Parkland Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

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.

36th annual Musikfest brings more than 500 performances to Bethlehem

Friday, August 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There’s a new platz in town at the 36th annual Musikifest, Aug. 2-11, which kicks off Aug. 1 with “Preview Night.”

Zinzenplatz was chosen in a contest held by ArtsQuest, which presents Musikfest, to replace the name of Experienceplatz, Main and Lehigh streets, Bethlehem. Zinzenplatz honors Countess Benigna von Zinzendorf, daughter of Bethlehem founder Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf.

Musikfest, named the “Best Music Festival in North America” by USA Today’s 10best.com, is held in Bethlehem’s Historic District on the city’s northside and SteelStacks on the city’s southside.

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 time.

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, macaroni and cheese, orange.

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 on the causes for this happiness.