As the snows of December melted, did you see small runways in your lawn?
The runways were probably made by voles.
Voles are small, chunky, ground-dwelling rodents. Voles have other common names, including meadow mice, ground moles, field mice and meadow moles.
The use of these terms can cause confusion when identifying rodents. It is important that small mammals be identified correctly before starting animal control activities, since materials and methods effective...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5
"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25
"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22
Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28
Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time,...
Expanding jazz: DavId Liebman returns to Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Rodale Community Room with his new quintet, Expansions. The concert is expected to include selections from Liebman's latest CD, "Lineage," a remake of rock and pop tunes from the 1960s, and free-form improvisation. Expansion, includes, above, from left, Alex Ritz, drummer; Liebman, saxophone-flute; Matt Vashlishan, reeds; Bobby Avey, piano; and Tony...
Saxophonist-flautist David Liebman is in transition, with a new quintet and new music, which traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards, all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by contemporary jazz artists.
Liebman, multiple Grammy nominee and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award, returns for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," with his new quintet, Expansions, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Miller...
Let's make this perfectly clear.
This movie review contains a spoiler.
You've heard of that.
It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.
It's necessary for me to reveal the outcome of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"...
Lehigh Valley theater-goers: Consider yourself lucky in the year 2013.
What other region of similar demographics and geographic area has as much live theater as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area?
Professional acting and directing and production values are paced each summer by Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, with its 34rd season upcoming, and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, going into its 23rd season, and year-round at Touchstone Theatre, going into its 33rd season....
Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) return, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 5, SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). The event is free and open to the public.
Donations to the "Three Kings Gift Drive" may be dropped off fnoon - 9 p.m., through Jan. 3., at the front desks of ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, and the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Gifts should be toys, books or other presents appropriate...
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14
Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
First of two parts
It can't be.
But it is.
And I know I say this every year and it certainly seems to be true, but yet I know it's impossible.
Does each year pass more quickly than the previous one?
How could I possibly be writing my 15th annual "Bud's View: Looking Back" column? Didn't I just write about looking back at 2012 a few months ago?
Do you remember how most everyone was worrying about the arrival of the New Millennium and what might happen...
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Peace, Love Bully Fest 3, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jan. 4, Harris Hall
Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 11; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 12, Agri-Plex
Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem...