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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 17: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.

Thursday, July 18: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.

Friday, July 19: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penned, crackers, mixed berries.

Monday, July 22: Swedish meatballs, broccoli and carrots, whole wheat noodles, fresh melon.

Tuesday, July 23: Caribbean fish, Caribbean...

Workers sought

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the upcoming fair running Aug. 27 - Sept. 2.

Candidates must be 18 years or older to be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as cashiers, ticket scanners and a limited number of leader positions.

Prospective gates employees are asked to contact the Gates Department: fair@allentownfair.com; 610.433.7541, ext....

No concert with

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

HAINES MILL:

The Allentown Band free outdoor concert, 6:30 p.m. July 21, Haines Mill, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, has been postponed because of the Extreme Heat Warning issued for the Lehigh Valley.

The concert, hosted by the Lehigh County Historical Society, is to be rescheduled.

The nationally-renowned Allentown Band has played for 10 United States presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter.

The Allentown Band has been...

Heathy Geezer: blood pressure

Friday, July 19, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Whenever I go to the doctor and she takes my blood pressure it is a little high. Then, at the end of the office visit, she takes my pressure again and it’s normal. Do you know what causes this?

What you describe is a common symptom of “white-coat hypertension.” This means that your blood pressure goes up whenever anyone in a white coat (or reasonable medical facsimile) comes near you. I suffer from this myself so I have a visceral understanding of the problem.

In a study...

Respectfully Yours: Loaned item

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My neighbor borrowed my tree trimmer a while back and he hasn’t returned it. I would like to do some yard work and really need my trimmer. How do you politely ask someone to return something that you let them borrow?

Dear Reader, This happens to most of us. We kindly lend an item to someone, trusting he or she will return it as soon as they are finished.

Time goes by and we forget until we need the item. Now we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation...

The Family Project: Supportive mother

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My eldest son barely graduated from high school and will be released from juvenile detention. I am a single mother, and his brothers will be entering their freshman and sophomore high school years. Since graduating, my son has done nothing to find a job, and he shows no signs of wanting to move out. How can I help my younger sons stay on track despite their older brother’s influence?

The best thing the mother can do for all her children, according to panelist Michael Ramsey, is to...

Art Garfunkel to reveal all he knows in State Theatre concert

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Art Garfunkel walked away from Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most successful duos in pop-music history.

And he kept walking.

Garfunkel has walked across the United States and Europe.

“New York City is claustrophobic. It’s gotten taller and taller and all of a sudden there was no sky. So, one day I said to my friend, ‘Let’s walk across America.’ I got my sneakers on and started walking,” Garfunkel says.

Garfunkel presents a solo concert, 8 p.m. July 24, State...

Movie Review: ‘Echo’ and the Dylan man

Monday, July 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Echo in the Canyon” is not one of the greatest-ever documentary films, but it has its charms, especially for contemporary music buffs.

The film depicts the 1965-1967 Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, music scene when singer-songwriters, musicians and groups, including The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield (and later, Crosby, Stills and Nash) and others gathered to live, hang out and write one pop-rock music charter-topper after another.

The film is directed...

Theater Review: ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ serves it up at The Pines

Monday, July 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Pines Dinner Theatre is serving up rousing country rock music in its production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical that got its start by chance, and wound up receiving a Best Musical Tony nomination. The story of that journey is hard to separate from the musical itself.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” written by a six-member performance group with the same name as the musical, premiered on Broadway in 1982. The playwrights-lyricists-composers were Jim Wann...