Bethlehem Press

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Acting with a magical property

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

On a back-to-school shopping spree, my son and I were debating the merits of Nike Air Max sneakers as we headed toward the entrance of the mall. He was engrossed in wrapping up his rebuttal when he stepped in front of me to hold the door open. Then he waited, still holding the door for a woman and her children quite a way behind us, his summation interrupted. Pushing a stroller with an infant mewling discontentedly, the woman herded two other children through the open door. She was jolted to a stop when the stroller caught on the lip of the door frame.

A politically correct pen

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

My first grade teacher had a distinctive looping handwriting. I remember the stars that would appear atop my papers after she had corrected them. The stars were in red ink, as were the corrections she made. Always.

It was in the first grade that I took my first tentative foray into writing. When asked to write a sentence about the dog that attended the fire drill – my Scottish Terrier, that had inadvertently made a show- and-tell appearance which coincided with a routine fire drill – I wrote three. The paper was subsequently corrected in red ink.

Can't we all just get along?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Although they've been up in arms about nearly every other Abe Atiyeh zoning proposal, Bethlehem citizens had few complaints about a proposed 150-bed residential treatment facility at 825 12th Ave. It's an isolated location at the former Synthetic Thread property, where Atiyeh had originally planned apartments.

Even Stewart Early, a thorn in Atiyeh's side in previous zoning requests, told Atiyeh he was pleased.

Handling back-to-school stress

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

It is the time of year when most families are getting prepared for back-to-school. And, despite our best intentions for getting them ready – finding the perfect new outfit, and all the right school supplies, some children will still feel overwhelmed and anxious.

The following are tips to help ease back-to-school jitters and begin the school year off smoothly.

* Transition from summer to the new school year: Transitions are a natural part of everyday life. Handled well, this period of time will help make your child stronger.