Allentown, has several volunteer needs.
Contact Liz Hahn at 610-432-4200 ext. 10 or fund_development@americaonwheels. org.
·Camelot for Children Inc., Salisbury Township, needs volunteers for Camp Camelot Aug. 12-16 at the JCC Campground.
Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, needs volunteers to do in-house transporting of residents to beauty salon appointments.
Contact Darlene Altrichter at 610-336-5684 or email@example.com.
Many people across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and for that matter across the country were dismayed by the not guilty verdict rendered by the jury in the George Zimmerman trial.
It is important to differentiate between the "Stand Your Ground" law and a claim of self-defense.
Zimmerman's lawyer did not use a "Stand Your Ground" defense. He used the traditional claim of self-defense.
There were documented marks on the back of Zimmerman's head from Trayvon Martin repeatedly hitting it into the ground. He had a broken nose from being hit by Martin.
The recent proclamation by Angelina Jolie to have a preventive double mastectomy has opened the conversation about genetic counseling and the BRCA gene.
In an opinion piece written by Jolie for The New York Times in May, Jolie said she carries the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
"My doctors estimated I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer," Jolie said.
She said her mother died at age 56 of breast cancer and her aunt died just recently of the same disease.
To the Editor:
He [Mark Reccek in his "Another View" in the July 24 issue of The Press] states in Pennsylvania you cannot shoot in self-defense unless the assailant has a deadly weapon.
At first glance that sounds logical. Now think of this.
You are 5 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 135 pounds; the assailant is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds. You have a legal gun and he doesn't.
Sister sun is high
Grass is the color of straw
Temperatures have risen
to near 100 degrees
Not only do I hear Jenny Wren
trilling her joy
But now I detect Cyril Cicada
adding his percussive passion
It is that time...
That time of summer
When Mother Earth steams...
Her children perspire profusely
Yet there remains a quiet satisfaction
Perhaps things are
as they should be after all...
It is Cicada Time!
·American Cancer Society, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to join in the fight against breast cancer.
Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Hispanic Center of Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is looking for a volunteer to serve as the volunteer coordinator.
Contact Lorna Velazquez at 610-868-7800 ext. 221 or email@example.com.
·NCC Center for Adult Literacy, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to tutor adults in basic education, GED Test preparation and English as a Second Language.
·Center for Humanistic Change, Bethlehem, needs vibrant community members to become active board members.
Contact Mary Ellen Jackson at 484-821-0375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·LVHN Marathon for Via needs volunteers for race day Sept. 8.
Register at vianet.org. Click on volunteer button or contact Karen DeLuca at 484-239-4030 or email email@example.com.
·Lehigh Valley Score, Bethlehem, seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations.
The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has not been well received by the public.
On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.
The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman's actions were legally justified in defending himself.
Recently, in Lancaster County, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from her front yard.
She was heroically rescued by two teenage boys who discovered her in the backseat of a car driven by suspect Harold Leroy Herr.
The boys pursued the vehicle on bicycles until Herr released the girl and sped away.
The little girl was gone only two hours, yet tragically, was sexually assaulted during that time.
Des wieschderli Graut!
Des hot mir mei ganzer
Do schtreng ich der Buckel,
Un schwitz noch dazu.
Fer schee Gaarde halde,
grickt mir ken Ruh.
Sie glitze vun Hand!
Odders Watzle brecht ab,
graad wie es kann!
So widderlich Umgraut!
So schtowwerich Schteck!
zum Deiwel geh weck!
Pick out pull out
These nasty weeds
They have spoiled my whole garden
I strain my back