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The Family Project: Son’s first play date should include mother

Friday, March 20, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My six-year-old has asked to have a play date with another child in the neighborhood. I have been reluctant and make excuses when he asks because the mother is a recovering drug addict. How do I explain this to my son without giving him the details?

While the panel urged parents to be vigilant, pay attention to what their children are doing, and listen to their instincts, it also had comments about the mother’s concern about the need to explain things to her son.

“Whatever...

‘Women in Media’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

“Women in Media,” with a screening of the feature film, “Epiphany,” 7 p.m. March 29, Banko Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, has been canceled.

“Epiphany” is co-written and co-directed by Lehigh Valley sisters Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis.

Author Katie Moretti and blogger Christine Burke were to have been co-hosts for the event.

Information: Musikfest box office, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem;...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Standards in jazz: The Erich Cawalla Quartet performance of “The Great American Songbook,” 7:30 p.m. March 20, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, was canceled. The quartet is Erich Cawalla, vocals, saxophone; Steve Rudolph, piano; Bennie Sims, bass, and Marko Marcinko, drums. Cawalla was expected to perform selections from his debut CD, “Erich Cawalla ... The Great American Songbook,” to be released March 25, featuring the original song, “...

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7

or

coronavirus@sluhn.org

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for updates.

Wednesday, March 18: Chicken and dumplings, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, scalloped pears.

Thursday, March 19: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.

Friday, March 20: Egg and cheese baked Monterey, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole wheat dinner biscuit, fresh dinner roll.

Monday, March 23: : Mexican baked chicken, chuck wagon corn, black...

‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held...

Erich Cawalla set to release ‘American Songbook’ album

Friday, March 20, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Editor’s Note: The concert by the Erich Cawalla Quartet, 7:30 p.m. March 20, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, was canceled because of concerns about the Coronavirus.

It has taken four and one-half years, but Erich Cawalla is releasing his first solo album in March: “Erich Cawalla - The Great American Songbook.”

The new album’s official release date is scheduled for March 25 at a Berks Jazz Fest preview show with a 25-piece...

LVHN has COVID-19 test centers

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has established designated, stand-alone COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Lehigh Valley the region.

For those who think they have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, LVHN officials advise staying at home.

LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.

LVHN officials...

Healthy Geezer: Don’t look CMT in the mouth

Friday, March 20, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My 40-year-old son was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. What can he expect from this as he gets older?

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) was identified in 1886 by three physicians: Jean-Martin Charcot (sharr-KOE) and Pierre Marie, both in France, and Howard Henry Tooth, in England.

CMT is also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN). CMT is a group of related conditions caused by inherited mutations in genes.

While you probably have never...

Keil-Bistline:

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Bruce and Dr. Loretta Keil, of Allentown, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Marie Keil, to Christopher William Bistline, son of Ronald and Linda Bistline of Pennsauken, N.J.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in forensic chemistry from York College, York County, in 2009 and a Master of Science in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Sciences, Philadelphia, in 2012...