Our beautiful spring flowers have faded away. Now what should be done?
Here are some thoughts on a few of the more common plants that bloom in spring in the Lehigh Valley.
Don’t trim iris leaves. Leaves carry on photosynthesis for next year’s growth. Cut off brown tips and cut the flowering stalk down to the rhizome (fleshy roots) to discourage rot. After two to five years, when clumps become congested or lose vitality and stop blooming, divide and replant sound rhizomes in...
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Wednesday, June 21: Cranberry juice, roast turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, June 22: Apricot nectar, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, macaroni salad, fresh watermelon.
Friday, June 23: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, fresh strawberries with whipped cream.
Monday, June 26:...
Anna and Roy C. Kern of Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 21 with an intimate family party.
The couple was married in a double wedding June 21, 1947, with Anna’s identical twin sister, Kathryn, and her husband Robert Schmoyer, who are both now deceased.
The wedding took place at Neffs Union Church, Neffs, North Whitehall Township, with Lutheran Pastor Willard Weida and United Church of Christ Pastor Robert Urffer officiating...
To begin with, to paraphrase Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Eva Peron was dead. And yet, not unlike the Ghost of Jacob Marley, the spirit of Eva Peron is still with us.
The musical, “Evita,” begins with the funeral of Eva Peron, and then rewinds magnificently, fascinatingly and somewhat shockingly through the twists and turns of her youth, cabaret success, and movie actress fame to that of First Lady of Argentina at age 27.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF)...
It’s the 50th anniversary of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”
“Hair” was post-hairspray. Young women let Aqua Net on the shelf, ironed their hair, or went Afro. Young men let Brylcreem on the shelf and skipped the barber.
“Hair” was pre-”Hairspray.” It set the stage for other non-book Broadway musicals (“Company,” “Godspell,” “Pippin”).
“Hair” is of a time, a time that now seems long ago, naive and quaint. It not only seems long ago. It was long ago: a half...
“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.
“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.
The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24
Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not...
In an attempt to eradicate the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued a quarantine order for 75 municipalities in portions of and-or all of Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties.
Officials are trying to protect landscape and agricultural businesses.
Residents in affected areas are being asked to help with the quarantine.
In March, Salisbury Township and Coopersburg borough were added to the PDA Spotted...
Broadway star Dee Roscioli credits her time at Wilson Area High School under drama teacher Danny Kaye with opening her eyes to what her voice could do.
“At Wilson, I got to play my first lead and learned about my voice,” says the Wilson Borough native and Wilson, Class of 1995 graduate.
Roscioli, who has played the lead role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, in the Broadway hit production of “Wicked,” as well as the national tour, more than any other actress, returns to her Lehigh...
“Evita” already a PSF hit:Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s highly-anticipated production of “Evita” opens June 16 with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley. “Evita,” with its cast of 40 the largest ever at PSF, is directed by PSF Associate Artistic Director, Dennis Razze. “Evita” previews June 14 and 15, opens June 16, and continues through July 2. Leading the cast is Broadway veteran and Easton native Dee...
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Wednesday, June 14: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.
Thursday, June 15: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.
Friday, June 16: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.
Monday, June 19: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.
Tuesday, June 20: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.
Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit...