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Types of bariatric surgery detailed

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I'm 69 years old and I'm considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?

There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.

Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.

Migration of the monarchs underway

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Social News

This spring was the warmest in 117 years of record-keeping and the warmest 12-month period ever recorded in the United States.

In response to the warm conditions, plants and insects made early appearances. Plants bloomed from a modest two weeks earlier than normal to as much as six weeks earlier than in previous years.

Most insects, including the monarch butterfly, kept pace with the early blooming. Many monarchs made the trip north from Mexico two to three weeks earlier this spring.

Article By: Scheck

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Scheck in Social News

Bethlehem couple

celebrate golden anniversary

Frank J. and Judith A. Scheck, of Bethlehem, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18 with a buffet luncheon at the Hotel Bethlehem.

After the luncheon, there was a gathering at the home of their son, Jeff, and his wife, Julie, of Bethlehem.

The couple also has a daughter, Kerry, and her husband, Robinson Cooper, of Dublin, Ohio.

Judy is the daughter of the late Maude and Floyd Warnke. Her husband is the son of Mary Scheck and the late Frank Scheck.

Appetizer Bowl to benefit ArtsQuest arts education fund

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Social News

ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in the six appetizer categories.