If you received a flowering plant as a Christmas gift, proper care will determine the amount of time it remains attractive in your home. You don't need a lot of gardening experience to keep a quality holiday plant. If you follow a few simple suggestions, the plants and their flowers will last for weeks after the holiday season.
Here are some tips: Set the plants in bright light, but not direct sunlight; keep them as cool as possible; keep them out of drafts; make certain the soil is...
To the Editor:
Neighbors, it is the time of year when we all get together with family and friends. Can you imagine what it would be like if you had none and no one wanted you? It is not a happy thought at all.
I'm writing to tell you about "Forgotten Felines and Fidos."
They are a nonprofit, no-kill shelter near New Tripoli and they sure could use your help.
It is particularly difficult to run a shelter like this because if the animals are not adopted, they are...
PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
Macungie held a tea party recently.
Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.
This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed....
Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is holding "Taste of the Holidays" Open House, 2 - 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, near Wegman's, off Route 512.
Feast on culinary treats created by Traditions chefs and listen to holiday classics performed by the Old Towne Carolers, classical pianist Evelyn Michaels, and harpist Rebecca Simpson. Prizes will be offered.
"After the busy holiday season, guests are invited to relax, enjoy memorable entertainment and take a...
It's hard to believe that it's time to say farewell to 2012 and welcome 2013. As I reflect on the year, personally I'll remember attending my granddaughter's high school graduation and seeing her enter college a milestone in our lives. On a local and national level, 2012 will be memorable to me for the effects of superstorm Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Let's hope nothing in 2013 compares to either of them.
The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., is a great...
The holidays are just around the corner. The nights are getting colder, and every neighborhood street seems to be filled with holiday lights, wreaths and reindeer. Department stores are blasting holiday classics such as "Baby It's Cold Outside, "Santa Baby" and a multitude of other winter songs.
Cars are being decorated with seasonal touches such as reindeer antlers, Rudolph noses and Christmas stickers.
Seasonal socks and sweaters are being worn like it's going out of style,...
Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual open house educating citizens about some of the situations they regularly encounter.
Fire safety demonstrations were given throughout the day including extinguishing a live grease fire, putting out a Christmas tree fire and executing a rooftop rescue. They also showed an automobile rescue using the Jaws of Life and home safety demonstrations in the "Family Safety House" portable trailer.
Macungie Ambulance Corps...
Wednesday, Dec. 26: Spinach cheese soup, barbecue chicken sandwich with bacon and cheddar, macaroni salad, fresh fruit cup.
Thursday, Dec. 27: Meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, tapioca pudding.
Friday, Dec. 28: Chicken rice soup, smoked sausage, country potatoes with egg, country vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, lemon krunch pie.
Monday, Dec. 31: No menus available.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed. New Year'...