These days, going out for any reason is a challenge. Taking a walk or waiting in a checkout line can quickly become uncomfortable when someone is not abiding by the recommended social-distancing rules. How do you politely tell someone who is too close to back away?
In the age of social distancing, it’s a whole new world of manners.
Things that were once considered polite, like shaking hands, are now forbidden.
None of this comes...
Third of four parts
There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
In this column, we’ll cover contacts.
There are two basic kinds of contact lenses: soft and hard.
Soft lenses, which are thin and gel-like, are the most popular of the two types of contacts. They come in many varieties and they are very comfortable. I never felt them in my eyes.
The following are some choices in soft lenses:
Because of concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the health and safety of the community, the five- and 10-week summer sessions that begin May 18 at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will be offered either online or remotely. There will be no face-to-face classes.
An additional five-week session begins July 6. Registration is ongoing for this session, too, but it has not been determined if classes will transition to online or remote.
For locations, closings and current updates, call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
While the 18th annual Freddy Awards won’t be presented in 2020 because of the public and charter schools shutdown mandated because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a television show in lieu of the awards show will be broadcast.
The TV show will salute high school seniors who were part of musicals scheduled to be presented at their schools.
The “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2020” will be telecast 6:30 p.m. May 21, 69-...
For locations, updates, information and closings, visit www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Neighborhood-Senior-Cent... or call 610-782-3254 for locations and closings.
Wednesday, April 29: Barbecue turkey, green and wax beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, diced peaches.
Thursday, April 30: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed...
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unprecedented. That’s for sure.
The apparently highly-contagious virus, first reported in December 2019, took many by surprise.
What’s also for sure is the response to the pandemic around the world and in the United States.
Many in the medical field, emergency response organizations, nonprofit and corporate world, businesses large and small, communities large and small and families have stepped up to respond to the coronavirus...
Sister, these are my promises to you
I promise that when they call you small
I will take you to the top of a mountain
So you can see that in fact
We all are
I promise that when you whine that it’s cold
I will take you to the north pole
To remind you
It could always be colder
I promise that I will draw clouds
On the backs of your hands
So that your head will always be above them
And your feet always below...
The third time is not the charm for Mayfair with the announcement that concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced cancellation of the 2020 arts festival.
Mayfair 2020 was to return May 22-24 for the third year on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown.
The three-day festival is regarded as heralding the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend.
In an April 27 statement on the Cedar Crest College website, Audra Kahr, chair of the Mayfair...
Clouds in the sky,
Wind’s howling around me
I’m watching a storm unfold
My heart’s pounding,
as I’m standing outside
Should I run?
I stay there
In the middle of the storm
I’m like glass, shattering at every hit.
I have to make a choice.
I turn around and there’s a bright light–
giving me warmth.
Hugging me, it whispers
I give in
I am healing,