Q. I’ve been on a diet high in proteins and low in carbohydrates for several weeks now and I’ve lost weight. What do you think of this type of diet?
These diets can bring a quick drop in weight because eliminating carbohydrates causes a loss of body fluids.
And, high-protein diets cause substances called “ketones” to be released into the bloodstream. The ketones make dieting easier by lowering appetite.
I tried one of these diets and it worked. But I didn’t feel quite...
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, October 2: Apricot nectar, fried chicken patty on a bun with lettuce/tomato/mayo, Amish potato salad, dark red sweet cherries.
Thursday, October 3: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad w/ hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine,...
Dante Brady recently received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held Sept. 8 at the Wescosville Recreation Center, Hamilton Boulevard.
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 131, which is sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
Dante is the son of Tara Brady and grandson of Judy and Philip Brady, of Lower Macungie Township. He started in Cub Scouts with Pack 131. He earned the Arrow of Light and the God and Family Award. As a Boy Scout with...
Even if you’ve never played the internationally popular board game “Clue,” you probably are familiar with the colorfully-named murder suspects: Professor Plum, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White and Mr. Green.
The board game “Clue” was patented in 1944 by English musician Anthony E. Pratt, who invented it to help wile away the time during underground air raid drills during World War II. It was only a matter of time, given its popularity, that it would become a...
Once upon a time, there were six talented singer-actresses who were cast as storybook princesses with an attitude.
The problem? The princesses are “Disenchanted” with their portrayals in classic fairy tales and more contemporary animated films.
The actresses, aka princesses, sang and danced their way through a bevy of royal complaints in “Disenchanted! The Musical,” a hilarious princess parody presented by Star of the Day Productions at the Macungie Institute Performing Arts...
Kirsten Almeida is founder of Star of the Day, a Lehigh Valley theater troupe noting its fifth anniversary season.
“I’ve been involved in theater since I was 14-years-old,” says Almeida, who lives with her husband in Lower Saucon Township.
Star of the Day opened its season at The Macungie Institute Performing Arts and Conference Center, Macungie, with the Lehigh Valley premiere of “Disenchanted! The Musical,” Sept. 19-28.
Prior to founding Star of the Day, which is her...
Editor’s Note: It’s been a five-year battle and counting in the Lehigh Valley region. It’s residents, business owners and farmers versus the Spotted Lanternfly.
The invasive species has caused damage to homeowners’ ornamental trees and plants, vineyards, orchards and nurseries.
At the front lines of the fight has been The Pennsylvania State University’s PennState Extension, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and you.
Information and updates:
Dixon is recruiting area organizations to help with what’s billed as a “Community Public Art Project.”
Dixon, a Virginia-based multidiscipline artist, has a background in working with insects. She first considered using bees for her project.
After being told about the Spotted Lanternfly infestation in Pennsylvania and, more recently, in New Jersey and some other nearby states, Dixon concluded that the colorful, non-native pest should be the theme for the installation.
It unfortunately was a productive Summer of 2019 for the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an invasive pest present in Pennsylvania and some other eastern states.
The SLF threatens grape production, tree health and can damage high-value ornamentals in home landscapes.
At stake are Pennsylvania’s grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, nursery and landscape businesses, which generate agricultural crops and forest products worth nearly $18 billion annually.
Native to parts of Asia, the SLF...
The Baum School of Art’s annual Fall Gala Oct. 19 honors Janet and Malcolm Gross.
The annual gala recognizes community members who have made significant contributions to The Baum School’s long history of enriching lives through arts education.
This year, the Gala will be held at the Barristers Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, with a cocktail hour, performance by Pheobe Legere, and a silent auction with gift certificates,...