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Nearly 9 in 10 seniors drive car that does not fit their needs, AAA says

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

With nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffering from health issues that affect driving safety, finding a car that not only adapts to conditions, such as lack of flexibility or muscle strength, while maintaining safety and comfort can be difficult.

Data from a new AAA survey also reveals only one in 10 senior drivers with aging health issues are driving a vehicle with features such as keyless entry and larger dashboard controls that can assist with such conditions.

Guest View

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Pa. Academy of Ophthalmology urges parents to keep an eye on toy safety

The holidays are a wonderful time for family festivities, but too many celebrations are interrupted each year due to unsafe use of toys, which can lead to serious eye injuries in children.

The good news is the vast majority of these injuries can be prevented. During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month in December, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds parents to keep their children's eyes safe from toys.Children receive all types of potentially unsafe presents during the holidays, including BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns and darts.

Volunteer opportunities

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

·Artsquest Venter, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Christkindlmarkt to take tickets, assist vendors, do crafts with children and help out in the retail areas. Volunteers are required to do three shifts.

Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or

·Cancer Support Community, Bethlehem, needs help to get donation cans into stores, businesses and coffee shops throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or

Legislation accomplishments abound in 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JULIE HARHART R-183rd Special to The Press in Opinion

The 2011-12 legislative session wrapped up in November, and before we begin the new session Jan. 1, 2013, I think it is wise to take a look back and see what we have accomplished.

Of course, some years are more productive than others but, this past year, we have been able to make significant progress on several fronts that will help improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, increase safety and protection, and honor our military men and women.

Chosen Words

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by En Daaler Uffschpaare in Opinion

En Daaler geschder diene,

Verschpend der Daaler heit,

Yuscht bissel Wexel zaehle,

Bemacht die aarmie Leit.

En Daaler geschder gschteckelt,

En gscheider Mann dutt's weck.

No wann mir in die Not kummt,

Hoscht me huff hand wie Dreck.

Saving up a Dollar

A dollar earned yesterday

Spend that dollar today

Very little change leftover to count

Makes for poor people

A dollar from yesterday hidden away

A wise man puts it away

Then when you are in need

You'll have something on hand, besides dirt.

Another View

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

Make the holidays memorable for family members with dementia or Alzheimer's

Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.

For people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.

Chosen Words

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KARYN INDURSKY Special to The Press in Opinion

Giving Thanks

Thanks for the roof over my head

and the cat laying with me on my bed.

Thanks for my son, who was once a baby and now is a big boy.

Thanks for the dishes that prove you've fulfilled my eating wishes.

Thanks for turkey sales, which allowed us to help donations prevail.

Thanks for listening while my soul is spiritually glistening.

Thanks for teaching us the value of sharing to demonstrate our caring.

Thanks for shoes on our feet

and providing everyone a seat.

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Writer honors friend with tribute

To the Editor:

I first met Harvey Hartman when he walked up to the float of the Northeast Variety Band as we were getting ready to play in the 4th of July parade in Wyomissing, two years ago.

Harvey was "wearing" his sousaphone and marching with a different band, but he asked Bruce Dengler, who was playing tuba on our float, as to how he could join our band.

Bruce suggested Harvey talk with me.

I got Harvey's name, address and phone number and I called him several days later, inviting him to a practice session.

Editor's View

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Finding ways to be grateful

President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving on Oct. 3, 1789.

"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington wrote in his proclamation. "Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me 'to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.'"

New law establishes state Veterans' Trust Fund

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by STATE SEN. PAT BROWNE R-16th in Opinion

Pennsylvania is home to more than 900,000 military veterans. Their tremendous service to our nation stands as a point of pride for our commonwealth.

It takes a special person to be a soldier, sailor, Marine, member of the Air Force or Coast Guard.

How many people would want to or be able to face the threats and uncertainties our service members have and still do on a daily basis?