Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Family Project: Middle school

Friday, October 5, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son started middle school this year, going from a small elementary school where everyone knew everyone else to a larger middle school with children from all over the district. I am really worried about who my son might pick for friends. How can I help him pick good friends? At his elementary school, all the families were close and we lived in the same neighborhood. How can I be sure that he will be safe and not get into any trouble when he goes to the homes of new friends?

The...

Parker Quartet

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

chamber music:

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem begins its 2018-19 season with the Parker Quartet, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The program is: Debussy, Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Paul Wiancko, “Strange Beloved Land,” 2013, and Beethoven, “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “The Harp.”

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been in residence at Harvard University, performs in the United States and Europe, and...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Early Elton”: The “Stage on Stage” series continues at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 with “Early Elton: A Tribute to the Trio Tours of ’70-’72,” State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The main stage is transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with band and audience on stage. A cash bar is available on stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Early Elton” is a tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours. With only two years since its inception, the “Early Elton” show is playing to capacity...

Pennsylvania Sinfonia launches 2018-19 season at Christ Lutheran

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, the local chamber orchestra founded in 1982 by its Music Conductor Allan Birney, begin its 2018-2019 season with a program of “Pomp and Passion,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

With an orchestra that is deliberately small in size to play classical chamber music, the sound is agile and intimate. Listeners can easily distinguish the different instruments in the musical mix. Birney programs works that showcase the capabilities of the...

It’s all happening this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

Friday, September 28, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Smart fun is to be found this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, Lowhill and North Whitehall townships, Lehigh County.

There is an event or exhibit for every member of the family to enjoy nearly year-round.

The 29-acre zoo, located inside the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, offers a safe and engaging wildlife experience for all ages who can get up close and personal with animals from around the world.

The Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to approximately 300...

Growing Green: Colorful fall at your residence

Friday, September 28, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.

You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.

The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.

Chrysanthemums, or mums as they are commonly called, are very colorful fall-blooming perennials....

The Family Project: Breastfeeding

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I recently had my first baby, a daughter, and I tried breast feed her, but I didn’t like it at all. I was not comfortable, and my baby fussed. I am much more relaxed with bottle-feeding, but I am getting a lot of pressure from my friends and family members. They say I am not doing what is best for my baby. Some of the women in my mothers’ group have made comments to me, as well. Now I don’t even want to socialize. I feel like I must be a bad mother. Please let me know if I am wrong for...

Farrow-Holly:

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Rachel Rose Holly and Ethan Edward Farrow were married Aug. 18, 2018, at the family cabin in Weikert, Union County.

The bride is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber of Upper Macungie Township.

The groom is the son of Andrew and Melissa Farrow of Shamokin, Northumberland County.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2016 cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she majored in journalism and media writing.

She is attending...