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Monday, August 19, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far from’ super

Friday, August 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is the equivalent of a 1950s science-fiction drive-in flick.

One big difference is that “Spider-Man: Far from Home” has a $160-million budget.

The budget for “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959) was $60,000.

In “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” there’s a student field trip, but this being the 21st century, rather than going to the area planetarium, as in “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955), it’s a trip to Venice, Austria and Prague.

There’s a teen...

Healhy Geezer: Get happy? Get older

Friday, August 2, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Do we get sadder as we get older?

It seems that just the opposite is true. There’s a lot of evidence that we get happier the older we get.

A Gallup telephone poll of 340,000 in the United States concluded that happiness comes with age. However, the poll didn’t uncover the cause of this phenomenon.

Dr. Arthur A. Stone, a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was the lead author of a study based on the Gallup survey. He speculated...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782 - 3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 31: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.

Thursday, August 1: Roast pork w/ sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Friday, August 2: Turkey a l’Orange with new potatoes, snap peas, roll, grapes.

Monday, August 5: Franks & beans, broccoli slaw, corn chowder, crackers, Greek yogurt.

Tuesday, August 6: Lemon pepper fish, stewed tomatoes,...

Child custody and school grades problems

Friday, August 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Q. I have had shared custody of my 9- and 11-year-old children with their father for the last five years. This past year, the youngest. a girl, sometimes refuses to see her father. Our 11-year-old son’s grades have dropped from As and Bs to Cs and Ds. As parents, we share similar values and expectations for our children.

The first suggestion came from panelist Mike Daniels, who said what often happens in shared custody situations is that the custody times mostly exclude individual...

Respectfully Yours: Friend’s criticism

Friday, August 2, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a friend I’ve known for a couple of years, who seems to criticize me as much as she can. She says things like “You look tired today” when I’m actually having a good day. She always starts these criticisms with “no offense.” I haven’t confronted her about this but it is really upsetting me. Is there a polite way to handle her criticism?

Dear Reader,

A person who is so critical toward you might be dealing with her own insecurities.

When you...