Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Star quilts and receding fears

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by CARINA STOVES in Opinion


Have you ever felt like a total hypocrite? As I was preparing for my big move, everyone told me I was so brave, courageous and adventurous. The truth is I was terrified. What if I wasn’t what those who hired me were expecting? Would I encounter racism? After all, white settlers stole the land, sent the natives to reservations and created boarding schools for native children that were things from nightmares. Would I offend them without knowing?

Another view

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Back to school time is upon us once again

It seems as if the end of the school year was just last week. But here we are, Aug. 15, and many schools begin classes Aug. 27.

Since August is when students return to school, this month is National Back to School Month.

According to, “National Back to School Month has been observed since the 1960s.

HOMEFRONT--Children sometimes have learn from their mistakes

Monday, August 6, 2018 by DENISE CONTINENZA in Opinion

Over the years, I have written about how my three (now adult) children have vacillated between thinking their parents are bumbling idiots to believing that we are seers full of enlightenment and wisdom. As I move from being the parent to the consultant/coach for our youngest child, my ideas or suggestions are often met with “Yes, mother! I know that, mother!” Clearly, we are currently in bumbling idiot mode.


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Love on Lorain, June 2018

Mr. Taylor

I don’t believe the BP prints poetry, fiction, or non-fiction essays, but I thought I’d submit this piece of “local color” anyway. Maybe (though a stretch, I guess) it might even fit as a LTE. Could be edited if thought it needed to be a bit more family-friendly.