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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Healthy Geezer: Age & immune system

Friday, December 22, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I seem to be getting sick a lot lately and I’m worried that my immune system isn’t working right. Could that be a reason?

A diminished immune system could be the cause of your problems. Go to your doctor for a check-up and diagnosis.

The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by organisms such as bacteria, parasites, and fungi that can cause infections.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, December 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Navy bean soup, Italian hoagie, vegetable chips, pasta salad, chilled peaches.

Thursday, Dec. 21 - Christmas meal: Chicken piccata, mashed red potatoes, petite green beans almondine, molded fruit salad, roll w/ butter, triple chocolate tiger cake.

Friday, Dec. 22: Cream of tomato soup, Tater Tot casserole, succotash, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

Monday, Dec. 25: Closed. Merry Christmas.

A family Christmas: David Phelps brings hope of the season to State Theatre concert

Friday, December 22, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Multi-Dove and Grammy Award winner David Phelps performs classic Christmas songs at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Dec. 22. The former member of the renowned Gaither Vocal Band for 20 years will lend his powerful tenor to the sounds of the season.

“This is our nineteenth annual Christmas tour. I can’t believe I’ve been doing anything that long. Every year in November we pull out the Christmas music and dust it off and we come up with some new arrangements to add to it.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Dec. 14: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Dec. 15: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Dec. 18: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Dec. 19: Three cheese ziti w/ meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Special activity menu: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, cut green beans, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Friday, Dec. 15: Cheeseburger soup, fried haddock sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, chilled apricots.

Monday, Dec. 18: Beef Stroganoff, extra-wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Slide-lecture

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

A slide-lecture, “Hess’s Department Store,” will be presented 1 p.m. Dec. 16, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“No store in America could surpass the magic of a visit to Hess’s Department Store, especially at the holidays,” said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum.

Drawing on more than 1,000 vintage photographs, the slide-lecture will re-create the spirit of awe and excitement that once drew national celebrities to Allentown, including Johnny Carson and Rock Hudson.

Healthy Geezer: stress

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I don’t handle stress very well. I was wondering if you had any recommendations to deal with my problem.

The American Psychological Association reports that one-third of United States citizens are living with extreme stress. Money and work are the leading causes of stress for three quarters of Americans. Nearly half of Americans report that stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional lives.

Dwyer-Selig:

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Bill and Monica Dwyer of East Brunswick, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara, to Justin Selig, son of Brian and Karen Selig of Germansville, Heidelberg Township.

Tara is a 2011 graduate of East Brunswick High School and a 2015 graduate of Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

She is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Kutztown University.

Justin is a 2007 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and a 2012 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife sciences.

Movie Review: ‘Coco’

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Coco” is an astonishing animation feature film that explores an actual mythology, and one that is atypical for the mainstream cinema.

Who knew that a movie aimed at families and children based on the Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) would be a huge box office hit?

During the national holiday, families gather and pray for family and friends who’ve died, build private altars to them and visit their graves, in order to wish them safe passage in their spiritual journey on “the other side.”