Gathering the family
We bundle up against harsh winter winds
To travel to Grandma’s house
Whether near or far
Awaiting the feast as family
We are greeted by loved ones
Amongst a warm home filled with love
And by aroma of roast turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pies
The table set with its centerpiece of fruits and nuts
Declares this is a special day of gathering
A national heritage of gratitude
For freedom to worship God
For all the good gifts of life
For the harvest of food, family and friends
To the Editor:
This letter is sent from a heart that is overflowing with love for all of the residents and friends of my husband, Gene Zarayko, who poured out love for him.
The members of the Northampton Fire Department, Fire Police and Police Department — the awesome honor you all gave him, in the Standing of Guard, the coordination between all to ensure a smooth navigation through town as the funeral procession passed so many projects that Gene had a part in.
I was pretty sure I had fallen off the radar again — miss one meeting and that happens. You aren’t on the attendance sheet, so you don’t get the meeting’s minutes. The meeting’s minutes have the date of the next meeting, so you don’t show up at the next meeting either. You don’t get the notes from that meeting, and the cycle goes on.
You have successfully fallen off the radar.
It’s so easy to become consumed with the hustle and bustle of life — those “things” we believe to be important, meaningful and self sustaining.
It’s often in those times of uncertainty and crisis — whether unexpected or expected — that we begin to ask the wider universal questions related to life. What difference have I made? Who have I impacted? Have I tried to be kind and giving to another?
The news was big.
In an announcement on WCCO, television news reporter Esme Murphy intoned, “It’s simply the right thing to do for the 15,000 people who work here. And it’s good business.”
Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn., a concern billing itself as “the largest retail and entertainment destination in North America,” would not open Thanksgiving Day 2016.
As with many times throughout the year, specific awareness campaigns are designated to a certain month, week or day. We have Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October; May is National Pet Month; and April 24-30 is National Infertility Week.
This month is National Adoption Month, with National Adoption Day Nov. 19.
By the time you read this, the incredibly emotional and polarizing election season will have concluded with Election Day. I am writing this Sunday night, two days before the election, not knowing the outcome.
I hope each and every one of you went to the polls to cast your votes Tuesday. When you did, you were greeted and assisted by a number of poll workers. These are your neighbors, residents of your borough or township, who work tirelessly twice a year to accurately record your votes.
They do not, I believe, deserve to be accused of attempting to rig an election.
Communities That Care. Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative. Whitehall and Coplay food pantries.
These are three outstanding groups that work very hard to help residents in the Whitehall and Coplay communities. I will briefly describe each one so that you have a better understanding as to what each group does.
On Oct. 27, several Lehigh Valley Press newspapers ran a column and a Guest View op-ed regarding the Donate Life PA Act.
Both stem from the same blatantly false statements made by lobbyist Susan Shanaman on behalf of the state coroners’ association.
I appreciate the opportunity to share the facts about this important legislation.
My name is Bill Hankee. I am the father of a true hero in the eyes of many.
My 22-year-old daughter, Krysta, donated her organs five days after collapsing in a New York gym.
We interrupt this program to bring you ... yet another campaign commercial.
Haven’t we seen enough? Don’t we already know every misstep each candidate has taken?
The good news: We have to endure these ads for just a few more days.
The bad news: It is expected they will hit a “fever pitch,” according to researchers, who believe the last-chance campaigning will invade your favorite radio station, your smartphone and even the movie screen at your local theater.