What do Mario Andretti, Lee Butz, David Jaindl, Kostas Kalogeropoulos and Julio Guridy have in common with "Mock Turtle Marionettes"?
It's simple. They are coming together to make a video to send a powerful message that we all have a responsibility to protect our community's children from abuse and neglect.
The video, "Have a Heart for Children," premieres at the The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, 6 p.m. March 9, Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem.
Q. What chemicals in the environment have a real impact upon our health?
There are way too many to cover. Here are a few important ones:
Lead: Paint chips, dust, fumes and water containing lead can get into your body. Even small amounts of lead in your system can impede learning and generate behavior changes. Large quantities of lead can be fatal. A simple blood test can alert you before lead poisoning causes significant problems.
Among the dozens of entrants in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section Readers Pick the Oscar Recipients contest, not one person correctly picked all recipients in the contest's seven categories.
Karen Drake of Whitehall picked six out of seven. For the director Oscar, she chose Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln," instead of the recipient, Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."
Karen will receive a $50 Penn's Peak gift card, Roxy Theatre tickets, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package and have her photo in the Focus section.
"Women's Work: An Art Exhibition," opens with an International Women's Day reception, 7 - 9 p.m. March 8, and continues through April 21, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
The six featured artists are Janet Barna, mixed-media assemblages; Alison Bessesdotter, contemporary quilts and wearable art; Eileen Cressman-Reeder, polymer clay sculpture;, Marilyn Hazelton, photography with poetry; Maryann Riker, mixed-media artist books and collage; and Susan Weaver, jewelry.
I am not a moviegoer, however, this weekend while surfing the Web, I came across a documentary "A Place at the Table."
The documentary, which features actor Jeff Bridges, examines the issue of hunger in America through the eyes of three families in Philadelphia, Colorado and Mississippi.
My mother, Dorothy, 84, offered her comments after watching the movie.
"It's [hunger] bad here at home," she said. "You do not have to worry about going to another country to see it."
She is right.
PRESS PHOTOS BY TYLER D. MARTIN
St. Ann School welcomes Bishop John Barres to the school.
press photos by debbie galbraith
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, students at Harry S Truman Elementary School enjoyed various activities to celebrate reading.
Kevin Stumpp, 25, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Emmaus Avenue at 31st Street, Allentown, 11:19 p.m. Feb. 22. Stumpp was stopped for multiple equipment violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Richard Spencer Jr., 35, of Reading, was arrested for DUI, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Interstate 78 eastbound at exit 55, Salisbury Township, 12:15 p.m. Feb. 24. Spencer was stopped for an equipment violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
With the Lenten season upon us, I have heard folks discussing what they might give up between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
One man joked that as he has aged, he's had to give up so much, he has nothing left to sacrifice.
That comment brought to mind a couple in their 70s, friends of ours, who no longer travel because they say packing all their medications and medical devices is too much trouble.
An "Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism" seminar will be held April 12 at the Fowler Center, South Bethlehem.
The speaker for the all day event is Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University. Four local individuals will discuss how they get input about needs from entrepreneurs and what challenges they encounter.
To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/events and scroll to April 12 where the conference details and registration are listed. Early bird registration deadline is April 1.