Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.
You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.
The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.
Chrysanthemums, or mums as they are commonly called, are very colorful fall-blooming perennials....
Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?
The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.
In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little...
Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Applause, applause: The Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards, now in its 30th year, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown. The Butz Family, above, will receive the Legacy Award. “To see the years of dedication this year’s recipients have given to Allentown and the arts shows us that our community has a very deep, rich soul,” said Jane Heft, of the Allentown Arts Commission, and City Center Allentown Vice President &...
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, September 26: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.
Thursday, September 27: Orange juice, beer battered haddock, red quinoa hash browns w/spinach and cheese, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w/...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.
Thursday, Sept. 27: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
Friday, Sept. 28: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.
Monday, Oct. 1: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Breaded veal patty w...
Q. I recently had my first baby, a daughter, and I tried breast feed her, but I didn’t like it at all. I was not comfortable, and my baby fussed. I am much more relaxed with bottle-feeding, but I am getting a lot of pressure from my friends and family members. They say I am not doing what is best for my baby. Some of the women in my mothers’ group have made comments to me, as well. Now I don’t even want to socialize. I feel like I must be a bad mother. Please let me know if I am wrong for...
Rachel Rose Holly and Ethan Edward Farrow were married Aug. 18, 2018, at the family cabin in Weikert, Union County.
The bride is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber of Upper Macungie Township.
The groom is the son of Andrew and Melissa Farrow of Shamokin, Northumberland County.
The bride is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2016 cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she majored in journalism and media writing.
She is attending...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will recognize National Cyber Security Month in October with a series of lunchtime speakers for small and medium businesses’ security.
The brown bag lunch series, free and open to the public, is in Room 713-1, Donley Center, Allentown.
Noon Oct. 5: “Cyber Security for Small Business,” Lance Hawk, president-owner, Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, Allentown
Noon Oct. 12: “Blockchain for Everyone,” Robert Ritter,...
I was meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant. I arrived at two minutes to seven for a seven o’clock reservation. At 7:20 p.m., I was into my second glass of Pinot and at half-past I got a text stating, “On the way.”
We finally were all seated at 7:45 p.m. There was not even an attempted excuse from my friend, who seemed oblivious to the fact I might actually have gotten there at the agreed-upon time. I understand that sometimes things do happen and you end...