Applause, applause: The Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards, now in its 30th year, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown. The Butz Family, above, will receive the Legacy Award. “To see the years of dedication this year’s recipients have given to Allentown and the arts shows us that our community has a very deep, rich soul,” said Jane Heft, of the Allentown Arts Commission, and City Center Allentown Vice President & Design Director.
Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.
You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.
The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.
Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?
The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host “ Transfer Fairs,” 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 2, main campus; Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township; 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 3, Donley Center - LCCC Allentown, and 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 4, Morgan Center - LCCC Tamaqua.
Representatives from colleges and universities are expected to attend to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school.
Sponsored by Academic Advising Services and the LCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the transfer fairs are free and open to the public.
I was meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant. I arrived at two minutes to seven for a seven o’clock reservation. At 7:20 p.m., I was into my second glass of Pinot and at half-past I got a text stating, “On the way.”
We finally were all seated at 7:45 p.m. There was not even an attempted excuse from my friend, who seemed oblivious to the fact I might actually have gotten there at the agreed-upon time. I understand that sometimes things do happen and you end up running late. How long do you wait for someone who is late to meet you?
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will recognize National Cyber Security Month in October with a series of lunchtime speakers for small and medium businesses’ security.
The brown bag lunch series, free and open to the public, is in Room 713-1, Donley Center, Allentown.
Noon Oct. 5: “Cyber Security for Small Business,” Lance Hawk, president-owner, Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, Allentown
Noon Oct. 12: “Blockchain for Everyone,” Robert Ritter, owner, Sonic Computer Systems
Additional sessions are planned on Fridays in October.
Rachel Rose Holly and Ethan Edward Farrow were married Aug. 18, 2018, at the family cabin in Weikert, Union County.
The bride is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber of Upper Macungie Township.
The groom is the son of Andrew and Melissa Farrow of Shamokin, Northumberland County.
The bride is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2016 cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she majored in journalism and media writing.
Smart fun is to be found this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, Lowhill and North Whitehall townships, Lehigh County.
There is an event or exhibit for every member of the family to enjoy nearly year-round.
The 29-acre zoo, located inside the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, offers a safe and engaging wildlife experience for all ages who can get up close and personal with animals from around the world.
Q. I recently had my first baby, a daughter, and I tried breast feed her, but I didn’t like it at all. I was not comfortable, and my baby fussed. I am much more relaxed with bottle-feeding, but I am getting a lot of pressure from my friends and family members. They say I am not doing what is best for my baby. Some of the women in my mothers’ group have made comments to me, as well. Now I don’t even want to socialize. I feel like I must be a bad mother. Please let me know if I am wrong for not breastfeeding.