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Friday, June 5, 2020

The Family Project: Don’t delay kindergarten for son, age 5

Friday, May 22, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Since my five-year-old son’s preschool has been closed and I have been home with him, I have become concerned about his readiness for kindergarten in the fall. None of his teachers has ever said anything to me about this, but it seems like he doesn’t know a lot of the things my other children had to know before kindergarten. How can I work with him to get him ready for school, or should I consider waiting another year?

After a brief discussion of this question, panelist Joanne...

Respectfully Yours: These worrying times require good manners

Friday, May 22, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Our normal activities have suddenly changed and we are in uncharted territory. The usual rules for behavior are out the window and it can be difficult to know if the rules of etiquette we are accustomed to still apply. Has our definition of good manners changed?

Dear Reader,

This is an unprecedented time in history when it comes to etiquette rules because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There is not a guide that we can refer to.

Etiquette...

Lehigh Dialogue Center interfaith discussion

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic cut short an interfaith discussion series, but not before two sessions were held, including March 8, prior to the last Sunday of services at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, before the Pennsylvania stay-at-home mandate.

The series, presented by the Lehigh Dialogue Center, Bethlehem, explained the similarities and differences between Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

According to its website, the Lehigh...

Freddys tribute telecast May 21 on WFMZ

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2020” will be telecast, 7 - 10 p.m. May 21, 69-WFMZ, a partner with the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The 18th annual Freddy Awards isn’t being presented because of the public and charter schools shutdown mandated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The TV special is a tribute to the Freddy Awards and especially high school seniors who participated in the 2020 musical...

LVHN Coordinated Health reopens rehab services

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Coordinated Health Rehabilitation Services have reopened for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services.

Patients are being contacted for scheduling by members of the outpatient registration team.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nearly half of the therapy locations were closed to help reduce spread of the infection. As cases are gradually lessening, safety...

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital treats COVID-19 related PMIS

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Pediatric specialists at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital have been closely monitoring the incidence of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome regionally and internationally and are prepared to care for children with the illness.

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) causes significant inflammation in organ systems, skin rashes and other symptoms. The syndrome appears to be connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has affected children in the United States...

Gigless in the Valley: Kendal Conrad goes online, but longs for live audiences

Saturday, May 16, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

First of six parts

On the Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment scene, professional folk, country, blues, jazz, rock and pop musicians have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shutdowns.

Concerts have been canceled, performance venues are temporarily closed and restaurants and bars aren’t allowed to open their doors.

While many area singer-songwriters and music entertainers have gone online for virtual concerts, there are no real substitutes...