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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Theater Review:

Friday, September 29, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Patsy sings again at The Pines

“Always … Patsy Cline,” through Oct. 22 at The Pine’s Dinner Theatre, Allentown, is an entertaining musical written by Ted Swindley, producer and director of more than 200 plays during the past two decades, and a prolific playwright whose scripts include “Honky Tonk Angels,” a successful Pine’s production earlier this season.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Thursday, Sept. 28: Sausage griller, grilled potatoes w/ egg, fresh fruit cup, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, whole grain blueberry cake.

Friday, Sept. 29: Vegetable juice, baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

Monday, Oct. 2: Fresh crab patty w/tartar sauce, roasted rosemary potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, blueberry pie.

New column offers parenting advice

Friday, September 29, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Editor’s Note: ”The Family Project” is a new column in the Focus features section that brings together a panel of experts to address parenting questions.

Q. My 11-year-old son is out of control. He has bullied kids at school, refuses to listen to me or his teachers, and has been suspended from school multiple times. I don’t know what to do with him, and I am afraid that he is going to end up in jail by the time he is 13 or 14, or I am going to end up dead because I can’t control him.

Myanmar artists reflect changing political clime

Friday, September 29, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Visiting University of Hong Kong professor Ian Holliday brought a selection of 10 contemporary paintings by Myanmar artists for the exhibit, “Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition” in the Galleria, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College.

While visiting and studying Myanmar as a political science professor, Holliday began collecting contemporary paintings from artists he met.

In a talk he gave at Muhlenberg, Holliday described how Burma, a former British colony, later renamed Myanmar, was ruled by repressive military-backed regimes from 1962-2011.

College Fair Oct. 3 at LCCC

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling Lehigh Regional College Fair, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Berrier Hall Gymnasium, main campus, Route 309, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

With more than 100 colleges and universities represented, the College Fair is expected to be the largest in Lehigh County.

Interested students can learn about academic programs, admissions requirements, campus life and scholarship opportunities.

Baum scholarships awarded

Friday, September 29, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art has awarded full, half and quarter scholarships to nearly 60 students from age five through 17 during the closing reception of their “Children and Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to the enthusiastic scholarship recipients. Full tuition scholarships were given to art students through the Allentown Neighborhood Arts Program.

Exhibit on zinc, Palmerton

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV HERITAGE MUSEUM:

A new exhibition, “Zinc and Palmerton, Pennsylvania,” opens at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, with a talk by Peter L. Kern, former Senior Vice President of Research and Development, the New Jersey Zinc Company.

“The histories of Palmerton, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey Zinc Company are inextricably intertwined, and that’s the emphasis of our exhibit,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Healthy Geezer: avoid sciatica

Friday, September 29, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m getting pain in my right leg and my doctor says its sciatica. Could you write one of your columns about this?

Sciatica is pain that runs down the sciatic nerve from your lower spine to your buttock and down the back of your leg. Age-related changes in the spine are a common cause of sciatica.

Other sciatica symptoms include numbness, muscle weakness, a burning sensation and tingling. In rare cases, there is a loss of bladder or bowel control. Usually only one side of your body experiences sciatica.

Cirque du Soleil brings ‘Varekai’ to PPL Center

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Cirque du Soleil returns to Allentown with one of its signature productions, “Varekai,” for seven performances, Nov. 9 - 12, PPL Center.

“Varekai” performances are: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 4, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11; 1:30, 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Tickets: PPLCenter.com; 610-347-TIXX; PPL Center Box Office.

“Varekai” showcases an acrobatic extravaganza with the theme of Icarus for an amazing display of high-level acrobatics and performers ready to accomplish gravity-defying feats.