Q. My pre-school daughter is always chosen last as a playmate. I think that she has good social skills for her age, but she is a bit overweight. Could this be a problem already at age four?
Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Loch celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 17.
Farmers all of their life in Loch Valley, they also owned a milk-hauling business, K&R Loch Hauling, for 22 years.
They are members of St. Paul’s Church, Seiberlingsville, Albany Township, Lehigh County.
The Lochs also are members of Weisenberg, New Tripoli, Kempton and Kutztown fire companies.
They were married at the home of the late Rev. William Wolford.
They are both retired.
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, Dec. 5: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/egg, three bean salad, fruit biscuit w/margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.
Friday, Dec. 7: Navy bean soup, apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chopped steak w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.
Friday, Dec. 7: Battered fish with tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.
Monday, Dec. 10: Spaghetti w/ meat balls, broccoli, fruit cocktail.
Tuesday, Dec. 11: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.
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Q. I’ve noticed that food labels list sodium content, but the numbers mean nothing to me. How much is bad?
Diet experts recommend a daily consumption of less than 2,300 milligrams (mg), which is the amount of sodium in a teaspoon of table salt.
If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may advise limiting yourself to 1,500 mg of sodium a day. The average daily intake among United States citizens is 3,400 mg.
Kenny G at Christmas: For the first time ever, Kenny G is in concert at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. On his highly-anticipated holiday tour, the phenomenal saxophone instrumentalist performs some of his greatest hits, including songs from 1994’s “Miracles: The Holiday Album.” His two other holiday albums are “Faith,“ 1999, and “Wishes,” 2002.
“Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” has returned to its vintage stage for the 15th season at Allentown’s Liberty Bell Museum.
Pip and his holiday puppet show premiered at Hess’s, Ninth and Hamilton streets, in 1962. After the iconic Allentown department store closed, puppets, props and stage found a home at the Liberty Bell Museum where the seasonal show has been going on since 2003.
Dear Jacquelyn, I’m not trying to take the easy way out, but I have received several gifts over the years that I have no intention of using. I am considering re-gifting them this year. When I ask around, I get mixed answers about this. What’s your opinion on re-gifting?
Dear Reader, At one time it was considered poor taste to re-gift. Today, however, it has become widely acceptable.
There’s nothing wrong with thoughtfully passing along an item that you yourself won’t use to someone who will appreciate it.
She’s performed on the Broadway stage, in New York City cabarets and appeared on television and in films.
But at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Broadway veteran Lynnie Godfrey performs in downtown Allentown with some of her most beloved co-stars, the 15 members of Allentown Children’s Chorus.
Godfrey and the young singers, who are first- through sixth-grade students, will perform for “Come Spend the Holidays with Lynnie Godfrey and the ACC” at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The concert came about out of “an interesting situation,” Godfrey says.
Dancing hippos in pink tutus, a shopping cart ballet and singing Christmas trees are just a few of the unexpected delights in Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies XIX,” a one-of-a-kind send-up of the Christmas season in the Christmas City, Dec. 6-23.
“We’ve been shaking it up bit this year,” says Emma Ackerman, Touchstone ensemble member and general manager. “And I think it’s fresher than ever.”