I don’t run cross country (as I did as a teen on the team at Southern Lehigh High School; badly, but I finished the races).
I don’t skateboard (as I did with my buddies down Main Street, Coopersburg, in a Halloween Parade back in the 1960s).
I don’t compete in demolition derbies (as I did twice at the Allentown Fair, first for an article for the Bethlehem Globe-Times and then for The Morning Call; in the second derby, I won Judge’s Choice).
What do you do at age 69 on the cusp of 70 (May 17) to challenge oneself?
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.
Friday, January 17: Navy bean soup, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, oatmeal cranberry cookie.
Monday, January 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Jan. 13.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.
- Antonio Banderas,
“Pain And Glory”
- Leonardo DiCaprio,
“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”
- Adam Driver,
- Joaquin Phoenix,
- Jonathan Pryce,
“The Two Popes”
- Cynthia Erivo,
- Scarlett Johansson,
- Saoirse Ronan,
- Charlize Theron,
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.
Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.
Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.
Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.
Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.
They can do: “Stomp,” the international percussion sensation, makes its return to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with a second show added. Limited seating is available for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 performance. The second show was added at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, “Stomp” has grown into an international sensation during the past 20 years, having been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million.
Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th
Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem
Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.
Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th
Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown
Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.
Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th
Offices: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl;
2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County
Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.
Rep. Gary Day, R-187th
Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli
Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.
The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Buehrle, 90, retired president and CEO of The Lutheran Home at Topton, died on Jan. 5, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the widower of Betty G. (Gulden) Buehrle, who died June 15, 2019.
The couple were married 68 years at the time of her death.
Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Blooming Glen, Bucks County, he was a son of the late George R. and Irene M. (Landis) Buehrle.
He and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
With everyone getting their financial papers together for their tax returns and working on cleaning out the clutter of 2019, I have once again introduced a House resolution to bring awareness to the crime of tax identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.
My House Resolution 649 specifically recognizes the week of Jan. 27-31, 2020, as Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.
Tax identity theft is when someone files a fraudulent tax return using another person’s personal information in order to obtain a tax refund.
Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.
Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.
Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.
I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.