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Friday, October 20, 2017

Healthy Geezer: steroids concerns

Friday, September 8, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been reading about athletes using steroids to build themselves up. Do these drugs work for older men?

First some background on steroids. There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids, such as cortisone and prednisone, are drugs that help control inflammation. Anabolic steroids, such as androstenedione or andro, are substances that can help the body make muscle.

Corticosteroids, which are like hormones that your adrenal glands...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Ole 91st:The Oak Ridge Boys, above, kicks off Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Art’s 91st season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits, a No. 1 Pop smash (“Elvira”) and numerous Grammy and other awards. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet lineup, formed in 1973, includes William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall. The group released its first-ever live hits album, “Boys Night...

Broadway under the stars: Allentown Symphony joined by Freddy soloists, Parkland Chorale for free Levitt concert in Bethlehem

Friday, September 1, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Summer is for sitting outside eating hamburgers and hot dogs, relaxing, kicking back, and in general, just having a good time.

Summer nights are for listening to music under the stars, enjoying the cool air and letting the music wash over you as you sit with friends outside on the lawn.

I think of places like Tanglewood in Massachusetts, with the Boston Symphony; Wolftrap in the Washington, D.C., area, with the National Symphony, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with the...

Growing Green: Bamboo take over

Friday, September 1, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Bamboos are perennial members of the grass family and are often one of the most difficult to control escaped ornamentals.

They are distinguished from other grasses by their woody stems, branched growth, and often large size. They can grow anywhere from one to 70-feet tall.

While often considered beautiful, bamboo can quickly turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare if not properly maintained. Many municipalities in the Lehigh Valley are banning the planting of bamboo.

Non...

State Theatre members line up for tickets for 2017-18 season

Friday, September 1, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Donna Danielson and Tom Kline, of Washington, N.J., were in line since 3 a.m. Aug. 2, the first day that members of Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Arts could purchase tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Jim and Shirley Van Norman of Easton got in line at 7 a.m. Aug. 1.

Marishka Michener and Marlene Frew, both of Easton, accompanied by Jeff Hawk, of Pohatcong Township, N.J., were first in line. All three had been camped out at the box office door since July 29.

Tickets...