East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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 American Psychological Association, playing an instrument as a child keeps the mind sharper as we age.

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 “Trio in C Major,” by Leopold Hofmann (1738-1793).

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, potato salad, vegetable soup, mixed berries.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Russian in: The 36th annual “Russian Days Food Festival” is 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 welcome the public to the event, for which admission is free. Traditional food include borscht, halupki, halushki, blini, pelmeni, pirozhki, pierogi and potato pancakes. Exhibitors display crafts, traditional jewelry and icons. Tours of the church will be given. The nationally-recognized St.

Have baton, will travel: Presenting workshops on conducting takes ASO Music Director around the world

Friday, September 6, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

I remember when I was a student in school and when we would return in the fall, everyone would always ask, “What did you do this summer?”

Summer is always a time for growth, learning, exploring new things and having fun. This summer, I did all of those things.

36th ‘Russian Days’ at St. Nicholas

Friday, September 6, 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.

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 Family Project: Daycare dilemma

Friday, September 6, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My three-year-old daughter is having problems at daycare, such as hitting and not listening. It makes me feel that she is a bad kid. I punish her at home with timeouts and taking things away from her, but the situation only seems to get worse. What can I do to help her?

“The mother should never feel that her daughter is a ‘bad kid,’” panelist Wanda Mercado-Arroyo said.

“The teacher is just reporting what she is observing because she wants to find out if the child is doing the same things in other settings so she can figure out what is happening,” said Mercado-Arroyo.

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.