Q: What is a stroke?
A: There are two types of strokes; the first type, called an ischemic stroke, occurs when blood stops flowing to a part of the brain due to a blocked blood vessel. The other type, from a ruptured blood vessel, is called hemorrhagic stroke.
Q: What are the symptoms?
A: Stroke symptoms begin suddenly. You may have one or more of these symptoms: weakness or loss of feeling on one side of your face, arm or leg; trouble seeing in one or both eyes;...
With nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffering from health issues that affect driving safety, finding a car that not only adapts to conditions such as lack of flexibility or muscle strength while maintaining safety and comfort can be difficult.
Data from a new AAA survey also reveals only one in 10 senior drivers with aging health issues are driving a vehicle with features such as keyless entry and larger dashboard controls that can assist with such conditions.
Having a real evergreen tree is the centerpiece of Christmas for many families. The real tree has regained its prominence from a couple of decades ago when artificial trees grew in popularity in homes throughout Coplay.
A barometer in gauging whether real trees are indeed back can be found with borough crews who pick up the discarded trees after the holidays.
The crews have noted they have collected more Christmas trees the past several years. It will be interesting what they...
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Beef vegetable soup, meatball sandwich with mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Mandarin oranges.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Chicken noodle bake, sliced carrots, wheat roll with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Dec. 14: Italian wedding soup, marinated turkey cutlet, red potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.
Monday, Dec. 17: Homemade chicken croquettes, gravy, mashed potatoes, garden blend...
Couple celebrates 65 years
Caroline and Al Abruzzi celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 4 at a dinner hosted by their family at the West Coplay Maennerchor, Whitehall.
The Abruzzis were married Nov. 2, 1947, by the Rev. Joseph Ducci in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto.
The couple renewed their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass given by the Most Rev. Bishop John O. Barres, Bishop of the Diocese of Allentown, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic...
Selecting a Christmas tree from a retail outlet may be convenient, but searching among the crowds of people and finding the perfect tree among the dozens of trees can be frustrating.
A "choose and cut" tree farm can turn a frustrating shopping trip into an enjoyable family outing. The trees are often less expensive, too.
Christmas tree farms offer advantages over the commercial businesses that operate from city lots. They provide a larger and more varied tree selection and...
First of four parts
Q. I'm getting fed up with my bifocals and I want to make a change to something else. What are my options?
This is a big subject that is important to seniors, so I'm going to do a series of columns on this topic. I want to start out with my personal history because it is a perfect example of the universal problem of correcting faulty vision as we age.
I started wearing eyeglasses when I was 24. When I reached my early 40s, I noticed that my right arm...
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Stuffed green pepper with tomato sauce, mashed potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, fruited yogurt.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, apple muffin, Mandarin oranges. BB: Roast beef.
Friday, Dec. 14: Baked white fish, roasted grains with vegetables, peas and pearl onions, roll, banana.
Monday, Dec. 17: Chili con carne, rice, Capri blend vegetables, mini corn muffin, orange.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Rotisserie baked chicken with...
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
25th & Livingston Streets
Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712
8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
9 a.m. Holy Communion
'28 Book of Common Prayer
9 a.m. Church School
Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service
Rev. Joseph S. Falzone
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
3449 Cherryville Road
Northampton - 610-262-5645
Laura and Harry Chappell, of North Catasauqua, and their neices, Brooke, 5, on the left, and Brittany, 7, of Frackville, opted for family time instead of shopping time on Black Friday Nov. 22. They were first in line at the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown for the opening performance of the Pip the Mouse show, "The Mouse Before Christmas."