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Chosen Words

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Die Picknick Zeit in Opinion

Die picknick zeit is widder do,

Un kumme Mensche viel.

Sie froge em "ei wu un wer?"

Im Bungert schee un kiel.

Die Mannsleit sin schee aageduh,

Die Grosse un die Gleene.

Die Weibsleit hen sich aagerischt,

mir gleiche fer sie sehne.

Die weibsleit mache schenschde Sach

Fer alli epper esse.

der Essdisch grext mit schwer gewicht,

Des kann mer net vergesse.

Do waar geblaant, gerischt in gschafft,

Kuche, Boi un alli Sach.

Kaes un Wascht, verdeiwelt Oier,

Wie gute Weibsleit ewe mach.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

·Eastern Pa. Down Syndrome Center, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for the 13th Annual Lehigh Valley Buddy Walk at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park and Valley Preferred Cycling Center Sept. 29.

Email Julie Dody at

·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.

Contact Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000 or

Editor's View

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Opinion

Chickens make interesting companions

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked: Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery.

But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little cluckers can be.

Sharing memories can benefit speaker and receiver

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

Once upon a time, older adults who spent hours reminiscing were told to "stop living in the past."

Today, reminiscing by the aging population is no longer considered a negative sign of old age. Seniors are encouraged by health care professionals and social workers to remember and review decades of life experiences.

Personally, I'm an addict for such history. Whenever an elderly person wants to look back and talk about his or her life, I'm all ears.

Guest View

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When is it time for cataract surgery? A: When you can't read the article about when it's time for cataract surgery.

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Cataracts are the most common causes of vision loss. In fact, by age 75, about 70 percent of people have cataracts.

However, cataracts typically develop slowly, so symptoms may not be immediately apparent.