New Year's resolutions come and go.
Often they are short-lived, typically lasting no longer than a few days to a few weeks. What should each of us resolve to do this coming year? What should each of us hope for and wish for this new year?
Throughout our communities are family members and neighbors who may be in need or want.
There are those at our workplaces, schools and churches who are hurting and in need of an ear, shoulder, hand or heart.
Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.
Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.
The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs, recognize the signs and symptoms and learn the strategies to assist those with these problems.
To the Editor:
Murder originates straight from the heart not from a weapon.
From the heart comes the inspiration to kill, maim, torture, etc. In the heart is anger, hate, jealousy, greed, coveting and selfishness.
Kind, honest and loving people don't let these things control them.
Murder can be carried out by someone using a rock, vehicle, baseball bat, water, plastic bag, poison, etc.
There is always a weapon or method available when someone wants to hurt or kill. Guns are just one method.
·Lehigh Valley Score, Bethlehem, seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
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·Share Care Faith in Action, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to assist clients in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
Contact Lynn Marie Heiney at 610-867-2177 or ShareCare8@aol.com.
Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.
Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu'm Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.
The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.
We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror this covers the whole world and we leave this to the disposition of God from the new to the old.
To the Editor:
I'm suspicious regarding published opinions that appear without thought directed at gun control.
A sincere problem-solving approach is never or almost never used.
There are many facets to this issue that should be considered.
For example: Is there a convincing profile regarding individuals who commit such atrocities?
Could they have been recognized by parents or other members of society? Did they seek treatment and was insurance available to treat them?
Might a recognized professional (teacher, doctor etc.) provided preventing opinions?
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, like any tragedy, there are myriad questions.
How could this happen? What was the perpetrator thinking? What was wrong with him? Could this happen in my community?
If children are not safe in school, where are they safe?
There are no concrete answers to ease the pain and confusion of such a horrific event.
To the Editor:
Hats off and congratulations to the Parkland High School football team and Coach Morgan and staff for the success experienced during the past season.
The team had a great year and many of the games proved to be very exciting.
Best wishes and continued success to all the senior players.
·American Cancer Society, Bethlehem needs volunteers to join planning committees to help make each and every Relay for Life in the Lehigh Valley a huge success. If you are creative, a great leader, a great fundraiser or passionate about ending cancer, we have a position for you. Hours vary and we can work with most schedules. All necessary training will be provided.
Call Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Editor:
Neighbors, it is the time of year when we all get together with family and friends.
Can you imagine what it would be like if you had none and no one wanted you? It is not a happy thought at all.
I'm writing to tell you about Forgotten Felines and Fidos, a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in Germansville, which could use your help.
It is particularly difficult to run a shelter like this because if the animals are not adopted, they are kept there for their lifetimes. FF&F also providea spay and neutering services for very reasonable fees.