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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chopped steak w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, Dec. 6: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, Dec. 7: Battered fish with tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, Dec. 10: Spaghetti w/ meat balls, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed...

Loch:

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Loch celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 17.

Farmers all of their life in Loch Valley, they also owned a milk-hauling business, K&R Loch Hauling, for 22 years.

They are members of St. Paul’s Church, Seiberlingsville, Albany Township, Lehigh County.

The Lochs also are members of Weisenberg, New Tripoli, Kempton and Kutztown fire companies.

They were married at the home of the late Rev. William Wolford.

They are both retired...

The Family Project: popularity

Friday, December 7, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My pre-school daughter is always chosen last as a playmate. I think that she has good social skills for her age, but she is a bit overweight. Could this be a problem already at age four?

The panelists noted that there are two issues involved in this week’s question: a concern that the daughter may not be popular as a playmate with other children, and the mother’s linking of that concern to her assessment that the four-year-old is “a bit overweight.” Speaking to the first issue,...

Theater Review: Civic ‘Christmas Carol’ community again inspires

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s “bah humbug” season again, and for the 29h year, Ebenezer Scrooge and his cohorts are on stage at Civic Theatre of Allentown’s 19th Street Theatre, once again bringing to life Charles Dickens’ inspiring story of humanity and redemption, “A Christmas Carol.”

The adaptation of the beloved tale is the collaboration of Civic Theatre’s Sharon Lee Glassman and Artistic Director William Sanders, who has directed each year’s production for the past quarter-century.

In Sander’s...

Kenny G brings Christmas tunes and more for State Theatre debut

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Kenny G has played Tokyo, Singapore and Spain.

He’s performed in London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

And at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, he’s at the State Theatre Center for the Arts for his first-ever Easton concert.

And Kenny G wouldn’t have his life any other way.

“I’m proud of being one of the guys who has been a road musican for the last 30 years,” he says.

“I’m proud of the hard work we do on tour and waking up at 4 a.m. to practice...

Touchstone ‘Follies’ back for 19th year, and counting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Dancing hippos in pink tutus, a shopping cart ballet and singing Christmas trees are just a few of the unexpected delights in Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies XIX,” a one-of-a-kind send-up of the Christmas season in the Christmas City, Dec. 6-23.

“We’ve been shaking it up bit this year,” says Emma Ackerman, Touchstone ensemble member and general manager. “And I think it’s fresher than ever.”

“Follies,” which Ackerman says has become a beloved tradition for many...

Broadway veteran launches children’s chorus for holiday concert

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

She’s performed on the Broadway stage, in New York City cabarets and appeared on television and in films.

But at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Broadway veteran Lynnie Godfrey performs in downtown Allentown with some of her most beloved co-stars, the 15 members of Allentown Children’s Chorus.

Godfrey and the young singers, who are first- through sixth-grade students, will perform for “Come Spend the Holidays with Lynnie Godfrey and the ACC” at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S....

Theater Review: A different take on ‘Christmas Carol’ at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” comes wrapped in many theatrical packages from traditional to musical, to casts of 100 or more down to a single actor playing all the roles as Dickens did when he performed his work on stage.

The Pennsylvania Playhouse is showcasing yet another variation on the old classic with a “A Broadway Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 16.

Not your run-of-the mill version of the classic, “A Broadway Christmas Carol” features a cast of four, shameless...

Movie Review: ‘Beasts’ not so ‘Fantastic’

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has fantastic special effects, fantastic casting and fantastic acting.

As for the storyline: not so fantastic.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a big disappointment and isn’t much better than the reboot, or “Harry Potter” prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016).

Fans of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books, movies and theme parks who want to see “Fantastic Beasts” may want to do so in the 3D...