Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Who (except for a few of us older folks) can forget the sight of people dressed in outlandish costumes vying for attention and the chance to obey Monty Hall’s call to “Come on down!”? Let’s Make a Deal was an opportunity for the ill-clothed to win it all or lose it all.
How many times have you seen those commercials for everything from cars to cable TV to cosmetic cremes that offer you an unbeatable deal? However, a vital part of those deals is the fine print: “If you don’t like it, return it for a full refund (minus shipping, handling, and restocking fees).” “If you call within the next five minutes, you will get a second Shaft-O-Matic Combination Washer / Dryer / Egg Poacher for free! (Just pay an extra combination-offer fee)!”
This simple skill tops the wish list for preschoolers
everywhere. If your grandchildren already know how to whistle, teach them to use their fingers to make it extra-loud.
In addition to its religious tenor, Easter time conjures up images of brightly colored eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks and pastel foil-wrapped chocolate candy in baskets, delivered by the Easter Bunny. But before you bite off the head of that chocolate bunny, let’s take a moment to consider where our Easter and Lenten traditions originated.
5-9 p.m. at Alburtis Park unless otherwise noted:
July 6 -- Come Sundown July 7 -- Phoenix
July 13 -- Blazin’ Sky July 14 -- Tenn, Tradition
July 20 -- Stampede Band July 21 -- Hickory Rose
July 27 -- Arizona Ramblers July 28 -- Mesa
Aug. 3 -- Sidewinder Aug. 4 -- Renegade
Aug. 10 -- Tennessee Tradition Aug. 11 -- Midnight Special
Aug. 17 -- Mesa Aug. 18 -- Arizona Rambler
Aug. 24 -- The Hawks Aug. 25 -- Chickasaw
Aug. 31 -- Stampede Band
Bucks County Children’s Museum
At the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope, kids have a place to learn and explore that is all their own. The museum’s 10,000-square-feet of fun is also a place where play and education meet, The facility offers hands-on, interactive and educationally based exhibits for children and families to engage in lifelong learning experiences while enjoying each other.
The first signs of spring create excitement in the Lehigh Valley and throughout the Northeast. After four months or more of staying inside because of cold, snow and rain, we can hardly wait to breathe fresh air, feel the sun on our faces and shed our heavy coats and boots. But before we can enjoy the cool grass under bare feet and sip lemonade under the oak tree, we face that centuries-old ritual that’s as sure as anything: spring cleaning.