Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Respectfully Yours: Media

Friday, December 22, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I had a friend on social media who got carried away with political posts, and I ended up blocking the person. At the time, I felt relieved. A couple of weeks went by and I forgot all about this. Then I ran into my “blocked” friend at the grocery store. I wasn’t sure if I should say hello or pretend I didn’t see the person. In the moment, I decided to give a slight nod and hurried out of the store. I realize blocking the person wasn’t the smartest way to handle this. Can you suggest a better way to handle Facebook friends who are so passionate in their opinions?

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

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

Thursday, Dec. 21: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Dec. 22: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, Dec. 25: Centers closed. Christmas Day.

Tuesday, Dec. 26: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, Dec. 27: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

The Family Project: Tantrums

Friday, December 22, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My four-year-old throws tantrums every time we have to go somewhere. I dread the holidays because it is such a battle to get him to leave his grandparents’ house, a store or a party. What can the panel suggest I do to make the transitions peaceful?

It is not unusual for a four-year-old to have difficulty making transitions, according to panel member Denise Continenza. “Plus, it could just be his temperament to get focused and very involved in what he is doing, so it becomes difficult for him to make changes. If mom knows that it is going to be an issue, she should plan ahead.”

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.