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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Movie Review: Bang, zoom, to ‘Man’ on the moon

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“First Man” is fiery, from the incendiary launch of the Saturn rocket during liftoff at Cape Kennedy.

“First Man” is jolting, from the vibrations of the seat in the Imax theater where the movie was seen for this review.

“First Man” is tender, in scenes between Ryan Gosling, who portrays Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, as he comforts his two-year-old daughter, who died of a brain tumor.

The Family Project: Hide and seek

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old son likes to play hide and seek, but it has started to become a problem because he will hide without telling me, whether at home or at the store. I become frantic trying to find him. He doesn’t always answer me when I call him, and I become afraid that he has gotten lost or that someone has taken him. When I do find him, he just laughs. I can’t get him to stop. What should I do: Put a leash on him when we go out?

Respectfully Yours: Voicemail messages

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Social News

Dear Jacquelyn,

Leaving a voicemail message makes me uncomfortable. I don’t know what to say and how much information to leave. Many times, when I hear the dreaded recording, I just figure, I’ll try again later when they’re there. When I do muster up the courage to leave a voicemail message, I tend to stumble a bit or I feel like I’m rambling on. How much information do I really need to leave? Any tips would be appreciated.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, Oct. 19: Peach glazed pork chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, Oct. 22: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Pork rib BBQ, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled applesauce.

Thursday, Oct. 18: Sweet and sour pork over rice, oriental vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, Oct. 19: Cranberry juice, Tater Tot casserole, fresh golden beets, tossed salad with Thousand Island dressing, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Healthy Geezer: ‘The New Mood Therapy’

Friday, October 19, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. I find myself thinking one sad thought after another and it makes me depressed. Is there anything I can do to stop this?

Everyone gets depressed occasionally, but gloom should not be persistent in your life. Go to your doctor for a checkup. You might need medication or therapy.

The cause of your depression could be a physical illness, life events, personality problems, side effects from drugs or combinations of these elements. Your doctor’s choice of treatment, or no treatment, will be based upon symptom frequency and test results.

Treasuring Whitney in ‘Greatest’ tribute

Friday, October 19, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Belinda Davids was 8, she chanced to hear her brother playing one of his LP records which featured the duet “Hold Me” by Teddy Pendergrass and Whitney Houston. The moment would make a lasting impression.

“It was the first time I heard her and I was struck,” Davids says of Houston. “There was something about the purity of her voice.”

Even at that young age, Davids says she also realized she could sing a lot like Houston.

Growing Green: Prevent deer from eating your trees, shrubs, flowers, garden

Friday, October 19, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The deer population in Pennsylvania is on the rise, and as land development increases, deer are frequently found in areas densely populated by humans.

Deer control is now one of the biggest challenges for home gardeners. Deer are North America’s largest garden pest and they can wreak havoc in the garden.

Deer feast on vegetable gardens, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. They will graze on leaves, grass, bark, acorns, fruits, nuts, berries, lichens and fungi.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Jazzy violin: The Sara Caswell Quartet performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, “Jazz Upstairs,” Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The quartet is Sara Caswell, violin; Jesse Lewis, guitar; Ike Sturm, bass, and Michael W. Davis, drums. 2018 Grammy nominee Sara Caswell is described as “a brilliant world-class violinist.” Recognized as a “Rising Star” in the DownBeat Magazine Critics and Readers Polls every year since 2013, Caswell has been heard in venues ranging from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club to university concert halls. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N.

Pulling out all the stops: Bach Choir of Bethlehem begins 2018-19 season with Peter Serkin concert

Friday, October 19, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Having a Grammy-Award-winning classical pianist play at the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s opening gala concert resonates personally for Bach Choir artistic director and conductor Greg Funfgeld.

“As a young man, I would regularly attend concerts in New York City where I had the privilege of hearing Peter Serkin play,” Funfgeld says. “His performance of Beethoven’s ‘Fourth Piano Concerto’ was one of the greatest musical experiences of my life.”