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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Fusion Trio recording CD at ‘Jazz Upstairs’ concert

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Fusion Jazz Trio Miller Symphony Hall concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, marks the second time the trio has recorded a CD in the Rodale Community Room “Jazz Upstairs” series.

The ensemble of Vernon Mobley, drums; Brian Bortz, bass, and George Grund, keyboards, are joined by Joe Mixon, guitar, and Chet Brown, vocals.

Fusion Jazz Trio recorded its first CD, “Fusionistic,” at Miller Symphony Hall.

Healthy Geezer: heart, germs, atrial

Friday, January 4, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What can you do to prevent heart failure?

There are a number of things that you can do to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and heart failure.

For starters, you should keep the following levels down: body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar, alcohol and salt. Exercise regularly. If you smoke, quit.

The most common symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling, which usually occurs in the ankles, feet and legs. Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the body and can lead to weight gain, frequent urination and a cough.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar present gifts donated by PPL Corp., B. Braun Medical Inc.

Bethlehem Palette Club holds 2018 Juried Exhibit

Friday, January 4, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

There are 46 pieces by 32 members of the Bethlehem Palette Club in the 2018 Juried Exhibit, with a closing reception 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Bethlehem.

“We have three exhibitions a year,” said President Diane Hutchinson, “Two are juried. One we call our ‘All Member Show,’ which means anybody can put in a piece and it is not juried for entry.” She added, “It is still juried for prizes.”

Respectfully Yours: Thank-you notes

Friday, January 4, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I know that you’re supposed to send thank-you notes for birthday and other gifts throughout the year. I’d love to hear your thoughts regarding whether you should send thank-you notes for every single gift you receive at Christmastime.

Dear Reader, It’s a grand and gracious act to consider sending each individual a thank-you note for a Christmas gift.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Pasta fajioli soup, smoked turkey-salami-provolone on bun / mustard, pickled cabbage, ambrosia.

Thursday, Jan. 4: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, Jan. 5: Cream of mushroom soup, cheeseburger on a bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh clementine.

The right place: Community Music School plays new tune at Allentown’s former Lehigh Valley Club

Friday, January 4, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It’s the perfect location.

Raub Middle School and Allen High School are within walking distance. Nearby is Allentown Public Library and the city’s West Park. It’s right across the street from the Scottish Rite Cathedral. And it’s hard to beat two acres of free parking.

The new home of Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley (CMS) in a renovated historic mansion at 1544 Hamilton St. is everything CMS officials could have dreamed of.

The Family Project: Teen drivers a concern

Friday, January 4, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 16-year-old daughter does not have a driver’s license, but some of her friends do. She asks repeatedly for permission to get into cars with her friends who have drivers’ licenses, but are inexperienced drivers. How many ways can I say, “No?” When, or under what circumstances, should I say, “Yes?”

The panel first talked about how to deal with the daughter’s repeated requests to go driving in vehicles with friends, then switched to ways to make the experience safer when the mother eventually has to say, “Yes.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Special New Year’s Day meal: Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fresh orange.

Thursday, Jan. 3: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 4: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 7: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.