Q. My daughter is five and our son, three. She has never been interested in playing with dolls or “girly” things, but rather prefers the games and toys we purchase for her brother. We have even agreed to her request for a really short, boy-style haircut. She is well adjusted, bright and articulate, but we are concerned about her lack of interest in anything feminine. Should we do more to encourage her to become more “girly,” and inhibit her tomboy side?
Take a peek into the imagination of children at Touchstone Theatre’s “Young Playwrights’ Festival” playing one night only at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem.
The festival, unlike any other theater program in the Lehigh Valley, presents one-act plays written by students from fourth grade through high school on May 12 for the festival’s 13th year.
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Wednesday, May 9: Roast pork with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, May 10- Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, fresh golden beets, wheat roll w/margarine, strawberry creme, shortcake.
Friday, May 11: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven browned potatoes, grilled fresh vegetables, wheat bred w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.
There is Bach for every taste, as well as some exciting new concerts, at the 111th Bach Festival, May 11-12, 18-19, at various sites in Bethlehem.
The Festival features performances by the Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra, along with guest vocalists and musicians, conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld.
Festival soloists are Cassandra Lemoine and Rosa Lamoreaux, sopranos; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp, baritone, and David Newman, bass.
Q. My toe nails and leg hair don’t seem to be growing as fast as they used to. Is this age-related or is it something else?
It could be caused by something harmless, but it is possible that it is a little-known symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). If I were you, I’d go to a doctor for a check-up.
PAD usually affects legs, but also can affect blood vessels to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. Your chances of getting PAD increase with age. About one in five over 65 has PAD.
Our son is graduating from high school in May. Between the announcements, ceremony, and party, I am overwhelmed. When do you send graduation announcements and when should party invitations be sent?
Dear Reader, High school graduation is an important milestone in a teenager’s life. Here are some tips to help you navigate high school graduation etiquette.
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Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate pudding.
Thursday, May 10: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.
Friday, May 11: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.
Monday, May 14: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, cookie.
Tuesday, May 15: Breaded veal patty w/brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission contacted seven area artists to participate in “Putting It Together,” an invitational show through May 31, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.
“Every year we do a curated show with a theme,” says James A. DePietro, a member of the fine arts commission. “Putting It Together” has a mixed media theme involving “artists working with multiple imagery,” he explains.
When you hear the word “bulb,” what is the first flower you think of: tulip, daffodil, crocus, snowdrop or other fall-planted bulb?
Can you name your favorite summer bulb? These include begonia, caladium, canna, dahlias, gladiola, lilies of many varieties, oxalis, and many more.
Bulbs is a term used loosely to include corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and true bulbs. Bulbs are grouped broadly into spring-flowering (January through May) and summer-flowering (June through September) plants.