Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Healthy Geezer: Iron in diet

Friday, September 20, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How should I change my diet to get more iron? I think I’m a little anemic.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. About 20 percent of women, 50 percent of pregnant women, and 3 percent of men do not have enough iron in their bodies.

If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency.

You need iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries the oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.

‘Open Sing-Along’

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ASO CHorus:

The Allentown Symphony Chorus hosts an “Open Sing-Along,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St. Allentown.

This free event is open to singers who would like to informally sing with the Allentown Symphony Chorus as it sing the choral repertoire for the 2019-2020.

The event will be led by Allentown Symphony Chorus Master Eduardo Azzati. Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra will attend.

Movie Review: ‘It” takes two; too long

Friday, September 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It is a very long chapter.

At nearly three-hours-long, “It Chapter Two” makes the case for more than one sequel. This is one case where two sequels would have been better than one.

At least each sequel would have probably been shorter.

“It Chapter Two” returns us to the fictional Derry, Me., 27 years later. The impetus is a pact made by The Losers Club, when they were pre-teens, to return to Derry if Pennywise, the killer clown, ever returns to his malevolent ways.

He does.

And they do.

‘Pa.-Dutch Fall Fest’ at Troxell-Steckel

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A “Pennsylvania-Dutch Fall Harvest Festival” will be held 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

The festival features vintage farm equipment, tours, crafts and activities.

“Visitors will travel in time as they see wagons, carriages, sleighs, and other history relics, dating back almost 200 years,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

Baum School of Art Gala to honor Janet and Malcolm Gross

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art’s annual Fall Gala Oct. 19, honors Janet and Malcolm Gross and their service, compassion, philanthropy and support for the arts in Allentown, particularly for The Baum School of Art.

The annual gala recognizes community members who have made significant contributions to The Baum School’s long history of enriching lives through arts education.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

The Family Project: Sharing duties

Friday, September 20, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My hours recently changed at work, so now I must start earlier. I used to take care of the morning routine myself, but since I started this new schedule, my husband has not offered to help me in the morning. When I mention that I could use some help, he gets irritated. How can I approach this?

The panel agrees that this is a communication and problem-solving situation, where timing and tone are important.

“The mother needs to have a conversation with her husband about this, but in the framework of working together to address the problem,” panelist Pam Wallace said.

‘Festival Unbound’ volunteers sought

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Volunteers are sought for “Festival Unbound,’ Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community conversation, Oct. 4-13.

Volunteer tasks include ushering, setting up folding chairs, helping audience members dance their way down the South Bethlehem Greenway, and being a “Closing Ceremony Ambassador.”

“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem, all these different communities and age groups and parts of the history,” said Michael Duck, festival volunteer coordinator.