“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”
- Sherlock Holmes,
“The Hound of the Baskervilles”
The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.
No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.
A proposed amendment to the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities has been advanced to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted unanimously 7-0 to submit the amendment to regional planners for review. Stephen McKitish, planners vice-chairman, made the motion to bring the matter to a vote, seconded by planner Richard Schreiter.
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.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
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.
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-century long ago.
Q. I spent many hours at my computer and got this awful pain in my forearm that made me stop. Do you think I have carpal tunnel syndrome?
I’m not qualified to diagnose, so I suggest that, if that pain persists, you see a physician and get it checked. However, I can tell you about carpal tunnel syndrome.
Historic 35th tour:The West Park Civic Association’s 35th anniversary “Historic West Park House Tour” is 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 25. The tour includes 10 properties, from a majestic, meticulously-restored mansion to a spectacularly-renovated 1912 townhouse with the latest fashionable amenities and contemporary decor. Homes range in style from turn-of-the-century Victorian to 1930’s neo-classical revival. Music and refreshments are at several locations on the tour. Free parking is provided at the Masonic Temple, 16th and Linden streets, Allentown, and along nearby streets.
A new exhibit, “Native Americans: A Diverse & Evolving History,” opened recently at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, Allentown.
“The history of American Indians is shrouded in folklore and stereotypes from Western movies,” says Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. “Much of their history has been written by the cultures that conquered them and took their lands.”
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.
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.