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SAUCON VALLEY: ‘Hello, Dolly’

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Saucon Valley High School stage welcomes an indomitable matchmaker with “Hello, Dolly!,” 7 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and 2 p.m. March 8, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

The “meddling” Dolly Gallagher Levi travels to Yonkers, N.Y., in search of a match for wealthy tightwad Horace Vandergelder in the iconic musical which premiered on Broadway in 1964.

Respectfully Yours: What’s a dinner bill among friends?

Monday, March 9, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

When going out to dinner with friends or relatives, do you split the bill down the middle or do you itemize? What if they order drinks and you don’t?

Dear Reader,

Splitting a bill evenly among all diners isn’t a rule required by etiquette.

But to avoid disproportionate payouts and hurt feelings when it comes time to split the check, talk openly with your family and friends about sharing the bill as early as possible.

Asking for separate checks is the most equitable way to split the tab because each person pays for their share of the bill.

The Family Project: Puerto Rico earthquakes rattle children

Monday, March 9, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My family in Puerto Rico has been badly affected by the earthquakes. Their houses were destroyed. My children ages 5, 7 and 9, are upset, have trouble sleeping and are hard to get ready for school. What can we do to assure them that they are safe here?

The panel agreed that the reaction of the adults to the situation influences the children’s responses.

“How the parents react is important,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said. “In a child’s mind, mom and dad are the experts. If mom is crying, it must be really bad.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 4: Caprese Pork Chops, Garlic Broccoli, Brown Rice, crackers, Diced Pears.

Thursday, March 5: Salisbury steak, lima beans, herbed mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Friday, March 6: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli & cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.

Monday, March 9: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.

Northampton County senior menus

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, March 4: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh apple slices.

Thursday, March 5: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry-filled cookie.

Friday, March 6: Spinach cheese soup, fried haddock sandwich w/ lettuce-tomato- tartar sauce, cole slaw, citrus breeze.

SALISBURY: ‘Into the Woods’

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School takes a walk “Into the Woods” with fairy-tale characters from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault as they journey into the dark and unpredictable forest in pursuit of their wishes. Show times are 7 p.m. March 12, 13, 14 and 3 p.m. March 15, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

“Into the Woods,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, has characters from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and fairy tales.


Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Rick and Reba Blakeney of Kutztown announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby, to Matthew Kayhart, son of Arthur and Rita Kayhart of Mertztown.

The bride-elect received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Social Studies Certification from Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.

She is an eighth-grade English and language arts teacher at Shippensburg Area Middle School, Shippensburg, Cumberland County.

Her fiance received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Kutztown University.

He is a vicar at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Easton.

First Aid classes

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College offers First Aid classes at its main campus, Schnecksville.

The American Health and Safety Institute (AHSI) Basic First Aid is 6 - 9 p.m. March 10.

Basic First Aid Dogs and Cats is 6 - 9 p.m. April 6.

AHSI Pediatric First Aid is 6 - 9 p.m. May 5, 6.

Babysitting First Aid is 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 16.

Wilderness First Aid is upon request by phoning 610-799-1574.

To register:;; 610-799-1197

Healthy Geezer: Topics are big feet, C. diff, varicose veins

Monday, March 9, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Do feet get larger as you age?

Feet get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.

Feet flatten out because their supporting tendons and ligaments lose their elasticity. As the tendon along the length of the sole elongates, the arch lowers.

Another reason feet enlarge is that the force of your weight thins the fat pads cushioning the bottom of the feet.


Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 2020 Freddy Awards ceremony, 7-10 p.m. May 21, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is telecast live on WFMZ and

For a list of the 29 participating high schools, musicals, performances and ticket information:;