Q. I’m a single mother living in a small apartment building. A young woman, who I suspect is also a single mother, has just moved in with her toddler. I think she has a job, and the times I’ve seen her, she has looked very tired. We’ve never met. Would it be inappropriate for me to ask her if I could be of help?
“It would be very appropriate for this woman to reach out to her neighbor, especially since she thinks the neighbor might be isolated and alone,” panelist Denise Continenza...
Dr. Gregory Hanson speaks about a 1940s radio play featuring Asseba and Sabina, a fictional Pennsylvania-Dutch couple, at 1 p.m. Jan. 11, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Old-time radio broadcasts of Asseba and Sabina in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect were tremendously popular in our region,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
From 1944-1954, Lehigh Valley listeners tuned in Sundays...
First of two parts
Q. I read on the internet that coconut oil is great for your cholesterol and has other health benefits. I thought coconut oil was very bad for you. What gives?
Here’s the advice of Walter C. Willett, MD, of the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition:
“I’d use coconut oil sparingly. Most of the research so far has consisted of short-term studies to examine its effect on cholesterol levels.
“We don’t really know how coconut oil...
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, January 8: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.
Thursday, January 9: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry-filled...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, January 8: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.
Thursday, January 9: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.
Friday, January 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.
Monday, January 13: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat...
An former boyfriend I dated in high school contacted me online. It was great hearing from him and we spoke on the phone for hours, catching up on the last 30 years. He even put his wife on to say “Hello.” He considers me “the one that got away.” I don’t feel the same way about him. How do I gracefully bow out of these phone calls without insulting him or destroying what initially was a friendly reconnection?
Social media is a great tool to...
Lehigh Valley regional theater continued to delight, surprise and impress in 2019.
The ABEs, as in Allentown Bethlehem and Easton, is an attempt to encapsulate a year’s-worth of plays and musicals produced by Lehigh Valley nonprofit theater companies.
This is the 14th annual ABEs. The overview is based on stage shows seen and-or reviewed by myself and Carole Gorney. Admittedly, we didn’t see every show in 2019.
For purposes of scale, the ABEs are divided into two...
The Allentown Band has been awarded the American Prize’s Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music 2018-2019.
The band, which was named a Finalist Honorable Mention, received a Special Judges’ Citation for its CD, “Championing the Music of Morton Gould.”
The band also received a Third Place Citation in the American Prize’s Community Band-Wind Ensemble Division for its performance on its CD “Tribute to John Williams.”
“This is the first time we ever...
Here is a list of theater reviews published in 2019 by the Lehigh Valley Press Focus, listing play, theater, date of publication date and reviewer.
Theater reviews can be searched by title, theater and review publication date on the Focus page of Lehigh Valley Press:
Focus 2019 Lehigh Valley theater reviews
“Who’s Holiday,” Civic Theatre, Dec. 21, Carol Gorney
“Christmas Carole 1944,” Civic Theatre, Dec. 12, Carole Gorney...
“A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” is an odd little film.
On the one hand, it’s been perceived as a biopic of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, native Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003), host of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” (1968 - 2001), produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, and telecast on Public Broadcasting Television stations.
On the other hand, the film is not a Fred Rogers biopic.
While I may have been one of the moviegoers expecting a biopic along the lines of the excellent...