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Thursday, November 15, 2018

State Theatre 2018-19 season mixes new with tried and true

Friday, October 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Coming off a season that boasted the highest numbers in seven years, the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is trying a couple of new things, as well as bringing back some surefire hits in 2018-2019.

“We’re pumped.” says State Theatre president and CEO Shelley Brown. “We had a really good year. Since our 90th anniversary we have seen an uptick in attendance. The anniversary gave the theater a lot of visibility and the enthusiasm is contagious. When people are excited about being here it gives us a real shot in the arm.”

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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

Wednesday, September 26: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, September 27: Orange juice, beer battered haddock, red quinoa hash browns w/spinach and cheese, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w/margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, September 28: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applause, applause: The Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards, now in its 30th year, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown. The Butz Family, above, will receive the Legacy Award. “To see the years of dedication this year’s recipients have given to Allentown and the arts shows us that our community has a very deep, rich soul,” said Jane Heft, of the Allentown Arts Commission, and City Center Allentown Vice President & Design Director.

Judge Young

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Growing Green: Colorful fall at your residence

Friday, September 28, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.

You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.

The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.

Healthy Geezer: E-mail bag

Friday, September 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?

The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.

Transfer Fairs

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host “ Transfer Fairs,” 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 2, main campus; Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township; 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 3, Donley Center - LCCC Allentown, and 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 4, Morgan Center - LCCC Tamaqua.

Representatives from colleges and universities are expected to attend to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school.

Sponsored by Academic Advising Services and the LCCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter, the transfer fairs are free and open to the public.

Respectfully Yours: Running too late

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant. I arrived at two minutes to seven for a seven o’clock reservation. At 7:20 p.m., I was into my second glass of Pinot and at half-past I got a text stating, “On the way.”

We finally were all seated at 7:45 p.m. There was not even an attempted excuse from my friend, who seemed oblivious to the fact I might actually have gotten there at the agreed-upon time. I understand that sometimes things do happen and you end up running late. How long do you wait for someone who is late to meet you?

LCCC offers free series on cyber security

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will recognize National Cyber Security Month in October with a series of lunchtime speakers for small and medium businesses’ security.

The brown bag lunch series, free and open to the public, is in Room 713-1, Donley Center, Allentown.

Noon Oct. 5: “Cyber Security for Small Business,” Lance Hawk, president-owner, Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, Allentown

Noon Oct. 12: “Blockchain for Everyone,” Robert Ritter, owner, Sonic Computer Systems

Additional sessions are planned on Fridays in October.