The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail celebrates the grape harvest annual "Harvest Weekend," 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at eight wineries with tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings, and entertainment.
The wineries will promote the state's "Pennsylvania Preferred" program by partnering with producers of Pennsylvania specialties.
PBS39 hosts its second annual open house, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Public Media and Education Center, 839 Sesame St., Bethlehem.
The event, free and open to the public, features live music by Blue Sour, moon bounces, storytelling by Kristin Pedemonti, studio tours, educational workshops and an Elmo scavenger hunt.
"8," 8 p.m. Sept. 8: staged reading, benefits Pennsylvania Diversity Network, Civic Theatre of Allentown 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943
"Design for Murder," 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6; 2 p.m. Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, Crowded Kitchen Players at McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. barliebwallace.com, 610-395-7176
"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009
This spring was the warmest in 117 years of record-keeping and the warmest 12-month period ever recorded in the United States.
In response to the warm conditions, plants and insects made early appearances. Plants bloomed from a modest two weeks earlier than normal to as much as six weeks earlier than in previous years.
Most insects, including the monarch butterfly, kept pace with the early blooming. Many monarchs made the trip north from Mexico two to three weeks earlier this spring.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network has welcomed Ali Ahsen Shah, M.D., to the Good Shepherd Spine & Joint Center.
Dr. Shah is a physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine physician fellowship-trained in spine medicine, specializing in treating spine and joint pain without surgery.
He joins physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians Chirag Kalola, M.D., and Yasmeen Bhatti, M.D., at the Good Shepherd Spine & Joint Center, Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace will host an ethics breakfast with the topic, "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets," 7 a.m. Sept. 13, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
The event begins with an introduction by Harvard professor and author, Michael Sandel via PBS video. Featured guests to comment on this topic and Sandel's book are DeSales University faculty Joshua Schulz, Ph.D., and David Gilfoil, Ph.D.
The Bethlehem Baroque Ensemble "Music at Wesley" concert, originally April 1, is 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
Linda Kistler, baroque violin; Christine Moulton, baroque flute; David Moulton, viola da gamba; and Lewis Baratz, harpsichord, perform the music of Telemann, Leclair, Froberger, Marini and Piani.
The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Fire Department has received $10,920 from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Heritage Grant program to purchase turnout gear for personnel at Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Turnout gear is the protective clothing including helmets, pants, jackets, hoods, gloves and boots worn by firefighters to keep them safe in extreme heat. A complete set costs approximately $2,200 and can be worn eight to nine years, according to Charles Everett, Executive Director of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
Keith R. Keeler, 58, of Emmaus, died August 25, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Debra A. (Storck) Keeler for the past 38 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Jean (Skinner) Keeler of Emmaus and the late Ralph C. Keeler who died last December.
He graduated from Emmaus High School in 1971 and attended Kutztown University.
He was currently a supervisor at Lithko Contracting Inc. for the past eight years. He was previously vice-president of operations at Engelman Construction where he was employed for 30 years.
Levi Dingle, 73, of Alburtis, died August 23, 2012, while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. He was the husband of Carolyn T. (Pressley) Dingle. They were married for 36 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edwards Kitt and Emma (Fordham) Jacobs.
He served in the United States Army.
He worked for Labor Union Local #135 and was recording secretary.
He was a former Golden Gloves fighter in the 1960's and sparred with Sonny Liston.
He was a competitive bowler and received many trophies in his career.