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Friday, November 22, 2019

Growing Green: Some perennials make the cut

Friday, November 15, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Most of the perennials in the garden are finished blooming and it’s time to throw in the towel for the growing season.

Some perennials, however, can be left standing and this begs the question, “to cut or not to cut?”

It’s easy to make a decision with annuals. After the first frost when they are blackened and looking ugly, pull them out and throw them in the compost bin.

Likewise, clean up plant debris from the vegetable garden.

When asked what to do with perennials, as with many gardening questions, the answer is: “It depends.”

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, November 15, 2019 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, November 13: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.

Thursday, November 14: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

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Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The “Lowdown”: It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ latest album is “Out of the Blues” since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. For the second time, singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs takes the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The concert is rescheduled from the June 21 show that was postponed at the State. Tickets for that show are being honored for the Nov. 19 performance.

Hobgood’s ‘Jazz Upstairs’: expect old-school stylings

Friday, November 15, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Laurence Hobgood brings his trio to the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Hobgood has had a 30-year career as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer. The Grammy recipient has performed at venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tanglewood and the White House.

Author to talk

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

New York Times best-selling author Peter Stark Speaks on “Why Pennsylvania Isn’t the End of the Road: Joseph Brant, Christian Post, Tecumseh and the ‘Indian Barrier State’ That Would Stop the Western Movement in Early America,” 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Few Americans today realize how close Pennsylvania came to being the nation’s westernmost state,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Respectfully Yours: Park emotions waiting for parking spot

Friday, November 15, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

During the holidays, things get fairly crowded and looking for a parking space is difficult. There are times people appear to be leaving but sit in their cars. Is there a polite way to ask another driver in this situation if they will be leaving the spot?

Dear Reader,

It tries our patience to wait for someone to leave a parking spot the person is taking his or her sweet time.

Korean War vets

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

Phoebe Terrace Korean War Veterans Richard “Dick” Reider, Louis “Lou” Wolf and The Rev. Wilbur “Bill” Albright discuss “The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” moderated by Frank Gunter, followed by a screening of “Unforgettable: The Korean War,” 7 p.m. Nov, 11, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket reservations: steelstacks.org; 610-332-3378

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 6: Italian pork chop, Italian green beans, roasted red potatoes, dinner roll, grapes.

Thursday, November 7: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime, brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Friday, November 8: Beef w/ Monterey Jack cheese, cheesy mashed potatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Monday, November 11: Closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 12: Baked onion, lemon whitefish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, macaroni and cheese, ambrosia.

Healthy Geezer: Techniques to improve your memory

Friday, November 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

The difference between normal and abnormal memory difficulties comes down to this:

If you forget a name or where you left your keys, you’re probably OK.

If you can’t remember how to brush your teeth, you need medical attention.

Here are more memory problems that aren’t part of normal aging:

Noticeable deterioration of memory over several months

Repeating stories you told only minutes before, or asking the same questions over and over

Inability to keep track of what you did earlier in the day