Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Healthy Geezer: Testosterone

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Will taking testosterone bring back the virility of my youth?

The subject of testosterone is fuzzy, so it’s difficult to give a simple answer to this question.

There is some controversy about whether testosterone therapy should be used in men who have naturally lower testosterone levels because of aging. It remains unclear whether restoring earlier testosterone levels benefits older men.

For example, studies found that healthy men who took testosterone medications got...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 5: Chicken primavera, pasta, mixed vegetables, pear and walnut salad.

Thursday, April 6: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, French green beans, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 7: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, apple.

Monday, April 10: Spaghetti, meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 11: Veal with gravy, pasta, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, April 12: Chicken...

Bud’s View: Some pets are survivors

Friday, April 7, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Last of four parts

The responses to my request for pet stories from readers of “Bud’s View” in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites was wonderful. I believe there were more responses for this topic than when I asked my readers to share their squirrel frustration stories.

The final installment of the readers’ pet stories series was sent in by Gloria Hieter:

“Hi Bud,

“I read your articles all the time and was so emotional when I read your article about...

Pinchot book talk

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The great-grandniece, Bibi Gaston, of Gifford Pinchot, former two-term Pennsylvania Governor and First Chief of the United States Forest Service, will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women who Launched the American Conservation Movement,” 1 p.m. April 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Information:; 610-435-1074

Driver ed classes

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers noncredit classes in its Young Driver Program for the public at the main campus in Schnecksville.

Sessions are 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 5 - 9 p.m. Thursdays, April 25-27 and May 23-25.

One daytime session is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 20 and 21.


Growing Green: Rain gardens

Friday, April 7, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

It is that time of year when you should begin planning the gardens you want to plant this spring. A rain garden is the perfect garden to beautify your property and help the environment.

A rain garden is a planted depression in an area of lawn or soil that soaks up rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways and compacted lawn areas. It’s water that would otherwise carry pollutants directly to our streams. Rain gardens soak up 30 percent more water than an equivalent patch of lawn...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 5: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, shoofly pie.

Thursday, April 6: Hearty vegetable soup, chicken Florentine pasta, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, April 7: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, battered haddock, rice pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetable and kale blend, wheat bread with margarine, cherry turnover.

Monday, April...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mighty Mahler:The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, with Diane Wittry, Music Director-Conductor, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, C minor ”Resurrection,” 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Chorus, with Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master, and vocal soloists Charlotte Daw Paulsen, above left, mezzo soprano, and Ashley Milanese, above right, soprano. The concert will not have an intermission. “Meet the Artist,” noon April 7...