Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Healthy Geezer: carrots and cataracts

Friday, August 18, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does drinking carrot juice help with cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them. Most cataracts are related to aging. More than half of Americans over age 65 have a cataract.

I suspect this reader’s question was inspired by the common belief that carrots are good for your eyes. And carrots are good for your eyes.

Carrots contain beta-carotene...

Live concert

Friday, August 18, 2017 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

On their 25th anniversary tour and after a seven-year hiatus, Live impressed its fans with a performance of undeniable camaraderie at on the Sands Steel Stage Aug. 7 at Musikfest, Bethlehem.

As the concert began, the stage was backdropped with white lights that spelled out the name, “Live,” and flashing red lights as energetic passion exploded from lead singer Ed Kowalczyk when he sang “All Over You.”

Following with bright blue stage lighting came “Pain Lies on the Riverside,”...

Hill:

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Bruce and Diana Hill, formerly of Heidelberg Township, gathered June 17 with family at Brickerville House, Lititz, to celebrate 60 years of marriage.

Their wedding took place at Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, with the Rev. Dr. Russel Stine presiding.

Bruce retired from the Allentown Housing Authority as its director of social services and personnel.

Before that, he served the Lutheran Church in America as director of Christian education at...

‘Seussical Jr.’

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

JCC:

Auditions will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 for Stagemakers at the J’s production of “Seussical Jr.,” at The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

Those auditioning only have to attend one of the two audition days.

Call backs will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

A parent information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Auditions are free and open to the community.

A participation...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Orange juice, smoked turkey- salami and provolone cheese on roll, corn and tomato salad, rice krispie treat.

Thursday, August 17: Breaded veal patty w/ gravy, seasoned red potatoes, roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, August 18: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, August 21: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Jazz violin:The Scott Tixier Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Tixier is an award-winning French jazz violinist and recording artist. Grammy Award-winning bassist Marcus Miller said Tixier “is making an international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound.” Said guitarist Pat Metheny, “[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite...

Eyes wide shut: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson continues to tour, record

Friday, August 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Despite what many are claiming, this year marks Jethro Tull’s 49th anniversary, not its 50th anniversary.

“I come across that all the time. People just seem to want to jump the gun,” says Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist, and founding member of Jethro Tull.

“But honestly, even if it was, this has been just another tour. It’s been just another tour since the beginning. I’m not an anniversary guy. It’s just not on my mind. I don’t think that way.”

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Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Dunkirk” is a brutally-realistic film based on the true story about a World War II battle in which the retreat of Allied Forces became a rallying cry for United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill with the military and civilians to fight the Nazis.

Soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France were surrounded by the Nazi army on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in the Battle of France during World War II. An estimated 300,000...

Bud Cole ‘Celebration Of Life’ soars over Blue Mountain

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kestrels circled in lazy patterns in the brilliant sky. A parasailer glided gracefully, looping back and forth. Far below rolled the green expanse of the valley and beyond, the hazy blue outline of the Pocono Mountains.

A long line formed in the lobby of Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. There were hugs, words of condolence and anecdotes as Bev Cole, Bud Cole’s widow, greeted all.

The occasion was a “Celebration Of Life” service for...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.

Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy...