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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Healthy Geezer: hypothyroidism

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I saw a woman with what looked like a small tire around her neck. Do you know what that could be?

It could be a goiter, which is a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland made up of two halves that lie along the windpipe just below the voice box.

When the thyroid can’t produce enough hormone to meet the body’s needs, the gland compensates by enlarging. Iodine, a chemical element, is needed to produce thyroid hormone. Therefore, an iodine...

Respectfully: compliments

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I started a new job several months ago and my manager complimented me on my first big project. I knew I did a good job but I said, “You really think so?” After the words came out, I realized that I totally devalued what I accomplished. I spent hours working on the project and knew I gave it my all. How do you accept a compliment so that you don’t dismiss your abilities or worse yet, look self-promotional?

Dear Reader,

For most people, giving a compliment...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Dec. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Dec. 4: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak...

Review: ‘Marshall’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Marshall” is a powerful film about a Bridgeport, Conn., civil rights case in 1941 pivotal in the life and career of Atty. Thurgood Marshall, who in 1967 was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Director Reginald Hudlin handles the controversial material with care, emphasizing the human drama and the importance of the case in Marshall’s career and the Civil Rights Movement.

Hudlin makes what is essentially a courtroom-procedural very...

Sell:

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Harold and Dolores (Houseknecht) Sell, of Macungie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.

The couple was married at Mennonite Bretheran in Christ Church, Emmaus, now called Bethel Bible Fellowship, by the Rev. W. W. Hartman, in 1952.

Harold is the son of the late Harold and Annie Sell, of Allentown.

Dolores is the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Houseknecht, of Emmaus.

Harold and Dolores are the parents of Jeannie Hause and husband, Sam, of...

The Family Project: Grandparents and babysitting

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My parents have been babysitting my children since they were born, but now my parents are getting older and are not as physically able or alert as they used to be. I am not comfortable having them watch the children anymore. How do I tell them without hurting their feelings?

If the goal is not to hurt the feelings of the grandparent, then panelist Denise Continenza said there are different ways to approach the subject. She suggested framing it as “a change in the care-giving game...

Open house

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Troxell- Steckel:

Holiday tours are 11 a.m., with the last tour starting at 3 p.m., Dec. 2 at the 1756 Pennsylvania Dutch Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the farmstead’s barn.

“This is a rare opportunity for children and adults to experience the history of Christmas before it became a shopping frenzy,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

The 1756 Troxell-...

Event will aid

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

To support families arriving from Puerto Rico and coordinate services, Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts “Support for Families from Puerto Rico,” 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 14, LCCC Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

LCCC and community partners will provide resources and referrals for families from Puerto Rico who plan to live in or who have relocated to Lehigh County as a result of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria.

Information will be available for...