Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Healthy Geezer: Three from email bag

Friday, January 25, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How does acupuncture work?

Studies show that stimulating “acupoints” causes multiple biologic responses. The stimulation can prompt the release of the body’s natural pain-killing endorphins.

By the 3rd century B.C., the Chinese documented a medical system based on qi (pronounced “chee”), a concept of vital energy believed to flow throughout the body.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Jan. 24: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 25: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 28: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Movie Review: ‘The Mule’ profoundly Eastwood

Friday, January 18, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The only one who wants to live to be 100 is a 99-year-old.”

- Earl Stone,

“The Mule”

Director-actor Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is profound and is profoundly Eastwood.

It’s a caustic, cute, crazy story about an elderly man, Earl Stone (Eastwood), down on his luck and money, who gets mixed up with a Mexican drug-running cartel.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Lasagna soup, beer battered haddock, au gratin potatoes, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w / margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, Jan. 18: Chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwich w / peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Respectfully Yours: Dinner party

Friday, January 18, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was shocked to see a guest arrive at a dinner party with her own food. The person did so because of being a picky-eater, not because of a dietary restriction or allergy. The host was gracious and did not say anything. What are your thoughts about bringing your own food to a dinner party?

Dear Reader, Being invited to a dinner party is a wonderful gift and a host will go through a lot of trouble planning and preparing a meal. Not mentioning ahead of time that you are bringing a casserole will seem like an insult.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, commemorates the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a slide-lecture, 1 p.m. Jan. 21.

The slideshow program, “March to Freedom: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” uses historical images and accounts to explore King’s inspirational rise to historical prominence.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Architecture of dance: Because of the City of Easton “Emergency Proclamation,” the Jan. 20 performance of Diavolo has been postponed. The new date is 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Original date tickets will be honored. Diavolo, seen by more than 90 million as one of the Top 10 finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” was to perform at 5 p.m. Jan. 20, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 18: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, Jan. 21: Centers closed. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Soup and sandwich.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

‘Ella’ takes the stage: Allentown Symphony Pops, vocalists, pay tribute to icon

Friday, January 18, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Aisha De Haas was growing up in Chicago, the jazz sounds of Ella Fitzgerald were part of her aural landscape.

Her father was a jazz bassist, her mother a vocalist, and the family had moved to the Windy City to play jazz.

“She sang and he played,” De Haas says. “I was introduced to this music in the womb.”

De Haas is one of three singers paying tribute to the Queen of Jazz in “A Tribute to Ella,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The Family Project: Child’s rude remark

Friday, January 18, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I’m sure everyone has gone through this, but it mortified me. What do you do when a young child (loudly) points to someone and says, “That man is fat,” or something equally embarrassing?

In response to the question, the panel observed that what young children say is an observation, not judgmental.

“Children learn from observation, sight and sound, and experience,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “They make comparisons, but not connections.”