Dear Jacquelyn, My neighbor’s dog barks periodically throughout the day and it’s getting on my nerves. I don’t want to disrupt a good relationship between my neighbor and me. What can I do?
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but when your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, it can become a nightmare. There are some things you can do to regain peace and quiet without starting a war with your neighbor.
Give your neighbors the benefit of the doubt. There’s a possibility they don’t realize their dog is barking so much and aggravating you.
You’ve heard the term “clock-watcher.” It’s when an employee has his or her eye on the clock on the wall at work and his or her mind on the door. He or she is deemed a “clock-watcher.”
The clock on the wall is “in” the wall in “The House With A Clock In Its Wall” and the eyes of Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black); his nephew, Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), and the uncle’s platonic friend, Florence (Cate Blanchett), are trying to watch the clock, if they could only find it. This is not from lack of trying. At one point, Lewis is punching a mantle clock, but not “the” clock.
Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the local chamber orchestra founded in 1982 by its Music Conductor Allan Birney, begin its 2018-2019 season with a program of “Pomp and Passion,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.
With an orchestra that is deliberately small in size to play classical chamber music, the sound is agile and intimate. Listeners can easily distinguish the different instruments in the musical mix. Birney programs works that showcase the capabilities of the chamber orchestra.
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, Oct. 3: Cranberry juice, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, roasted butternut squash, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.
Thursday, Oct. 4 - Octoberfest menu: Grilled bratwurst, potato pancake, Bavarian cole slaw, rye bread with margarine, apple turnover.
Friday, Oct. 5: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, Romaine salad w/ Ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, fresh watermelon.
“Early Elton”: The “Stage on Stage” series continues at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 with “Early Elton: A Tribute to the Trio Tours of ’70-’72,” State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The main stage is transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with band and audience on stage. A cash bar is available on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Early Elton” is a tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours.
The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem begins its 2018-19 season with the Parker Quartet, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.
The program is: Debussy, Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Paul Wiancko, “Strange Beloved Land,” 2013, and Beethoven, “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “The Harp.”
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been in residence at Harvard University, performs in the United States and Europe, and has made numerous recordings.
Q. My son started middle school this year, going from a small elementary school where everyone knew everyone else to a larger middle school with children from all over the district. I am really worried about who my son might pick for friends. How can I help him pick good friends? At his elementary school, all the families were close and we lived in the same neighborhood. How can I be sure that he will be safe and not get into any trouble when he goes to the homes of new friends?
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.
Thursday, Oct. 4: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Oct. 5: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.
Monday, Oct. 8: Terkiyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.
Enter the front door of the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley and make the first right. Head down the hall and you’ll see them on your left. Literally hundreds of class photos dating back more than half a century. Smiling children with their classmates and teachers.
“Let me see where mine is,” says Amy Sams, JCC adult program and event coordinator. “Oh, here it is.”
There in a small frame is a class photo of when she was a young girl. Just like it is for thousands of other students.