By dusk March 17, more than 200 people had gathered on the sidewalks of Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown, to honor the 50 victims of attacks on two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch two days earlier.
The Muslim community called a news conference in Whitehall Township March 15 to express its sorrow and outrage at the attack earlier that day on two New Zealand mosques.
The loss of life from such a wanton violation of human decency shocked the world.
The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley opened its doors to others in the community. Dr. Mirza Baig, MALV vice president, welcomed members of all different faiths who had gathered.
In his address, Imam Basheer Bilaal described Islam and how the death of one member of the Muslim family affects all.
For months, I have been looking for a good nutritional plan/diet I can follow that would help me change my poor eating habits; however, choosing one has not been easy.
Even after months of researching different plans, I am more confused by the nutritional information I have read on the Internet.
As I still have not found one that fits all my specific nutritional goals, I opted to begin March eating healthy nutritious foods.
And, what better timing as March is National Nutrition Month.
I don’t want an automatic pet feeder.
I wouldn’t mind making engraved items at home or receiving a luxury car rental coupon.
“Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?” was in my email today. I don’t want to be fat. Do they think I’m fat?
Yes, I want to sleep better, and I don’t need a levitating moon lamp.
And yes, today, I received several messages on how to safely remove earwax.
Did I ask for these messages? Absolutely not.
The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages.
Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.
To help advance this new agenda, I have reintroduced my legislation to help expose middle and high school students to opportunities in high-demand fields.
You might be reading this in the aftermath of another snow day.
On March 3, when serious work began on this piece, forecasters anticipated snow in various accumulations in a storm expected to last mid-afternoon to early morning March 4.
Predictions of inclement weather prompted Northwestern Lehigh School District to cancel the afternoon performance of the spring musical “The Addams Family” at the high school on March 3 and to offer details about securing ticket refunds via a special bulletin on the district website.
Snow is simply beautiful,
as it comes tumbling down.
It silences the world outside,
and spreads itself around.
Building snowmen was such fun.
It was a joy to me.
Sometimes we’d build a lot of them,
maybe two or three.
Another thing we used to do,
make snow angels, that was fun too!
When I was young, I couldn’t wait,
to go outside to play;
But, now that I am older,
I simply stay away.
We used to build snow forts;
snow balls were fun, indeed.
Now we stay inside our home;
Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Currently, a record 42 million adults age 65 and older are driving, which is expected to increase substantially over the next decade and may make them the largest driving population.
AAA encourages older drivers to ask their doctors and pharmacists as many questions as necessary to ensure they understand why they need the medications prescribed to them, and how they can affect their driving.
I don’t remember the man’s name, but I will never forget his words.
A model railroad fanatic since childhood, he dreamt he would someday own a miniature, outdoor train system that was fully operational.
He had to wait until his 60s to fully realize his passion but he achieved his dream.
“You can’t get old and say, I wish I had …” he began. “You want to get old and say, I’m glad I did …”
Life is so short, so fragile. If you have a dream, chase it.
Dreams do come true. He is proof. So are many others.
When was the last time you used a credit card to make a purchase? Was it last week? A couple days ago? Or was it even sometime today?
According to a cnbc.com Jan. 23, 2018, article titled “Credit card debt hits a record high. It’s time to pay off your debt,” Jessica Dickler writes, “The average American has a credit card balance of $6,375, up from nearly 3 percent from , according to Experian’s annual study on the state of credit and debt in America.