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Friday, December 15, 2017

Movie Review: ‘Lady Bird’

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Every decade or so, a film comes along that’s emblematic of the zeitgeist of a generation, a coming-of-age movie, a film where the audience in the theater makes discoveries along with the characters on the screen as they awaken to self-discovery, the verities of life, and some often unforgiving truths.

“Lady Bird” is one such film.

“Rebel Without A Cause” (1955), “The Graduate” (1967), “American Graffiti’ (1973), “The Breakfast Club” (1985), “Clueless” (1995) and “Juno” (2007)...

Historical Society

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

GOV. wolf:

The Governor Wolf Historical Society holds its monthly “Tavern Night,” 7-10 p.m. Dec. 8, at the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.

The event includes an evening of music, colonial craftsmen and spirit tastings in the candlelit ambiance of three historic buildings.

Listen to the Celtic sounds of Seasons in the historic Ralston-McKeen House. The piano stylings of Steve Meyers will be featured in the 1785 Wolf Academy.

Light refreshments will...

The Family Project: Son and truancy

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. A truancy officer was called to my house because my son is refusing to go to school. We are going to have to appear in front of the magistrate, and could possibly be facing a fine for each day that he missed. What can we do?

Guest panelist Jessica Baker addressed this topic and the approach to it in detail. “First thing, we definitely need to know the age of the child,” she said. “We also need to define the barriers that are getting in the way of the child wanting to go to school....

Cookbook sale benefits public library

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste” is available at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The cookbook includes an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes. There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan. Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.

Copies are being sold...

Dutch Christmas

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM

A slide-lecture and discussion, “Christmas Among the Pennsylvania Dutch,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This talk is for anyone interested in the history of Christmas in America. The Pennsylvania-Dutch introduced many holiday traditions to our popular culture,” Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum, said.

In the 1700s and early 1800s, many...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: New England clam chowder, roast turkey and Swiss on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Thursday, Dec. 7: Butternut squash bisque, cheese steak sandwich, potato chips, Italian marinated vegetable salad, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, Dec. 8: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, Dec. 11: Baked...

Respectfully Yours: Party for success

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, My holiday office party is coming up in a couple weeks. What can I do to maximize my time and use the event to help my career?

Dear Reader, A company holiday party is an excellent opportunity to network and build relationships. This is a good time to speak with executives you may not otherwise have a chance to talk to. Approach them with a smile, introduce yourself, keep the conversation upbeat and positive. Take this opportunity to mingle with people outside your...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Dec. 7: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Dec. 8: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, Dec. 11: Spaghetti with meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Veal with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday,...

Abruzzi:

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Caroline B. (Sabatino) Abruzzi and Alfonso C. Abruzzi, of Coplay, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 2.

Caroline is the daughter of the late Bonaventure “Benny” and Mary D. Sabatino.

Alfonso is the son of the late Pasquale and Philomena Abruzzese.

The couple was married Nov. 2, 1947, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto, Northampton County, by the Rev. Ducci.

They are the parents of David, husband of Wendy, of Slatington; Dennis, husband...