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Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Dec. 19: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, broccoli florets, Italian bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Christmas meal: Baked ham, praline sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, molded fruit salad, fresh baked roll w/margarine, pumpkin spice cake.

Friday, Dec. 21: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, wheat bread w/ margarine, Boston cream pie.

The Family Project: In-laws’ drinking

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My in-laws have an active social life that often includes heavy drinking. My children, ages 11 and 13, have overheard them talk about their escapades, as well as their hangovers. One Sunday, my mother-in-law blatantly said that she was not getting out of bed because she had had too much to drink the night before. My kids have begun asking questions. My husband thinks it is funny, but I am worried about the effects this could have on our kids as they come of age. Am I overreacting?

The consensus of the panel is that the mother was not overreacting.

Movie Review: Who stole ‘The Grinch’?

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Grinch” almost stole the Christmas movie. The 2018 iteration of the Dr. Seuss’ classic takes a lot of the fun out of previous versions of “The Grinch.”

The real question is: Who stole “The Grinch”? That said, the film has its amusing moments and is gorgeous to look at.

The primary source material (other than The Grinch and his machinations being inspired by Charles Dicken’s Scrooge in the “A Christmas Carol” 1843 novella) is the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” 1957 children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.

Slide-show lecture on Christmas at Hess’s

Friday, December 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus

A slide-show lecture, “The Holidays at Hess’s Department Store,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“No store in America could surpass the magic of a visit to Hess’s Department Store, especially at the holidays,” said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum.

‘A Pathway to Santa’ at Muhlenberg campus

Friday, December 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV HOSPITAL:

More than one dozen mascots, including meLVin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Lehigh University’s Clutch the Mountain Hawk and the Just Born Peep, as well as Santa Claus, visited patients and staff Dec. 7 for “A Pathway to Santa” at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

The Liberty High School Choir and Orchestra provided entertainment.

Civic Theatre has holiday spirit for Christmas season: Glassman back in ‘Carol’; new lead elf in ‘SantaLand’

Friday, December 14, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

There is plenty of holiday spirit to go around this season at Civic Theatre of Allentown.

The traditional “A Christmas Carol” based on Charles Dickens’ novel continues through Dec. 15 in Civic’s 19th Street Theatre and the modern more mature David Sedaris play “The SantaLand Diaries” continues through Dec. 16 in Civic’s Theatre 514.

And to top it off, there was an engagement on stage opening weekend of “A Christmas Carol.”

Growing Green: Christmas tree tips

Friday, December 14, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Christmas trees have been a tradition for hundreds of years and bring the beauty and amazing scents of the outdoors into our homes for the holidays.

Real trees are part of an outdoor ecosystem, thus there is always a chance that insects may be brought indoors with a tree.

With the region’s infestation of the spotted lanternfly a concern, questions have been raised regarding the possibility of spotted lanternflies being carried into homes.

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Friday, December 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Ronettes’ Christmas: Ronnie Spector’s “Best Christmas Party Ever,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes’ hits including “Be My Baby” (named by Billboard magazine as the No. 1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time), “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You,” plus a splash of doo-wop and Spector’s inimitable off-the-cuff commentary. As The New York Daily News stated, “Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!” The New York Times raved: “It’s hard to think of a more appealing angel to welcome the season than Ms.