There has been a dramatic shift in this country in the past couple of decades toward more people being single, and if and when they marry, marrying at a much later age. But when journalist Rebecca Traister began studying this trend, she found there have been large numbers of single women at periods in the past, and they have often had a profound impact on social change.
A lively question and answer session with Rebecca Traister quickly devolved into commentary on the current political scene in the U.S., with both Traister and the audience expressing concerns about the impact of a Trump administration on women’s issues.
Among the thousands of people who flocked to the Mall in Washington, D.C. the day after President Trump’s inauguration to take part in the Women’s March were several busloads from the Lehigh Valley.
The people the Press talked to echoed the general consensus among marchers that the event was inspiring and emphasized the peacefulness of the event and the respect among marchers and with law enforcement officers patrolling the throngs.
December, of course, is an extremely busy month for Santa Claus, but what does he do for the rest of the year?
Hellertown author Larry Deibert has tried to answer that question in his first children’s book, “Santa’s Day Jobs,” which has just been released on Amazon.com.
The book is quite a departure for Deibert, whose previous books have been on topics as wide-ranging as vampires, time travel and Vietnam. The idea came to him a few months ago, he said, when he was delivering mail (his day job) at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and a little girl pointed at him and cried, “Santa!”
Lehigh graduate Martin Baron returned to the Southside Feb. 18, and was welcomed warmly by the Bethlehem and Lehigh community at a packed Baker Auditorium.
Baron, a 1976 graduate, was editor of the Boston Globe who helped lead the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the cover-up of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. He led a discussion about the investigation, and the role of journalism, following a screening of “Spotlight,” the compelling Oscar-nominated film about that investigation.
"It's a story that needs to be told," Upper Milford Township Supervisor George DeVault says of his recently published book, "Fire Call!"
While the book is largely a memoir of DeVault's three decades as a volunteer firefighter, the important story is the threat to communities nationwide posed by the decline in the number of volunteers who are taking on this vital work. Appropriately, the book's subtitle is "Sounding The Alarm To Save Our Vanishing Volunteers."
Hellertown author Larry Deibert is fascinated by the supernatural.
"I guess horror, paranormal and time travel are my favorite things to do," Deibert said in a recent interview.
Like his three or four previous works, including the locally based "Christmas City Vampire," his new novel, "From Darkness to Light," revolves around supernatural events. He describes it as a "Christian paranormal" work.