Mulch is a standard form of soil and winter protection for many shallow-rooted plants. However, too much mulch can be too much of a good thing.
The availability and low cost of bark-type mulch materials has created an over-mulching disease in our landscapes. Gardeners have come to think of mulch materials as wonder products that provide endless benefit to our plants.
Misuse of mulch materials decreases a landscape's aesthetic value by changing the appearance of a plant. Misuse...
Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital beneficiary of Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show Preview Party Gala
The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is the beneficiary of the Preview Party Gala, 6 - 9:30 p.m. March 20, Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, which kicks off the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, March 21 - 24, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).
Tom Kwiatek, executive director of GLVADA, made the announcement at the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Hospital -- Cedar Crest.
Joining Kwiatek for...
The first offering of tickets to members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and retirees) for the Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - '13 by Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton, is sold-out.
However, the college is streaming a live telecast of Blair's address in Colton Chapel. No tickets are required for the Colton Chapel venue.
An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 26, March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.
Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling will be available.
Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Civic Theatre of Allentown holds open auditions 7 p.m. March 18 for its May 4 -10 production of "Next to Normal," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, in the upstairs rehearsal hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.
Callbacks are March 20.
Information: CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943
A free informational session on adoption and child foster care is 6 p.m. March 21, Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Avenue, Topton.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting, the processes involved in adopting a child, talk about children available for adoption, and the foster-to-adopt program.
To attend: call 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504.
The Crowded Kitchen Players' production of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" is a fast-paced comedy directed by Ara Barlieb about greed and sex in post-World War II Washington, D. C.
The play continues weekends through March 24 at McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.
When smarmy, hard-drinking lawyer Ed Devery, played with erudite flair by Jay Fletcher, starts handing out cash, he finds congressional hands eager to be greased.
Jerry Brucker as Senator Norval...
The energy and fun of the nation's largest free music festival is highlighted in the Musikfest 2013 poster and new festival logo unveiled by ArtsQuest.
The new logo and poster mark the start of the 30-year celebration for the Bethlehem-based event, which attracts up to one million people to the city each August. The 2013 Musikfest dates are Aug. 2 - 11, with more than 300 artists anticipated to perform on 14 different stages throughout the city during the event's 10-day run.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Repertory Dance Theatre's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" welcomed guest artists Carolina Ballet Theatre stars Madeline Guerdat as Sleeping Beauty and Matthew Harvey as the Prince to the Scottish Rite Cathedral for two performances March 2.