I attend numerous networking events and I am presented with many business cards. In the moment, I find myself trying not to break eye contact and stare at the card. What should I do when someone hands me his or her business card? And what’s the proper way to present one?
Dear Reader, I want to start by giving you a little history on business card handling. Japanese protocol teaches us everything we know about business card protocol.
As the Allentown Band warms up for its annual series of concerts in West Park, Allentown, and at other Lehigh Valley outdoor bandshells and parks, the Focus section profiles the band’s long-time conductor, Ronald Demkee, and the band’s eldest musician, Ezra Wenner.
Local residents of a certain age can catalogue a host of changes they’ve witnessed in Northampton County over the years.
Veteran Lehigh Valley journalist and professor Glenn Kranzley has covered all the bases in his new book, “Still Changing, Still Home: Northampton County Since the 1950s.” He catches it all: from shrinking farmland to the traffic crunch, the economy, environment, culture, sports - you name it.
Kranzley presents a lecture, “Northampton County After Earth Day,” 2 p.m. April 21, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton.
The Allentown Band has a long and storied past, dating back 190 years, to what is said to be its first performance, July 4, 1828.
For the last 41 years, one man has been the face of the Allentown Band: Ronald Demkee.
The band’s conductor started his association with the United States’ oldest civilian concert band as a tubist in 1964 while attending West Chester University. The rest, as they say, is history.
Saxophone legend Dave Liebman returns to “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. April 20, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. This time, he brings keyboardist Bobby Avey to compliment his musical offerings.
Liebman has done it all. He’s a National Endowment for the Arts “Jazz Master.” He has been named first place in the soprano sax category for Jazz Ed, Jazz Times, and Downbeat.
Q. What percentage of older men have erectile dysfunction (ED)?
The incidence of ED increases with age. Between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience this problem. In older men, ED usually has a physical cause, such as a drug side effect, disease or injury. Anything that damages the nerves or impairs blood flow in the penis can cause ED.
The following are some leading causes of erectile dysfunction: diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), prostate surgery, hormone imbalance, alcohol and drug abuse.
The Allentown Band has been a Lehigh Valley institution for 190 years. Ezra Wenner has been an institution in the Allentown Band for 75 years.
That’s 75 years of holding down the trombone chair in one of the United State’s finest concert bands. Wenner, 90, is believed to have played with the Allentown Band for more years than any other musician in the band.
Wenner has received recognition for his longevity in recent years.
In 2015, the Allentown Band board of directors named the band’s west Allentown headquarters Ezra Wenner Hall.
Q. Is it my imagination, or are children more out of control than ever before? In public, I see children misbehaving and parents either ignoring or unable to control their off-springs’ behavior. What is going on?
The team’s conversation began with the statement that “for better or worse, as a society we’ve gotten so much more casual.”
I’m a busy working mom of three boys and I have a lot on my plate. When I am asked to do something beyond my already full schedule, I have a habit of saying “Yes” to everyone. I’m starting to feel burnt out and resentful. Is there a way to say “No” without sounding like a bad person?
The tiny little word “no” is often the most difficult one to say.
If you are worried about hurting someone’s feelings or causing conflict there are ways to say “no” so that you remain likable. There are guilt-free strategies for saying “no.”