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Sunday, September 22, 2019

‘Open Sing-Along’

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ASO CHorus:

The Allentown Symphony Chorus hosts an “Open Sing-Along,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St. Allentown.

This free event is open to singers who would like to informally sing with the Allentown Symphony Chorus as it sing the choral repertoire for the 2019-2020.

The event will be led by Allentown Symphony Chorus Master Eduardo Azzati. Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry of the...

40th annual Crop walk to start at St. Timothy’s

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 40th annual Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk, locally sponsored by The Lehigh Conference of Churches, will be held Oct. 13, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:30 p.m., at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, for a five-mile loop, with rest stops along the way, that will join the Allentown Halloween Parade.

An accessible “Golden Mile” will be held in the neighborhood around St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church.

One quarter of proceeds will...

Prospective students

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold an open house for prospective students and their families, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisors and academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

The open house is an opportunity for students of all ages to tour the campus, learn about the LCCC admissions process, attend presentations about...

The Family Project: Sharing duties

Friday, September 20, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My hours recently changed at work, so now I must start earlier. I used to take care of the morning routine myself, but since I started this new schedule, my husband has not offered to help me in the morning. When I mention that I could use some help, he gets irritated. How can I approach this?

The panel agrees that this is a communication and problem-solving situation, where timing and tone are important.

“The mother needs to have a conversation with her husband about this,...

Healthy Geezer: Iron in diet

Friday, September 20, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How should I change my diet to get more iron? I think I’m a little anemic.

Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. About 20 percent of women, 50 percent of pregnant women, and 3 percent of men do not have enough iron in their bodies.

If you have anemia, your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency.

You need iron to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries the oxygen from your lungs to...

United Way LV names 2019 campaign chairs

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

John F. Malloy, Chairman, President and CEO of Victaulic Company, and his wife Jane H. Malloy will co-chair the 2019 campaign for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV).

“As a number of workplace campaigns kickoff this month, we’re proud to announce John and Jane Malloy as co-chairs and thankful for their extraordinary volunteer service in this role,” said David Lewis, President of UWGLV.

United Way’s annual campaign runs through March 31, 2020.

“They are truly...

Daniel Roebuck to emcee Easton Silk film festival

Friday, September 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley native Daniel Roebuck will emcee the SILK Festival on the Bushkill, 6 - 11 p.m. Sept. 21, Simon Silk Mill, 13th Street and Bushkill Drive, Easton.

SILK Festival features local and international film shorts, including a world premiere. Food and beverages will be available. A deejay dance party will be held.

Roebuck made his directorial feature movie debut with “Getting Grace,” filmed in the Lehigh Valley. Roebuck is in pre-production on “The Hail Mary,” also...

Allentown Symphony season-opener weds the old, new, borrowed and blue

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

I remember when I got married, this was the saying that everyone followed in order to ensure a good and happy marriage.

Well, I am coming up on my silver anniversary, 25th years, as music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and I think we’ve had a pretty happy and successful relationship.

During this time, we’ve grown the orchestra artistically, expanded the classical concert...

‘Hobbs & Shaw’

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s an odd movie title: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”

How can a movie present two of its characters?

Perhaps the title was chosen so as to not confuse the movie with the “Calvin and Hobbes” daily newspaper comic strip (1985-1995) by United States cartoonist Bill Watterson.

Just kiddin.’

There’s no confusing the comic strip with “Hobbs & Shaw,” although the action movie’s plot line is paper-thin and the dialogue might as well be enclosed in...