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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LCCC speaker on equity pay

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

María Montero, women’s advocate and former executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, will speak at 12:30 p.m. March 1, Rothrock Library, Alumni Center, Schnecksville campus, North Whitehall Township.

The talk is free and open to the public.

As part of Women’s History Month, Montero will address “The Gender Pay Gap: Trust and Fiction in Gaining Equity,” followed by audience discussion.

Early Learning Center

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Preschool children ages 3-5 along with a family member may explore the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available, 2 p.m. March 2, The Early Learning Center (ELC), Schnecksville campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The session will begin and end with “mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness in children.

Attendance is free, however registration is requested.

Contact LCCC’s ELC:; 610 799-1165

Saucon Valley: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Saucon Valley High School Theatre department declares the PG-13-rated “Nice Work If You Can Get It” will be “full of dance and powerful voices.”

Produced and directed by Chad Miller, the show is at 7 p.m. March 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. March 5, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

Also involved with the production are assistant director-choreographer Kimberly Tassinaro, choreographer Joey Schubert, technical director Patrick Mertz, and pit director Herb Payung.

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.

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.

Healthy Geezer: Tattoos and MRIs

Friday, February 17, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having an MRI and I heard that tattoos can present problems for this test. True?

True. Tattoos can create a misdiagnosis with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) because there is metal in many tattoo pigments.

Magnets attract metals. Tattoo pigments may interfere with the quality of the image from an MRI. In some rare cases, there can be swelling or burning in a tattoo after an MRI.

If you have a tattoo, you should talk with your doctor before undergoing an MRI.

Theater Review:

Friday, February 17, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

‘9 to 5: The Musical’ surprises at Civic

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.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, February 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Packs quite a “Punch”:Touchstone Theatre presents “Jakopa’s Punch Bowl,” 7-10 p.m. Feb. 18, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem. The Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by three local bands; New Orleans-style lite fare, like jambalaya and king cake; beer, wine and Jakopa’s punch is a concert fund-raiser for Touchstone’s ‘The Jakopa’s Punch Processional,” an outdoor, free-to-the-public, spectacle-based performance premiering July 14 and 15 along the South Bethlehem Greenway near Touchstone.