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Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas.

Allentown Central: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

The conversation that matters Writer Ellen Goodman to deliver seventh St. Luke’s Littner lecture

Friday, April 14, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and founder-director of The Conversation Project, will speak on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is also sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 12: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, April 13: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, apple.

Friday, April 14: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 17: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, April 18: Cheese ziti, meatballs, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.

Kinky Friedman rides again in Godfrey Daniels debut

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.

That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.

Healthy Geezer: Testosterone

Friday, April 7, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Will taking testosterone bring back the virility of my youth?

The subject of testosterone is fuzzy, so it’s difficult to give a simple answer to this question.

There is some controversy about whether testosterone therapy should be used in men who have naturally lower testosterone levels because of aging. It remains unclear whether restoring earlier testosterone levels benefits older men.


Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Douglas and Helen (Marlow) Kistler of Kempton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at C.J. Hummels Restaurant, Lenhartsville, Berks County.

The couple was married March 11, 1967, in Jacob’s Church, Lynn Township, by the Rev. David Pflieger.

Douglas retired from Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, formerly Allentown Brake and Wheel, after 46 years as a welder.

Helen retired from Northwestern Lehigh School District as a cafeteria worker.

They have two sons: Wayne, husband of Sharon, and Bradley, husband of Nadine, all of Kutztown.

Volunteers sought

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

good shepherd:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is recruiting volunteers for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital gift shop, main lobby, first floor, at the hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Gift shop volunteers interact with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Volunteers assist customers, sell merchandise and stock shelves. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday.

Training and free parking will be provided.

Information: JoAnn Frey, volunteer coordinator,; 610-776-3125