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Friday, March 10, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Moonlight” is an extraordinary slice-of-life film, representing in the best sense what cinema is all about: to take us to places where we may not typically go in our life or imagination.

The film’s unusual cinematography elevates the material to a dream-like state, which contrasts with remarkably realistic performances and a spare soundtrack that makes the film even more captivating.

“Moonlight” is based on a semi-autobiographical play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by...

St. Luke’s offers mini-medical school

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has opened enrollment once again for its Mini-Medical School.

In partnership with the Da Vinci Science Center, the 2017 session focuses on the body’s nervous system, while exploring Da Vinci’s newest exhibit, “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.”

The deadline for registration is 3 p.m. March 13.

St. Luke’s Mini-Medical School is a four-session program intended for adults and high school students that runs Saturdays from March 18 through...

‘Open House’

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host an “Open House” from 6-8 p.m. April 4 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic counselors as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

Those attending may: Take a campus tour, learn about admissions and registering for classes, meet with faculty and...


Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Miss Saigon” hovers over the stage at Emmaus High School in the school edition produced and directed by Jill Kuebler.

The musical, by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, tells a tragic tale of love and abandonment during the close of the Vietnam War. The plot is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Madame Butterfly.”

Show times are 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 17; 2, 7 p.m. March 18 and 2 p.m. March 19, auditorium, Emmaus High School,...

Jazz concert

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Neil Wetzel, saxophone; Tom Lawton, piano, and Paul Rostock, bass, will play jazz for the Second Sunday Concert Series, 3 p.m. March 12, Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

There’s a post-concert reception.

Tickets: at the door or in advance: Students receive free admission

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 8: Cream of tomato soup, pork rib-b-que, cabbage and noodles, cowgirl cavier, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Thursday, March 9: Potato cheese soup, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, chilled apricots.

Friday, March 10: Baked ziti, Romano blend vegetables, tossed greens with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, sliced pears.

Monday, March 13: Beef stroganoff, extra wide...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 8: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 9: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, apple.

Friday, March 10: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, strawberry almond delight.

Monday, March 13: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, March 14: Cheese ziti, meatballs, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, March 15: Beef...

Healthy Geezer: Lactose intolerance

Friday, March 10, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m a 64-year-old woman who is lactose intolerant. Do you think this will put me at risk for osteoporosis?

Between 30 and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, which means they have trouble digesting dairy products. Lactose intolerance usually is not dangerous.

Lactase is an enzyme made in the small intestine. You need lactase to digest lactose, the sugar in milk. People who are lactose intolerant don’t make enough lactase; after consuming lactose, they suffer from...

Theater Review: The ‘Stuff’ that journeys are made of

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Complete and Authoritative Tour of Holy Stuff” is a multi-media presentation, continuing through at 8 p.m. March 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. March 12, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, about what makes us tick and rings our bells.

It’s around the world in 80 mimes as Emma Ackerman, who created and performs the one-woman show, continuing at 8 p.m. March 10 and 11 and 2 p.m. March 12, wordlessly leads the audience through a series of vignettes about the search for the meaning of life.