Last week, I found myself performing the very tedious task of reattaching an ear on a ceramic bunny.
My cat has an issue with the little figure standing upright, so she takes great pleasure in knocking it on its side.
I have no idea why, and usually, I just place the lopsided bunny back on its feet and walk away. But this time, the figurine had fallen to the floor, and the tip of one ear broke off.
To vote or not to vote
That is the question
Whether it is better
to refrain from voicing
Or living with the results
of our decisions
Is something each
citizen of voting age
has to decide
Could it be that you
have always voted for
the WRONG man?
To that, I reply,
Elect a woman!
Could it be that you
feel your vote
will not count?
It will if you
Could it be that
you are disappointed
with the quality
of each candidate?
The words “thank you” do not seem adequate when a group of people have come to your aid in one of life’s challenging moments.
In March, dozens of volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical service personnel reacted quickly when a fire broke out in the plaza where I operate my district office.
My staff and I were already at an event in another part of the district when we received calls that the Bagel Bunch restaurant located right next to us was on fire.
Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.
This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.
The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.
James A. Maehrer, 84, of Slatington, died April 29, 2018, in his home.
He was the husband of the late Jeanette J. (Leibenguth) Maehrer.
Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late August Maehrer and Margaret Jones.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era earning the rank of corporal.
He was a cable splicer with Verizon in Allentown for 42 years before retiring in 1998.
Zachary J. Houlik, 22, formerly of Breinigsville, died suddenly May 4, 2018, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Franklin County, Va.
He is the son of Wendy J. (Hoppes) Houlik with Joseph Szakal of Whitehall, and James M. and Jean (Yingling) Houlik of Mechanicsburg.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lees-McRae College in 2016 and his Master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2017.
Martha J. Grim, 73, of New Tripoli, died May 7, 2018, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.
She and her husband Glen N. Grim were married 48 years on April 4.
Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Breinigsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Goldie F. (Schmoyer) Moyer.
She was a parts coordinator at Eckroth Equipment Co., Orefield, for six years before retiring in 2016.
Before that, she worked at Pikeville Equipment, Oley, Greenfields Farms, Mertztown, and Allen Organ, Macungie.
THURSDAY MAY 10
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.