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SouthSide Film Festival documents its 15th year

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s a benchmark year for the SouthSide Film Festival.

You might say, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest film festival that unreels June 12-16 on the south side of Bethlehem is documenting its 15th annual year.

“We are pretty documentary-heavy this year,” says SouthSide Film Festival Director Glenn Koehler, adding, “We ended up with a lot of really good feature-length documentaries this year.”

Article By: Paul Willistein

Monday, June 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Movie Review: Back to the ‘Star Wars’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” takes us back to the halcyon days of Hollywood science-fiction film-making: You know, the days when characters, stories and plot development meant something.

“Solo” tells the story of the young Han Solo (played with astonishing alacrity by handsome and fresh-faced Alden Ehrenreich) and how he met his compatriots Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (the wonderful and compelling Donald Glover of Childish Gambino music video fame).

Theater Review: ‘Fairway’ links comedy to the fore at Pa. Playhouse

Monday, June 4, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

You don’t have to know anything about golf to enjoy the Pennsylvania Playhouse’s zany production of “The Fox on the Fairway,” continuing through June 17. You just need to sit back and enjoy the hilarity.

Written by Tony-Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, “The Fox on the Fairway” is a farce about two country club rivals and the absurd bet they make on the outcome of a golf match. The dubious lengths one of the men goes to keep from losing the bet leads to uproarious consequences.

Respectfully Yours: Best practices for business calls

Friday, June 1, 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 prevent this uncomfortable scenario.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 1, 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, scalloped O’Brien potatoes, grilled Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 1, 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.

Wednesday, June 6: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.


Friday, June 1, 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 consulting engineer for PinnacleART.

The couple is planning a September 2018 wedding in Hershey.

The Family Project: mother’s phone use

Friday, June 1, 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.