President Donald Trump recently proclaimed November 2017 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is the time American people nationally thank veterans for their courage, sacrifices and years of service.
Trump’s proclamation begins: “During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families and their loved ones.
Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law House Bill 16, my legislation designed to reform the local tax collection system to reduce instances of fraud.
Local tax collectors take on a great responsibility with ensuring the proper collection of taxes; however, with little clarity in the law as to best practices, misuse of the system can occur.
My legislation corrects those oversights to eliminate fraud by unscrupulous tax collectors.
Voters in Pennsylvania will decide Nov. 7 whether to pay less money for their school (or county or municipal) real estate taxes.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Who would vote “no” to paying less money in taxes?
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?
·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.
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.