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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Mission’

Friday, August 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mission: Impossible - Fallout” is the action movie of the summer, the year, and quite possibly the decade.

The shiny, flashy, nearly nonstop thriller confirms its star Tom Cruise as the cinema’s last action hero.

It’s a mantle that has passed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone and, one would think, Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Craig and Vin Diesel.

Instead, as super-spy Ethan Hunt, the...

The Family Project: Cutting

Friday, August 10, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Today I snooped in the bedroom of my 15-year-old daughter and found her diary. I feel horrible about having to do that, but she has not seemed herself lately, and I was concerned. She wrote that she has been cutting herself. How can I help her in lieu of how I found out?

The panelists were unanimous in suggesting that the mother try and find a way to see the daughter’s cuts so she can discuss it without having to admit reading the diary and risking losing the daughter’s trust....

Growing Green: pollinators

Friday, August 10, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds.

When the pollen transfer happens within the same flower, it is called self-pollination. When it occurs between different flowers, it is cross-pollination.

Cross-pollination is preferable to self-pollination because it produces more genetic diversity in plant populations. Genetic diversity plays an important role in...

Healthy Geezer: scars

Friday, August 10, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a nasty-looking scar that shows only when I wear a bathing suit. I’d like to get rid of it, if possible. What’s available?

There is no procedure yet that will make a scar disappear completely. However, there are treatments to make a scar less noticeable. These include:

Surgical Scar Revision

This is a method of removing a scar and rejoining the normal skin. Wide scars can often be made thinner. Long scars can be made shorter. Using broken-line incisions can...

Box Office hours

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the Fair, Aug. - Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Starting Aug. 6, box office hours were 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Aug. 21. The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 22 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

The Fair Box Office sells...

Respectfully Yours: pajama bottoms

Monday, August 13, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Why do women wear pajama bottoms in public? This battle of appropriate versus. comfy has gone too far. Is wearing pajamas out in public ever OK?

Dear Reader,

This shouldn’t be considered fashionable, even if everybody is doing it. There are women who celebrate the daytime pajama trend. They think it’s progressive.

There are a good number of magazine articles explaining how to pull off the daytime pajama look. However, celebrities are not wearing...

Five compete for title of 2018 Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The new 2018 Allentown Fair Queen to reign over the upcoming 166th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned during the contest finals, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public for this pre-Fair event. The Allentown Fair runs Aug. 28 through Labor Day Sept. 3.

The five contestants competing to succeed the 2017 title holder Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood and win a $1,000...

Fall semester

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

New and returning adult students to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will be able to meet with service areas in preparation for the fall semester at LCCC. Fall classes begin as early as Aug. 25.

Adult learner orientation sessions are 4 - 6 p.m. Aug. 16, LCCC Allentown and 4 - 6 p.m. Aug. 21, LCCC Main Campus. Students may sign up for orientations at: surveymonkey.com/r/2018LCCC-ALO.

Students will learn about student life, technology resources and services...

Astronaut shuttles to St. Luke’s Ortho

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Terry Hart wasn’t about to let painful degenerative osteoarthritis hold him down. Not much could hold him down, anyway.

Over a span of five years, Hart underwent joint replacements for both hips, shoulders and finally his knees, and bounced back quickly at St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care and Physical Therapy at St Luke’s - Hellertown.

“By the time I finished the surgeries, I felt like I was 10 years younger,” Terry, now 71, said.

“He is instantly one of the more memorable...