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Monday, March 25, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 6: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, March 7: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, March 8: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, March 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, March 12: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato,...

Respectfully Yours: Monologuing

Friday, March 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I don’t want to hurt my cousin’s feelings, but she says the same thing at least three times but in different ways. I think she wants to keep the conversation going but I find it annoying. She will tell me that someone cut her off while she was driving and then she will tell me again, but in a different way. She does not suffer from memory loss. How can I politely change the subject?

Dear Reader,

Your cousin is failing to accurately read social clues. She is not...

Courrier’s political cartoons in Civic Theatre514 Gallery exhibit

Friday, March 8, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

For more than 50 years, Ed Courrier has been expressing his opinion through his art.

Now the award-winning editorial cartoonist is being featured in a one-man art exhibition showcasing some of his most memorable cartoons.

“Seeing Red, Feeling Blue: Editorial Cartoons by Ed Courrier” continues through April 28, Civic Theatre514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

The show, curated by Deborah Rabinsky, features two dozen political cartoons published in the Bethlehem Press...

The Family Project: ER scrutiny

Friday, March 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son fell off his bike and broke his arm. When we took him to the hospital Emergency Room (ER), they asked him and us a lot of questions that made me feel like they suspected us of abusing him (we didn’t). Does this happen to all parents who bring injured children for treatment?

The panel agreed that the experience of the parent asking the question is an outgrowth of contemporary society.

“I think in this day and age, doctors are doing a lot of covering their bets,”...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

20th Anniversary Tour: “Rhythm of the Dance” has been performed in 50 countries around the world before more than 7 million fans during the past 20 years. The 20th Anniversary Tour dances into the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. March 7. The heritage of more than 2,000 years-plus of dance and music from pre-Celtic times to modern day is presented in a two-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, and...

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along...

Healthy Geezer: ALS, gas, falling

Friday, March 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is the survival rate for ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, usually strikes between the ages of 40 and 70.

Respiratory problems usually kill those with ALS in three to five years after diagnosis. About 10 percent of those with ALS live more than 10 years.

Some with ALS survive for many years. For example, the famed British physicist Stephen Hawking had ALS from the 1960s until his death last year. In a small number of...

Movie Review: ‘Dragon’ the line

Friday, March 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Disney Pixar is the gold standard for feature animation films.

Disney Pixar feature animation films include “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Cars,” “Frozen,” “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E” and “Coco.”

Disney Pixar’s feature animation film supremacy is challeged with DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is stunningly-beautiful, with a positive storyline that emphasizes values that shouldn’t offend any family that...