Eleven years have passed since the 9/11 Islamic extremists' terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the crash of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 into a farmer's field near Shanksville, Somerset County.
Last year's 10th anniversary memorial tributes to those lost in the tragedy were televised; I doubt there will be as much broadcast this year.
The pain and sense of loss, however, continues for the families and the survivors.
The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, is presenting "Max Ginsburg: The Social Realist Master," Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.
Ginsburg, a native of New York City, is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished social realist American painters. He credits his father, Abraham Ginsburg, a portrait painter, for providing him with a strong, traditional artistic foundation.
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a hybrid film. It's part indie film, part mumblecore and part science fiction.
The film, while it doesn't always work, is a charmer, mostly for its off-hand, casual and sometimes clunky screenplay, directing and acting.
A one-night-only reading of "8," Dustin Lance Black's new play chronicling the challenge to California's Proposition 8, will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Civic Theatre of Allentown's 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Proceeds from "8," presented through a special agreement with American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, benefit the Pennsylvania Diversity Network.
St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem has opened a new Wound Management Center, replacing the location at St. Luke's Union Station on SouthSide Bethlehem.
The new Wound Management Center is at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem, 801 Ostrum St., at the "A" Entrance at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Wound centers treat patients with non-healing wounds often complicated by diabetes, vascular problems and other underlying diseases.
An artist's reception for "Comings & Goings," an exhibition continuing through Sept. 23 that covers about 30 years in the work of Kevin Tuttle, will be held 4:30 - 6 p.m. Sept. 5, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
Tuttle's work is informed by literature, poetry, Greco-Roman painting and sculpture. Tuttle is a Muhlenberg College art department drawing and sculpture lecturer.
The reception and Martin Art Gallery events and programs are free and open to the public.
Rev. James L. Heft, S.M., and Ph.D., will deliver "Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities," the 2012 Ruggiero Lecture, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
The event, sponsored by the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture at DeSales, is free and open to the public.
Heft is the Alton Brooks Professor of Religion and president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California, and author of the book, "Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities."
Melody Bradford has been named Sales Director of The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).
Bradford oversees sales of advertising space, manages the content, artistic development and marketing of LVAR's publication, Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly; its website, LVAR.org; and e-newsletter, In the Know. She also oversees the LVAR Sponsor-Affiliate program.
She was account manager at Millennium Medical Education Resources, Ltd., where she received the Largest Sale and Largest Publisher Sale Awards in 2011 and Top Prospector accolades.
The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) has released a new report on housing market data today that confirms a strengthening housing market.
The initial quarterly report lists positive indicators showing second quarter 2012 home sales have increased 16.7 percent over second quarter sales the previous year.
Pending sales were up 25 percent forecasting the potential for increased sales in the coming months.
An additional sign that the housing market is on the road to recovery is the decrease in inventory of homes for sale, down 16.6 percent over last year.
Q. I'm 69 years old and I'm considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?
There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.
Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.