Q:What is Vitamin D and what does it do?
A: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin known to play a major role in calcium absorption. More recently, it has been shown to have various other effects outside calcium regulation.
Q: What foods provide Vitamin D?
A: There are two forms of Vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is found in plants and can be ingested in fortified foods or as a supplement. Vitamin D3 is made in the skin or can be ingested as oily fish, fortified foods or a supplement.
Q: How do you know if you're getting enough Vitamin D?
Q: I'm dithering between purchasing an SD card and a thumb drive for the storage of photos and documents. Is one better than the other or should I get an external hard drive?
A. SD cards and thumb drives basically use the same technology. A thumb or flash drive plugs into a USB port and it is quickly removed so you can take it with you. However, its small size also makes it easy to misplace.
In this fifth column, I am speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis, a native of Mount Carmel who, with Peter Stahl, purchased the landmark Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton from the previous owner, Mr. Aaron Newhard in 1969.
Mr. Newhard's original drugstore was destroyed by fire in 1956, so his Rexall Drugs store was relocated across Main Street to 1216 Main St.
The new owners realized the building was too small and parking was limited for Newhard's many loyal customers, so they looked to expand, but where?
If you dream of making a living as a writer or photographer, learn how to turn that dream into a reality with a two-hour hands-on workshop 1 p.m. March 8, at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The workshop will be presented by Johanna Billings, editor of the Northampton Press, Whitehall-Coplay Press and Catasauqua Press.
Many families begin Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Coplay Saengerbund, Fifth Street and Schreiber Ave.
The Coplay Lions Club officers and members will be in the kitchen cooking up food, which includes everything from eggs, pancakes, potatoes and meat. It's the biggest fundraiser the Lions hold annually.
It's hardly expected you will see someone with a Seattle Seahawks jersey. You will probably see a couple of individuals wearing Denver Broncos gear, while some fans will sport Eagles, Giants and Redskins jerseys.
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual Super Bowl Sunday Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1320 Newport Ave. The snow date is Feb. 9.
Prizes include Vera Bradley products.
Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 2 p.m.
A Chinese auction will also be held. Baked goods and food will be available for purchase.
The cost of a ticket includes 20 games of bingo.
All proceeds support food purchases for the food bank clients.
The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Wednesday at Denny's Restaurant, 1871 Catasauqua Road.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.
Visitors are welcome.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua will have a half-price sale on the entire store Jan. 20-Feb. 1.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will host a sweets with your sweetie Family Date Night Feb. 8, from 5-7 p.m.
There will be homemade turkey barbecue, chips, relish tray, drinks, dessert bar, along with a chance to decorate your own cookie, Valentine trivia contest, chocolate trivia contest, basket raffle and bingo games.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Proceeds from the event go toward the pastor's discretionary fund and Lehigh Valley Hospital Pediatric Cardiology.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Duplicate bridge, invitational game – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Zumba classes – 7- 8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a one-half price sale on the entire store for two weeks until Feb. 1.
The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Come on out for some great bargains.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.