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...
Q. What is the most common blood type?
The approximate distribution of blood types in the United States population is as follows. Distribution may be different for specific racial and ethnic groups: O-positive: 38 percent; O-negative: 7 percent; A-positive: 34 percent; A-negative: 6 percent; B-positive: 9 percent; B-negative: 2 percent; AB-positive: 3 percent, and AB-negative: 1 percent. Type O-negative blood is called the universal donor type because it is compatible with any blood...
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...
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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.
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?
Smart fun is to be found this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, Lowhill and North Whitehall townships, Lehigh County.
There is an event or exhibit for every member of the family to enjoy nearly year-round.
The 29-acre zoo, located inside the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, offers a safe and engaging wildlife experience for all ages who can get up close and personal with animals from around the world.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to approximately 300...
Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.
You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.
The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.
Chrysanthemums, or mums as they are commonly called, are very colorful fall-blooming perennials....
Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?
The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.
In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little...
Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074