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Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 30: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, fresh pear, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, May 31: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 1: Peach glazed chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 4: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, June 5: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.


Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce,...

Respectfully Yours: Best practices for business calls

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

What do you do when a friend or business client has time to kill and keeps you on the phone for an extended period of time? How do you end the conversation politely without sounding rude?

Dear Reader, In a perfect world, the caller would ask if it’s a good time to talk.

This would allow you the opportunity to either take the call or reschedule for a later time. Simply letting the caller know from the beginning that you have some time to talk or not would...

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the most common symptoms that you’re having a stroke?

The most common stroke symptoms include: sudden numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body; trouble talking or understanding; sudden blurred, double or decreased vision; dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; a sudden headache with a stiff neck, facial pain, pain between the eyes, vomiting or altered consciousness; confusion, or problems with memory, spatial...

Nathan Kline

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Maj. Nathan Kline (USAF-Ret), a WW II bombardier-navigator, will speak aa part of the “D-Day Remembrance Program,” 1 p.m. June 2, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program will open with a PowerPoint presentation about the Allied invasion at Normandy, France, said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director.

Kline was a student at Muhlenberg College when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps November of 1942. As a bombardier-navigator in the...

Exploring their ‘Voices’ at Touchstone Theatre

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Finding balance in creativity is one of the themes of “Fresh Voices,” an annual show that caps Touchstone Theatre’s apprentice program.

The theater’s 2017-2018 apprentice Chloe Anne Madison explores challenges in the creative process and the balance between chaos and structure in her original works-in-progress, 8 p.m. June 1 and 2, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

Every year, Touchstone selects emerging and transitioning artists to study with the company and learn about life with...

Parkland High School tops 2018 Freddys with nine awards

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” led the 2018 Freddy Awards with nine Freddy Awards. Other musicals receiving multiple Freddy Awards were Emmaus High School’s production of “West Side Story,” with three Freddy Awards, Southern Lehigh High School’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” with three Freddy Awards, and Saucon Valley High School’s production of “The Music Man,” with two Freddy Awards.

Numerous other schools received one Freddy Award...

‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens season at PSF

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A feisty Alice who lands in a colorful, oversized Wonderland will take children on a whimsical journey in “Alice in Wonderland,” the playful children’s show that opens the 27th season June 1 of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF).

“The story is a beautiful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s books, trimming out some elements of the story and concentrating on the others,” says award-winning director Eleanor Holdridge, who makes her directorial debut at PSF.

The stage...

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool 2’: Meh

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Deadpool 2” is a cesspool of graphic violence, gross profanity, snarky nihilism, and terrible puns.

We might be able to forgive everything but the terrible puns.

Then again, any film that pokes fun at singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a plus.

Not that much of a plus, mind you.

Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool.

Just about everything and everybody is fair game for sarcasm in “Deadpool 2,” including Fox TV Network’s “Fox and Friends,” ironic...