Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Teenage angst at Civic, according to ‘Peanuts’

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

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” asks what happens when a certain beloved blockhead and all his pals hit their turbulent teens.

Inspired by the popular Peanuts comic strip, “Dog Sees God,” opening June 15 at Civic Theatre 514, imagines what it might be like after the gang reaches puberty and faces high school.

Jonathan Shehab, Civic director of marketing, makes his Civic stage debut as CB, the central character. Shehab is not the only Civic staffer in the show...

Respectfully Yours: cell-phone talk

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, While I was sitting in a automotive service department waiting room, a woman sat down next to me. She was on her cell phone, having a long, loud, animated conversation. Me and everyone else in the room could hear every single word of her conversation. Is it not common practice to leave the room when you get a call in a confined space? Do people not realize that they are being intrusive?

Dear Reader,

Some people honestly don’t realize their actions are disrupting...

Book sale June 28, 30

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Allentown

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book “bag sale” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 in the book sale room at the library.

Shoppers may purchase a brown paper bag from the library for a small fee and fill it up with books.

There will be an assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.

All proceeds benefit the library.

Information: allentownpl.org

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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