East Penn Press

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Healthy Geezer: radon-testing

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m in the process of selling my house and the Realtor told me to have radon-testing. I had no idea radon was in my house until it was tested. You should write about this health hazard.

About one in 15 houses in the United States contain high levels of radon, an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas. High radon levels have been found in every state. Radon levels vary greatly throughout the U.S., even within small geographic regions. A stretch from New York through Pennsylvania to...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Jan. 12: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp....

The Family Project: family time

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My family is struggling with trying to create balance between work, children’s activities, personal time and running the household. Sometimes the tension runs pretty high because we can’t seem to keep our heads above water. We both have demanding jobs and three active children, ages 16, 13 and 5. Plus, we each have our hobbies and interests. Where do we begin with trying to bring some stability to our family?

“They could start with finding one activity per week, maybe a dinner,...

Here’s how you can help prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper, first discovered in the United States in Berks County in 2014. Field observations indicate that the tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is an important host plant.

However, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on a wide range of hosts, including wild and cultivated grapes, stone fruits, willow, and various hardwoods. This species is thought to be native to China, and has spread to other Asian countries.

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Respectfully Yours: Welcome guests

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My husband and I stayed with his brother and wife over the holidays. I am never sure what to do about host-hostess gifts when invited for an overnight stay with friends or family. Should I bring a hostess gift to my sister-in-law?

Dear Reader,

A good hostess will never expect anything in return, but a good guest should bring something.

Bringing a gift is a nice gesture and will keep everyone’s spirits bright. While hotel etiquette is a simple...