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Movie Review: ‘The Mule’ profoundly Eastwood

Monday, January 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The only one who wants to live to be 100 is a 99-year-old.”

- Earl Stone,

“The Mule”

Director-actor Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is profound and is profoundly Eastwood.

It’s a caustic, cute, crazy story about an elderly man, Earl Stone (Eastwood), down on his luck and money, who gets mixed up with a Mexican drug-running cartel.

The bank has foreclosed on Earl’s greenhouse, where the award-winning horticulturalist meticulously and lovingly raises day-lillies...

Growing Green: Bird-feeder seeds

Friday, January 18, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

In much of North America, winter is a difficult time for birds. Days are often windy and cold. Nights are long and even colder.

The lush, berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered and been consumed. Most insects are dead or dormant. Birds may have difficulty finding enough food during the short winter days to fuel their internal furnaces.

Setting up a backyard bird-feeder makes their lives easier and ours more enjoyable.

During the spring and summer months,...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, commemorates the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a slide-lecture, 1 p.m. Jan. 21.

The slideshow program, “March to Freedom: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” uses historical images and accounts to explore King’s inspirational rise to historical prominence.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Respectfully Yours: Dinner party

Friday, January 18, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was shocked to see a guest arrive at a dinner party with her own food. The person did so because of being a picky-eater, not because of a dietary restriction or allergy. The host was gracious and did not say anything. What are your thoughts about bringing your own food to a dinner party?

Dear Reader, Being invited to a dinner party is a wonderful gift and a host will go through a lot of trouble planning and preparing a meal. Not mentioning ahead of time that...

Healthy Geezer: Deflate that spare tire

Friday, January 18, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What kind of exercise should I do to get rid of this big gut I’m carrying around?

Exercise alone will not do the job. Strengthening abdominal muscles can help you look tighter and thinner. Spot exercises won’t banish belly fat.

The real secret to losing belly fat is a balanced, calorie-controlled diet and one hour a day of moderate activity such as brisk walking.

If you are going to do abdominal exercises, which ones work best? Most people figure that doing sit-ups is...

The Family Project: Child’s rude remark

Friday, January 18, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I’m sure everyone has gone through this, but it mortified me. What do you do when a young child (loudly) points to someone and says, “That man is fat,” or something equally embarrassing?

In response to the question, the panel observed that what young children say is an observation, not judgmental.

“Children learn from observation, sight and sound, and experience,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “They make comparisons, but not connections.”

Clarifying the point,...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 18: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, Jan. 21: Centers closed. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Soup and sandwich.

Wednesday, Jan. 23:...

To the Shanty and back: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay stirs it up at Allentown bistro for hit Fox reality-TV show

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

To say Joe Tatasciore was nervous is an understatement.

At 8 p.m. Jan. 9, his restaurant, Shanty on 19th, was featured on the Fox-TV reality show “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.”

The Allentown bistro was given a makeover by the celebrity chef for for his television show, which began its second season Jan. 2. The Shanty is featured on the second episode of the 2019 season.

“I’m definitely nervous to see how they portray us,” Tatasciore says. “Let’s just say it...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Recording Fusion: The Fusion Jazz Trio returns for “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall. Bring your applause. The Fusion Jazz Trio will record the concert for a new CD, “Out of the Shadows.” The Fusion Jazz Trio, Vernon Mobley, drums; Brian Bortz, bass, and George Grund, keyboards, will be joined by Joe Mixon, guitar, and Chet Brown, vocals. The Fusion Jazz Trio, formed in 2002, blends bold percussion, funky and innovative bass lines and...