Steve Brosky has been working on his tan, as in Tavern Tan, for a double bill, “Tough Tales & Rock Solid Saloon Songs,” 8 p.m. May 23, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.
“Godfrey’s is a staple here in the Lehigh Valley. It’s a real gem,” Brosky says.
Tavern Tan is Doug Ashby, guitar, vocals; Andrew Brubaker, guitar, vocals; Tom Aczel, harmonica, vocals; Bill Melcher, bass, and Dave Joachim, drums, vocals.
Overmulching landscape trees is common.
This is most obvious when mulch extends up the trunk, smothering the root flare and root zone.
This practice, known as “volcano mulching,” results in a “mulch volcano,” and is never recommended and should not be utilized.
As beneficial as mulch is, too much mulch is harmful.
Deep mulch may suppress weeds, but it wastes time and money and can cause major health problems that lead to tree decline and possibly death.
There are many problems associated with overmulching.
Viktorija Gečytė and the Gene Perla Trio are making their sixth appearance in the “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The 7:30 p.m. May 17 concert is part of the group’s 11th annual tour. After Lehigh Valley and New York area concerts, the group heads to the Bay Area. Then it’s off to Europe where the ensemble plans to make a recording.
Here’s the list of the 2019 Freddy Awards nominations:
Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”
Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”
Freedom, “Anything Goes”
Nazareth Area, “Curtains”
Phillipsburg, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
Saucon Valley, “Curtains”
Southern Lehigh, “Les Misérables: School Edition”
Warren Hills Regional, “The Addams Family”
Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”
Dieruff, “Once on This Island”
Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”
Emmaus, “Les Misérables: School Edition”
Q. I get low blood pressure after I eat a meal. It makes me a little woozy. What can I do about it?
This is a senior malady called “postprandial hypotension.” When you eat, blood pours into your digestive system. To maintain your blood pressure, your heart pumps more often and your blood vessels constrict. These compensatory mechanisms don’t work for some people.
To help prevent postprandial hypotension, eat small portions several times a day and limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, May 15: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, au gratin cauliflower, wheat bread w/ margarine, chocolate chip cookie.
Thursday, May 16: Apricot nectar, pork barbecue on a bun, Amish potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.
Friday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled plums.
Nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards were announced May 9 during a live broadcast of “69 News at Noon” on WFMZ-TV.
Of 155 Freddy nominatons, Bangor received the most with 16 Freddy nominations.
Freedom was next with 14 Freddy nominations, followed by Emmaus, 13 nominations; Nazareth, 13 nominations, Parkland, 12 nominations, and Easton, 12 nominations.
Rehearsals for the opening number of the live broadcast featuring four students from each of the 30 participating schools began May 9 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
I enjoy dining out with a group of my friends. But there is one person who is always picking food off my plate. I don’t mind when a group of us shares dishes around the table, but I can’t stand it when someone starts casually eating off of my plate without asking. What should I do without embarrassing myself or the person?
When did “Mine is mine. Yours is mine” become the rule at the table?
It’s one thing when family members or significant others take food from each other’s plates.
“Red Joan” is an odd little film worth seeing for several fine performances and a retelling of an apparently little-known World War II and Cold War era spy case.
The film has the potential of a Hitchcockian thriller, not unlike director Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller, “Saboteur” (1942).
Though it doesn’t square the circle in fulfilling the dramtic arc of the classic Hitchcock film, “Red Joan” is of interest to fans of spy thrillers, World War II history buffs and those who follow the performances of Dame Judith Olivia Dench. otherwise know as Judi Dench.
Rosie the deliverer: Lehigh Valley Hospital campus at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg have high-tech robots fill perscriptions
Visitors on a recent behind-the-scenes tour to see the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drug robot may have expected a “Star Wars” R2-D2-sized mechanical helper scurrying between patient rooms handing out doses of medication.
Instead, they were presented with a room-sized marvel covering some 420-square-feet and containing 60,000 doses of medication at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.
The tour was presented for hospital donors and community leaders by the network’s philanthropy department.