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A true neighborhood gem gone

I am so very sorry to hear of Gearo’s Restaurant closing. My son and I were customers since the 1980s and we’d go there on Saturday as a treat. I always thought their menu was the best in the city! We have been ordering almost every Sunday for the last few years and I will certainly miss their delicious food and wonderful staff. Good luck to all of the workers. Hopefully it will open up elsewhere.

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Patti Wirsz


Editor’s note: Patti Wirsz’s family said she wished the above letter be printed shortly before her recent passing.

Thankful for cyber education

During Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I like to take time to reflect on the things in my life that I am grateful for. And this year, I want to share how thankful I am for cyber education.

My child attends Reach Cyber Charter School, a STEM-focused online public charter school for K-12 students in Pennsylvania. Reach Cyber’s high-quality curriculum is infused with STEM learning to personalize her learning experience and encourage thinking outside of the box. We originally chose to enroll our daughter in Reach in 2020 because of COVID, but we have chosen to keep her here because of the rigorous curriculum and the many wonderful opportunities that Reach has given her.

At Reach Cyber, she is able to learn at a pace that meets her needs, helping her reach her full potential. The flexible nature of a cyber education allows Katherine to start her day when she is the most focused and to take breaks as needed. Katherine loves attending Zoom lessons with her teachers and classmates. She also likes that she has flexibility to spend time with her grandparents and to travel.

Thanks to my child’s education at Reach Cyber, she has consistently earned distinguished honors, she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, and she is on a Career Path toward her dream job of working with animals as either a veterinarian or a marine biologist.

We have access to robust socialization outlets through extracurricular clubs and outings that are both educational and recreational, which allows my child to connect and interact with their peers. She has gone to the Franklin Institute and Adventure Aquarium. She has also had fun going mini-golfing and to see musicals.

I am so thankful for the many ways cyber education has benefited my family. I’m grateful to all those in our local government that continue to provide funding for true online education. Thank you for creating an education system that supports the unique needs of students across Pennsylvania like my child.

Donald and Katherine Eccleston

Academy Gardens

Support small businesses in Dec.

Since December 2020, American Workers Radio, local business owners and small business associations have been promoting December as National Small Business Month.

The response to December as National Small Business Month has been good, and our thanks to the individuals, small businesses and business associations for helping promote the importance of shopping at local businesses.

Americans celebrate several special holiday occasions during December, and everyone is asked to be an ambassador of the December National Small Business Month campaign and all efforts that benefit American workers.

Inflation has placed a lot of stress on America’s businesses and American workers. This is another reason why it is important for us to support American workers and the products they make and the services they provide to their customers. America needs all of us to be united for the well-being of the United States and our fellow Americans. 

To help promote the campaign there is a poster on the front page of AmericanWorkersRadio.com. The poster can be printed out and displayed by small businesses to let customers know they welcome your business and are supporters of National Small Business Month. Kindly spread this information to your family and friends. For more information visit AmericanWorkersRadio.com or NationalSmallBusinessMonth.com. You can email your comments and suggestions to Michael@AmericanWorkersRadio.com.

Michael Blichasz

American Workers Radio, 860 AM

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