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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Second baby shower

Friday, May 31, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, My sister’s first daughter is almost 18-months-old. My sister is expecting her second child in fall. I’d like to host a baby shower to celebrate her new baby. Is hosting a shower appropriate for a second pregnancy?

Dear Reader,

Deciding to have a second or even third baby shower is a question that has a lot of mixed answers.

Some people consider it rude and others see nothing wrong with the idea.

There are even some specific circumstances and...

Healthy Geezer: Emotional Intelligence

Friday, May 31, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. Are we like wine? Do we improve with age?

It’s clear to me that most of us improve in one area. I believe we become better people. My mother used to insist that individuals don’t change. We had many arguments about this.

I think our opinions are highly influenced by perception and personal experience. It’s difficult to prove either side of the argument. However, there have been studies done on “emotional intelligence” that indicate we are like...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 29: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, May 30: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, May 31: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, June 3: Sloppy joes, green beans, strawberry peach crisp.

Tuesday, June 4: BBQ chicken, whole wheat pasta, carrots,

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The Family Project: Punishing 4-year-old

Friday, May 31, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My four-year-old daughter is acting up in Pre-K, specifically at lunch and nap times. I have also caught her lying about things that she has done. What are some age-appropriate punishments?

The panel had an immediate negative reaction to the question about punishments for the four-year old.

Calling the situation “double indemnity,” panelist Denise Continenza said she struggles with the idea that parents have to deal with a child that does something wrong in Pre-K and suffers...

Jerry Rife brings Dixieland to Pennsylvania Jazz Society concert

Friday, May 31, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Jerry Rife and his Rhythm Kings bring their take on hot jazz to the Pennsylvania Jazz Society, 2 p.m. June 2, Dewey Banquet Hall, 502 Durham St., Hellertown.

Rife’s lifelong love of jazz started with a “Dukes of Dixieland” vinyl album he received as a youth.

Says Rife: “It changed my life. I wanted to be those people. With some friends, I formed a Dixieland band in my junior high, high school days. We played the ‘Ted Mack Amateur Hour’ and we actually did gigs for money.

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From Wales to Alburtis, in search of WW2 hero

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Steve Jones, a resident of Port Talbot, Wales, Great Britain, spent this spring traveling the Lehigh Valley and points beyond on his motorcycle. But he is not exactly what you’d call a typical tourist.

The 56-year-old could be called a history buff. For the last 30 years, he has been researching aviation history in South Wales. He’s studied all kinds of stories and events. He’s also pursued some of them. But one in particular, one that happened more than 75 years ago, brought him to...

The Family Project: bickering boys

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My two boys, ages eight and five, cannot get along. They are always fighting. They get along great with their friends, and they are wonderful when we have each of them alone. As soon as they are in the same room, there is constant bickering. It is so exhausting to have to come home to this after a long day at work. We have tried ignoring it, as well as punishing them, but it doesn’t help. Any suggestions?

“This is a normal problem in families,” panelist Denise Continenza said, “...

Respectfully Yours: Social media miffs

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Maybe I am just being old-fashioned, but my grandson just announced on Facebook that he and his wife are expecting their first child in fall. We don’t live nearby, but we manage to talk on the phone every couple of months. Finding out on Facebook that I’m going to be a great grandmother hurt. It made me feel of equal importance in his life as his middle school friends. I would have liked a phone call from my grandson rather than finding out on social media. Is this the...

Healthy Geezer: Risks of breast cancer

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is breast cancer the leading cause of cancer death in women?

Breast cancer is second, behind lung cancer, as the leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is about 1 in 8.

There are many risk factors for breast cancer.

The risk rises with age. About 77 percent of women with breast cancer are older than 50 when they are diagnosed.

Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close...

Lehigh County senior menus

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 22: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, May 23: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, May 24: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, May 27: Centers closed. Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 28: Chicken. Caesar salad.

Wednesday, May 29: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes,...