East Penn Press

Friday, April 10, 2020

Healthy Geezer: Water, Dupuytren’s Contracture, indigestion

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How much water should I drink every day?

Water intake is a health issue that you should discuss with your doctor before deciding how much you should drink. The amount you drink is dependent upon the state of your health.

The simplest answer I could find to this very complicated question is this: If you aren’t thirsty and you produce one to two quarts of light yellow urine daily (the average output for an adult), you’re probably taking in enough water.

Exhibit marks Allentown Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art partnership

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Evolution of the Spiritual: Europe to America,” an exhibition in the Kress Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, began a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

On view were eight historic depictions of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century through the 20th century on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Several Renaissance and Baroque portraits of the Virgin Mary that are part of the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection in Kress Gallery were rearranged to complement the installation of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Respectfully Yours: Female attire for summer morning wedding

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My friend is getting married this summer and the wedding is at 11 a.m. When attending a morning wedding, what are female guests expected to wear?

Dear Reader,

Traditionally, a daytime wedding is a semi-formal event and an evening wedding is a formal event.

When deciding what to wear, the time of day isn’t the only thing to take into consideration. The location and venue of the wedding are also big determining factors in what a guest should wear.

The Family Project: Coping in the time of coronavirus

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

First of two parts

“The Family Project” panel shares strategies to cope with “stay-at-home” orders for coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Pam Wallace, Project Child program coordinator, has grown children living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Oakland, Calif., which are coronavirus “hotspots.”

Said Wallace, “I try to check in with them every day, either by phone, FaceTime or Zoom. It gives me some peace to find them adjusting well and healthy.”

As with other panelists, Wallace also checks in on friends and relatives she hasn’t spoken with in awhile.

Coronavirus impact: Michael Bublé postpones PPL Center concert, tour

Friday, April 3, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed another major tour that includes the Michael Bublé’ concert at PPL Center, Allentown.

A rescheduled date for “An Evening With Michael Bublé,” May 19, PPL Center, is to be announced.

Tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date, according to the PPL Center website.

“Hold on to your tickets and they will be honored for the rescheduled dates that we will be revealing once they are confirmed,” said Don Fox, tour national promoter.

Coronavirus closings: PSF at DeSales U. will return in 2021

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy had high hopes for the 2020 season.

Now he has high hopes for the Festival’s 2021 season.

“We were really excited about this season and we are still excited about this selection of extraordinary plays,” Mulcahy says in a March 30 phone interview hours after he announced that, “In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has announced the cancellation of all performances for its upcoming summer season.”

The cancellation is Shakespearean in its irony.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Fest cancels 2020 season, Allentown Symphony Diane Wittry concerts canceled

Monday, March 30, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to roil the Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment scene as the crisis of cancellations continues.

The Allentown Symphony Orchestra concerts to honor the 25th anniversary season of ASO Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry will not take place.

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has canceled its 2020 summer season.

The Allentown Art Museum is closed “indefinitely.”

COVID-19: LVHN requests donations of PPE materials

Sunday, March 29, 2020 by The Press in Focus

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in critical supply.

Face masks are PPE that helps protect health-care providers and non-clinical health-care workers from droplets that may be expelled by a cough or sneeze.

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) seeks the community’s help to sew face masks for LVHN.

Those who have a sewing machine and sewing skills are asked to make fabric face masks.

A mask can be used and reused after laundering it. This helps preserve the supply of professionally-manufactured PPE.

COVID-19: St. Luke’s urges telemedicine physician visits

Sunday, March 29, 2020 by The Press in Focus

During the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s University Health Network is encouraging patients who have a scheduled appointment or want to make an appointment to call their physician’s office to schedule a virtual visit in place of an office visit.

“Staying home is important in a time like this,” said St. Luke’s family medicine physician Dennis McGorry, MD.

“As we are being advised to shelter in place, it should be reassuring to know that your doctor is here for you,” McGorry

St. Luke’s Virtual Visits include those for: