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Monday, December 9, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 27: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, November 28: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Tuesday, December 3: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable...

Care to make holiday plants last

Friday, November 29, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The holiday season is made more alive and enjoyable by the flowering and fruiting plants associated with it. You can enjoy these plants long after the holidays have become a memory, if you are willing to administer a little sensible care.

The favorite is the poinsettia, available in varying shades of red, pink, white and marbled. Exposure to freezing temperatures, to overheated or drafty rooms, or to several days of drying may cut short your enjoyment of a poinsettia, regardless of...

‘Sing-Along Messiah’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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“Sing-Along-Messiah” will be performed by a community choir and soloists, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Zion’s United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Handel’s work will feature four soloists: Pamela E. Jones, soprano; Carole Burkhardt, contralto; Lane Conklin McCord, tenor, and Brian Ming Chu, baritone.

The concert is presented by The Lehigh Conference of Churches.

The event is free and open to the public.

‘Holiday Market’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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The first-ever “Holiday Market Sale” will be held 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rooms B and C, The Frank Banko Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Local vendors will be selling their crafts, including jewelry, giftware and décor.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg.

The Family Project: Stepmother must resolve role with stepson

Friday, November 29, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 15-year-old stepson told his dad that he doesn’t want me to tell him what to do. He would rather his dad (my husband) tell him. I try to make sure homework and chores are done before his dad gets home so they can spend time together. I understand that being a stepparent can be thankless, but I am a maid, chauffeur, chef, scheduler, and more, and now don’t have enough authority to ask my stepson to take out the garbage. What can I do?

“The stepmother needs to take a step back and...

Movie Review: Grumpy old gangsters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.

It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.

“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.

Director Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (1920 - 2003), a high-ranking...

Movie Review Big wheels: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ford v Ferrari” provides a behind-the-scenes look at a slice of history that might not be known to the general public.

Car spoiler alert: “Ford v Ferrari” chronicles the strategy, testing and racing that went into winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 by the Ford Motor Company-sponsored GT-40 race car.

It was the first time an American auto manufacturer won the race. In fact, Ford cars placed first, second and third at Le Mans in 1966 with none of the Ferraris completing the...

Theater Review:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Christmas has arrived at The Pines Dinner Theatre, wrapped in original and traditional holiday music and lyrics, and tied up with a spirited cast of five singers, dancers and musicians.

“Pines Country Christmas,” through Dec. 29, is doing its best to prove that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

In the Nov. 17 performance seen for this review, “Country Christmas” opened with a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, original song, “Christmas Time in the Country is Here.” The...

‘That’s not all, folks’: Queen’s Cartoonists animate jazz for classic film comedies

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like most children, Joel Pierson grew up watching cartoons. From the wacky antics of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to the seductive exploits of flapper Betty Boop, he noticed that the cartoons’ accompanying music soundtrack drew heavily from the jazz canon.

Pierson leads The Queen’s Cartoonists, a classically-trained sextet whose unique performances include jazz compositions synchronized to video projections of the original classic cartoons on a screen behind the band.

In The Queen...