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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

High-level silliness: The Queen’s Cartoonists plays ‘Looney Tunes’ and all that jazz

Friday, September 22, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Looking for something out of the ordinary yet with toe-tapping melodies?

The Queen’s Cartoonists bring all that and more to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Live OnStage Series” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The ensemble features video projections, vocal numbers, comedy, and up-tempo swing arrangements.

The Cartoonists, founded by pianist and composer Joel Pierson, played their first gig in March 2015. The group’s name comes from the fact that all the original members live in Queens. Now, alas...

Movie Review: ‘It’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children. A killer clown, known as Pennywise The Dancing Clown, takes advantage of that fire.

Pennywise isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry, youths throwing rocks at each other, and, scariest of all, an American Motors Pacer automobile).

What’s really scary in “It” are the phobias...

Pain Awareness Month: For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life

Friday, September 22, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life. Nothing in Phillips’ active childhood years in England, where he was born, indicated that he would later be living a life of constant physical agony.

September is “Pain Awareness Month” in the United States. Phillips again this year brought the American Chronic Pain Association awareness program to the attention of the board of commissioners in Salisbury Township, where he resides. Township commissioners agreed to allow “...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, Sept. 22: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, Sept. 25: Veal patty w/gravy, pasta, mixed vegetable, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes,...

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Power Pop:Pop star and actor Rick Springfield, above, is in concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the 1980s, a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 United States Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the...

A Fair to remember: Grandstand shows

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look at some of the Grandstand concert headliners.

Attendance figures from Allentown Fair officials for the 2017 Grandstand concerts are: Aug. 29, Thomas Rhett, with Dan + Shay, 6,707; Aug. 30, Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, 8,114; Aug. 31, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, 4,232; Sept. 1, Rascal Flatts, Lauren Alaina, 6,093; Sept. 2...

Healthy Geezer: Salmonella infection

Friday, September 22, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly is Salmonella and how can I avoid it?

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that spread from the feces of people or animals. Salmonella can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and unwashed produce. Any food can become contaminated. Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States.

Salmonellosis is an infection of the intestinal tract from the bacteria. Symptoms of the infection, which usually last four days to a week, include...

A Fair to remember: Agri-Plex displays

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look back at some of the activities and folks in the Fair’s Agri-Plex, again a showcase of products, services, collectibles and art from the region’s farms, homes, and organizations.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Baked lasagna, seasoned roasted cauliflower, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, sliced pears.

Friday, Sept. 22: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone on roll /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, Sept. 25: Calves’ liver w/gravy, red potatoes, roasted...

‘Poconos’ author;‘Museum Day’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

Dr. Lawrence Squeri, author of “Better in the Poconos: The Story of Pennsylvania’s Vacation Land,” presents a lecture and book-signing, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Vacationing in the Poconos dates to 1829 when the first tourist hotel was built, according to Squeri, Professor Emeritus of history at East Stroudsburg University. His book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies.

Also, on Sept. 23, the...