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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Comfy casual

Friday, March 15, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My husband and I are invited to a social gathering and the host suggests “comfy casual” attire. The evening is going to be a relaxing night that includes pizza and some game-playing. My husband insists on wearing khakis and a button-down. I said comfy casual is sweatpants or maybe jeans, but definitely not khakis and a button-down. This is causing a slightly heated debate. He is not comfortable heading out to meet friends in sweats. What is the difference between...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Eyes wide open: “Sleeping Beauty,” an exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas, continues through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The solo exhibition focuses on the social contradictions women face. Each of the 16 color portraits of women, ranging from young girls to mature adults, feature a figure laying down in a grassy or leafy outdoors setting. Above, Panas with “Monae” (2018; pigment-print; 30 in. x 30 in.)....

Panas’ awakens ‘Beauty’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Sleeping Beauty,” a solo exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, focuses on the social contradictions women face.

Each of the 16 color portraits of women, from girls through adults, features a figure laying in a grassy or leafy setting outdoors. With their eyes wide open, the subjects seem to be defiantly staring back at the viewer. A direct gaze from each conveys a sense of interruption and...

Film, talk

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

JCC OF LV:

“Nicky’s Family” will be screened at 7 p.m. March 19, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, as part of the Jewish & Israeli Film Series. The documentary film is about the 1939 Czech kindertransport. Eva Levitt, of Allentown, a Czechoslovakia native and Holocaust child survivor, is speaker.

Tickets: lvjcc.org; Welcome Desk, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. Information: 610.435.3571

Review: ‘Madea’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To paraphrase Williams Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Act 2, Scene 3, and give it a twist, “I have not come here to bury ‘Medea,’ but to praise him-her.”

“A Madea Family Funeral” is the 11th in the feature film comedy series by actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry, who again plays the title role. Perry has said this is his final outing as family matriarch, Madea (introduced in “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman,” 2005).

In the latest, and last, installment, Perry also plays...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 13: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, March 14: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, March 15: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Monday, March 18: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut,...

Healthy Geezer: wife’s hearing loss

Friday, March 15, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My wife just turned 70 and her hearing isn’t what it used to be. Do you have any suggestions to improve my communication with her?

About one in three United States citizens age 60 or more suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

Presbycusis, one form of hearing loss, occurs with age. Presbycusis can be caused by changes in the inner ear, auditory nerve, middle ear, or outer ear. Some of its causes are the aging...

Kitchen, Levine

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

GALLERY

AT ST. JOHN’S:

Award-winning Boston folksinger-songwriter and Easton native Terry Kitchen and New Jersey folksinger Mara Levine perform at 1 p.m. March 17, The Gallery at St. John’s, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 330 Ferry St., Easton.

Kitchen and Levine have performed and recorded as a duo since 2008. They released a duo EP in 2012 and appear on each other’s solo albums, including Levine’s CD, “Facets of Folk” (No. 1, National Folk-DJ Chart, January), and Kitchen’...

The Family Project: Mother’s college plans

Friday, March 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the mother of two young children, and I have decided to go back to college to finish my degree. I also have to work part-time. How do I find time to study and take care of my kids, too?

The panel began by offering congratulations to the mother for making the decision to improve her life and the lives of her children.

To answer the mother’s question, panelist Denise Continenza asked whether the mother had taken an inventory of her support system before deciding to go...