The reason that fall is such a great planting season is that the soil is warm and there is usually a long period of moderate temperatures from September until about Thanksgiving in the Lehigh Valley.
It's true that many plants aren't producing much shoot growth at this time, but the roots of many plants continue to function long after shoots appear dormant. Sure, we'll have a frost in mid-October, but most years this is followed by many days of frost-free temperatures.
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR
Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541
John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27
Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31
Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1
@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL
2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. 610-...
"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 1, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671
"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333
Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: Who's Your Daddy?, 11:15 p.m. Aug. 16, 30, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
"Pinnochio," Aug. 16 - 25...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Used Book Sale, through Aug. 17
The Wilhelm Brothers, 6 p.m. Aug. 22
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
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Ten years ago, Billy Kounoupis interrupted Lori Donovan and Jeff Roberts while they were eating breakfast at his diner along Broad Street in Bethlehem.
"Aren't you that guitar player guy?" Billy, who was looking for a music teacher for his son, asked Jeff. "Do you teach? And, can't you do that here?"
Professional performing musicians, Lori and Jeff, who had been dating for three months at the time, probably couldn't predict that in 10 years they would occupy not only the...
It's not unusual to see the Rev. Greg Edwards behind a podium delivering a sermon in Resurrected Life Church, 144 N. Ninth St., Allentown.
It's also not unusual to see and hear clarinetist-saxophonist, the Rev. Greg Edwards, at one of his many performances in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.
Come and hear the music side of Edwards, performing with his friends, Frank DiBussolo, guitar, piano; Stephen Liu, bass, and Brian Tyrek, drums, in the Jazz Cabaret Series, 7:30 p.m...
PRESS PHOTOS BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHER
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"When Comedy Went to School," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15
"Rear Window," 7:15 p.m. Aug. 14
"An American Tale," 8 p.m. Aug. 14
"Kill Bill Volume One," "Kill Bill Volume Two" 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17
"Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 19
@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC...
Everywhere Fun Fair carnival night held July 30 at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township.
"The Wolverine" gets deeper into the psyche of Logan, aka Wolverine, the Marvel Comics superhero, thanks to an intense performance by Hugh Jackman, reprising his role as the title character, and thoughtful and compelling direction by James Mangold.
In "The Wolverine," the second movie to focus on Logan and sixth in the "X-Men" movie franchise, a man rescued by Wolverine during the World War II atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, is on his death bed and wants to say his farewell....