How do you celebrate freedom?
In the mid-20th century members of my family and I would often gather midday on July 4 to watch the television broadcast of the movie musical “1776.”
Holiday picnics and fireworks would happen later in the day.
Among my favorite scenes in the musical remains the discussion among John Adams, embodied by Williams Daniels; Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Ken Howard; and Benjamin Franklin, played by Howard Da Silva; about choosing the national bird.
·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.
Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to join the “Weeknight Box Brigade.”
Contact Beth Baier at 610-419-9356 or email@example.com.
·Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Bethlehem, is seeking meal delivery volunteers age 18 and older.
An old, yellowed newspaper clipping is secured on my refrigerator with a magnet.
It reads: “You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me,” from “The Reading Mother” by Strickland Gillilan in “The Read Aloud Handbook”
I put this quote on my refrigerator when I was pregnant with my first child, approximately 25 years ago. I learned if I read to my children before they were born, they would recognize my voice after they were born, and that was true.
Oh my goodness, don’t get me started,
Our politicians are greatly divided!
Republicans, Democrats, it doesn’t matter,
Whatever is suggested gets torn and tattered.
It seems they lost all their direction.
They forgot the American people
Who voted for them, with affection.
They were chosen to serve this nation,
With, dignity, backbone, and pride.
But, whenever the going gets tough,
They go on vacation and hide.
Every time something needs to be done,
It becomes an imposition;
Seems nobody ever wants to give in
Pennsylvania has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the country, with 12,200 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016 (the most recent statistics to date).
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection most people get from the bite of a deer tick. If left untreated, the disease can cause serious physical and neurological problems that are hard to manage down the road.
If you are heading outdoors to go fishing, hunting, camping or enjoying other activities, I encourage you to take the proper precautions.
“Money does not create happiness.” — a proverb
On June 5, fashion designer Kate Brosnahan Spade was found dead in her apartment by her housekeeper. The 55-year-old died by suicide.
Three days later, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life in France while working on his CNN television series. He was 61.
I remember hearing of the death of actor Robin Williams in 2014. I loved his movies, especially “Patch Adams” and “Dead Poets Society.” I think any character he played, he performed well and with passion.
Newspaper staffs across the commonwealth work tirelessly, day in and day out, to deliver fact-based news and information.
It is the pledge of dedicated journalists, who are also fellow members of the community, to report real, honest and credible news.
In an era of misinformation and fake news dissemination, it’s even more important to know that newspapers are a reliable resource that deliver accurate, fair and unbiased reporting from which you may form your own opinions.
The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia.
For nearly three centuries, communities have relied on volunteer fire companies to protect property and save lives. Today, this volunteer model is in jeopardy.
All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.
I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.
There are two things I have found about research in the meantime: 1.) One can easily find “research” to back up pretty much anything you want; and
Miss America 2.0. Coming soon: New website. New show. New experience.
Previous winners of the popular pageant are casting their own votes now, after last week’s announcement the Miss America organization would be eliminating its swimsuit and evening gown contests from the 97-year-old event.
Gretchen Carlson, the newly named chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors and herself a winner of the pageant, also announced it was no longer to be considered a pageant, but rather a competition.