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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Thursday, September 29: Pot roast, roasted potatoes, cauliflower, pound cake, strawberries.

Friday, September 30: Baked white fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomato, canned fruit, corn muffin.

Monday, Oct. 3: Pork barbecue, warm berry crisp, creamy spinach.

Tuesday, Oct. 4: Beef stroganoff, noodles, vegetable medley, apple wedges.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Honey mustard chicken, roasted redskin wedges, broccoli, muffin.


Healthy Geezer: Gynecomastia

Friday, September 30, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. My breasts have become large and I’m embarrassed. What can I do?

This question came from a man in his 60s. Breast enlargement in males is common. So is the embarrassment. About 30 percent of older men have this condition, which can be caused by hormonal changes or simple weight gain. It can occur in one or both breasts.

When the usual balance of the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone in a man shifts, he can get “gynecomastia,” which is derived from two...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Vegetable juice, pork Rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Thursday, Sept. 22: Baked ziti, Italian blend vegetables, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, Sept. 23: Cranberry juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, tropical fruit.

Monday, Sept. 26: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles...

LV house sales down 4 percent; second month in row for decline

Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined for a second straight month, down 4 percent in August to 769, compared to 801 in August 2015, according to figures released by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley were down 11.4 percent in July to 714, compared to 806 in July 2015, according to the GLVR.

The July downturn had reversed a three-month increase in closed sales and an increase each month in 2016, with only March...

Offer to students

Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) joins many of Pennsylvania’s 14 public community colleges who are reaching out to students who had been attending for-profit colleges that recently closed their doors.

Since late August, three for-profit colleges with 13 campuses in Pennsylvania have closed: Cambria-Rowe Business College, DuBois Business College, and ITT Technical Institute.

ITT Tech students who are interested in contacting LCCC with questions about admission...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 23, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 21: Apricot glazed pork chops, whipped yams, roasted cauliflower, plums.

Thursday, September 22: Chicken Marsala, wild rice, green beans, blueberry muffin.

Friday, September 23: Fish Creole, au gratin potatoes, vegetable medley, fruit cocktail.

Monday, September 26: Grilled hamburger, American blend vegetables, warm pear cobbler, Jello.

Tuesday, September 27: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, French...

Healthy Geezer: Thyroid disease

Friday, September 23, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. As an authentic geezer, I’ve had so many medical tests that I think I’ve seen more acronyms than were around during the New Deal. Recently, a friend of mine suggested that I get a TSH test for my thyroid. What, in the name of FDR, is a TSH test?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.

It should come as no...

Musikfest 2016 draws nearly 1 million

Thursday, September 22, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Musikfest 2016 attracted 957,000 from at least 35 states and nine countries between Aug. 5 and 14.

“This year we focused on enhancing the festival experience for our guests with additions such as the ‘Summer Games’ viewing party; a record number of street performers; new artists-in-residence like the Privy People and Living Vines, and dynamic, new experiences such as Yuengling’s Lagerfest Platz and the Pokemon Go Musikfest Crawl,” said Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest,...

Healthy Geezer: hypothermia

Friday, September 16, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. I retired and moved from northern Minnesota to Florida. I was wondering if there is any way that someone in the Sunshine State can get hypothermia.

Hypothermia occurs when your body doesn’t maintain a normal temperature, which is about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When your core temperature drops to 95 degrees, you are suffering from hypothermia, which can be lethal. Can your internal temperature drop to 95 degrees or below in Florida? Yes. You can get hypothermia in an air-conditioned...