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Healthy Geezer: Three questions from the email bag

Friday, November 29, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My brother-in-law is getting a defibrillator. How is that different from a pacemaker?

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and a pacemaker are battery-powered devices installed in the chest to deliver electrical impulses to the heart. In general, a pacemaker is used when the heart beats too slowly; an ICD is used when the heart beats too quickly.

Pacemakers jog the heart with mild reminders that patients usually can’t feel. Pacemakers are small; some are only as...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 27: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, November 28: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Tuesday, December 3: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable...

Care to make holiday plants last

Friday, November 29, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The holiday season is made more alive and enjoyable by the flowering and fruiting plants associated with it. You can enjoy these plants long after the holidays have become a memory, if you are willing to administer a little sensible care.

The favorite is the poinsettia, available in varying shades of red, pink, white and marbled. Exposure to freezing temperatures, to overheated or drafty rooms, or to several days of drying may cut short your enjoyment of a poinsettia, regardless of...

‘Sing-Along Messiah’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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“Sing-Along-Messiah” will be performed by a community choir and soloists, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Zion’s United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Handel’s work will feature four soloists: Pamela E. Jones, soprano; Carole Burkhardt, contralto; Lane Conklin McCord, tenor, and Brian Ming Chu, baritone.

The concert is presented by The Lehigh Conference of Churches.

The event is free and open to the public.

‘Holiday Market’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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The first-ever “Holiday Market Sale” will be held 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rooms B and C, The Frank Banko Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Local vendors will be selling their crafts, including jewelry, giftware and décor.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg.

The Family Project: Stepmother must resolve role with stepson

Friday, November 29, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 15-year-old stepson told his dad that he doesn’t want me to tell him what to do. He would rather his dad (my husband) tell him. I try to make sure homework and chores are done before his dad gets home so they can spend time together. I understand that being a stepparent can be thankless, but I am a maid, chauffeur, chef, scheduler, and more, and now don’t have enough authority to ask my stepson to take out the garbage. What can I do?

“The stepmother needs to take a step back and...

St. Luke’s athletic trainer a 2020 Olympic hopeful

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Time is closing in on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, and St. Luke’s athletic trainer Jillian Seamon knows it.

Seamon, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, an athletic trainer working at the Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, Allentown, transitioned to the new St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center, Union Boulevard, Allentown, when it opened Nov. 23.

And while serving as an athletic trainer for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games surely would be a dream, Seamon, 29, has...

Respectfully Yours: Gift card acceptable present for holidays

Friday, November 29, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday planning. I’m debating whether or not to give gift cards as holiday presents this year. I would like to know if giving a gift card is too impersonal.

Dear Reader,

Gift certificates have a reputation for being unthoughtful, but they can be great choices because they allow the recipient the freedom to choose his or her own gift. Whenever you give someone a gift card, you thought of that person and were generous...

Movie Review: Grumpy old gangsters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.

It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.

“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.

Director Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (1920 - 2003), a high-ranking...