From the Editor


Dear Readers,

When Bern Williams wrote “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring,” he probably lived in Pennsylvania and was just as tired of cold weather as we are now. With snow still on the horizon in our daily forecast, it’s hard to believe spring arrived on March 20. If we collectively think spring, perhaps warm weather will arrive in the next couple of weeks and stay for good. Until it does, don’t put away those winter coats and boots as we begin preparations for spring cleaning.

In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 22 to April 28, Lancaster Fertility wants couples to know they are not alone with their infertility issues and that treatment is an ongoing and personalized process. Their article, Infertility Awareness Is a Team Effort—Men and Women Vital for Infertility Awareness, highlights the importance of testing for both men and women. Infertility in men is silent and can only be detected by testing. Lancaster Fertility has the most accurate, up-to-date tests available for detecting infertility in both men and women. Please contact them for the best team approach to treating this important health issue.

A big welcome back to Jim Albright, owner of Albright Opticians, who’s celebrating 50+ years of service to the Lancaster community, and to Weddings by Paulette bridal salon. Owners Paula Pryer and Ethel Lawrence have been dressing brides and their bridal parties with the most beautiful gowns in Lancaster County for over 50 years, and this year is no exception. With the arrival of spring, Weddings by Paulette’s annual trunk show moves front and center stage for destination shopping in Lititz, Pa.

Smiles by Stevens is now offering the Rodan + Fields skincare line through independent consultant Aileen Stevens. Aileen can help you eliminate facial lines and clear up any facial skin problems you or someone you love may have.

Carole Simons’ article, Rethink Loss, is must reading for any woman or man dealing with unthinkable loss. Her battle with suffering and pain takes you on an emotional journey through a place where no one should ever have to go. Carole’s ability to write about her experience has the makings of a best seller, and I encourage everyone to read her incredible story. Future editions of our newspaper will carry chapters of her life experience and advocacy for persons with disabilities.

This is an appropriate time of year to take stock of our many blessings and to appreciate the people we love. Please pray for our soldiers and their families wherever they may be. Their sacrifice ensures our way of life and freedom to live as we do.

With blessings for a Happy Easter and Happy Mother’s Day,
JoAnn Notargiacomo

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