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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals continues and, although the road may be bumpy on the way to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

Students and teachers put a lot of time, effort and money into their school theater productions. This is their time to shine. With school closings March 16-27, consult district websites about performance updates.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for updates. www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, March 18: Italian wedding soup, fried chicken patty on bun w/ lettuce/tomato/mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, March 19: Navy bean soup, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, chilled applesauce.

Friday, March 20: Broiled crab patty, rice pilaf, broccoli florets, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Healthy Geezer: Don’t look CMT in the mouth

Friday, March 20, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My 40-year-old son was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. What can he expect from this as he gets older?

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) was identified in 1886 by three physicians: Jean-Martin Charcot (sharr-KOE) and Pierre Marie, both in France, and Howard Henry Tooth, in England.

CMT is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN). CMT is a group of related conditions caused by inherited mutations in genes.

Coronavirus A&E closings: State Theatre, Penn’s Peak, Sherman Theatre extending postponements through April

Friday, March 20, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The impact of the Coronoavirus pandemic on the greater Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment scene continues through April and beyond, with concerts at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Penn’s Peak and Sherman Theater postponed, productions at DeSales University and Touchstone Theatre canceled, and the entire 40th season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre on hiatus.

The wave of coronavirus closings washed across the Lehigh Valley with the Allentown Art Museum; Civic Theatre of Allentown; SteelStacks, Bethlehem, and Wind Creek Bethlehem, shuttered temporarily.

‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held by Veterinary Technician students.

Coronavirus closings go viral in the Valley: concert, theater, arts venues close doors; State Theatre postpones shows in April

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Sometimes, the show must not go on.

And indications are the shows may not go on anytime soon.

That’s case with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has gone viral ‘round the world and, of course, in the Lehigh Valley region, where arts, entertainment and cultural venues have shuttered temporarily, and performances and events have been canceled or postponed.

Coronavirus closings: Muhlenberg cancels summer theater season

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Coronoavirus-caused cancellations of arts and entertainment events in the Lehigh Valley, which began ominously on Friday the 13th in March when the Lehigh Valley premiere of “Silence! The Musical” went silent after being postponed at Civic Theatre of Allentown, continues into April and beyond, with concerts at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, theater productions at DeSales University, and the entire 40th season of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2020 season canceled.

Coronavirus closings viral in Lehigh Valley: Update on Wind Creek, A&E venues, shows

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Sometimes, the show must not go on.

That’s that case with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has gone viral ‘round the world, including in the Lehigh Valley where arts, entertainment and cultural venues have shuttered temporarily, and canceled or postponed performances and events.

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7

or

coronavirus@sluhn.org

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention.

LVHN sets up COVID-19 test centers in region

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has established designated, stand-alone COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Lehigh Valley the region.

For those who think they have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, LVHN officials advise staying at home.

LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.