Q. Fruit juices give me a stomach ache. Do you think I’m allergic to them?
I never diagnose because I’m not a physician. I’m just a journalist. If you have a problem digesting fruit juices and this is getting in your way, you should get a medical check-up.
Meanwhile, you might want to keep a diary of the food you eat. This can be the first stope to isolate foods that are giving you digestion problems. The intensity of your reaction can help determine whether you are allergic to...
Q. I often hear my teenage daughter and her friends talking about all the stress they are under. Sometimes I even hear them crying together. When I ask them if everything is OK, they change the subject, start laughing or simply say, “Nothing.” Why are teens under so much stress, and how can parents help?
The panel agreed that teens are under a lot of stress from school work, sports, social activities and the like.
Cell phones, along with the need to multitask, were named as...
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, May 8: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fruit cocktail.
Thursday, May 9 - Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread w /...
The 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival. Tickets: bach.org; 610-866-4382
Directions, parking: bach.org/directions-parking/
Friday, May 10, 17
Bach Outdoors: Festival Brass Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra principal violist Paul Miller, electric violin, noon, Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem. Free
Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Dr. Michael Marissen: “Significance of Calov Bible,” 2 p.m., Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh...
“Fun Home,” the tragicomic musical through May 19, Civic Theatre of Allentown, is an astounding piece dramatic art.
The winner of five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2015, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, tells the story of a young girl’s dysfunctional family in an extremely innovative and heart-rending way.
The script, based on lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, chronicles the author’s childhood and youth in the Bechdel family in rural...
Legendary journalist H.L. Mencken wrote of his attendance at the Bethlehem Bach Festival during Prohibition in terms of Bach and beer.
The 2019 Bach Festival of Bethlehem, in its 112th year, is much more than that.
In his 36th season, Bach Choir of Bethlehem Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld has added depth and dimension to the Bach Festival.
The festival is May 10, 11 and May 17, 18 in Bethlehem, principally on the Lehigh University campus, with some events...
The Alex Meixner Band performs a celebration of the “Roots of the Lehigh Valley,” 7:30 p.m. May 7, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The multi-talented Meixner, a Lehigh Valley native, literally learned music at his father’s knee. He represents the fourth generation of the Meixner family in the music business. Starting piano at age three, he made his stage debut in his father’s band at age six playing the accordion.
There followed multiple gigs on multiple...
The tagline for the musical, “Fun Home,” could be: “Putting the fun in dysfunction.”
Civic Theatre of Allentown presents the Lehigh Valley premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Fun Home,” May 3-19.
The original Broadway production, opening in 2015 and closing in 2016, was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, receiving five Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.
“It won the Tony Award for best musical, best book and best score, which almost never happens...
“Artifacts Reimagined: A 5x5 Artist Exhibition,” through Aug. 18, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem, of more than 50 contemporary pieces by five Lehigh Valley artists sheds new light on historic and vintage items.
The artists, members of the 5x5 Artists group for their work in five distinct media, spent a year researching, photographing and studying artifacts from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection as inspiration for their works.
Q. My one child (age seven) is almost always “in trouble” in school, and the other one (age 10) is the star student. We don’t have any major issues at home with either of them, although they are very different. We don’t want either of our children to get labeled or have a reputation that follows them through school. How do we keep this from happening?
The panel began by stating that children should never be compared or labeled.
“It is important to recognize that every child is...