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Thursday, June 29, 2017

STEM classes

Saturday, June 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers “Pump up Your Brain!” summer classes for students in grades 6 through 10 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) taught by LCCC instructors at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

“Everyday Biotechnology” explores scientific concepts that can be applied in the home and garden: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for grades 9-10 (rising), with additional materials fee as applicable: “...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Breaded pork chop, mashed red potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, June 1: Apple juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, June 2: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a soft roll with mustard, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispie treat.


Both sides now: Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Hair’ contrast two eras of the Broadway stage

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the Yin and Yang of Lehigh Valley summer theater.

It’s polar opposites on the Broadway musical spectrum.

It’s Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).

This year, MSMT again is staging the radical and new, and the tried and true, in the American musical theater canon.

For its 37th season, MSMT presents the revolutionary rock musical “Hair,” June 14 - July 2, and the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” July 12 - 30. The family children’s show is a really big show...

Happy, creative campers to return for ‘City Arts’

Friday, May 26, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

The 19th annual “City Arts Cultural Camp for Kids” takes place June 26 - 30. This fantastic opportunity is open to youngsters ages of 7 - 10.

The camp, a collaborative project of the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Association, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, and Repertory Dance Theatre, allows campers to learn about the arts while participating in activities and classes at each one of these Allentown arts nonprofits.


Movie Review: ‘Guardians Vol. 2’

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” brings the usual crew of galactic misfits back for an entertaining mix of 1970s-era mix-tape music, galactic shenanigans and a summer movie season of bountiful quips.

The best part, though, is that writer-director James Gunn was to the movie superhero spoof genre born (writer-director, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 2014; “Super,” 2010; “Slither,” 2006; writer, “Dawn of the Dead,” 2004; “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” 2004; “Scooby-Doo,” 2002; “The...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 24: Apricot nectar, spaghetti with meat sauce, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, applesauce.

Thursday, May 25- Memorial Day meal: Hot dog with kraut, baked beans, red potato salad, fresh cantaloupe, iced brownie.

Friday, May 26: Orange juice, chicken and grape salad on a croissant, marinated vegetable salad, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Monday, May 29: Closed for...

Healthy Geezer: Beta-blockers

Friday, May 26, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I heard that taking beta-blockers for high blood pressure is not a good idea. I take a beta-blocker, so should I ask my doctor to take me off it?

One study found that beta-blockers may increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke if you are using them to treat high blood pressure alone. Beta blockers also treat other conditions such as heart failure. If you are taking a beta-blocker, discuss it with your doctor. Warning: Don’t stop taking the drug on your own. More than...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 24: Peach glazed pork chops, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Thursday, May 25: Braised beef dip, parmesan potatoes, broccoli, seasonal fruit.

Friday, May 26: Chef’s salad with turkey and ham, cheese, croutons, ranch dressing.

Monday, May 29: Centers closed. Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 30: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, green beans, seasonal fruit, mini muffin, graham crackers.

Wednesday, May...

Freddy Awards area nominees listed

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 2017 Freddy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 25 on 69 WFMZ-TV and from the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Emmaus High School’s “Miss Saigon” received 18 Freddy nominations, the most of any nominated high school musical production in the 2017 Freddy Awards.

Parkland High School’s “Pippin” was next with 17. Southern Lehigh High School’s “Sister Act” received 12. Dieruff High School’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” received 12. Rounding out the Top Five...

Article By: The Press

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The name of the character, Roy Cohn, portrayed by Barry Glassman in Civic Theatre of Allentown’s production of “Angels In America: Part 1: Millennium Approaches,” was incorrect in a Theater Review of the show published on Page B9 of the May 10 and 11 Focus section.