Northwestern Press

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Healthy Geezer: SAD symptoms

Friday, May 18, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I get the winter blues every year. I was wondering how many people suffer the way I do.

The medical term for winter depression is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Symptoms usually begin in late fall or early winter and go away by summer. A less common type of depression occurs in the summer. SAD has been linked to a biochemical imbalance in the brain prompted by shorter daylight hours and a lack of sunlight in winter.

About a 500,000 the United States get depressed in...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 16: Orange juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, May 18: Roast beef w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, whole kernel corn, wheat bread with margarine, ambrosia.

Monday, May 21: Pineapple juice, chili con carne over...

Article By: GEORGE VANDOREN Special to The Press

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

“Jazz Upstairs” at Miller Symphony Hall welcomes vocalist Viktorija Gečytė with the Gene Perla Trio at 7:30 p.m. May 18 to the Rodale Community Room for the fifth consecutive year.

This year, the group is embarking on its 10th annual tour with 11 performances in May in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, followed by nine concerts in California.

Perla is excited about returning to the Rodale Room. “They only book twelve a year. We’re already booked for next year. Channel 39...

Movie Review: ‘Tully’ a brave choice

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Tully” is an odd little film paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dymanic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis.

In “Tully,” not to be confused with the 2000 film of the same title, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two, who is expecting a child. She has taken a leave of absence from her job as a teacher, but is still harried.

Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston), busy with a career that requires travel and preoccupied with playing video...

‘Putting It Together’ at Town Hall Rotunda: Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission mixes it up

Friday, May 11, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission contacted seven area artists to participate in “Putting It Together,” an invitational show through May 31, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

“Every year we do a curated show with a theme,” says James A. DePietro, a member of the fine arts commission. “Putting It Together” has a mixed media theme involving “artists working with multiple imagery,” he explains.

“Heaven and Earth,” a mixed media painting “put...

Get your Bach on at 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival

Friday, May 11, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

There is Bach for every taste, as well as some exciting new concerts, at the 111th Bach Festival, May 11-12, 18-19, at various sites in Bethlehem.

The Festival features performances by the Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra, along with guest vocalists and musicians, conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld.

Festival soloists are Cassandra Lemoine and Rosa Lamoreaux, sopranos; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp,...

‘Young Playwrights’ return

Friday, May 11, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

Take a peek into the imagination of children at Touchstone Theatre’s “Young Playwrights’ Festival” playing one night only at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem.

The festival, unlike any other theater program in the Lehigh Valley, presents one-act plays written by students from fourth grade through high school on May 12 for the festival’s 13th year.

The stories that are brought to life on stage are created by students during an eight-week literacy program, and range from the...

Respectfully Yours: graduation

Friday, May 11, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Our son is graduating from high school in May. Between the announcements, ceremony, and party, I am overwhelmed. When do you send graduation announcements and when should party invitations be sent?

Dear Reader, High school graduation is an important milestone in a teenager’s life. Here are some tips to help you navigate high school graduation etiquette.

The graduation invitation is a request to attend the graduation ceremony. The graduation invitation...

Healthy Geezer: PAD risk

Friday, May 11, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My toe nails and leg hair don’t seem to be growing as fast as they used to. Is this age-related or is it something else?

It could be caused by something harmless, but it is possible that it is a little-known symptom of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). If I were you, I’d go to a doctor for a check-up.

PAD usually affects legs, but also can affect blood vessels to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. Your chances of getting PAD increase with age. About one in five over 65...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 9: Roast pork with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, May 10- Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, fresh golden beets, wheat roll w/margarine, strawberry creme, shortcake.

Friday, May 11: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven browned potatoes, grilled fresh vegetables, wheat bred w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Monday, May 14:...