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Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, August 16: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, August 17: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolli, banana.

Monday, August 20: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, August 21: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, August...

The Family Project: Fifth

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The new school year is starting soon and my son will be entering fifth grade. Last year, he started school on a good note, with a lot of self-confidence and good grades. By the end of the year, however, his self-confidence had disappeared, and his grades were down. How can I prepare him for the coming school year?

The panel of experts tried to reassure the mother by saying that the changes she is noticing in her son may be because the transitions between third and fourth grades are...

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer theater season of musicals

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater groups really upstaged themselves the summer of 2018 with a total of 20 outstanding productions in three months, more than half of which were lavish musicals.

A relative newcomer completing only its second season, Northampton Community College Summer Theatre combines professional and local talent in its productions. This summer, NCC Summer Theatre produced an incredible five shows in two months, including three very challenging musicals.

Among them was the...

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does getting older your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson’s disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

Dry mouth can also be caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, nerve...

Review: Pooh bear

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

The original books were republished for subsequent generations, such as mine, who were fortunate...

Passion for choral arts: Bel Canto Youth Chorus, Bach Choir of Bethlehem join forces for new voices

Friday, August 10, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

For the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bel Canto Youth Choir, formerly based in Red Hill, Montgomery County, a merger of the two nonproft choral groups has been a long time coming.

In 2012, Bel Canto sang with the Bach Choir for Benjamin Britten’s cantata “St. Nicolas” and the following year, members lent their youthful voices to the Bach Choir’s 2013 CD “A Child’s Christmas in Bethlehem.” Last year, Bel Canto singers performed in the Bach Choir’s performance of Leonard Bernstein’s...

Anne Hills reflects on music moments

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Folk music can be as warm and inviting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as an August thunderstorm. Anne Hills, an accomplished Lehigh Valley-based folk singer and songwriter, is a master of both settings.

“Music touches us in a place that ordinarily we do not experience,” Hills says prior to her Aug. 14 performance of “America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation” at Waldheim Park, Salisbury Township.

Hills has the ability to offer a new take on old folk...

Russian prodigy returns for ‘Bach At Noon’ concert

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kristina Moditch, a Russian classical pianist, performs at noon Aug. 14 in the final concert of the 2018 summer “Bach At Noon” concert series at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The fourth summer of Bach’s music in Allentown concludes in August with the third “Bach At Noon” performance by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. In collaboration with the Arts at St. John’s series, the “Bach At Noon” program is presented on the second Tuesday of the month in June...

Allentown Band strikes up the history at Waldheim Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The 103rd anniversary of the Allentown Band at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., Salisbury Township, will feature a salute to the spacious skies and amber waves of grain of America the beautiful.

“America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation,” 7 p.m. Aug. 14, also features the music of Lehigh Valley folksinger, songwriter and recording artist Anne Hills.

“It would be a shame to miss this opportunity and the sense of community this concert will have,” says Pamela Varkony,...