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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 14: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, March 15: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, March 16: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, March 19: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, March 20: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 14: Manhattan clam chowder, chicken paprikash, wide noodles, Calif. blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 15: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, March 16: St. Patrick’s Day meal: Corned beef and cabbage (fish available), boiled potatoes, Emerald Isle salad, rye bread w/ margarine, chocolate mint chip cookie.

For 70th anniversary, ‘My Father’s Dragon’ roars onto stage

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

In celebration of the book’s 70th anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the beloved “My Father’s Dragon” to the stage, 2 p.m. March 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Enchantment Theatre Company Artistic Directors Landis Smith, his wife Jennifer Smith, and Leslie Reidel collaborated to adapt author Ruth Stiles Gannett’s three tales of nine-year-old Elmer Elevator and Boris the Dragon.

Oscar contest winner

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

We have a winner in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.

Michael Nonnemacher of Allentown correctly chose all seven recipients in the Focus section contest categories: Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”; Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”; Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”; Picture: “The Shape of Water,” and Animated Feature: “Coco.”

Lydian String Quartet

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis University, performs at 3 p.m. March 18, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert program is Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12”; Janacek’s “String Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters),” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1.”

Tickets: at the door: cmsob.org

The Family Project: school shootings

Friday, March 16, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 10-year-old daughter came down for breakfast this morning, scared and not wanting to go to school. She had heard about the Parkland, Fla., school shootings, and is afraid that could happen at her school. I was able to calm her down and get her off to school this time, but what do I tell her that will reassure her that she is safe?

The first discussion centered around the parent’s question about reassuring her child.

Salem Christian: ‘Big Fish’

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Big Fish” follows traveling salesman Edward Bloom, who is full of life and tall tales, as he and his adult son, Will, who is about to have a child of his own, mend their strained relationship. Can they reconcile who they are with who they want to be?

Show times are at 7 p.m. March 22, 23 and 24, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.

Joan Reinhard and Yana Reinhard direct the student production, with assistant director Carrie VanNorden, musical director Jane Rivera, and choreographer Alexa Fahs.

Northampton: ‘The Addams Family’

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“The Addams Family,” with ironically macabre characters created by Charles Addams for his single-panel gag cartoons, lurches onto the stage with show times at 7 p.m. March 22, 23, 24, and 2 p.m. March 25, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

Gianna Beleno is director and choreographer of the Northampton Area High School production, assisted by music director Phil Diaz, pit director Angela Mitchell, set designer Damon Gelb, set builder and advisor Tony Beleno, and Dan Crawford, lighting and sound.

Healthy Geezer: warts and all

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Can you get rid of warts with duct tape?

For starters, check with your doctor before beginning any self-treatment for warts. You might mistake another kind of skin growth for a wart and hurt yourself.

The jury is still out on duct-tape therapy for warts. A recent study showed that duct tape wiped out more warts than conventional freezing did. In this study, warts were covered with duct tape for six days. Then, the warts were soaked in warm water and rubbed with an abrasive such as pumice stone. The treatment was repeated for as long as two months.


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Take Mintel: The Eric Mintel Quartet returns for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. March 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The quartet is: Eric Mintel, piano; Nelson Hill, saxophone, flute; Jack Hegyi, bass, and Dave Mohn, drums. The quartet expected to play new original music written by Mintel, compositions by Dave Brubeck, and classic TV show themes in a jazz setting.