November 4th, 2020

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To all the Debbie Downers and Uncle Killjoys writing in to complain about people using fire pits. Outdoor activities have been one of the few ways friends and families can safely visit each other during this pandemic. Supposedly we are all in this together, yet some folks still only think of themselves. Unless your neighbors are smoking you out 7 days a week, just chill, shut your windows, and let folks enjoy what
time they have left outdoors
before winter sets in.

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To whoever stole my bike. How could you be so mean? I am an old woman who is no longer allowed to drive and my bike was my only means of transportation. Please return my bike and helmet. Surely,
I need it more than you do.

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To whoever put the things that fell out the back of my pick-up truck, on the sidewalk, coming out of the Walmart in Quakertown. My husband and I are very grateful for that. Thank you from
the bottom of our hearts.
May God bless you.

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To whoever buys scratch off tickets and walks down Spruce Alley in Coopersburg to check them and then rips them up and throws them in the alley,
almost every day!

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To the cute Linus Halloween house with the tombstone in Quakertown. Always love the pumpkins and great candy. Thanks for the hand sanitizer!

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To the Thumbs Down to the neighbors who use our cul-de-sac as their own personal parking lot!! Please use the spaces provided instead of our
beautiful street!

October 28th, 2020

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To fast drivers. Please slow down and give all wildlife a chance to make it safely across the road. Roadways are slippery for deer, their hooves have no traction.

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Thank you to whoever returned the pelican statue to my mother’s home on Main Street in Quakertown. The statue had sentimental value and was returned in perfect condition. We are not sure of the reason for initially taking the statue, but we are very happy to have it back home.

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To the neighbors who use our cul-de-sac as their own personal parking lot.

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To motorists who break state law by not yielding to pedestrians who use crosswalks to cross Main Street in Hellertown.

October 21st, 2020

 

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Thank you to Officer Nelson of the Upper Saucon P.D. for your compassionate & knowledgeable response to our family emergency on September 6th. You are an asset to our community!

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To the “Schools not Screens” lawn signs popping up. We are in the midst of a pandemic and keeping teachers and students safe while continuing to care for our children’s education is a difficult task. Teachers and students would rather be in schools and not learning remotely. Try being supportive rather than putting more stress on students, teachers and administrators. Signs like these create more division in a time when we need unity.

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To another new housing development for 112 new homes on Flint Hill Road and Taylor Drive. The traffic on 309 North is already bad with traffic backed up from the Giant to the light at Passer Rd. We will now have to contend with the traffic from the Wawa being built at Route 309 and Passer Rd. and the traffic from the new development. What’s next? A stop light at Flint Hill and Walnut Lane? This once peaceful place to live is sadly coming to an end.

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To the generous businesses and citizens of Quakertown and nearby communities who have supported the Quakertown Food Pantry throughout these trying times. We couldn’t do it without you!

October 14th, 2020

 

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To all the people that are enjoying fire pits in their backyards! Keep making memories and having fun with your friends and family! Forget the Karens of the world!

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To the bank that closed my account because there was fraud on my debit card. I was the victim here, why do I get punished for it?

October 7th, 2020

 

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Thank you to the gentleman in Subway in Hellertown for paying for two senior sisters’ meals. We will pass it forward. Thank you.

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To the owner/owners of a black cat with some white on it and a striped gray cat. In the area of Dogwood, Locust,
Tilghman Street area of Coopersburg. These cats have been running around, going into our garage
and using neighbors’ gardens to do their business. I am allergic to cats and would appreciate if your pets were kept at home.

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To property owners who keep their trees and shrubs trimmed back from the road and sidewalk. It is nice to see there are people who are taking care of their property so it is clear for others when driving on the road and/or walking on the sidewalks.

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To the Springfield Township Police. Their response to police matters are handled in a very professional manner. Thank you. You have our support.

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To the land owners who do not trim trees and shrubs on their property. The vegetation is growing out toward the street, or onto the sidewalks where people like to walk. It could be hazardous for vehicles that have to pull out at intersections if their line of vision is blocked. When walking on the sidewalks, branches are hanging down, someone could get hurt.

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To the guys who remodeled the bridge over the two ponds at Melody Lakes. It looks beautiful and everyone should be so grateful that our grounds are kept so beautiful!

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To the East Rockhill Township guys who did the resurfacing of the Markey Park walking path. It is fantastic! Hopefully you will do the other half before Winter! Great job!

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To the kind person who found my cell phone in the parking lot at Landis Supermarket in Perkasie on October 1. Thankful to God for people like you. A big thank you!

September 29th, 2020

 

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To all of the people in town who seem to have the need to smoke out their neighbors in the evening with their fire pits. As a person who has breathing issues, wood smoke creates major problems for me and it creates issues with my quality of life. I don’t say anything to you directly because I want to keep the peace between us, but maybe consider getting a propane firepit instead. Our houses are too close together for you to be destroying my health!

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To the Pennridge High School Band and all other high school bands. I watched the students practicing their routines on YouTube. It brought me to tears listening to the music as they were perfecting their performances. In this world of uncertainty, I am proud of the students’ dedication and spirit. Pennridge Proud!

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To the person who wrote the ”Thumbs Down about all the backyard burning that has been taking place. There are many more of us who would like to have a peaceful evening in our backyards without it being ruined with somebody’s stinky fire pit!

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To Katie (manager) and Ralph (lineman) who came to our rescue and fixed our services quickly, professionally & thoughtfully, when our internet went down. We have an autistic child who doesn’t handle it well when things like this happen. It reassured us that there are good people out there. Thank you!

September 23rd, 2020

 

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To the creep who stole our outdoor bistro table and broken chair.

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To John from Pennsburg who drove by me on Route 663 and stopped when he saw I was walking with my bike that had a flat tire. He gave me a ride home with my bike in the back of his truck bed. We need more people like you in this world. Thank you! Please remember to share the road with us bikers. John did.

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To the gentleman who donated his canopy/tent to Last Chance Ranch Thrift Shop in Coopersburg. A great big thank you!! We all appreciate it very much. So nice to know there are good people in our area!

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In response to the “Thumbs Down” about an American flag being thrown in the trash. Shame on you! Did you offer to teach your neighbor proper flag disposal? Of course not, it’s easier to shame them anonymously! Not everyone knows to separate and burn. Try a more open-minded approach next time!

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To the entire SoLeCo Pool staff! A huge thank you for opening our pool this year. It was certainly needed! We thank you for your commitment to the community. May God bless you and keep you safe.

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To people who frequently burn wood campfires in their backyards for enjoyment. You may not realize the smoke infiltrates the neighborhood. Others cannot enjoy being outdoors or opening windows. Please limit your campfires, neighborhoods are not campgrounds.

September 16th, 2020

 

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Shame on you. Throwing a beautiful American flag in your trash. Russia and China will gladly let you move there. I’ll help you pack! Did you put it in the trash flag first so your neighbors wouldn’t see? There is no excuse! Shame on you!

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To whoever took the white canopy from the Last Chance Ranch Thrift Shop in Coopersburg. Our staff and volunteers use it to protect themselves from inclement weather while sorting the donations. Please bring it back!

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To the person(s) who vandalized the sign at Morningstar Moravian Church in Coopersburg.

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To anyone using sticky tape on their trees to catch spotted lanternflies. Many birds are getting stuck and getting severely injured or worse. If you don’t believe me, Google ”Spotted lanternfly tape killing birds”. The images are very sad. The tape also kills too many bugs other than spotted lantern flies. If you have this tape on your trees, please, please, please remove it. If your neighbors have it, please try to educate them.

September 9th, 2020

 

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To the train in Quakertown that goes back and forth, whistles, blows its horn and rings its bell for no reason! There is an old system that does the minimum to warn pedestrians and vehicles of a train coming, unsafe! Making people wait to go to work because someone has to play on the train. Not to mention the tracks wearing out my tires everyday. If we’re not getting public transportation, I say shut it down!

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To Silverdale Fire Company lead by JC and the men/women who drove by my Perkasie home on August 25 to make some celebration noise for my grandbaby’s first birthday! It was so nice of all of you to take time out of your busy training night to make this happen for us. My family and neighbors loved your presence!!! Thank you so much!

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To the individual that removed our Support Our Police signs that were placed in our driveway area. You don’t need to agree, but if you’re asking for respect you must afford that to me as well and stay off my property. All lives should be respected and in this time this definitely includes the amazing men and women of our police forces that afford us all safety and security. You should be ashamed! Who will you call in your time of need??? I wonder!

September 2nd, 2020

 

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To Springfield Township roadmaster and crew. Thank you for maintaining township roads. In response to Thumbs Down: The state is responsible for Richlandtown Pike.

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To the kind soul who created the colorful, hand-painted yard signs with uplifting messages placed along Route 212 and Rattlesnake Road in Durham Township. Good vibes whenever I see them!!

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To the several dozen students who gathered in Ottsville the first week of August. You are putting others health in jeopardy. Parents- ask your children where they were on August 5th.

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To Penny Power for posting Lost & Found in your community newspaper for free. Many people have been reunited with not only their property, but their beloved pets. And that is priceless.