The Aug. 15 arrest of state Rep. Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, on simple assault and DUI charges, and the subsequent an-nouncement he would not seek re-election in November should lead residents of the Lehigh Valley to conduct deeper research into whom their candidates and elected officials are.
We, the people, should place higher standards on our elected officials, and those public officials should abide by higher ethical and moral standards.
The Senate Finance Committee recently held its first public hearing on Senate Bill 1400, also known as the Property Tax Independence Act.
This is legislation I introduced at the direct request of thousands of residents throughout the six counties I represent and 72 taxpayer groups across Pennsylvania, led by the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition.
Despite this strong support, during the public hearings in the Senate and the State House, Senate Bill 1400, along with its counterpart, House Bill 1776, have received mixed reviews.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door-to-door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.
In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.
I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.
According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting 9 million Americans every year.
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.
·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 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.
Contact Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.