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Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 4, 2018 by JANE KNOTEK in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 2: Broccoli cheese soup, chicken and grape salad on a croissant, marinate vegetable salad, fresh banana mousse.

Thursday, May 3: Sweet ‘n sour pork, white rice, Asian mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, May 4: Cream of tomato soup, Tater Tot casserole, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.

Monday, May 7: Apricot nectar, calves liver, onion gravy, mashed red potatoes...

Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

Friday, May 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Chappaquiddick” reopens up a tragic case in United States history.

The film’s title refers to the island off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of the southern tip of Cape Cod, Mass.

Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke), a rising star in U.S. politics and the remaining great Kennedy hope, at least in the eyes of his ailing father, and Kennedy family patriarch, Joe Kennedy (Bruce Dern), after the assassinations of Ted Kennedy’s brothers, Robert Kennedy,...

Emmaus Film Fest schedule

Friday, May 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIIAMS in Focus

Happy Hour “Meet & Read” - Table read of feature screenplay, “Sunday Before Buddha,” 4 - 6:30 p.m. May 4, Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, 3941 Chestnut St., Emmaus.

Opening night party - Celebrate the start of the festival with Period Drama, an all-female improv group, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. May 4, Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant.

Introduction to Filmmaking - Children’s workshop for 8-12 ages, 10 a.m. - noon May 5, Let’s Play Books, 244 Main St., Emmaus.


Summer camp

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Early Learning Center offers STEM summer camp at its main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Townshhip.

The camp is for children ages 3 - 6. Participants can choose from one to four two-week camp sessions. All sessions are 9 a.m. - noon.

Session 1: Build It, July 2-6, Exploring Simple Machines (no class July 4); July 9-13, Building with Tools

Session 2: Plan It, July 16-20, City Planning; July 23-27, Bridges and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 2: Stuffed peppers, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday, May 3: Fresh salmon patty, brown rice, roasted beets, diced pears.

Friday, May 4: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, May 7: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, May 8: Pork Marsala, creamy rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia...


Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Side-by-Side: The annual “Side-by-Side Concert” is 7 p.m. May 6, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Student musicians from area high schools play side-by-side with members of The Allentown Band. Guest conductor is Dr. Virginia Allen. Guest soloist is Carol Jantsch, above, playing the tuba. Jantsch is Principal Tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown;; 610-432-6715

Dad dudes: The Piano Guys, four...

Healthy Geezer: shoulder injuries

Friday, May 4, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

The shoulder is made up of three bones: the collarbone, shoulder blade and upper arm bone.

The shoulder is the body’s most movable joint. It is also unstable because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the shoulder socket that holds it. The unstable shoulder is held in place by soft tissue: muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Common shoulder problems include dislocation, separation, torn rotator-cuff, frozen shoulder, fracture, arthritis, tendinitis...

The Press 13th annual Student Poetry Project

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To commemorate “National Poetry Month” in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 13th annual Student Poetry Project.

Please see the Focus pages on the Press web sites for poems selected in the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories.

Students whose poems are published with their photos read their poems and were interviewed on the April 16 broadcast of “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon” on WDIY, 88.1,, Lehigh Valley Public Radio and NPR affiliate. The...

Theater Review: Get ‘Into The Woods’ at DeSales’ Act 1

Friday, April 27, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Into The Woods” is a profound, deeply-moving musical that defies categorization, description, and even comprehension.

The Tony Award-winning musical (including best score: Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics, and best book: James Lapine), which debuted in 1987 on Broadway, is complex and challenging even for the most devoted of theater-goers.

Let the university seminars have a go at explaining the nuances and takeaways of “Into The Woods.” Let this review serve notice that you...


Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

You remind me of

Sunday morning waffles.

I could always count on

You being at the table steaming over

A book, as the steam

Funneled out the open kitchen window.

You always looked golden brown on the outside,

Even if you were still soggy in the middle.

You were as bright as orange juice in

The glass next to me, but you could

Shatter as easily as the glass when you hit the floor.

You could be as sweet as maple syrup...