East Penn Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Respectfully Yours: The buffet line

Friday, August 23, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I went to an outdoor concert with my mother, three children and husband. There was an after-concert prix-fixe buffet. The children wanted seconds. Should one reuse a plate or get a new plate?

Dear Reader, Even though buffet meals are a fun way to enjoy a casual outing with friends and family, it does not give us carte blanche to behave with no consideration for other diners.

To avoid a food safety challenge for the food service establishment and its...

The Family Project: Father should help

Friday, August 23, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a three-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter. My husband accused me of neglecting our son in favor of our daughter. I don’t get enough sleep and don’t have the energy to play with my son. What can I do to make more time for my son?

“I’m concerned that the husband is playing this situation as daughter versus son, rather than a three-year-old versus a four-month-old baby,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said.

“The reality is that infants need constant care and...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit Wednesday, August 21: Breaded pork chop, grilled cabbage and bow ties, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread w/margarine, Rice Krispie treat.

Thursday, August 22: Sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, chocolate chip cookie, iced tea.

Friday, August 23: Tomato juice, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on a bun, cucumber - sour cream salad, ambrosia.

Monday,...

Musikfest 2019 attendance record tops 1.2 million

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

They came from Australia and Aruba, Texas and Tennessee. When all was said and done, more than 1.2 million guests visited Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley for Musikfest, setting an all-time attendance record for the festival.

During Musikfest 2019, patrons came from a record 46 states and 26 countries, with individuals coming from as far away as The Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

This year’s festival featured 400 performers from 27 states and five countries, with...

Review: ‘The Art’

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There’s a lot of auto racing in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There’s a fair amount of rain in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There’s not a lot of art in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There is a lot of a talking dog in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” More accurately, the dog verbalizes what he is thinking, or what humans might think he is thinking.

It’s been done many times before. The Internet Movie Database lists 258 animated and live-action films with...

Disney co-op

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers cooperative work for LCCC students at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the spring 2020 semester.

The co-op program allows students to receive six college credits during one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. Since September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

Informational meetings are 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 11, Academic...

Healthy Geezer: MRI, antibiotics, cramps

Friday, August 23, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How does an MRI work?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of cross-sections. In many cases, MRI gives more information than other types of diagnostic imaging. Sometimes, contrast agents are used to enhance the images.

Most MRI machines are large cylinders. Inside the machine, the human body produces very faint signals in response to radio waves. These signals are detected by the MRI machine. A computer then interprets the...