Why do some people not say, “Excuse me.” or “I beg your pardon?” When I am standing in line in a supermarket or drugstore, someone will rush ahead of me to ask the clerk a question. They never say, “Excuse me.” When I go to the bank or restaurant, some people never hold the door for other folks. What is going on with this world?
Dear Reader, Phrases go in and out of style and very few people say, “Excuse me” anymore. It appears many have lost a general sense of...
Q. I’m going to the doctor and I don’t want to forget to ask him important questions. Any suggestions on how to prepare for this visit?
Whether you’re talking to a family physician, a specialist or pharmacist, you need to know the right questions. My research turned up hundreds of possible questions.
I narrowed the list down to the ones I considered to be the most significant. You can pick out the ones that apply to you.
What is the outlook for my...
For better or worse, over the decades, the Lehigh Valley has made the regional, national and international news.
In recent years and decades, there’s been the 15-year sentencing of former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski on 38 counts of political corruption (October 2018); the Allentown car-explosion that killed three (September 2018); the renaissance in the past 10 years of center city Allentown, including the successful PPL Center (opening in 2014) and the champtionships of its Lehigh...
Right before the credits roll at the end of the film, “Colette,” there are photos of the real-life Colette and information about her life as a novelist, music hall performer and journalist.
There’s a lot more to the life of Colette than what is included in “Colette” the film.
It makes you wonder why more details weren’t included in the fact-based “Colette.”
At any rate, “Colette” is a good introduction to the French novelist who wrote the 1944 novella, “Gigi,” that...
“Mid90s” is the theatrical feature film directorial debut of Jonah Hill.
Hill, who turns 35 in December 2018, has had a prolific acting career with some 60 roles, including increasingly serious roles (Oscar nominee, supporting actor, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” 2013; Oscar nominee, suporting actor, “Moneyball,” 2011) after starting out playing raunchy characters in comedies (“Superbad,” 2007).
“Mid90s,” for which Hill also wrote the screenplay, shows the serious side of Hill. “...
A locally-produced film, inspired by a 1982 billboard-sitting contest in Whitehall Township, will have its world premiere, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, Nineteenth Street Theatre, Allentown.
Lehigh Valley filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s “Billboard” will be the first film shown in the newly renovated theater which reopened after a one-year $5.5-million capital campaign project.
“Billboard” a fictionalized account of the real-life contest held by a local radio station in which three men camped on a...
The Allentown Symphony Association is turning the Miller Symphony Hall stage around for its new chamber music series.
For the 3 p.m. Nov. 4 concert that opens the hall’s “Chamber On Stage” series, the New York City group Decoda will play on the main stage, but with the performers’ backs to the orchestra seats in which the audience usually sits.
And audience members will be seated toward the back of the stage facing the performers.
Diane Wittry, music director and...
How do the arts enhance your life?
The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) says plenty.
The 501c3 organization was established “to promote the value of the arts, foster collaboration in the community and encourage arts engagement for all people in the Lehigh Valley.”
The Arts Council honored its membership at the annual Arts Count 2018 annual fall reception and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grant Awards presentation Oct. 16, Butz Corporate Center, 842 Hamilton St...
Q. My two-year-old daughter has a huge biting problem at her day-care. I get a note almost every other day that she bit someone. We have contacted her doctor, who says it is normal at this age. But I don’t think it is normal if it happens this often. We have done time-outs, talked to her, and spanked her, but she doesn’t understand that biting hurts and she should not do it. What can we do?
The panel began by talking about what not to do.
“The first thing to do is to stop...