Salisbury Press

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie exercises

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

After I turned 30-years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.

I tried physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Then I was given a copy of “Treat Your Own Back” by Robin McKenzie. Since then, I have not been to a healthcare professional for help with my back pain.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 29: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, August 30: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, August 31: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, September 3: Closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 4: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Paid-training

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

GOOD SHEPHERD:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is offering a paid training program for certified nursing assistants.

The five-week program will prepare participants to sit for the Nurse Aid Exam. The course is free for participants.

Classes will be held weekdays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.

A clinical rotation will be offered daily Oct. 8 - 16.

To be considered, candidates must be at least 18 years old.

If chosen, participants will be hired by Good Shepherd and paid for training time.

Lehigh Valley Classic: 166th Allentown Fair to be an ‘Ag-venture’

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 166 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, motorsport shows, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and a showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United States’ Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 3, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Fair organizers are touting what’s “Great” about this year’s event filled with “Fun, Yum and Thrills.”

What’s in a name? For 311, the story is true

Friday, August 24, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

It’s been 27 years since the Omaha, Neb., quintet, 311, brought its unique sound of reggae, hip-hop, funk and heavy metal to the ears of fans throughout the world.

“All of the styles mentioned are accurate ingredients. Personally, jazz has been a big influence. With jazz, you don’t let things get too obvious. 311 used to be more hip-hop but we’ve moved into more reggae, always with rock as the largest ingredient,” says Nick Hexum, says 311 front-man and lead guitarist in a phone interview.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 22: Pork rib-b-q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, August 23: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetables and kale, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh canteloupe.

Friday, August 24: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven-browned potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Solehi student chosen Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Focus

McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 22: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, August 23: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, August 24: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, August 27: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, August 28: Breaded veal patty w/ brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.

Growing green: September song

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

August: hot, dry, humid, hazy, lazy, sweaty, sticky, yucky.

Many of us stay indoors as much as we can, out of the hot weather.

But a true gardener is always thinking, if not doing, something about the garden or in the garden, even during the dog days of summer, as August is known. Believe it or not, once September hits, history tells us that the weather will indeed cool down. We will want to be in the garden for longer stretches of time.

Respectfully Yours: bed and breakfast

Friday, August 24, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I will be traveling to New England this September and staying in a Bed and Breakfast. I have never stayed in a B&B before. Are there rules of etiquette of which I should be aware?

Dear Reader,

Most people know what to expect when staying in a hotel. But a bed and breakfast works a little differently. Most bed and breakfasts offer not only a relaxing place to sleep but an extremely unique experience. For starters, the host is typically the person who owns the home.