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Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

September is here! Now summer is gone!

Soon there’ll be leaves falling onto your lawn.

Flowers will wither and die, until spring.

But, beautiful colors, September will bring.

Colors of autumn, when leaves start to fall;

Trees will exhibit great beauty for all.

Autumn takes over, and beauty abounds,

Splashes of color will spread all around.

Leaves of orange, purple, yellow and red,

Colorful leaves in the flower bed.

Rakes will be scooping the leaves as they die,

To put in a pile in which children will fly.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school?

What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, is looking for volunteers, age 18 and older or ages 14-17 with adult supervision, for its annual outdoor picnic Family Fest 3:30-7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Gracedale Gardens. Rain date is Sept. 11. Volunteer duties include helping with food stands, games, handing out prizes and cleanup. All volunteers will receive complimentary food tickets.

Contact Jennie Repsher at 610-829-3823 or


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


If you’re not happy where you are,

Then you must make some changes.

If your life is not complete,

Simply rearrange it!

Don’t go through life

with empty dreams,

they’re out there for the taking;

Search your soul, look around,

And, choose which path you’re taking.

When you decide which path to take,

Things will fall in place;

Pack your bags, get on your way,

And, head for your new space.

Toss away unhappiness,

unpack the things you brought;

Fill your space with things you love,


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

School’s open, drive carefully

As families across the country begin to send their children to school, AAA East Central has launched its annual School’s Open — Drive Carefully campaign to encourage parents to talk about the importance of school zone safety with their children and teen drivers.

Motorists are advised to take extra caution when traveling through school zones or near school buses.

Another view

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Our lungs are on fire

There are currently a record number of fires burning in the Amazon rainforest.

Often referred to as “the lungs of the world,” the Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. The rainforest is home to approximately 3 million species of plants and animals and 1 million people.

This major source of oxygen for the planet covers much of northwestern Brazil and extends into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion



State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli


Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Never Give Up

I write about America, and the shape she’s in today;

I don’t like what’s happening, and want it to go away.

The only hope that gives me peace, is to talk to God, and pray

Not everyone believes in God,

So, that would be hard to do;

But, for those of you who do believe,

I ask for help from you.

Join the prayer for peace brigade,

Help stop the angry mob.

Spread hope and peace, wherever you go,

Perhaps, it just might stop.

I’m waiting and hoping for peace to come,

I pray it’s around the bend.

The power of simplicity for children

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of seeing children learn a plethora of critical life skills in less than an hour’s time. I spent part of my morning volunteering at the summer breakfast camp in Coplay.

This free program is open to any child residing in Whitehall or Coplay, and it is fully staffed by volunteers.

Individuals, organizations, businesses and faith communities come each day from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to interact with children in small- and large-group activities that promote fun and learning.