Q. I have had some nasty allergies all of my 72 years. Usually, my head gets clogged up. Recently, my ears became involved and I experienced vertigo for the first time. Is this common?
We have to define terms first. Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement.
If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your...
"Black Executive Forum" will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 17, David A. Reed Community Room, second floor, College Center, Northampton Community College (NCC) Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
Carmen Twillie Ambar, president, Cedar Crest College; Charles R. Everett, Jr., executive director, Lehigh Valley International Airport, and Alfonso Todd, founder, Alfonso Todd and Associates, will offer tips on overcoming obstacles.
The forum is organized by Dr. Brian...
Members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail hold the annual Harvest Weekend, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 15.
Eight wineries will have tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings and entertainment:
Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth; Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville; Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli; Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville; Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor; Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery, Andreas;...
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Music, Motors and More on the Mountain, Sept. 15
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 19
Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 27
Hinder, Candlebox, 7 p.m. Sept,. 29
The Swing Dolls, 1 p.m....
The Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley will hold an open house 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Markowitz Music Room, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
On hand will be the CMS Silver Winds Flute Choir under the direction of Dr. Nora Suggs; piano teacher, Lou Czechowski, and staff members.
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery
Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery
Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.
Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.
"Gold" is Crooker's fourth book in eight years, which is an almost impossible feat in a field in which it...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11
"The Music of the Who," 7 p.m. Sept. 13: ArtsQuest Artist Fund benefit concert
Billy Bauer Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 14
David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27
MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29
"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."
Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.
"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.
Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Barbara Crocker, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: "Gold" poetry book reading, book-signing
Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2...