Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Healthy Geezer: E-mail bag

Friday, September 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?

The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.

Transfer Fairs

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host “ Transfer Fairs,” 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 2, main campus; Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township; 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 3, Donley Center - LCCC Allentown, and 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 4, Morgan Center - LCCC Tamaqua.

Representatives from colleges and universities are expected to attend to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school.

Sponsored by Academic Advising Services and the LCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the transfer fairs are free and open to the public.

Respectfully Yours: Running too late

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant. I arrived at two minutes to seven for a seven o’clock reservation. At 7:20 p.m., I was into my second glass of Pinot and at half-past I got a text stating, “On the way.”

We finally were all seated at 7:45 p.m. There was not even an attempted excuse from my friend, who seemed oblivious to the fact I might actually have gotten there at the agreed-upon time. I understand that sometimes things do happen and you end up running late. How long do you wait for someone who is late to meet you?

LCCC offers free series on cyber security

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will recognize National Cyber Security Month in October with a series of lunchtime speakers for small and medium businesses’ security.

The brown bag lunch series, free and open to the public, is in Room 713-1, Donley Center, Allentown.

Noon Oct. 5: “Cyber Security for Small Business,” Lance Hawk, president-owner, Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, Allentown

Noon Oct. 12: “Blockchain for Everyone,” Robert Ritter, owner, Sonic Computer Systems

Additional sessions are planned on Fridays in October.

Farrow-Holly:

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Rachel Rose Holly and Ethan Edward Farrow were married Aug. 18, 2018, at the family cabin in Weikert, Union County.

The bride is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber of Upper Macungie Township.

The groom is the son of Andrew and Melissa Farrow of Shamokin, Northumberland County.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2016 cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she majored in journalism and media writing.

It’s all happening this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

Friday, September 28, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Smart fun is to be found this fall at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, Lowhill and North Whitehall townships, Lehigh County.

There is an event or exhibit for every member of the family to enjoy nearly year-round.

The 29-acre zoo, located inside the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, offers a safe and engaging wildlife experience for all ages who can get up close and personal with animals from around the world.

The Family Project: Breastfeeding

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I recently had my first baby, a daughter, and I tried breast feed her, but I didn’t like it at all. I was not comfortable, and my baby fussed. I am much more relaxed with bottle-feeding, but I am getting a lot of pressure from my friends and family members. They say I am not doing what is best for my baby. Some of the women in my mothers’ group have made comments to me, as well. Now I don’t even want to socialize. I feel like I must be a bad mother. Please let me know if I am wrong for not breastfeeding.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 26: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, Sept. 27: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, Sept. 28: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, Oct. 1: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, Oct. 2: Breaded veal patty w/ brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.

Movie Review: Oscar nomination will be Close

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wife” is a disturbing drama with an Oscar nominee-worthy performance by Glenn Close as the long-suffering, supportive and loyal wife of a successful novelist about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

When they receive the early-morning phone call the couple, Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), jump for joy on their bed as they did many years before when they were just starting out, he as a college professor, and she, as one of his graduate students.

Theater Review: ‘Wonderettes’ marvelous at Pines Dinner Theatre

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” featuring pop hits of the 1950s and ‘60s, is rocking the stage at the Pines Dinner Theatre, Allentown, through Oct. 21.

A tribute not only to the songs of the era, but also to the high school song-leader squads that were organizing at the time, “Wonderettes” is by far one of the best of the jukebox genre of musicals seen at The Pines.