Eclipsing history:Long-time amateur astronomer Peter Kern presents a slide lecture, “The Solar Eclipse in History,” 1 p.m. July 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. A solar eclipse will cross the United States Aug. 21. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s path causes the moon to cover the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the contiguous United States was in 1979. Kern will show images of the total solar eclipse of February 1979.
Understanding the role of mushrooms in the environment can often ease the concern homeowners have when they observe mushrooms growing in their lawn and mulch and want to know what action can be taken.
The mushrooms we commonly see in our landscape are fungi. Instead of the thread-like structures often associated with fungi, we are seeing the fruiting bodies.
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Wednesday, June 28: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.
Thursday, June 29: Braised beef dip, parmesan potatoes, broccoli, seasonal fruit.
Friday, June 30: Chef’s salad with turkey and ham, cheese, croutons, ranch dressing.
Monday, July 3: Grilled hamburger, cole slaw, warm fruit cobbler, jello.
Tuesday, July 4: Centers closed. Independence Day.
Wednesday, July 5: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.
It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animation series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.
“Cars 3” again gives us vehicles that are quite the characters with cute, spiffy or clunky bodies, personalities and voices. The cars’ suspensions and tires animate like frisky puppies or barnyard animals. The grilles function as mouths.
More than 675 attended the 105th Charity Ball at Saucon Valley Country Club. The Auxiliary of St. Luke’s University Hospital ball raised more than $300,000 for Women’s Imaging and Wellness.
Dr. Hal and Mrs. Kimberly Folander served as honorary chairs, underscoring their outstanding service and many years of dedication to the health network. Kimberly Folander is a biochemist and Dr. Hal Folander began his career at St. Luke’s Chief of Radiology in Fountain Hill and now serves as the organization’s Chief Medical Strategy Officer.
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Wednesday, June 28: Pork rib-b-q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.
Thursday, June 29: Apple juice, baked ziti, Italian vegetables, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, homemade sugar cookie.
Friday, June 30: Orange juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, chilled peaches.
Monday, July 3: Beef burgundy over extra wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, July 4: Closed for July 4.
Q. Can drinking alcohol give you gout?
Gout, which is one of the most painful forms of arthritis, is caused by a build-up of crystals of uric acid in a joint. Alcohol can lead to increased production of uric acid, so it puts you at a higher risk of getting gout.
Alcohol leads to gout in multiple ways:
It contains purines, proteins that are broken down into uric acid. Purines are found naturally in your body and in some foods.
It promotes dehydration, which raises the uric-acid level in the blood.
When Noah Dach, a 2016 Muhlenberg College graduate and fellow student Henry Evans decided they wanted to run away and join the circus, they instead created their own.
Dach, Evans and Tommy McCarthy co-founded the Atlas Circus Company, which has been developing performances in and around New York City since the trio graduated from Muhlenberg College. McCarthy is assistant director of “Wild.”
PSF “Evita” lauded:Dee Roscioli, above left, as Eva Peron, and Dan Domenech, above right, as Che, star in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) critically-acclaimed production of “Evita,” through July 2, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. PSF Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze directs “Evita,” which also stars world-renowned baritone and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot as Eva’s husband, Colonel Juan Perón. “Evita,” with a cast of 40, is the largest-ever cast at PSF.