Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Renovated 19th St. Theatre is more than a building

Friday, October 26, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The year is 1928. The Roaring ‘20s are nearing their conclusion and the Great Depression’s desolation awaits.

In West Allentown, a stately, regal and artful movie palace opens known as the Nineteenth Street Theatre.

Ninety years later, years of planning, months of renovations and $5.5 million have created a refurbished Civic Theatre of Allentown, which officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11.

“This is more than a building,” says Maria DeFebo-Edwards...

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Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lightfoot legend continues: Gordon Lightfoot, acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. After 50 active years of hit song-making and international album sales into the multi-millions, Lightfoot’s songs include “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me” and “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.” His United States tour, “Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On,”...

Healthy Geezer: Stay positive

Friday, October 26, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

A common cold, exhaustion, stress, hunger, sleep deprivation, even allergies can make you depressed, which leads to negative thoughts.

However, in many cases, depression can be caused by negative thinking. Our feelings follow what we are thinking. Dwelling upon negative thoughts can send us spiraling down into depression.

I found many techniques for fending off negative thoughts and becoming a happier person. The following are ones that worked for me...

Respectfully Yours: Sunday-best

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I’ve noticed for years now that people don’t bother to get dressed up to attend church services anymore. When I was a child, putting on nice Sunday clothing was expected. I know that I am not alone when I say that I grow weary of seeing people come to church in clothes that they would wear to clean out the garage. Why don’t people wear their Sunday-best to church anymore?

Dear Reader,

This is one of those old-fashioned practices that I believe deserves a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, Oct. 25: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, Oct. 26: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, Oct. 29: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Tilapia w...

The Family Project: Four’s a crowd

Friday, October 26, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our two-year-old was so excited when we brought home her new baby brother, but she has now done a complete turnaround. She screams, cries and whines about everything. She only wants her mommy, wants nothing to do with daddy, won’t let him help her with anything or put her to bed anymore. She’s always been a fantastic sleeper, but now she won’t sleep in her own bed, and if she does, she is up at 3 a.m. and is in ours. How do we cope with a jealous toddler?

A turnaround in behavior...