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Healthy Geezer: carbohydrates

Friday, March 29, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly is the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

Good carbs, or carbohydrates, are good for you. Bad carbs aren’t good for you.

Carbohydrates from white bread, white rice, pastries, sugared sodas and other highly-processed foods can make you fat. If you eat a lot of bad carbs, they increase the risk for disease.

Whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and other similar sources of carbohydrates make you healthy by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber...

Whitehall: ‘Mamma Mia!’

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Mamma Mia!” brings romance to the stage while featuring classic Abba hits at 7 p.m. April 4, 5, 6, and 2 p.m. April 7, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

Set on a Greek island, a young bride-to-be invites three men from her mother’s past to her wedding without consulting mom. She is determined to find out which one of them is her father, so she can ask him to walk her down the aisle.

Monique Haney directs the Whitehall production, assisted...


Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Boyer, of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie, to Tyler Andrews, son of Michael Andrews and Tracy Andrews, of Emmaus.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a 2013 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Lebanon County.

She is a Pre-K Counts teacher with Community Services for Children, Allentown.

Her fiance is a 2008 graduate of Emmaus High School and a 2010 graduate...


Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along...

Classes registration

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Students may register for fall semester classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) beginning April 1. Classes start Aug. 24.

Registration for the summer session is available for five- and 10-week sessions that begin May 20, and an additional five-week session that begins July 8.

LCCC offers classes online and at campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe.

Credit classes list and to apply:

Information: 610-799-1575...

Bethlehem Catholic: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Bethlehem Catholic’s “Meet Me in St. Louis” relives the early 20th century at 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 12, 13, and 3 p.m. April 7, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

It’s summer of 1903 and the Smith family eagerly awaits the 1904 World’s Fair. During the course of a year, Alonso Smith’s wife and daughters cope with his decision to move the family from their beloved St. Louis to New York City.

The Becahi production is directed and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 27: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 28: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, March 29: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, April 1: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, peaches, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 2: Soup and sandwich...

Allen: ‘Sister Act’

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The William Allen High School theater department rejoices with “Sister Act,” a musical featuring a disco diva hiding from mobsters in a convent, with show times at 7 p.m. April 4, 5, 6, and 2 p.m. April 7, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

When singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder while she is in protective custody, she hides her identity by dressing as a nun. Deloris uses her talents to inspire the choir and brings new life to...

Temple U. prof to lead Bel Canto choral music teachers workshop

Monday, March 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Internationally-renowned choral-music clinician Dr. Rollo Dilworth will work with Allentown School District teachers and other area choral directors in a “Choral Music Teacher Workshop,” presented by the Bel Canto Youth Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem.

“In the choral music field, everyone knows Rollo [Dilworth],” says Joy Hirokawa, artistic director of Bel Canto. “He is a leader in choral music education. We are really excited about him coming.”

The event includes a free...