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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Healthy Geezer: Heart attack predictions, preventions

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What causes a heart attack?

A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.

Many causes can lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This increases the likelihood of a heart attack.

Some leading causes of heart attacks are: genetics, high cholesterol and...

Respectfully Yours: Food delivery tip: There’s an app for that

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve just started using on-demand food delivery services. Should I tip the delivery driver and, if so, how much?

Dear Reader,

Tipping etiquette has largely remained unchanged even though the method of delivery has evolved.

Your delivery person goes to a restaurant near you and brings the food to your door, providing a convenient service that makes your life easier.

When you consider tipping an on-demand food delivery service, think of it the...

Concert Review: The big Kiss-off at PPL Center

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by LORI PATRICK in Focus

“The End of the World” tour brought Kiss to PPL Center, Allentown, Feb. 4, for what’s billed as the group’s last concert tour.

“Rock and Roll all Night,” which concluded the concert, could have been the group’s first song to set the mood of what was to come.

It was a concert filled with fire, musicians at the top of their skill levels, video backdrop, light show and surprises to electrify the arena.

The fans, often referred to as the “Kiss Army,” did not disappoint. Many...

Movie Review: ‘Knives Out’ is in

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Knives Out” is an entertaining movie with not only a double-twist ending, but a triple-twist ending.

Just when you think you’ve figured out this “whodunit,” the plot takes a sharp turn. “Knives Out” is an enigma within an enigma.

It’s no wonder that the “Knives Out’ screenplay, written by the movie’s director Rian Johnson, received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

“Knives Out” is a satisfying movie-going experience.

“Knives Out” is bolstered by a...

Your ‘Mission’ is to read this theater review

Saturday, February 8, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The mission, if you choose to accept it, is to eat, drink and solve a murder before dessert is served.

That’s the assignment at the Pines Dinner Theatre, where through March 7, “Mission: Improbable: Super Spy Edition” (aka “Impossible,” as in the TV series and movies) is challenging audiences to follow the clues to find out “whodunit” from among the suspects on and off stage.

During the Jan. 25 “murder investigation,” aka, performance, witnessed and reviewed by this theater...

Reel Classics: Allentown Symphony to perform themes from epic motion pictures

Monday, February 3, 2020 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Often the popular music of our time becomes the masterpieces for people living 200 years or more in the future. Music that we perhaps might consider as entertainment now could become the core orchestral repertoire of the next century.

I think of the opera overtures written in the 1800s that orchestras now play as “serious” music, and how so many of them are beloved by all and part of the standard orchestral music at concerts today. Most of these pieces when they were written were not...

Enter Readers Pick Oscar winners contest

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients in the contest’s...

Readers Oscars Contest Entry Form

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett...

Lehigh County senior menus

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 29: Fish almondine, peas and pearl onions, scalloped potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, January 30: Rotisserie chicken, green and wax beans, creamed corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, January 31:Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, Greek yogurt.

Monday, February 3: Turkey sloppy joe, roasted red potatoes, vegetable barley soup...

The Family Project: Emotionally-aloof daughter, 17, deemed normal

Monday, February 3, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 17-year-old daughter has become so difficult to deal with this past year. She is a senior in high school and is all set to begin college this fall. Whenever I suggest that we do something as a family, she rolls her eyes and says it is “stupid.” Yet, she seems happy, especially when she is with her friends. What is going on?

“Adolescence” was panelist Mike Daniels’ immediate response. “That is what is going on and it is pretty normal,” he said.

“Before kids go away to...