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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Healthy Geezer: Causes of fatigue and how to cope with it

Monday, February 3, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 68-years-old and I’m tired a lot. What do you think could be causing this?

For starters, I never make a personal diagnosis; I’m not qualified. I’m a journalist, not a physician. If you have persistent fatigue, I recommend you see a doctor for a check-up.

I suffer from fatigue that I know is caused by seasonal allergies. When the pollen and mold counts are high, I lose energy and doze off during the day.

Figuring out why you are fatigued is very difficult because...

Growing Green: Deep in winter, plan for spring

Monday, February 3, 2020 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The days are shorter (albeit getting slightly longer minute by minute), the wind is cold and plants are dormant. Even so, this is one of the best times to start planning for spring.

During winter, we should be preparing for another successful season of gardening. Here are some tips to make your garden a success.

Check out the landscape for signs of insects and diseases. Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly egg masses. For information on what to look for and how to destroy...

Respectfully Yours: Handle uncomfortable questions comfortably

Monday, February 3, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

When I’m talking to new people at social events, they just go directly to the point and ask personal questions like, “What what are my plans after college?” I don’t want to come across as impolite. What do you say when you don’t want to answer a question?

Dear Reader,

When someone asks a question that you might interpret as impolite it conjures up uncomfortable emotions.

The best way to politely handle a difficult question is to give yourself a few...

Disney Co-Op

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a cooperative work experience for LCCC students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the fall 2020 semester.

The co-op program allows students to earn six college credits as they spend one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

An informational meeting is at 6...

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Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Greensky over The Peak: Greensky Bluegrass is in concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 30, Penn’s Peak. Doors open at 7 p.m. Opening the concert is Ghost Light. Greensky, a five-piece American bluegrass-rock band founded in Kalamazoo, Mich., in mid-2000, includes Anders Beck, dobro; Michael Arlen Bont, banjo; Dave Bruzza, guitar; Mike Devol, upright bass, and Paul Hoffman, Mandolin. Greensky has released 10 studio albums, including the most recent, “All For The Money,” in 2019; “If Sorrows Swim,” bowing at...

Review: Disney on Ice ‘Memories’ has amazing ice-skating, eye-popping visuals

Friday, January 31, 2020 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

As if ice skaters dressed as Disney characters doing Salchow jumps and spins isn’t enough, Disney On Ice has piled on the spectacle for some eye-popping visuals in “Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories,” through Feb. 2, PPL Center, Allentown.

Skaters not only glide on the ice but they fly in the air. And not only does snow fall on the ice, but for one act, a section of the ice explodes in flames. Sparks fly, elaborate seaweed decorations fall from the ceiling and an outrigger “...

Night on the Town: Greensky Bluegrass in its own music genre

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Greensky Bluegrass is described as a rock band, jam band and bluegrass band.

“We are happy just to be ourselves,” says Anders Beck, who plays Dobro and lap steel in Greensky Bluegrass, in concert, 8 p.m., Jan. 30, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Ghost Light.

Greensky Bluegrass combines elements of all three genres of rock, jam and bluegrass, The band uses traditional acoustic instruments of guitar, mandolin, banjo, Dobro and acoustic bass. Many of the group’s...

Movie Review: Down the ‘Rabbit’ hole

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Jojo Rabbit” is in the tradition of satire that includes the movies of Monty Python (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 1975; “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” 1979, and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” 1983), a tradition that goes back at least to the infamous Jonathan Swift essay (“A Modest Proposal,” 1729).

Since “Jojo Rabbit” is, in large part, a satire about Adolph Hitler, its satiric movie predecessors include Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (1967) and Charlie Chaplin’s “The...