Put out a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) alert for the spotted lanternfly.
No, this is not a TV police drama, but continued vigilance is needed for the invasive spotted lanternfly. It has not been found outside of the six Berks County townships under quarantine (District, Pike, Earl, Hereford, Washington and Rockland) yet. But if it exists outside of that area, everyone wants to know.
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), an invasive plant-hopper, was discovered in Berks County in 2014. This pest is native to China, India, Japan, Vietnam, and was introduced to Korea.
The Diocese of Allentown is presenting a Papal Mass Viewing Sept. 27 at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, to coincide with Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with an outdoor Mass at noon and culminate with a showing of Pope Francis' Papal Mass for the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 27.
The 35th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania's oldest Native American Indian Festival, will be held 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., rain or shine, Aug. 22 and 23, Museum of Indian Culture, Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.
Premiering at the festival is Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, in concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the museum. Shenandoah performs with her sister, Diane and daughter, Leah.
The Bethlehem Food Co-op hosts a screening of the documentary "Queen of the Sun," which deals with the plight of the world's honeybees that are dying off, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem.
Sharon Zondag, a fourth generation beekeeper and resident beekeeper at Northampton Community College, will give a talk about beekeeping. A representative from Bethlehem For Backyard Wildlife will speak about the importance of native pollinators and how to attract them.
Wednesday, August 19: Pulled pork on Kaiser roll, corn on the cob, pickled cabbage, shoofly pie, iced tea.
Thursday, August 20: Beer battered cod with tartar sauce, O'Brien potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.
Friday, August 21: Cranberry juice, chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, wheat bread with margarine, blushed pears.
Monday, August 24: Apple juice, tater tot casserole, green beans and mushrooms, wheat bread with margarine, fresh strawberries.
Q. Do people who are color blind see everything in black and white?
"Color blindness" is the common term used to describe color vision deficiency. The term is misleading because total color blindness that turns the world into shades of gray is rare.
The most common type of color blindness makes it difficult for people to discriminate between red and green. The next most common form of the deficiency affects the perception of blues and yellows. Those with blue-yellow blindness almost always have red-green blindness, too.
Wednesday, August 19: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.
Thursday, August 20: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, peas and carrots, whipped Mandarin oranges.
Friday, August 21: Pecan crusted fish, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, Oreo cookies, pear.
Monday, August 24: Spaghetti and meat sauce, Italian blend, whipped Mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, August 25: Rotisserie chicken, baked diced yams, sautéed spinach, sugar cookie.
Wednesday, August 26: Crab cake, mashed potatoes, diced beets, donut hole, fresh fruit.
Q. What exactly is a "charley horse" and why do I get them in my legs at night?
According to the American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, the term "charley horse" was first used in the 1880s by baseball players to describe a muscle cramp. No one knows the true origin, but the dictionary states, "Among the more likely theories proposed is that it alludes to the name of either a horse or an afflicted ball player who limped like one of the elderly draft horses formerly employed to drag the infield."