Salisbury Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Healthy Geezer: Two from the e-mail bag

Friday, October 5, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is the most common blood type?

The approximate distribution of blood types in the United States population is as follows. Distribution may be different for specific racial and ethnic groups: O-positive: 38 percent; O-negative: 7 percent; A-positive: 34 percent; A-negative: 6 percent; B-positive: 9 percent; B-negative: 2 percent; AB-positive: 3 percent, and AB-negative: 1 percent. Type O-negative blood is called the universal donor type because it is compatible with any blood...

Respectfully Yours: Barking dog

Friday, October 5, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, My neighbor’s dog barks periodically throughout the day and it’s getting on my nerves. I don’t want to disrupt a good relationship between my neighbor and me. What can I do?

Dear Reader,

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but when your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, it can become a nightmare. There are some things you can do to regain peace and quiet without starting a war with your neighbor.

Give your neighbors the benefit of the doubt. There’s a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, Oct. 4: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, Oct. 5: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, Oct. 8: Terkiyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

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The Family Project: Middle school

Friday, October 5, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son started middle school this year, going from a small elementary school where everyone knew everyone else to a larger middle school with children from all over the district. I am really worried about who my son might pick for friends. How can I help him pick good friends? At his elementary school, all the families were close and we lived in the same neighborhood. How can I be sure that he will be safe and not get into any trouble when he goes to the homes of new friends?

The...

Parker Quartet

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

chamber music:

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem begins its 2018-19 season with the Parker Quartet, 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The program is: Debussy, Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; Paul Wiancko, “Strange Beloved Land,” 2013, and Beethoven, “Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “The Harp.”

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been in residence at Harvard University, performs in the United States and Europe, and...

It’s all happening this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

Friday, September 28, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Smart fun is to be found this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, Lowhill and North Whitehall townships, Lehigh County.

There is an event or exhibit for every member of the family to enjoy nearly year-round.

The 29-acre zoo, located inside the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, offers a safe and engaging wildlife experience for all ages who can get up close and personal with animals from around the world.

The Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to approximately 300...

Growing Green: Colorful fall at your residence

Friday, September 28, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.

You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.

The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.

Chrysanthemums, or mums as they are commonly called, are very colorful fall-blooming perennials....

Healthy Geezer: E-mail bag

Friday, September 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?

The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.

In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little...

Judge Young

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074