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Monday, December 18, 2017

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

Pop classics: With latest CD, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to her portfolio

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

Respectfully Yours: Wine gift

Friday, November 24, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I enjoy hosting holiday meals for friends and family. Weeks in advance, I plan the menu and coordinate all the details to ensure a lovely time. But every holiday I am confronted with the same question: What is the proper etiquette when you have friends over and they bring a bottle of wine? I never know what to do when I am greeted with a big smile and handed a bottle of wine. Is the wine a gift, or is the host obligated to open the wine that night? I would like to finally know what I am supposed to do.

Dear Reader,

Healthy Geezer: Three from e-mail

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having some trouble sleeping and don’t want to take pills. Do you have any suggestions?

Here are some pointers to help you get better sleep:

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This will keep you in sync with your body’s internal rhythm, which is affected by sunlight.

Try to get some natural light in the afternoon each day. Don’t nap too much.

Exercise daily, but finish your workout at least three hours before bedtime.

Don’t drink beverages with caffeine late in the day.

Don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes to help you sleep.

Zen is when at Symphony Hall

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

You may not achieve nirvana but you can experience “The Music of Zen,” that is “The Music of Zen For Primates,” in the “Jazz Upstairs,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

When asked to characterize the group’s music, which has been dubbed “cabaret rock,” Krisukas, a founder, composer and guitarist of Zen For Primates, says, “I really can’t describe it. It’s too complex to explain in one sentence. Part of the approach from the beginning was to juxtapose various styles.”

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chicken corn chowder, breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven-roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin pie.

Friday, Nov. 17: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.