East Penn Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Growing Green: Home is where mosquitoes are

Friday, September 6, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Mosquitoes are small, primitive flies that breed in standing water.

During their life, they pass through four distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

The eggs, which are laid in or near water, hatch into larvae (wrigglers) within a few days. In many cases, the eggs are laid in bunches in distinct, raftlike structures, but they also may be laid singly.

The wrigglers feed on microscopic plant life, molt several times as they grow, and become tumblers, or pupae, that...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 4: Lemon pepper fish, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, orange.

Thursday, September 5: Honey mustard chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fresh apple slices.

Friday, September 6: Boneless pork ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, vanilla pudding.

Monday, September 9: Turkey cacciatore, broccoli, whole wheat penne, fresh fruit salad.

Tuesday, September 10: Cheeseburger,...

Vivaldi Project concert

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CENTRAL MORAVIAN:

The Vivaldi Project performs, 4 p.m. Sept. 8, Old Chapel, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Members of the Vivaldi Project are Elizabeth Field, violin; Allison Edberg Nyquist, violin and viola, and Stephanie Vial, cello.

The “Chamber Music in the Chapel Series” program includes string trio works found only in the Moravian Archives: “Trio in B-flat minor,” by Johann Ignaz Klauseck (c. 1720 - c. 1775) and...

Healthy Geezer: Playing music instrument good

Friday, September 6, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 66 and I’m thinking of taking up a musical instrument. I hear that this will be good for my health. Is this true?

Playing a musical instrument seems to improve your health in a variety of ways.

I play the saxophone almost every day and can confirm that playing music definitely relieves stress. And stress can be bad for your mental and physical health.

There’s a lot of evidence that playing music is good for you.

According to a study published by the...

Respectfully Yours: Bad manners

Friday, September 6, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Is it ever alright to point out another person’s poor manners?

Dear Reader,

There are several answers to this question.

It depends on whose manners you want to correct. If it is your child, then naturally you should correct their poor manners.

If it is a co-worker or boss, tread carefully.

But if you want to correct a good friend, think twice. Only consider it if you feel it will benefit them, then do it privately and gently.

...

Movie Review: Inspiring ‘Maiden’ voyage

Monday, September 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Mothers, take your daughters to see “Maiden.”

Fathers, take your daughters to see “Maiden.”

Mothers, take your sons to see “Maiden.”

Fathers, take your sons to see “Maiden.”

In fact, everyone should see “Maiden,” an inspirational documentary film about Tracy Edwards, who led the first all-female crew on the yacht, “Maiden,” to compete in the 1989-1990 Whitbread Round the World Race.

While the film ostensibly may not have been intended as an inspirational...

36th ‘Russian Days’ at St. Nicholas

Monday, September 2, 2019 by NATASHA PELAK in Focus

“Russian Days,” a celebration of tradition, food and culture, returns, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

Rev. Matthew Joyner, St. Nicholas Rector, and the parishioners give a heart-felt welcome to the community and invite all to Saint Nicholas Church grounds to explore the church at the 36th Annual Russian Days Food Festival.

“Russian Days is a wonderful...

167th Allentown Fair: A world of rock stars, culinary events, exhibits and bringing the country farm life to the city

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 167 years, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to experience its big-name outdoor concerts, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and, most importantly, a showcase of products, livestock, photography, arts, crafts and collectibles from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

The Allentown Fair, ranked as one of the Top 50 fairs in the United States, kicked off Aug. 27 with “Preview Night” and continues through Sept. 2,...