Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Family Project: Nutritious meals

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a single mom with two young children. Nearly all my income goes to rent, keeping my car on the road and bills. “Good” food is expensive. I can already see my six-year-old getting fat on what I can afford. What can I do? I’m not sure they will eat vegetables and salad, but they sure love macaroni and cheese.

“The idea that good food is necessarily expensive isn’t exacting accurate,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said. “Grandmother showed us that if you have chicken tonight, you have chicken salad for lunch tomorrow and chicken soup the next day. You can stretch things.”

Healthy Geezer: Stay cool outdoors

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 74 and I don’t seem to be able to endure hot weather the way I used to when I was younger. Is this a common experience as we age?

Yes. I don’t play golf when it’s more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit because it makes me a bit woozy even if I drink a lot of water and seek out the shade. My reaction to heat is caused by blood pressure drugs that I take, my advanced age, and some extra pounds I’m struggling to lose.

Too much heat can make you sick. Heat-related conditions come under the heading, “hyperthermia,” which means “high heat.”

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Recording Fusion: The Fusion Jazz Trio returns for “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall. Bring your applause. The Fusion Jazz Trio will record the concert for a new CD, “Out of the Shadows.” The Fusion Jazz Trio, Vernon Mobley, drums; Brian Bortz, bass, and George Grund, keyboards, will be joined by Joe Mixon, guitar, and Chet Brown, vocals. The Fusion Jazz Trio, formed in 2002, blends bold percussion, funky and innovative bass lines and electrifying keyboard refrains. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N.

Movie Review: Great ‘Scots,’ Elizabeth I

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mary Queen Of Scots” is bold, beautiful and brutal.

The history-based biography-drama has two extraordinary performances: Saoirse Ronan as Scotland’s beleagured queen, and Margot Robbie as England’s Queen Elizabeth I.

Director Josie Rourke, in her theatrical motion picture directorial debut, directs from a screenplay by Beau Willimon (Oscar nominee, adapted screenplay, “The Ides Of March,” 2011; creator, writer, TV’s “House Of Cards,” 2013-18) and John Guy (“Mary Queen Of Scots” is based on his book, “My Heart Is My Own,” 2004).

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, Jan. 10: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, Jan. 11: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 14: Spaghetti w / meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, January 10, 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, Jan. 9: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh Waldorff salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Thursday, Jan. 10: White minestrone soup, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Boston butter lettuce w/ Caesar dressing, Italian bread w / margarine, chilled pears.

Fusion Trio recording CD at ‘Jazz Upstairs’ concert

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Fusion Jazz Trio Miller Symphony Hall concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, marks the second time the trio has recorded a CD in the Rodale Community Room “Jazz Upstairs” series.

The ensemble of Vernon Mobley, drums; Brian Bortz, bass, and George Grund, keyboards, are joined by Joe Mixon, guitar, and Chet Brown, vocals.

Fusion Jazz Trio recorded its first CD, “Fusionistic,” at Miller Symphony Hall.

Healthy Geezer: heart, germs, atrial

Friday, January 4, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What can you do to prevent heart failure?

There are a number of things that you can do to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and heart failure.

For starters, you should keep the following levels down: body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar, alcohol and salt. Exercise regularly. If you smoke, quit.

The most common symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling, which usually occurs in the ankles, feet and legs. Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the body and can lead to weight gain, frequent urination and a cough.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar present gifts donated by PPL Corp., B. Braun Medical Inc.