Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Healthy Geezer: coccyx pain

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I’ve had pain ever since. What should I do about it?

The coccyx (tailbone) is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx’s shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human...

69th Kutztown Folk Festival: Attractions added for Pennsylvania-Dutch celebration

Monday, June 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

Large-scale model trains, an authentic harvest celebration and a 100-year-old printing press are some of the new attractions at the 69th annual Kutztown Folk Festival, which brings all things Pennsylvania-Dutch to the Kutztown Fairgrounds June 30 - July 8.

And there are new crafts and new foods to join with all the old favorites at the annual celebration of Pennsylvania-Dutch, ne, German culture.

Steve Sharadin, Kutztown Folk Festival Director, says the volunteers preparing the...

Theater Review:

Monday, June 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Schubert Theatre in Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University is a kind of thespian trampoline. The three-sided stage with arena-style seating on each of the three sides lends itself to actor-audience interplay.

The actors seem to leap off the stage. They are up close and personal. You can see the gleam in their eye. You can sense the weight of the role on their shoulders. They use direct-address to the audience, make eye contact and may include you in the action...

Movie Review: ‘Incredibles 2’

Monday, June 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s just “Incredibles.”

Yes, the sequel, “Incredibles 2,” outdoes “Incredibles,” released nearly 15 years ago, in 2004.

“Incredibles 2,” as with many Disney-Pixar animation features films, is preceded by brief interviews with those who voice the characters, including Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr-Mr. Incredible) and Holly Hunter (Mrs. Parr-Elastigirl), who joke about the lag time between the original and its sequel.” To paraphrase, they promise, “It’s worth the wait.”

They...

Fans choose their Poison at PPL Center

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

One of the United States’ legendary rock bands, and Pennsylvania’s own, Poison, takes the stage with the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018 Tour,” 7 p.m. June 24, PPL Center, Allentown.

Opening the concert are Pop Evil and Cheap Trick. The tour is to conclude July 1 at the Hard Rock Event Center, Hollywood, Fla.

Poison, a glam, hard-rock, heavy-metal band that started out in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, has continued to be one of the top acts in the music industry with multi-...

ASO extends Wittry contract

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Diane Wittry, Music Director and Conductor for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, has extended her contract with the Allentown Symphony Association for another three years, Board of Associates President Mike Torbert announced June 11.

“We are excited that she will be continuing to bring worldwide, aspiring artists and programs to the Lehigh Valley community,” Torbert stated in a press release.

Now in her 23rd season with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Wittry was named one of...

The art of Ellen Grim Harter in the Baum tradition

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

A reception for “It’s All About Color,” more than 30 colorful works by Ellen Grim Harter on exhibit through July 6 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, will be held at 6-8 p.m. June 21, at The Baum School of Art, Allentown, as part of Allentown’s Third Thursday series.

As one of nine grandchildren of Walter Emerson Baum, who founded The Baum School of Art and was a founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Harter often watched the artist at work on his sketches and paintings...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 20: Apple juice, meatball sandwich w/ mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 21: Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, June 22: Cranberry juice, tuna salad hoagie, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispies treat.

Monday, June 25: Vegetable juice, beef stew, green peas, tossed salad w/ French...

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.

Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

There are many options for treating prostate cancer:

Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.

Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.

Surgery. There are several surgical options....

Hernia information

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

st luke’s:

St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, will offer a free hernia information talk and screening, 6 - 8 p.m. July 10, Dimmig Education Center, Rooms A and B.

Dr. Daniel R. Baillie and Dr. Marian McDonald will discuss signs, symptoms and available treatments. Individual private hernia screenings will follow the talk. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration for this event is required. To register, St. Luke’s Event Calendar:

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