These days, going out for any reason is a challenge. Taking a walk or waiting in a checkout line can quickly become uncomfortable when someone is not abiding by the recommended social-distancing rules. How do you politely tell someone who is too close to back away?
In the age of social distancing, it’s a whole new world of manners.
Things that were once considered polite, like shaking hands, are now forbidden.
Q. My son is in elementary school and is really into computers and his iPad. How do I encourage him to pursue this interest as a career, while continuing to be a good parent, and limit his access to the computer?
There is a difference between playing games and using learning modules,” panelist Pam Wallace said.
“If he starts creating things or spends time learning how things work, that is different,” said Wallace.
“No matter what you are doing, screen time changes the brain,” said panelist Mike Daniels.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unprecedented. That’s for sure.
The apparently highly-contagious virus, first reported in December 2019, took many by surprise.
What’s also for sure is the response to the pandemic around the world and in the United States.
Many in the medical field, emergency response organizations, nonprofit and corporate world, businesses large and small, communities large and small and families have stepped up to respond to the coronavirus challenge.
With the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) closing ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks’ and Banana Factory venues, the Bethlehem nonprofit has launched online concerts, movie talks, “Toddler Storytimes” and “Improvised Standup.”
ArtsQuest is providing links to live streaming concerts of artists who have performed at Musikfest and-or SteelStacks, including Low Cut Connie, Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.
For locations, updates, information and closings, visit www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Neighborhood-Senior-Cent... or call 610-782-3254 for locations and closings.
Wednesday, April 29: Barbecue turkey, green and wax beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, diced peaches.
Thursday, April 30: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cherry gelatin
Friday, May 1: Pulled pork sandwich, vegetable soup, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, sugar cookie.
While the 18th annual Freddy Awards won’t be presented in 2020 because of the public and charter schools shutdown mandated because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a television show in lieu of the awards show will be broadcast.
The TV show will salute high school seniors who were part of musicals scheduled to be presented at their schools.
The “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2020” will be telecast 6:30 p.m. May 21, 69-WFMZ, a partner with the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, in presenting the awards show.
The third time is not the charm for Mayfair with the announcement that concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced cancellation of the 2020 arts festival.
Mayfair 2020 was to return May 22-24 for the third year on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown.
The three-day festival is regarded as heralding the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend.
In an April 27 statement on the Cedar Crest College website, Audra Kahr, chair of the Mayfair committee and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Cedar Crest College, said:
For locations, closings and current updates, call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
The little way of the hill
With the thorns in the back
We were playing and went
Through the dangerous
ran and ran
to the thorns
of the neighborhood
and me fell
and got a
cut by sliding and
we went to
because we were
Age 9, Grade 4
Freemansburg Elementary School
Bethlehem Area School District
Second of four parts
There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
In this column, we’ll cover eyeglasses.
Eyeglasses correct the following vision problems:
Nearsightedness (myopia), which blurs distant objects.
Farsightedness (hyperopia), which blurs near vision.
Astigmatism is caused by an uneven curvature of the eye’s surface that produces abnormal focus.
Presbyopia is a natural condition of aging that makes it more difficult to focus on near objects.