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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

George B. Miller brings farce back to Playhouse

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It has been a long time since George B. Miller has directed a farce.

More than 40 years to be exact.

But that is exactly what he is doing with “The Fox on the Fairway,” Ken Ludwig’s crazy farce about rival golf clubs that opens June 1 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“I’m known for doing serious drama,” Miller says. “This time I wanted to do something a little lighter.”

“The Fox on the Fairway” is Ludwig’s tribute to English farces of the 1930s and 1940s....

The Family Project: mother’s phone use

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Whenever I get on the phone, my two boys, ages 6 and 4, misbehave. They do things they would not do any other time like climbing on chairs to reach snacks, throwing things and fighting. I have to hang up from important calls. What can you suggest?

An early suggestion was to give the boys something to play with, as well as setting boundaries.

Make sure the boys know when it is OK to interrupt the parent on the telephone, and when it is not.

Panelist Pam Wallace made a...


Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kathy and Rick Bonsell of Greenawalds, South Whitehall Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Jake Alderoty, son of Lisa and Neil Alderoty of Clarksburg, Md.

Kelsey and Jake are 2013 graduates of The Pennsylvania State University. Kelsey, who graduated with a communications degree, majoring in advertising, is a partner manager with Google, Chicago, Ill.

Jake graduated with an engineering degree, majoring in chemical engineering.

He is a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 30: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, fresh pear, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, May 31: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 1: Peach glazed chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 4: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, June 5: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.


Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce,...

Respectfully Yours: Best practices for business calls

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

What do you do when a friend or business client has time to kill and keeps you on the phone for an extended period of time? How do you end the conversation politely without sounding rude?

Dear Reader, In a perfect world, the caller would ask if it’s a good time to talk.

This would allow you the opportunity to either take the call or reschedule for a later time. Simply letting the caller know from the beginning that you have some time to talk or not would...

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the most common symptoms that you’re having a stroke?

The most common stroke symptoms include: sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body; trouble talking or understanding; sudden blurred, double or decreased vision; dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; a sudden headache with a stiff neck, facial pain, pain between the eyes, vomiting or altered consciousness; confusion, or problems with memory, spatial...

Nathan Kline

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Maj. Nathan Kline (USAF-Ret), a WW II bombardier-navigator, will speak aa part of the “D-Day Remembrance Program,” 1 p.m. June 2, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program will open with a PowerPoint presentation about the Allied invasion at Normandy, France, said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director.

Kline was a student at Muhlenberg College when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps November of 1942. As a bombardier-navigator in the...

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool 2’: Meh

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Deadpool 2” is a cesspool of graphic violence, gross profanity, snarky nihilism, and terrible puns.

We might be able to forgive everything but the terrible puns.

Then again, any film that pokes fun at singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a plus.

Not that much of a plus, mind you.

Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.

Just about everything and everybody is fair game for sarcasm in “Deadpool 2,” including Fox TV Network’s “Fox and Friends,” ironic...