To the Editor:
The March 15 East Penn Press carried an Another View (by Susan Bryant, Parkland Press editorial assistant) with the headline “How Altruistic Are You?”
Well, there’s one man in our town who is very altruistic indeed.
On Sunday afternoon, I was working in my home office and spotted the FedEx truck outside.
I had been anticipating a return shipment of my personal journals — covering my life from 1980 to 1982 — from a Utah company called Legacy Scribes, which was helping me with a memoir project. (I work as a book author.)
During the late 1960s, and now in playing in reruns, the television series “The Wild, Wild West” featured two Secret Service agents, James West, played by Robert Conrad, and Artemus Gordon, played by Ross Martin.
In 1999, the futuristic western, set in the late 1860s and ’70s, was made into a movie featuring Will Smith as West and Kevin Kline as Gordon.
Through the use of Jules Verne-sque gadgets and weapons, the duo were tasked with protecting the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and saving the country from the evildoers of all stripes.
In “Another View” for Feb. 22, Stacey Koch pushed for urgent action to counter climate change.
A part of this action should be the protection of the trees that we have across the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is “Penn’s Woods.”
The people of our state cherish their properties, their trees, their shrubs. Would you want it to be otherwise?
We understand the need to cut trees to maintain the reliability of the electric grid and to generate lumber, but we would like to make a plea for less aggressive tree clearing by electricity and commercial logging companies.
Every day, someone becomes a victim of a crime. And, then there are those who risk their own lives and safety to help those in need.
When Daniel DeTurck, of Reading, Berks County, saw an Amber Alert Jan. 3 on his phone asking the public’s help to locate an infant abducted by alleged murder suspect Antonio Velazquez-Rupert, DeTurck didn’t hesitate to help.
When DeTurck, a security guard, saw a vehicle matching the description in the Amber Alert, he dialed 911 and took off after the vehicle — with no thought for his own safety or personal situation.
Words portray the month of March
Lion...lamb... kites that arch
blown high by gusts of wind
that sail lofty colors
in brilliant contrast
against stark beige earth
Earth soon to become green again
When soaked by April rain
Ah, this month when earth awakens
And birth begets spring
spring… that anxiously awaited season of our hearts
when bulbs and buds emerge from winter’s sleep
A portend of awaiting millennial change
Gusts of change soon to move us to new days...new ways
·Allentown Rescue Mission has an immediate need for volunteers to make the annual gala event happen. If you love planning events, help is needed with silent and live auctions, setup and decorations, greeting and registration and centerpiece committees. Gala committee meetings are being held weekly. The date of the event is April 8 at DeSales University.
Call Deirdre Federico at 610-740-5500, ext. 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone loves a little adventure now and then, especially when you are a 3-1/2-year-old black-and-tan tabby named Lucky from Lower Macungie.
Oh, and did I mention he is blind?
Lucky’s adventure began around 1:15 a.m. March 1, somehow living the life of an escape artist and leaving the comforts of his home in the Ancient Oaks West development.
A flier was placed on social media sites and sent to various news outlets March 2 asking for help locating the escapee.
Along with winter comes
this thing that everyone just dreads,
It makes us feel real miserable
and settles in our heads.
Of course, I’m speaking of a cold,
that lousy little thing
That seems to follow us around
from winter into spring.
We must be very careful
and dress warmly all the times;
Although we cannot see them,
they are always on our mind.
When someone sneezes, you sure hope the germs don’t spread to you.
‘cause if you catch a cold, then you will soon be sneezing, too.
As the end of winter approaches, millions of Americans will face pricey vehicle repairs from rust damage caused by chemicals used to deice roadways.
According to a new AAA survey, U.S. drivers paid an estimated $15.4 billion in rust repairs caused by deicing methods over the last five years, or approximately $3 billion annually.
AAA warns drivers, especially the 70 percent (150 million) who live in areas affected by snow and ice, to take action to prevent dangerous rust-related vehicle damage to brake lines, fuel tanks, exhaust systems and other critical vehicle components.
Last week, former teen idol David Cassidy announced his dementia diagnosis.
According to media reports, the singer and television star, who once was the object of numerous fan clubs and had the ability to pack music venues with screaming tween and teenage girls, was struggling to remember lyrics to his songs while on tour.
Musician Glen Campbell announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in June 2011 and headlined a farewell tour, with three of his children in the band, to perform for fans.