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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Baked pork loin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Turkey and biscuits, peas and carrots, orange.

Friday, Feb. 24: Vegetarian chili, brown rice, broccoli, whipped peaches, mini corn muffin.

Monday, Feb. 27: Roast pork with apple chutney, whipped potatoes, red cabbage, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Wednesday, March 1:...

‘Extravaganza’ schedule

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The week-long “Organ Extravaganza” is a series of free performances on outstanding pipe and digital organs in the Lehigh Valley:

American Guild of Organists Concert, 3 p.m. March 5, Egner Chapel, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown

“Meet the Organ” Happy Hour, hosted by Allen Organ, 5:30 p.m. March 6, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown

Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University, “Noon-10 Concert,” 12:10 p.m. March 7, St. John’s Lutheran...

Scott Reda talk

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV museum:

“The Changing World of History” is the subject of a presentation by Scott Reda, 1 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the thought-provoking changes taking place in the world of television historical documentaries,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Reda, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Lou Reda Productions...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Spinach cheese soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce-tomato mayo, red potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, beet and spinach salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, cranberry oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Feb. 24: Chicken corn chowder, pork roll and cheese on a bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, applesauce.

Monday, Feb. 27: Breaded...

Healthy Geezer: Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, February 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is the leading cause of brain injuries?

About 1.4 million people suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year in the United States. Half of all TBIs are caused by accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. These accidents are the major cause of TBI in people under age 75.

Falls cause the majority of TBIs in people 75 and older. This group has the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalizations and death.

Older people who suffer a...

Bud’s View: Blue; poem for departed pet

Friday, February 17, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Editor’s note: This is the second of three columns based on abridged versions of readers’ stories about their pets in response to a “Bud’s View” column about the emotional stresses individuals and families face when a pet dies. That column, “The Pets That Rescue Us,” is available on The Focus page of The Press web site, Aug. 31, 2016.

If you read my Focus column regularly, you know I often referred to Blue, Bev’s and my pet English springer spaniel. Blue introduced himself to his...

Touchstone fund-raiser packs a ‘Punch’

Friday, February 17, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Get ready to party like it’s Mardi Gras at Touchstone Theatre’s concert fundraiser, “Jakopa’s Punch Bowl,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.

The event features Touchstone’s newly-formed band, Jakopa’s Punch. They will be joined on the bill by The Bastard Sons of Burt Sugarman and the The Charts Funk Band, from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.

Jambalaya, king cake and other New Orleans-style dishes will be served...

Theater Review:

Friday, February 17, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s production of “9 to 5: The Musical,” continuing through Feb. 26, is full of surprises. When you least expect it, a minor character belts out a rousing song, or someone from the ensemble does a “George Spelvin” walk-on that’s good for a laugh while distracting the audience’s attention from the scene changes.

On opening night, Feb. 10, on which this review is based, Joe (Chris Egging) had only brief on-stage appearances and a few lines until well into the...