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Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 29: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, March 30: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 2: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, April 3: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak...

Review: ‘Imagine’

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“I Can Only Imagine” is an inspirational movie about the writing of the hit Christian rock song by the band, MercyMe. The song received the 2002 Dove Award, the Christian music recording business equivalent of a Grammy. With 2.5 million copies sold, “I Can Only Imagine” is said to be the best-selling Christian pop music single ever.

The song was written by MercyMe lead vocalist Bart Millard. The song was inspired by the death of Millard’s father. Millard and his father had a...

Respectfully Yours: gym etiquette

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

I recently joined a gym for the first time and am feeling very self-conscious. Are there gym etiquette rules that I should know so I don’t embarrass myself?

Dear Reader, Even at a gym, rules of etiquette should be followed. Sure, the social graces expected in a gym are a bit different from those expected at a formal dinner or wedding, but manners are important just the same.

The gym can be an intimidating place if you are new and your first few workouts might be stressful as...

The Family Project: Day-care support

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a single mother of a four-month-old. I just got a job, but I am still living day-to-day, and I do not have money for child-care. I am relying on friends and acquaintances, which I know is not the safest thing for my baby, but I am not sure what else to do. I do not have family around to help. What can I do?

The panel agreed that the first message to the mother should be, “Good for you.” They praised her for getting a job, taking care of her child and being so aware that what...

Gallery View: Chocolate block photos

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Lydia Panas began collecting blocks of chocolate in 2000. She would find time to focus on her “Chocolate, Hair + Lint” still-life series back then, when she wasn’t busy with family life and raising three young children.

Photographing the combination of lint, chocolate, and her own hair, the work was, “Symbolic of my daily life,” according to the artist.

“The hair was a metaphor for aging, the lint from the children’s clothing was about family, and the chocolate referenced my...

Sunny news about sunlight

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a child, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?

Most public-health messages focus on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.

But there is some sunny news about the sun.

Sunlight increases the...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken noodle soup, barbecue pork croquette / gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread w/margarine, blushed pears.

Thursday, March 29: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens w/ Italian dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, angel food cake w/ fresh strawberry topping.

Friday, March 30: Closed for Good Friday.

Theater Review: ‘Love’ stories entirely in song at The Pines

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“They say that breaking up is hard to do,” but not when it’s done to music in the Pines Dinner Theater production of “Love is a Many Splintered Thing.”

Packed with four decades of Top-40 hit songs from Neil Diamond and Cher to Elton John and Gloria Estefan, not a word was spoken by the cast the entire evening. Instead, the story of six friends and their romantic relationships from high school to adulthood is told entirely through the lyrics they sing.

The engaging plot was...