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Healthy Geezer: Age & immune system

Friday, December 22, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I seem to be getting sick a lot lately and I’m worried that my immune system isn’t working right. Could that be a reason?

A diminished immune system could be the cause of your problems. Go to your doctor for a check-up and diagnosis.

The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by organisms such as bacteria, parasites, and fungi that can cause infections.

The cells that are part of this defense...

The Family Project: Tantrums

Friday, December 22, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My four-year-old throws tantrums every time we have to go somewhere. I dread the holidays because it is such a battle to get him to leave his grandparents’ house, a store or a party. What can the panel suggest I do to make the transitions peaceful?

It is not unusual for a four-year-old to have difficulty making transitions, according to panel member Denise Continenza. “Plus, it could just be his temperament to get focused and very involved in what he is doing, so it becomes...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, Dec. 21: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Dec. 22: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, Dec. 25: Centers closed. Christmas Day.

Tuesday, Dec. 26: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, Dec. 27: Chicken...

‘Holiday Brass’: Rodney Marsalis rings in season with jazz at Miller Symphony Hall

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

You can ring in the holidays with world-class brass at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall. The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass (RMPBB) presents “Holiday Brass” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17.

The ensemble is composed of some of the United States’ top brass musicians and aims to celebrate peace and the unity of the human spirit through a variety of holiday music. There will be 11 musicians on stage: five trumpets, three trombones, French horn, tuba, drummer, and, for the Allentown concert, a...

Pointe of the season: Reality TV stars headline LV Ballet Guild ‘Nutcracker’

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Ballet Guild of Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) present their 49th annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” the longest-running “Nutcracker” ballet production in the Lehigh Valley.

“The Nutcracker” is presented at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The whimsical tale of young Clara and her beloved Christmas toy delights audiences of all ages. With fresh...

DiBussolo ‘Jazz Upstairs’ to swing Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall will be swinging in a holiday way Dec. 15. The Frank DiBussolo Philly Reunion Group presents “A Swinging Philly Christmas” as part of the “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room starting at 7:30 p.m.

DiBussolo is a veteran jazz guitarist who has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Diana Ross, among other famous singers. He has been a featured soloist with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden...

Movie Review: ‘Coco’

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Coco” is an astonishing animation feature film that explores an actual mythology, and one that is atypical for the mainstream cinema.

Who knew that a movie aimed at families and children based on the Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) would be a huge box office hit?

During the national holiday, families gather and pray for family and friends who’ve died, build private altars to them and visit their graves, in order to wish them safe passage in their spiritual...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Christmas swings:The Frank DiBussolo Philly Reunion Group presents “A Swinging Philly Christmas,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, “Jazz Upstairs” series, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. DiBussolo, above, eight-time Grammy nominee, has accompanied Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Diane Carroll, and Vicky Carr. He has performed with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky Pizzarelli and Lester Lannin. In addition to DiBussolo, guitar, the Reunion Group includes James Del...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Special activity menu: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, cut green beans, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Friday, Dec. 15: Cheeseburger soup, fried haddock sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, chilled apricots.

Monday, Dec. 18: Beef Stroganoff, extra-wide...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 13: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Dec. 14: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Dec. 15: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Dec. 18: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Dec. 19: Three cheese ziti w/ meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

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