of Our Lives
Crisp bright days
illumine fall colors
Brilliant gold mixed with a tinge of rust
Days of rain laden with sadness
Sadness at the loss of dear friends departed
All these aspects of the October of our lives
Not yet November with its darkness
December’s long night of the soul
The end of our days
Those golden moments
Of playing with the grandchildren
Reunions with old friends
As we approach the Nov. 7 Municipal Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the Oct. 5 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
·Center For Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.
If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email email@example.com.
When did purple become a Halloween color? And, for that matter, what about green?
Purple may be the harder to pinpoint. But green? The easy answer is — when Halloween became such big business.
According to statistics from the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics released in September, U.S. residents are expected to spend a record-breaking $9.1 billion on Halloween this year.
And that total is up a little over 8 percent from 2016 when sales touched $8.3 billion, also a record.
Decades ago when older friends and relatives talked of meticulously-organized group tours and bus trips they had enjoyed, I silently vowed never to go that route when my husband and I became seniors. I wanted independence.
My, how we change. I was so wrong.
These days, since my husband quit driving last year and I don’t especially like being behind the wheel for more than an hour or two, we try to schedule at least one such organized excursion every month. Some months we splurge and travel twice.
Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.
In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”
When you think of the many things our state is famous for, energy production may not be at the top of the list; however, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for total energy production.
Thanks to our abundant natural resources and vast infrastructure we are an energy-producing powerhouse and have been for hundreds of years.
Pennsylvania first rose to the top of energy production due to our prosperous timber industry and plentiful coal reserves.
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