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It’s not all about getting into ‘The Beast’ mode at MSMT

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

“Beauty and the Beast” may be best-known for its dancing silverware extravaganza “Be Our Guest” scene, but it is the heart-breaking ballad “If I Can’t Love Her” that rests at the core of the story about a prince transformed into a beast as punishment for his cruel ways and warned to change or forever stay a beast.

“If I Can’t Love Her,” which was added when the Disney animated film was made into a 1994 Broadway musical, was composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice.

The...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, June 14: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, June 15: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 18: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, June 19: Breaded veal patty w...

Male-Rice:

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Male, of Moore Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa, to Jason Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Rice, of Lehigh Township.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and Mansfield University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

She works for Lehigh Valley Health Network-Pocono.

Her fiance is also a graduate of Northampton Area High School.

He works for Mauser Brothers-Homes by Wasyl....

Roper, Rostock, Rissmiller: Trio is the three Rs of jazz

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Lehigh Valley favorite Dave Roper returns to Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. June 15, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The popular jazz pianist will be joined by long-time bandmates Paul Rostock, bass, and Gary Rissmiller, drums. Tommy Crist will add a vocal or two.

Asked about his start as a pianist, Roper says, “We had a piano in the house. I started playing with it at age five. My mother noticed that I seemed to like it so she started me on...

The Family Project: ‘me time’

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a stay-at-home mom of three: ages 8, 6 and 4. My husband works long hours, and we have no family in the area to help out. I have started gaining weight, and often feel sad and lonely. I know I should take time for myself, but I don’t know how. Any advice?

The panelists had a number of suggestions, ranging from things the mom could do for herself to ways she might connect with other adults.

The discussion began by explaining that part of dealing with the situation was to...

‘Juneteeth’

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

A “Juneteenth: Freedom Day” commemoration will be held at 1 p.m. June 16 at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Juneteenth,” or “Freedom Day,” has been observed annually in the United States since 1865 as the date to remember for the end of slavery in the U.S.

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will host a slide-lecture commemorating “Juneteenth” and exploring the historic and significant role enslaved black Americans played working for...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 13: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, June 14 - Father’s Day meal: BBQ pork “Hawg Wing”, roasted red potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.

Friday, June 15: Apple juice, baked meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.

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Healthy Geezer: Meniere’s disease

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine has Meniere’s disease. What is it exactly?

Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear disorder that produces a group of symptoms including vertigo, a spinning sensation that can lead to nausea and vomiting. Meniere’s usually occurs in only one ear.

The disease was named after French physician Prosper Ménière, who first described it in 1861. Meniere’s main symptoms are:

Attacks of vertigo without warning that last 20 minutes to more than two hours.

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Fundraising event

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Steps4Stellar

Steps4Stellar is holding a fundraiser noon-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Eight Oaks Crafts Distillery, 7189 Route 309, New Tripoli.

Eight Oaks, which hosts “Barn Raisings,” will donate 10 percent of proceeds from cocktails, t-shirts, and bottles sales.

There will also be a basket raffle.

Information or to donate: Steps4Stellar.com

Steps4Stellar is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and provide scholarships to families...

Lehigh Valley Summer Stage

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St., Allentown.

muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333...