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Respectfully Yours: Charity at office

Friday, April 12, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

At my office, it seems like every time I turn around someone is asking me to participate in a fundraiser to support his or her child’s organization or a charity. I do not have a large budget for this, yet I do not want to create bad relationships at work. Can I participate in one fundraiser and not another? This is starting to get overwhelming. What is considered the most polite way to handle fundraising in the office?

Dear Reader,

It all depends on how...

‘Billboard’ going national

Friday, April 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A locally-produced film, inspired by a 1982 billboard-sitting contest in Whitehall Township, is getting its national release.

Forks Township filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s “Billboard,” more than 10 years in the making, opened April 5 at Frank Banko Cinemas, Steelstacks, Bethlehem, as part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, where it’s scheduled to continue through April 11, and at Movie Tavern, Trexlertown, Upper Macungie Township, where it’s scheduled to continue through April...

Healthy Geezer: Travel tips

Friday, April 12, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been losing some hearing the last few years. I have to travel far from home and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for handling my hearing problems on the road.

About one in three United States citizens over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

Traveling poses special problems for the hearing-impaired. Here are some travel tips for the hearing-impaired:

Make travel arrangements in advance...

Auditions set

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CK PLAYERS:

Crowded Kitchen Players will hold auditions for its original comedy, “Topsy Turvy.”

In the early 1930s, having grown tired of the vapid romantic comedies and historical dramas that made her a star, Louise Antoinette strikes a self-compromising bargain with a rapacious movie studio boss that will enable her to direct and play the lead in a motion picture intended to help liberate and empower women, a screen adaptation of the bawdy Greek anti-war comedy, “Lysistrata...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 10: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, April 11: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, April 12: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, April 15: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 16: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato...

Pianist Sam Post

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

SECOND SUNDAY:

Pianist Sam Post wraps up the Second Sunday 2018-19 season, 3 p.m. April 14, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The program is expected to include Bach preludes and fugues, ragtime favorites, and Post’s rag-infused compositions.

Post is substituting for Kara Huber, the originally-scheduled artist.

There will be a meet-the-artist post-concert reception.

Tickets, at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa...

Movie Reviiew: ‘Us’

Friday, April 12, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

“Pogo” comicstrip,

Walt Kelly, 1953

“Us” is not an altogether bad film.

It’s quite good in direction, performances, cinematography and soundtrack.

That said, “Us” is a disappointing sophomore effort from writer-director Jordan Peele, following his critically-acclaimed hit and big-screen directorial debut, “Get Out” (2017).

Whereas “Get Out” explored socio-ecnomic themes layered upon the leitmotif of a horror film...