Q. Do feet get larger as you age?
Feet get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.
Feet flatten out because their supporting tendons and ligaments lose their elasticity. As the tendon along the length of the sole elongates, the arch lowers. Another reason feet enlarge is that the force of your weight thins the fat pads cushioning the bottom of the feet.
Not all older people notice the reality that their...
The contract for non-emergency medical transportation at Gracedale is going back to the evaluation committee.
Northampton County Council discovered at its Oct. 18 meeting that while it can reject the Request for Proposal (RFP) committee's recommendation it does not have the power to select the transport service.
Nazareth Ambulance Corps (NAC), the current transport service provider, will extend its contract another 30 days to allow for the committee to re-examine the contract...
Family members: Doug Field (father); Tracy Field (mother)
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is biology because I am a very analytical thinker and learning about the scientific processes of my own life is indispensable to me.
Activities: My activities include dancing, working and studying.
Next steps: After high school, I would like to study and earn my degree in the biological sciences.
Career goals: I would like to be a microbiologist for the...
Emmaus couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary
Marvin and Blanche (Arndt) Schantz of Emmaus celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 25. They were married by The Rev. David Kauffman at Zions Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, where they are still members.
They are parents of four children: Glenn, and his wife, Nora, of Macungie; Marilyn, and her husband, Dale Fenstermaker, of Emmaus; Barbara, and her husband, Bob McDonald, of Schnecksville; and Terry, and his wife, Tammy...
Police arrested a man for trouble-making at St. Luke's Hospital around 9 a.m. Oct. 8.
Police were notified by staff that Pablo Hidalgo, 56, of the 300 block of State Street, was breaking unspecified objects in the emergency room. When officers arrived, they allegedly found Hidalgo in a state of intoxication.
Hidalgo is charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Diabetes Day set for Nov. 3
St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem will host a Community Diabetes Day from 9 a.m. tol noon on Nov.3 in the Hurd Center, Fountain Hill campus.
The event is for people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes and Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Topics include physical activity, glucose monitoring and nutrition.
Registration is required; call 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537). The hospital website is...
Historic Bethlehem Partnership is selling pies and nut rolls to benefit Historic Bethlehem museums and sites now through Nov. 16.
Each pumpkin, organic apple, pecan and chocolate creme pie purchase automatically enters the buyer in a drawing to win a $100 downtown shopping spree. There are also nut, pumpkin, poppy seed and apricot rolls available.
For information, visit www.HistoricBethlehem.org call 610-691-6055 or stop by the...
The Annual Meeting of Project Child, The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and a program of Valley Youth House, will be held Nov. 8, with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program 9 - 10:30 a.m., Room 605, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.
The speaker is Dr. Staci Perlman, co-author the national report, "The Estimated Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect," commissioned by Prevent Child Abuse America.
The event is free and open to the...
ArtsQuest will celebrate the second annual "Christmas at SteelStacks" from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, at 101 Founders Way. The free Christmas City Trolley will be available every Thursday through Sunday starting Nov. 23.
There will be a music and light show at the blast furnaces, a special holiday menu at the ArtsQuest Center, performances by artists such as Clay Aiken, von Trapp Children, Second City comedy troupe and The Celtic Tenors, holiday lighted walkways and 1930s-era...