They seem to understand the weather patterns better than Doppler,” he said referring to radar.Last year was the second wettest recorded in Philadelphia and both the Farmers’ Almanac and the National Weather Service expect more of the same this growing season. That has farmers, gardeners and veterinarians anxious, as all the dampness isn’t healthy for plants and animals alike. “Right now, it definitely has been a wet spring. The ground is holding a lot of moisture,” Brunt said. “The fields are wet.”Master gardener Pauline Myers, with the Penn State Extension Service in Montgomery County, agrees. “It’s absolutely saturated,” she said of the soil. And with all the wet weather, the bees aren’t as busy pollinating the fruit trees and other plants that depend on them. “Bees don’t work in the rain.”Animals have also been affected. At the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Laura Weis said she’s seen about a dozen cases of leptospirosis this year, most likely because of the ground not drying out. The rare disease is spread in the urine of dogs and wild animals. Because it’s been so wet, dogs that come in contact with the urine of another animal can acquire the infection which affects their kidneys and can be fatal if not treated, she said.“We haven’t seen much of it until we’ve had this incredibly wet weather,” she said. A vaccination prevents the illness, but previously there wasn’t much need for dogs to be vaccinated. The vaccine costs about $20 to $25. The disease also can affect people but most of those cases are from swimming in ponds or other untreated waterways, she said. Farm animals such as sheep can ... https://www.theintell.com/news/20190525/soggy-planting-season-leaves-growers-dripping-with-concern
Minute Man" who grew up in the shadows of the Bethlehem Steel and became the most famous Philadelphia Eagle ever.
Darryl Dawkins was our adopted son, the flamboyant, quotable NBA center who burst into the league as a teenager and left an indelible image as the guy who brought backboards crashing down. He had the personality and people skills to do whatever he wanted and live wherever he wanted, but opted to settle in the Lehigh Valley and coach at both the professional and collegiate levels.
Bednarik, who had been battling various illnesses, died March 21, less than two months shy of his 90th birthday.
Dawkins' death on Aug. 27 caught us much more by surprise. He was 58.
The Lehigh Valley was a better place because we had these two icons in our background and losing them, no matter the age, was a blow. They were two giants in more ways than one.
The Philadelphia news media converged on both funerals and some of the brightest stars from football and basketball came from around the country to the Lehigh Valley to play their respects.
Both were beloved figures who left behind legacies of unforgettable images and special sports moments from decades ago that still made us smile.
Bednarik's funeral in Bethlehem generated long lines that di... http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-countdown-story-bednarik-dawkins-deaths-1229-20151229-story.html
Acting Naturally, directs the all-star cast. Richard Pine of Yardley plays Ebenzer, Virginia Barrie of Ewing, N.J. plays Marley, Milly Michaels of Philadelphia plays the Ghost of Christmas Past/Spectre and Gabrielle Lefkowitz of Langhorne the Ghost of Christmas present.The musical continues opens Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. for nine special performances through Sunday, Dec. 20 at Acting Naturally’s New Theatre, 164 N. Flowers Mill Road, Langhorne. Performances are Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 and 18 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec, 12 and 19 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 20 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $18 for front and $16 all other seats. Groups 10+ Front $16 and Groups 10+ Rear $14. To purchase tickets, call 267-798-9165 or visit www.ActingNaturally.com.Acting Naturally is a nonprofit organization committed to providing outstanding community entertainment through actors and actresses who wish to pursue their dreams in the arts. Acting Naturally can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ActingNaturally or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LearnToActNat
LANGHORNE >> “Ebenezer the Musical,” the adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens “Christmas Carol” with music and lyrics by Malcolm Sircom, opens Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Acting Naturally’s New Theatre in the Shoppes at Flowers Mill, Langhorne.“Ebenezer the Musical” promises to tug at the heart as Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. He is visited by his old business partner Marley who warns him of the three ghosts to visit. But unlike your commonplace ghosts, Acting Naturally’s production includes rap and rock and roll ghosts to guide Ebenzer on his path to the true meaning of Christmas.Wendy Force McBride, the founding director at Acting Naturally, directs the all-star cast. Richard Pine... http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2015/12/08/entertainment/theater/doc5666f00c184e4984316359.txt