It unfortunately was a productive Summer of 2019 for the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an invasive pest present in Pennsylvania and some other eastern states.
The SLF threatens grape production, tree health and can damage high-value ornamentals in home landscapes.
At stake are Pennsylvania’s grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, nursery and landscape businesses, which generate agricultural crops and forest products worth nearly $18 billion annually.
Native to parts of Asia, the SLF...
Dixon is recruiting area organizations to help with what’s billed as a “Community Public Art Project.”
Dixon, a Virginia-based multidiscipline artist, has a background in working with insects. She first considered using bees for her project.
After being told about the Spotted Lanternfly infestation in Pennsylvania and, more recently, in New Jersey and some other nearby states, Dixon concluded that the colorful, non-native pest should be the theme for the installation.
I have an important formal dining event coming up and I’m getting flustered thinking about it. I often get overwhelmed when I see a formal place setting. I need a few dining etiquette tips so I do not embarrass myself.
Dear Reader, Dining etiquette standards have relaxed a great deal in recent decades.
However, there still are certain dining guidelines that will be useful when you want to make a good impression.
You may be confronted with all sorts...
“We Love Mozart and Bach” opens the 2019-2020 season of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.
A snowstorm canceled a Mozart program in March by the Sinfonia. Dr. Allan Birney, Music Director of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, programmed two pieces from that program and added a third piece by J. S. Bach for the season-opening concert.
The program includes Mozart’s “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Violin Concerto No. 4 in...
Q. Do women get color blindness?
Color blindness affects about 10 percent of men, but only one percent of women.
Color blindness is the common term used to describe color vision deficiency. The term is misleading, because total color blindness that turns the world into shades of gray is rare.
The most common type of color blindness makes it difficult for people to discriminate between red and green. The next most common form of the deficiency affects the perception of...
Historian Peter Kern presents a lecture, “Prohibition: America’s Attempt to Legislate Morality,” 1 p.m. Oct. 5, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown.
“Prohibition is a fascinating era. It transformed our nation,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
One hundred years ago, in 1919, the United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, banning the production, transportation and sale of intoxicating beverages. It went into...
The Baum School of Art’s annual Fall Gala Oct. 19 honors Janet and Malcolm Gross.
The annual gala recognizes community members who have made significant contributions to The Baum School’s long history of enriching lives through arts education.
This year, the Gala will be held at the Barristers Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, with a cocktail hour, performance by Pheobe Legere, and a silent auction with gift certificates,...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 25: Herb roasted turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fruit bread pudding.
Thursday, September 26: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.
Friday, September 27: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.
Monday, September 30: Roast pork with sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.
Tuesday, October 1: Cranberry...
A multicultural program featuring outstanding soloists will mark the Allentown Band’s concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 29, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St, Allentown as part of the “Arts at St. John’s” series.
A Curtis Institute trained trumpet player, an Allentown mezzo-soprano who has performed internationally and St. John’s cantor highlight the program that includes selections from eight different countries, says Ronald Demkee, conductor of the Allentown Band.
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 25: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, oven roasted fresh vegetable blend, Italian bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, September 26: Roast pork w/ gravy, maple sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh...