If the Mayan calendar's end-of-the-world "prediction," doesn't kill us Dec. 21, surely the fall off the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year will.
If our elected officials, who spend more time on television explaining why they can't agree on a savings and spending plan, rather than actually doing something about it, fail to avert the tax hikes coming Jan. 1, 2013, we all will be dangling from the edge as our 401(k) plans dwindle and our grocery bills double.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Beef vegetable soup, meatball sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Chicken noodle bake, sliced carrots, wheat roll with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Dec. 14: Italian wedding soup, marinated turkey cutlet, red potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.
Monday, Dec. 17: Homemade chicken croquettes, gravy, mashed potatoes, garden blend...
AMERICA ON WHEELS, Allentown, is seeking volunteers to help serve and take orders in the museum café. Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200, ext. 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Lehigh Valley Mall needs capable, experienced gift wrappers to staff a booth at the mall on various days and shifts up through Dec. 24. Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or email...
Couple celebrates 65 years
Caroline and Al Abruzzi celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 4 at a dinner hosted by their family at the West Coplay Maennerchor, Whitehall.
The Abruzzis were married Nov. 2, 1947, by the Rev. Joseph Ducci in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto.
The couple renewed their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass given by the Most Rev. Bishop John O. Barres, Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic...
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
As part of Swain School's annual holiday activities, eighth grade students, dressed in formal serving attire, provide a fancy lunch for guests Dec. 5.
Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities from June 30 until Dec. 31.
The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
Applicants may acquire Property Tax, Rent Rebate claim forms and related...
Selecting a Christmas tree from a retail outlet may be convenient, but searching among the crowds of people and finding the perfect tree among the dozens of trees can be frustrating.
A "choose and cut" tree farm can turn a frustrating shopping trip into an enjoyable family outing. The trees are often less expensive, too.
Christmas tree farms offer advantages over the commercial businesses that operate from city lots. They provide a larger and more varied tree selection and...
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
The Swain School offers holiday boutique with over 40 vendors.
Salisbury High School has announced the names of students who have made the Honor Roll list for the first marking period.
Grade 9: Lindsay Bauer, Carolyn Boulay, Kierra Burda, Kevin Esslinger, Joseph Fainor, Matthew Fainor, Ryan Fainor, Jacob Foehrkolb, Abigail Garrigan, Allura Kistler, Samantha Perkins, Brett Sonntag, Christopher Trenge, Casey Weidenhammer
Grade 10: Marissa Butillo, Meagan Eripret, Kelly Gonoude, Mackenzie Groff, Ben Heydt, Taylor Hoffman,...
First of four parts
Q. I'm getting fed up with my bifocals and I want to make a change to something else. What are my options?
This is a big subject that is important to seniors, so I'm going to do a series of columns on this topic. I want to start out with my personal history because it is a perfect example of the universal problem of correcting faulty vision as we age.
I started wearing eyeglasses when I was 24. When I reached my early 40s, I noticed that my right arm...