Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Healthy Geezer: Techniques to improve your memory

Friday, November 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

The difference between normal and abnormal memory difficulties comes down to this:

If you forget a name or where you left your keys, you’re probably OK.

If you can’t remember how to brush your teeth, you need medical attention.

Here are more memory problems that aren’t part of normal aging:

Noticeable deterioration of memory over several months

Repeating stories you told only minutes before, or asking the same questions over and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 6: Italian pork chop, Italian green beans, roasted red potatoes, dinner roll, grapes.

Thursday, November 7: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime, brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Friday, November 8: Beef w/ Monterey Jack cheese, cheesy mashed potatoes, sautéed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Monday, November 11: Closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday, November 12...

Webinar for

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College holds a virtual open house for online students, 7 - 8 p.m. Nov. 12, via a webinar.

There will also be a question-and-answer session, during which participants can ask questions in real time.

Interested students may register at: lccc.edu.

Information: Admissions Office, admissions@lccc.edu; 610-799-1575

Respectfully Yours: How to be gracious Thanksgiving dinner host

Friday, November 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This year, I host my first Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. I have my recipes and menu ready, but I am not sure what other details I should consider. Can you please provide tips for being a gracious host?

Dear Reader,

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year and it can be daunting whether it’s your first time hosting or your 20th time.

As the host, not only are you preparing a feast, you are also responsible for...

Korean War vets

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

Phoebe Terrace Korean War Veterans Richard “Dick” Reider, Louis “Lou” Wolf and The Rev. Wilbur “Bill” Albright discuss “The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” moderated by Frank Gunter, followed by a screening of “Unforgettable: The Korean War,” 7 p.m. Nov, 11, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket reservations: steelstacks.org; 610-332-3378

The name says it all: Allentown Symphony concerts have all-Tchaikovsky program

Friday, November 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a name that most of us know because of his popular ballet, “The Nutcracker,” and his overture, the “1812 Overture,” with the famous part for bombastic canons. Both of these pieces are performed regularly at thousands of concerts all over the world.

Tchaikovsky was a leading composer in Russia, living between 1840-1893, but he led a complicated, emotional life with bouts of depression, a disastrous marriage to one of his students, and a long-time...

10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.

“ArtsQuest is excited to...

Civic Theatre launches $1.1-mllion ‘Kapital for Kids’ campaign

Friday, November 1, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons heard Broadway tunes from Civic’s brand-new Civic Show Choir and took tours of the second floor of the Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 21 when the nonprofit theater kicked off the third and final phase of its capital campaign.

“Kapital for Kids” aims to raise $1.1 million to replace second-floor windows, renovate and modernize the classroom-rehearsal studios and the costume shop, and preserve and weatherize the Ninteenth Street Theatre façade.

...