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Respectfully Yours: These worrying times require good manners

Friday, May 22, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Our normal activities have suddenly changed and we are in uncharted territory. The usual rules for behavior are out the window and it can be difficult to know if the rules of etiquette we are accustomed to still apply. Has our definition of good manners changed?

Dear Reader,

This is an unprecedented time in history when it comes to etiquette rules because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. There is not a guide that we can refer to.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Neighborhood-Senior-Cent... or call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 20: Roast beef, green beans, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, crackers, pineapple w/ whipped topping.

Thursday, May 21: Turkey Marsala, peas and pearl onions, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Friday, May 22: Honey glazed pork chop, fajita blend vegetables, baked sweet potato wedges, whole wheat dinner roll, pineapple.

The Family Project: Don’t delay kindergarten for son, age 5

Friday, May 22, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Since my five-year-old son’s preschool has been closed and I have been home with him, I have become concerned about his readiness for kindergarten in the fall. None of his teachers has ever said anything to me about this, but it seems like he doesn’t know a lot of the things my other children had to know before kindergarten. How can I work with him to get him ready for school, or should I consider waiting another year?

Coronavirus impact: Baum School student artists in virtual ceremony

Friday, May 22, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Editor’s Note: The Baum School of Art, including its students, patrons and administrators, is adjusting to the time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

First of three parts

The Baum School of Art awarded full, half and quarter scholarships to nearly 50 students from age five through 17 during a virtual presentation of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” awards ceremony.

Baum School of Art Executive Director Shannon Fugate introduced the April 18 online event with staff and faculty taking turns with praise and encouragement recorded from their homes.

STEM scholarships

Friday, May 22, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College students in one of 25 program majors, including biology, chemistry, computer science, drafting and design, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 in scholarships per year through a National Science Foundation grant.

The application priority deadline for the fall semester is June 30.

Information: www.lccc.edu/scholarships, or Deepika Khilnaney: dkhilnaney@lccc.edu

Freddys tribute telecast May 21 on WFMZ

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2020” will be telecast, 7 - 10 p.m. May 21, 69-WFMZ, a partner with the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The 18th annual Freddy Awards isn’t being presented because of the public and charter schools shutdown mandated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The TV special is a tribute to the Freddy Awards and especially high school seniors who participated in the 2020 musical productions, most of which were not presented because of the pandemic-mandated shutdowns.

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital treats COVID-19 related PMIS

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Pediatric specialists at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital have been closely monitoring the incidence of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome regionally and internationally and are prepared to care for children with the illness.

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) causes significant inflammation in organ systems, skin rashes and other symptoms. The syndrome appears to be connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and has affected children in the United States.

LVHN Coordinated Health reopens rehab services

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Coordinated Health Rehabilitation Services have reopened for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services.

Patients are being contacted for scheduling by members of the outpatient registration team.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nearly half of the therapy locations were closed to help reduce spread of the infection. As cases are gradually lessening, safety measures are now in place to provide in-person rehabilitation care. Those measures include:

LCCC Honors Scholar virtual session

Friday, May 15, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) provides a virtual information session, 5 - 6 p.m. May 19, for prospective students and their families about the college’s Honors Scholars program.

Individuals will be able to talk with faculty and learn more about the full-tuition scholarship and the academic program.

Honors Scholars is a competitive scholarship program that covers full tuition and fees for students from LCCC sponsoring school districts.

Register online:


Information: admissions@lccc.edu.