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Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Irish comedy “Da” will open March 11 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 20.

Set in Dublin in the 1960s, Hugh Leonard’s award-winning 1978 play focuses on Charlie, a middle-aged writer who returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find his father’s ghost stubbornly unwilling to leave the house ... or his son’s mind. As Charlie rustles through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to memories — both hilarious and wrenching — and the complex life of his adoptive upbringing.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Historic Hotel Bethlehem is looking to recreate history for guests looking to attend a dance ball. The hotel offers over 90 years of history and hospitality experience. It is hosting a Roaring ’20s Ball April 29. A jazz swing band and authentic décor will create the Roaring ’20s atmosphere.

The event will include a five-course dinner, cocktail hour and open bar from 6 to 11 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to dress up to the style of the 1920s.

For tickets or questions, contact Brynn Levine at blevine@hotelbethlehem.com or 610-625-2234.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Invitations have been sent to individuals and groups to perform on the 37th annual telethon benefiting the American Cancer Society April 9 and 10 at Penn’s Peak.

Not all of those invitations will be accepted, so additional performers will be needed. Those invited have until March 8 to respond. After that date, additional individuals and groups will be contacted.

Those interested in performing on this year’s telethon should contact George Taylor at gtay200@verizon.net or 570-668-4451 immediately.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Janco, M.D.

Cough and cold season is officially in full swing, and children regularly catch seasonal illnesses, too — often several times per year. With all the medications promising relief, what’s a concerned parent to do?

Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold treatments, parents should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations and try home remedies first. Doctors at St. Luke’s University Health Network agree.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Join Heritage Hill Senior Community at noon Thursday for “Tips for Living Life to its Fullest: Fall Prevention Seminar.” The seminar will be offered at the Freeland Senior Center, 701 Chestnut St., Freeland.

Join Heritage Hill and Michael J. Strucko, PT, DPT and Christine S. Stahler, MS, OTR/L, of Fox Rehabilitation for this seminar with valuable tips and tricks you can use to prevent falls this winter. For more information, please call 570-427-4500.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Overseeing the care of an aging relative from a distance is stressful. And since so many families live miles apart, the concerns of a parent’s safety, health and nutrition is hard to coordinate and manage when distance is a factor.

Long-distance caregiving

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver’s Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Hospital Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

The support group will be held the first Thursday of every month at the same time and location. It is free and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

(In this last installment of a three-part series, we’ll discuss treatments for heart-attack victims.)

Because of better care, most heart-attack victims survive today. There are improved tests, drugs and surgery to defend against heart attack.

Tests

An electrocardiogram records the heart’s electrical activity. This test is done because injured heart muscle generates abnormal impulses. If the ECG picks up abnormalities, physicians will know that a patient has had a heart attack or that one may be in progress.

Monday, February 29, 2016

The secret to a better beauty booster may actually be in your fridge and not your makeup case. March is National Nutrition Month, and TOPS Club Inc., the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, says maintaining a balanced diet is more important to skin than your night cream.

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE, nutrition expert for TOPS, shares how to love the skin we’re in.

Focus on the Good (Fats)

Monday, February 29, 2016

Drop-in meditation studios are proliferating in major cities like New York and Los Angeles and medi meetups are becoming the new book clubs as more people are craving ways to unplug, pushing meditation practices and mindfulness movements from hippie to mainstream. We asked leading meditation and mindfulness teachers to help demystify these ancient traditions.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is staying connected to the present moment.