A Stranger in a Manger

christmas manger webStudies show that the time of year that produces the most babies is summer, with August leading the way. I’m no expert, but I disagree with them. I believe the most prolific time for babies is the Christmas season. Babies appear everywhere: stores, malls, plazas, family rooms, schools, bars — you name it. They range from life-size to miniature, paper to plastic to cloth to ceramic, incandescent to inflatable. Some of these babies are brand-new, while some are hundreds of years old. All of them have the same parents, the same bed, and the same name.

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Things To Do With Grandkids Winter 2019

puppet company webBook & Puppet Company
Known for their puppet theatre, Book & Puppet Co. is a family-owned book and gift store in downtown Easton. Bring the whole family for free and low-cost events daily, including story hours, costume characters, and puppet shows, or browse the unique items that have been selected to delight and surprise you. Hilarious improvised puppet shows with live music - perfect for all ages. Daily free story hours with expert storytellers, featuring the best and most engaging children’s books. Costume character appearances every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 466 Northampton St., Easton (484) 541-5379 bookandpuppet.com

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A Salute to Valentine’s Day - Stories of Love

chihuahua web“My first Valentine’s Day with my fiancé was amazing. That January, I looked for a puppy online and found a little Chihuahua I loved. My fiancé said he’d call and talk to the breeder for me. Later, he called to tell me the puppy had been sold. I was crushed. On the day before Valentine’s Day, I walked into his apartment and found a card waiting for me. As I was reading it, out of the corner of my eye, I saw this tiny little dog run past me with several bows around his neck. I started squealing as my fiancé said, “Do you recognize him?”

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Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center Community Programs - Winter 2019

owl bird watch webJacobsburg Annual Winter Bird Count
Saturday, January 12, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Join us as we spend the day counting birds at Jacobsburg and other places within a 5-mile radius of the Visitor Center. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, warm beverages and a lunch. Van transportation available for all day participants. Participants must drive their own vehicle if they have to leave early. Registration is required.

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Getting to Know Carol Burnett

carol burnett sag lifetime acheivement award webSometimes it is hard to believe that Carol Burnett has been in show business for more than 5 decades. To say that she is an American icon is an understatement.
Carol Burnett is known for her comic genius but she has shown talent in stage, TV and film.

Carol was born in San Antonio, Texas, on April 26, 1933, where she was born to Jodie and Louise Burnett, both of whom suffered from acute alcoholism. Her story is well known as she has shared her life story with her audiences.

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The Cab Ride

taxi at night webThe Cab Ride (Anonymous) 
Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. 
When I arrived at 2:30 a.m., the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away.

But, I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to myself. So I walked to the door and knocked.

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