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When Do You Know The Senior Years Are Here?

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor As a person gets older, and doesn’t recognize that youth is a memory, into their life comes hints of aging. Here are a few being experienced by this writer. At the office: …I’m making more outgoing sales calls, then there are incoming calls with orders. …Former... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Annoying Lost Time From Preventative Healthcare

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor I’m not into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when I’m only a potential patient. Yes, I’m into giving time to medically-related practitioners- -when it benefits them- -as I have done Gloucestercitynews.net files for over 50 years by providing to them ways to gain new patients via... Read more →


LOOKING BACK – – & MOVING AHEAD

By: Joe Ball, CNBNews Contributor Almost 50 years ago I started an advertising and news publicity one person business. My first investment was a used $35 Royal Typewriter. I also signed a lease at $50/month to rent a space – – in a basement – – at 246 S. 22nd St.... Read more →


Written while waiting for the Podiatrist, the Ophthalmologist, or was it the Dentist?

By: Joe Ball, Publisher CNBNews Contributor I’m a senior citizen in age, not in activities. I think I’m one of those who fit the expression, “The senior citizens of today often are like the middle-aged of 20 years ago.” It’s good to think that. “Because I fit it.” My wife, Sandy,... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Be A Listener

Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I’m a newspaper guy. I read them cover to cover. I’ve worked on them. I’ve owned them- -and still do. Early in my news career I learned that everyone has a story. To hear it, you have to ask questions. Standard questions to open conversations could... Read more →


Lessons For Living

By Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor Being in business for over 50 years, and living 80 years, I have met a lot of people. I have learned from them, plus from my own experiences. Following are some of the remembered lessons: 1.) Stay away from lawyers. 2.) Have an open mind,... Read more →


Personal Thoughts…An Open Diary

New Book on Nazi Germany Effects Reviewers Memories Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor Purposes of a book review often are to recommend a good read, educate, or warn a potentia reader not to waste their time. In the case of a book I recently read there was another experience – –... Read more →


An Obituary … (Somewhat Unusual)

by Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor There was a death in my immediate family recently. It ended a close relationship of over 11 years. My car died. My Mercury Grand Marquis, which joined my household in April 1998, died suddenly. No warning. No sputtering. Just dead. What turned out to be... Read more →


Better Then the Alternative

by Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor As one grows older, one experiences things that normally don’t happen to those in their twenties and thereabouts. But a message to young people – – Just Wait! The following is on the horizon for you, and already here for me. … Friends I’ve made... Read more →


RECOLLECTIONS OF A KOREAN WAR ERA DRAFTEE

by Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor Training 1951: Joe Ball, a 21-year-old draftee with his M-1 the rifle of the time at Camp Breckenridge, KY. Note the bayonet scabbard on his left leg. Remembering Rifleman Training I’m going to be in a book. It probably will not be read by many... Read more →


Living As A Senior

by Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor When you’re 88 years of age, life can be boring. It can consist of … … Sleeping late in the morning … Having the same get-up routines (early to the bathroom for the everyday AM brushing of teeth, showering, swallowing pills, taking the daily sugar... Read more →


Getting Old…….. To My Ever – – So- Young Friends! A Collection

Joe Ball Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, ‘Are you having it catered’? And that, my friend, Is the definition of ‘OLD’! *** Just before the funeral services, the undertaker Came up... Read more →


Marking 57 Years of Marriage — A Letter to My Wife

By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor Published on September 18, 2019. June 1, 2009 – – The 51st Anniversary of our Wedding. Joe Ball We remain husband and wife. Together… 51-years… And, for me, 51-years of a wonderful life – – thanks to your, Sandra Lee (Cohan) Ball. I have often... Read more →


A Near-Death Experience

By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor I think I know what death is. I had a “near-death” experience. It was nothing like the recollections of the people featured recently in the Inquirer by staff writer Faye Flan. Those people told of happy near-death experiences involving light, flowers, music, and even a... Read more →


Memories: On The Happy Occasion of my wife, Sandy’s 73rd Birthday

Published on October 21, 2019. By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor The first time I ever saw Sandra Cohan was at her front door, 2442 Bryn Mawr Ave., in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Joe Ball I was there as a “blind date.” She was 19. I was 28. I remember... Read more →


Handicapped? Using a Walker Has its Benefits. Like Walking!

By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor Joe Ball I’ve heard it said that “when you age – – the feet & legs are first to go”. True – – as it affects me. But first some good things about aging. I’m soon to be 88. I feel good … from the... Read more →


Joe Ball Honored by Philadelphia City Council

For: Immediate Release Philadelphia City Council Honor: On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Philadelphia's longest-established advertising and PR firm, American Advertising Services, the company's founder and continuing president, Joe Ball (r) receives a commendation from Councilman-At-Large, Derek Green, Esq. American Advertising Services is a division of ACT, Inc. ,... Read more →


AMERICAN ADVERTISING SERVICES Donation to Lower Merion Library Bala Cynwyd Branch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW MARKETING RELATED books were donated to the Bala Cynwyd branch of the Lower Merion Library System recently by American Advertising Services, the 57 years in business local advertising/PR firm (29 Bala Ave., Ste. 114, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004/www.PhillyBizMedia.com). About 40 books covering internet marketing, traditional business advertising,... Read more →