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Monday, December 18, 2017

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

What made the Oct. 28 opening unique was the...

St. Luke’s Singers in concert

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.

The St. Luke’s Singers annual Christmas concert, a Lehigh Valley tradition, is Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. Preludes begin at 2:45 p.m. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

The beloved Lehigh Valley institution is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network. Since 1991, the Singers have collected...

Winter session

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers a winter session for students.

Credit classes are offered online and run Dec. 10, 2017 through Jan. 10, 2018.

Tuition is due Dec. 6 or at time of registration. LCCC offers an interest-free tuition payment plan. Contact the Business Office: 610-799-1157.

For information about the winter session or LCCC programs, contact the Admissions Office, 610-799-1575, or go to the website, lccc.edu

Movie Review: ‘Express’

Friday, November 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Murder On The Orient Express” isn’t exactly murder to watch, but it is painful.

While boasting a bravura turn as Hercule Poirot by Kenneth Branagh, who directs the star-studded extravaganza, the remake of the 1974 movie that was directed by Sidney Lumet, which is also based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, is pretty much of a train wreck, literally and figuratively.

The latest film’s premise is that the legendary train has derailed, rather than being stuck in the snow,...

The Family Project: Mom and rehab

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have been struggling with addiction for many years. I want to go into a rehabilitation program, but I don’t know how to tell my children, ages eight and 11. They are going to think that I am a terrible person and mother. What should I say to them?

All the experts agreed that the mother was very courageous to face the problem, and several asked what would her children think of her in future years if she didn’t go into rehab.

Panelist Pam Wallace recommended that the mother...

Holko-Gresham:

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sharon and Andrew Holko Jr. of Orefield announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Charles “Tripp” Gresham III, son of Kelley and Charles Gresham II of Newport News, Va.

Sarah and Tripp are 2013 graduates of The College of William and Mary.

Sarah, who graduated with a business degree, majoring in accounting, has completed her CPA certification.

She is a market manager with Norfolk Southern in Virginia.

Tripp is in his final year at Eastern Virginia...

Works from Ashcan School in Baum School of Art exhibit

Friday, November 24, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Twenty-five rarely seen works were guest-curated by New Jersey collector Gary T. Erbe for “John R. Grabach and Henry M. Gasser: New Jersey Masters,” an exhibition in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries at the Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Grabach, born in 1880, taught at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. Gasser, one of his top students, was born in 1909. The talented New Jersey-based artists became colleagues when Gasser was hired as the Newark school’s...

Healthy Geezer: Post-Polio Syndrome

Friday, November 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine had polio when he was a youth and now the disease seems to be coming back in his old age. Have you heard of this?

The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 440,000 polio survivors in the United States may be at risk for Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS), a condition that strikes polio survivors decades after they’ve recovered from an attack of the poliomyelitis virus. Researchers estimate that PPS affects from 40 to 80 percent of polio survivors....