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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Healthy Geezer: Memory lapses

Friday, November 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. How can you tell when you should go to a doctor for memory lapses?

When should you go to your doctor to discuss your memory lapses? That’s a personal judgment call.

I’ve found that I can’t remember the names of movie stars and ballplayers the way I used to. I attribute this to what I call the “overloaded filing cabinet.” As we get older, we accumulate so many memories that it’s impossible to find the one we want.

I’m not sufficiently worried...

‘Coin Show’

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A “Coin Show” will be held 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Currency represents our nation’s growth and how it has grappled with the financial challenges. Coins and currency tell the story of our local and national history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Guest Curator Stephen Gehringerd and numismatists will exhibit displays. Coins are expected to be bought and sold dealers from...

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ deficient

Friday, November 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a hodgepodge of movies that have gone before: “Lord of the Rings” (2001), “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009), “The Hobbit” (2012) and, of course, “Maleficent” (2014).

The Maleficent character is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale (1697) and Walt Disney’s animation theatrical feature film “Sleeping Beauty” (1959).

Angelina Jolie is back in the title role of Maleficent, fairy godmother of Aurora, again played by Elle Fanning.

Harris...

LCCC seminar set for teachers

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, featuring “The Community Action Poverty Simulation,” 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Sessions include information on behavior strategies, selecting authentic literature for an inclusive classroom, understanding the Adverse Childhood Experience Study,...

Matthew Blum ‘Windows’ in Baum exhibit

Friday, October 25, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Photographer Matthew Blum’s “Windows of the Past: Lehigh County” opens Oct. 24 in the David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Views of 17 historic buildings captured by Blum’s camera lens will be on view through Nov. 21 when a closing reception is scheduled 6 - 8 p.m. to coincide with Allentown’s “Third Thursday.”

In conjunction with Blum’s exhibition, students in Baum School of Art instructor Heidi Reuter’s photography class will feature their work in “View...

Allentown Band to present German music concert for Oktoberfest benefit at Christ Lutheran Church

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A day after performing at Miller Symphony Hall, the Allentown Band presents a concert of German music as part of an Oktoberfest celebration at Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

“It will be be whole afternoon of music by 19th-century German composers,” says Allentown Band conductor Ronald Demkee. “It will be quite a variety of masterworks.”

The band performs a free concert, 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 Hamilton St, Allentown, with a festive Oktoberfest of German...

Allentown Band member Stephen Reisteter composes original score to accompany silent film classic ‘Nosferatu’ screening at Miller Hall

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

See Oktoberfest concert: Page B5

With perfect timing, just five days before Halloween, “Nosferatu” the original vampire film, comes to Miller Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Allentown Band will play an original score composed by one of their own to accompany the classic silent film that introduced the concept of a vampire inspired by Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel “Dracula.”

Universally recognized as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, the 1922 German...

Respectfully Yours: Thanksgiving guest

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This year I will not be able to travel home for Thanksgiving. A friend nearby was kind and has extended an invitation to have Thanksgiving dinner. What are some tips to be a good guest?

Dear Reader,

When Thanksgiving involves being a guest at someone else’s banquet, there are things you can do to be an exceptional guest and help out your host.

Arrive on time and bring a small gift as a way to thank your host for his or her generosity. Traditional...

Healthy Geezer: ED and heart problem

Friday, October 25, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is erectile dysfunction a possible symptom of heart problems?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), which is inadequate erection for sex, can indicate that something is wrong with your heart. Here’s why:

Blood flowing to the penis creates erections. Plaque buildup narrows and hardens arteries (atherosclerosis), reducing blood flow throughout the body.

The arteries supplying blood to the penis are smaller than those for the heart. So, ED can be an early sign of atherosclerosis,...

Euclid Quartet

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CMSOB:

The Euclid Quartet performs at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The quartet will be joined by cellist Adrian Daurov.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Robert Paterson, “Quartet No. 2” (2018) and Schubert, “String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Cello Quintet.

Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org; 610-435-7611