To the Editor:
I am writing as a Democrat to encourage everyone to vote for Brad Osborne as the next Lehigh County executive.
As a lifelong resident of Lehigh County and most of my life in South Whitehall, I have never met a “politician” with more integrity, class and civility.
Brad has paid his dues as a South Whitehall Township commissioner as well as a Lehigh County commissioner and is ready, willing and able to lead.
An even better person than a politician, Brad recently became a sounding board for my recently passed brother, Raymond, at Cedarbrook.
Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.
In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.
Thousands were at this sold-out, three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars such as Eric Church and Sam Hunt.
Jason Aldean was on stage when the gunfire erupted. He is said to have called the scene “beyond horrific.”
When I am called
to duty, God,
Give me strength
to save some life,
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace
a little child
Before it is too late
Or save an
From the horror
of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the
To put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
And to give the best in me
To guard my
It seems you can’t look at the news or social media nowadays without reading about email and phone fraud.
Scammers will pretend to be just about anybody —utility employees, bank employees, even IRS agents — to try to get hold of your money or your personal information.
It’s enough to make you want to block everyone out. That’s unfortunate, because there are some genuine opportunities out there that can help you save. But sometimes it’s hard to separate them from all the scams and swindles.
·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are reading this sentence, chances are you are doing so on a computer, a mobile phone, or a tablet.
Scroll or swipe up a few centimeters and you aren’t just in your home or in your office — you’re suddenly in a full-fledged casino that’s open 24/7.
Just as you are one click away from the dangers of predatory internet gambling companies, so too are our kids, seniors, low-income individuals, and those with debilitating gambling addictions.
I learned of the true problems with internet gambling when I served on the House Gaming Oversight Committee.
The secular zealots who originally challenged Lehigh County’s official seal in 2015 will not be happy until all symbols of Christianity are removed from public view.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin, which supported four Lehigh Valley members’ efforts to have the Latin cross in the center of the county seal removed, must be smiling smugly after a federal judge’s decision Sept. 28.
U.S. District Court Judge Edward Smith upheld the group’s viewpoint — well, sort of — that the Latin cross should not be part of the county government’s official seal.
National Newspaper Week, Oct. 1-7, is the time to celebrate the impact newspapers have on their communities, and to recognize the dedicated individuals who work diligently so that you, the reader, receive the news and information that you want and need, day in and day out.
A free press is more important than ever and newspapers have always been at the forefront of serving our communities.
My Rubber Ducky
Splish ... splash ...
I was taking a bath,
With my little rubber ducky
by my side;
he’s a train,
I waved goodbye and then —
He swirled around
and slid right down the drain!
Shirley Binkley Cedar View Apartments
The Toilet Seat
May I ask you a question about the toilet seat?
Why is it so important to so many folks you meet?
Was it up, or was it down, when you went in the “room?”
Does it really matter, and, if so, to whom?
Leave it up? Put it down? Whatever shall I do?
Whichever way I choose to go, most likely won’t suit you!
We want our bathrooms beautiful, as rooms go that’s the prime!
But is the toilet seat’s position part of that design?
People shouldn’t argue over such a silly thing.