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  • Our neighbors need our help, as does the 211 help hot line that is a lifeline for many

    It was Thursday of last week, and the mother on the other end of the phone line was terrified. She was less than 36 hours from eviction. Her entire family, including her autistic son, was out of options. "I just don't know what to do," she said, her...
  • Let's not forget emotional toll from financial crisis

    For people navigating their way through a bankruptcy or foreclosure — two of the most stressful events that can occur for a person under financial strain — some help is offered to get them back on their feet, such as the mandatory financial...
  • Soccer Stars Give Newtown Kids Something To Smile About

    Soccer Stars Give Newtown Kids Something To Smile About
    This was Chris Canetti's idea. This is Marcus Tracy's hometown. The idea was to bring the beautiful game to a place where, for a day, ugliness knew no bounds. And while no game could ever undo the 26 senseless murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • For vets, land of the free

    Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day. "I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
  • The dirty truth about the GOP attack on Obamacare: It worked

    The dirty truth about the GOP attack on Obamacare: It worked
    A crucial component of the Republican Party's assault on the Affordable Care Act always has been ignorance--that is, the promotion of ignorance about the ACA's benefits among the general population.  Now, from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., comes...
  • Lehigh Valley Road Runners Kids Running Series just for the health of it

    Sometimes you just have to stand back and salute the joy in activity. The annual Saturday kids run that was part of the St. Luke's Half Marathon last month is one of those times, when you see youngsters barely out of the toddler stage ambling down...
  • Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home

    Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home
    You know how it can be with e-mail. You waste so much time getting rid of the junk, you can miss the good stuff. This occurred to me last week, when I came to a message I'd missed, from April of 2011. "Dear Mr. Lopez," it began, "my name is Ricardo...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Corbett cabinet secretaries reveal outside income.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett’s Cabinet secretaries supplemented their state salaries in 2011 with rental properties, investment income and other ventures, according to financial disclosure forms filed with the Pennsylvania...
  • Central PA United Way says new poll underlines public opposition to human service cuts.

     
    From Clara Ritger: More than 8 in 10 central Pennsylvanians would accept tax increases on the sale of smokeless tobacco and cigars in order to ensure adequate funding for human services programs within their communities, according to a new poll......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: A budget by mid-June now just "optimistic," senior Senate Republican says.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state House put its stamp -- such as it was -- on the proposed 2012-13 state budget yesterday, increasing funding for block grants that pay for all-day kindergarten; conservation programs and public libraries....
  • Third annual Andre Reed Celebrity Golf Tournament will bring LaVar Arrington, other former stars to Valley

     
    Andre Reed's third annual celebrity golf tournament is coming soon and it looks to be bigger and better than ever. The former Dieruff High School and Kutztown University football star will again bring lots of former pro athletes to the Lehigh Valley on...