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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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 Cabernet, not water.

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 guidelines people will use before considering throwing a second baby shower.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 31, 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, May 29: Pork rib-b-que, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, blushed pears.

Thursday, May 30: Coconut crusted chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled apricots.

Friday, May 31: Cranberry juice, fried haddock sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce; cole slaw, lemon bar.

Pennsylvania Youth Ballet takes comedic turn with ‘Coppelia’

Friday, May 31, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) and Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley (BGLV) presents its spring ballet, “Coppelia,” 7 p.m. May 31, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

“Coppelia,” a popular comedic ballet that premiered in Paris in 1870, is the story of an eccentric toymaker who creates a life-like doll. When a village boy named Franz becomes infatuated with the doll, his fiancé, Swanhilda, tries to intervene.

Curtain Rises: Great actors, great plays for 28th season of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Friday, May 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When curating the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season, Patrick Mulcahy looks for themes, resonances and connections between the plays by William Shakespeare and classic works of theater and the Broadway stage.

For PSF’s 28th annual season, Mulcahy’s 16th season as PSF Producing Artistic Director, beginning in 2003, he says, “The season is stacked to be a blast, just a lot of fun. There’s also this thread of rebellion throughout the season.”

The PSF 2019 season at Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is:

Northampton County senior menus

Sunday, May 26, 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, May 22: Chicken cordon bleu casserole, wide noodles, green beans almondine, wheat bread w / margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, May 23 - Memorial Day meal: Hot dog w/ kraut, baked beans, Amish macaroni salad, fresh cantaloupe, blondie brownie.

Friday, May 24: Baked meatloaf w / gravy, mashed potatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

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, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

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 small borough of Alburtis, Lehigh County.

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 relatives have the disease.

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 new norm or is this as rude as I think it is?

Dear Reader,