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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Healthy Geezer: Cholesterol, caffeine, marijuana

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What foods are good for keeping your cholesterol down?

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes. This type of fiber is also found in kidney beans, brussels sprouts, apples, pears, barley and prunes.

There are other foods that work against cholesterol. These include soy protein, walnuts and fatty fish.

Soy protein is found in tofu, soy nuts, soy milk and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Roasted turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie.

Thursday, Nov. 22: Thanksgiving. Centers closed.

Friday, Nov. 23: Black Friday. Centers closed.

Monday, Nov. 26: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Low salt baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey...

Respectfully Yours: Small talk

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, A couple of weeks ago I attended a baby shower for a friend. I did not know most of the people there. I found myself watching everyone and not talking. I normally am not at a loss for words with my friends and family, but in this situation I was totally out of my comfort zone. I did not want to come across as disinterested, but I felt awkward. Do you have any suggestions about how to engage in small talk?

Dear Reader, Naturally, when we spend time with the people who...

‘Thomas and Friends’

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

The Thomas the Tank Engine “Fun Room,” complete with an operating model train, opens 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy travel the rails. Children can color pictures of Thomas, play with a wooden Thomas train set, and enjoy other railroad crafts and activities.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Healing and humanity viewed through photographs and poetry at Penn State LV

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Charles F. Stonewall: Between Silence and Light” explores the emotional aftermath of personal trauma captured through the camera lens, in an exhibition through Dec. 15, Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley.

Each photograph, shot with models, some with acting experience, reflects emotions of sadness, hurt and betrayal experienced by people who had been severely traumatized. The powerful works provide a face for the anonymous victims.

Their stories...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Hot, hot hot: The Hot Club of Philadelphia, performs in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. The group is an acoustic ensemble dedicated to playing “Gypsy Jazz,” a style pioneered by the Hot Club of France Quintet, led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Bassist Jim Stager has been with The Hot Club from the beginning....

‘Playing with Color’: Infrared photography at Civic Gallery

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Playing with Color” explores the surreal through Yevette Hendler’s infrared photography and color manipulation in an exhibition through Dec. 2, with an artist’s reception, 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Civic Theatre 514 Gallery, Alentown.

The exhibition, curated by Deborah Rabinsky, features dreamlike landscapes, blossoms, and the human figure.

“We are surrounded by so much reality these days that we just can’t escape it. So rather than reflect back the reality that is readily available...

Gypsy jazz goes ‘Upstairs’

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Hot Club of Philadelphia presents its contemporary take on gypsy jazz, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

“I really rediscovered gypsy jazz around 2000,” said Hot Club of Philadelphia founder and guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. “I saw a show at Lincoln Center and then another player doing that style.

“I was astounded at the whole ‘le pompe’ the sound,” he says, refering to the pumping sound of the two...

Healthy Geezer: Reaction

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine was diagnosed with Jumping Frenchmen of Maine. Have you ever heard of this?

Not until now. Jumping Frenchmen of Maine is a rare, unexplained disorder that produces an extreme startle reaction to a sudden noise or sight.

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine was first identified during the late 1800s in Maine and the Canadian province of Quebec. It was discovered among an isolated population of French-Canadian lumberjacks. Since the discovery, the extreme startle...