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Sunday, September 22, 2019

‘Laughs at The Lyric’ series to debut in Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Allentown Symphony Association and ArtsQuest have announced a partnership to present a new comedy series, “Laughs at The Lyric,” in The Lyric Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The series debuts at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 with a comedy show headlined by Roya Hamadani, Tyler Rothrock and Darryl Charles.

The series continues at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, with headliners to be announced.

“The Lyric Room at Miller Symphony Hall has been such a great addition to downtown...

Movie Review: ‘The Farewell’

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Farewell” is a profound film on a number of levels.

It’s a search by a young woman for self-identity.

It’s a story about familial conflict, understanding and love.

And it’s a look at the ethics and morality of emotional truth-seekers.

Billi (Awkwafina) is a twentysomething Chinese woman living in New York City. She’s an aspiring writer. She’s dejected after receiving a rejection letter after applying for a Guggenheim Fellowship.

One bright spot in...

St. Luke’s aide in ‘Next Step’ of Workforce Board program

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Makita McFarlane of Easton saw her dream of becoming a nurse put on hold when she became pregnant.

Ordered to bed rest, McFarlane, 22, had to stop taking the prerequisite classes she needed to get into nursing school.

Then, when Alexandria was born four weeks early in October, McFarlane had to quit her job as a reserve nursing home aide because the hours were too irregular to get the tiny infant on a schedule.

Thanks to St. Luke’s University Health Network, the 22-year-...

Respectfully Yours: Being rude to friend

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

While I was out with my friend, I said something totally insensitive and rude. I know she’s upset and I feel terrible. What is the best way to apologize and minimize the damage?

Dear Reader,

Occasionally, depending on our mood, we all say or do something that hurts others. Then we come to our senses and realize an apology is in order. It’s best to apologize promptly when you realize you’ve messed up.

The cardinal rule of a meaningful apology is...

The Family Project: Teen vaping concern

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I overheard my teenage son talking about vaping. When I asked him about it, he told me it was flavored water vapor. Should I be concerned?

The panelists noted that use of e-cigarettes and vaping has skyrocketed across the United States, including in Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

“When we saw the results of the 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey [the most recent one], we were very excited because students’ use of tobacco had gone down,” panelist Denise Continenza said....

LVHN partners with Strata for updated cancer diagnosis

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Strata Oncology, a precision oncology company, announced that Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is among five health systems and the only one in the Lehigh Valley region joining the Strata Precision Oncology Network™ (the “Network”).

The others are Baptist Health, Kentucky; MultiCare Health System, Washington; Prisma Health, South Carolina, and Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.

Routine tumor molecular profiling through the Strata Trial, which began July 12 at Lehigh Valley...

LCCC students, graduates may apply for JKC awards

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Foundation has announced the opening of its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Application, which provides selected community college students, including Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), with up to $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete their bachelor’s degrees. In addition to the monetary award, students selected as Cooke Scholars will receive college transition support and ongoing advising.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 28: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.

Thursday, August 29: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.

Friday, August 30: Roast pork with sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Monday, September 2: No meals. Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 3: Franks & beans, broccoli slaw, corn chowder, crackers, Greek yogurt.

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Healthy Geezer: Cinnamon, Type 2 diabetes

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My Aunt Lillian is a total health freak. The other day she said cinnamon is good for you. Come on! Cinnamon?

Recent research indicates that cinnamon may be helpful for people with Type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition that affects the way your body processes sugar. Type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening if you don’t treat it.

One study found that cinnamon taken twice a day for 90 days improved the condition of people with poorly-controlled Type 2 diabetes.

One theory...

37th West Park House Tour Sept. 8

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The West Park Civic Association’s 37th Annual House Tour, held annually since 1982, is 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 8.

Advance tickets are available for purchase on the West Park website, westpark-ca.org; and at Albright’s Hardware, C. Leslie Smith, Boutique To Go, Hummus House, Phoebe Floral, RE:find, Walter’s Pharmacy and Weil Antiques. Tickets may be purchased and prepaid vouchers may be redeemed, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 1620 W. Turner St.,...