Christmas in the Valley - 2017

koziar03 webWinter Light Spectacular
Friday November 10 – Sunday December 31, 2017, Lehigh Valley Zoo, as well as presenting sponsor Christmas Decor, will kick off its third season of Winter Light Spectacular on Friday, November 10. Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 46,000 guests across 35 event nights. Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30 – 10:00 PM on Wednesday through Sunday from Nov. 10 to Dec. 31. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

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The Back Story - Winter 2017

Dan frost webQ&A with Daniel Frost, Executive Director, Heather Glen Senior Living
What was your first job?
I tell people that my first job was assistant paperboy. My brother had a paper route, and I would help him deliver the papers. I also worked at the newspaper inserting the sales flyers into the newspapers. I later had my own paper routes from the age of 12. In high school I had three paper routes, worked at the Boy Scout camp in the summer and at a dairy store during my senior year of high school.

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Thanksgiving - Then and Now

thanksgiving dinner webWhile no records exist of the exact bill of fare, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow noted in his journal that the colony’s governor, William Bradford, sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the three-day event. Wild—but not domestic—turkey was indeed plentiful in the region and a common food source for both English settlers and Native Americans.

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The Putz - A Moravian Holiday Tradition

moravian putz america webThe Putz
As with most Moravian customs, Christ is the center of their Christmas celebration. This is symbolized best by the building of the putz, a depiction of the story of Jesus’ birth. A putz can be a simple manger scene. In its most elaborate form, the putz fills a room. The word putz comes from the German word “putzen” which means to decorate or clean.

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Centenarian’s Secrets

Group shot resizedHow to Live to 100
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting and chatting with a most unique group of Lehigh Valley residents. They are a hardy group of men and women who have reached, and in several cases surpassed, the 100 year old mark.

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Things To Do With Grandkids - Winter 2017

kids christmas01 webMoscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 10, 2017, State Theatre Center for the Arts
453 Northampton St., Easton 2 PM & 6 PM, $43/$38/$33
statetheatre.org. Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th North American Anniversary Tour in 2017, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists.

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