I enjoy hosting holiday meals for friends and family. Weeks in advance, I plan the menu and coordinate all the details to ensure a lovely time. But every holiday I am confronted with the same question: What is the proper etiquette when you have friends over and they bring a bottle of wine? I never know what to do when I am greeted with a big smile and handed a bottle of wine. Is the wine a gift, or is the host obligated to open the wine that night? I would like to...
Reaching into Arts Park, a crowd of hundreds soaked up the energy and excitement that flowed down the steps of the Allentown Art Museum, spilling onto Fifth Street when “The Big Reveal” was unveiled and an ambitious trajectory was set for the arts in the Lehigh Valley.
On a “Third Thursday,” a once-month center city Allentown arts destination event, it’s not a coincidence that Museum officials would reveal its strategic plan for the 21st century, drawing the curiosity and attention of...
The Pines Dinner Theatre has kicked off the Christmas season theatrical schedule with “Over the River and Through the Woods,” an original musical full of spirited songs, some good humor and lots of schmaltz. Performances continue through Dec. 23.
The show, written by Oliver Blatt, who also is co-producer with Stacey Yoder, features music and lyrics that are a collaborative effort between Blatt and Stacy Bechtel. The seven new songs, including “Home is Where the Heart Is” and “...
The Early Learning Center (ELC), holds an information session, 2 - 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Lehigh Carbon Community College, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
Preschool children ages 3-5, along with a family member, are invited to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.
The sessions begin and end with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness.
Attendance is free. Registration is...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers a winter session for students.
Credit classes are offered online and run Dec. 10, 2017 through Jan. 10, 2018.
Tuition is due Dec. 6 or at time of registration. LCCC offers an interest-free tuition payment plan. Contact the Business Office: 610-799-1157.
For information about the winter session or LCCC programs, contact the Admissions Office, 610-799-1575, or go to the website, lccc.edu
“Murder On The Orient Express” isn’t exactly murder to watch, but it is painful.
While boasting a bravura turn as Hercule Poirot by Kenneth Branagh, who directs the star-studded extravaganza, the remake of the 1974 movie that was directed by Sidney Lumet, which is also based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, is pretty much of a train wreck, literally and figuratively.
The latest film’s premise is that the legendary train has derailed, rather than being stuck in the snow,...
Q. I have been struggling with addiction for many years. I want to go into a rehabilitation program, but I don’t know how to tell my children, ages eight and 11. They are going to think that I am a terrible person and mother. What should I say to them?
All the experts agreed that the mother was very courageous to face the problem, and several asked what would her children think of her in future years if she didn’t go into rehab.
Panelist Pam Wallace recommended that the mother...
Sharon and Andrew Holko Jr. of Orefield announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Charles “Tripp” Gresham III, son of Kelley and Charles Gresham II of Newport News, Va.
Sarah and Tripp are 2013 graduates of The College of William and Mary.
Sarah, who graduated with a business degree, majoring in accounting, has completed her CPA certification.
She is a market manager with Norfolk Southern in Virginia.
Tripp is in his final year at Eastern Virginia...