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Festival Unbound schedule

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Festival UnBound, Oct. 4-13, features more than 20 free and ticketed events in the Lehigh Valley, but primarily in Bethlehem.

Ticketed events include “Prometheus/Redux,” “A Joyful Noise,” “To Hunt a Wild Utopia” and “The Secret.” A limited number of Pay What You Will tickets are available for these events.

Events that are Pay What You Will, with a suggested ticket price, include “Forward March: The Future of Our Warriors,” “Beyond Utopia” and “Starry-Eyed.”

Free events...

Respectfully Yours: Tweeting well

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I finally took the plunge and opened a Twitter account. Can you recommend Twitter etiquette for beginners?

Dear Reader,

Getting accustomed to Twitter can be difficult. It can appear to be a baffling and overwhelming social media platform.

As a new Twitter user, you would benefit greatly by learning the decorum of the Twitter community. It’s not as difficult as you may think. It’s a delicate balance of being social and genuine.

As you ease...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 2: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Thursday, October 3: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bowtie pasta, chocolate chip, bread pudding.

Friday, October 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable soup, chive mashed potatoes, honeydew melon.

Monday, October 7: Beef and bean chili, chuck wagon corn, brown rice,...

Author talk on

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Historian Patrick Donmoyer will speak about and sign copies of his book, “Powwowing in Pennsylvania:

Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life,” 1 p.m. Oct. 12, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Patrick Donmoyer will reveal traditional Pennsylvania Dutch ritual folk healing practices and the insights they provide into the development of a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture,” said Joseph...

The Family Project: Smoking and infant

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. We are expecting our first child in three months. I do not smoke cigarettes or vape, but most of my relatives do. My husband is adamant that he does not want any smoking or vaping near our baby or in our house. He doesn’t even want them to have any smell of smoke on them or their clothes. Is he being unreasonable? I don’t know what to tell my family.

“Reasonable and unreasonable are personable opinions,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “Everyone is going to have a different...

Honors Scholars

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is providing The Honors Scholars program for a limited number of first-year students who plan to graduate from LCCC and transfer to a four-year college or university.

Applications are being accepted for students enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester.

Information: LCCC Admissions office, 610-799-1575; honors@LCCC.edu;

lccc.edu/academics/college-honors/honors-scholars.

Movie Review: Down ‘Abbey’ road

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The movie, “Downton Abbey,” is the comfort food of cinema, albeit fine dining.

The big-screen version of “Downton Abbey,” the popular BBC television series (2010-2015) seen on PBS stations in the United States can be enjoyed by non-fans and especially by fans.

The movie is sumptuously lensed (director of photography Ben Smithard) with lovely vistas and elegant interior scenes and romantic, back-lit photography of featured characters, often sharp-witted humorous dialogue between...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

One word: Wynonna & The Big Noise roars into Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, for a concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wynonna Judd released the studio album, “Wynonna & the Big Noise,” in 2016. The album produced two singles, “Jesus And A Jukebox” and “Things I Lean On.” Wynonna Ellen Judd (born Christina Claire Ciminella, May 30, 1964) is a multi-award-winning American country music and Adult Contemporary pop singer. She rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi in the...

Healthy Geezer: High-protein diet

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been on a diet high in proteins and low in carbohydrates for several weeks now and I’ve lost weight. What do you think of this type of diet?

These diets can bring a quick drop in weight because eliminating carbohydrates causes a loss of body fluids.

And, high-protein diets cause substances called “ketones” to be released into the bloodstream. The ketones make dieting easier by lowering appetite.

I tried one of these diets and it worked. But I didn’t feel quite...