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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 3, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 1: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potatoes, green beans, banana.

Thursday, August 2: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, August 3: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, August 6: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, August 7: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

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Healthy Geezer: Vertigo

Friday, August 3, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My grandmother told me she has BPPV and that it makes her head spin. What exactly is this BPPV?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) usually strikes when you change the position of your head.

Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement. If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings...

Das Awkscht Fescht Aug. 3, 4, 5 schedule

Friday, August 3, 2018 by The Press in Focus

55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4 and 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., off Main Street (Route 100), Macungie

Nearly 2,500 cars on display: Variety Show. Aug. 3, classics, trucks, motorcycles, custom or modified vehicles; Antique and Classic Car Show, Aug. 4, more than 1,000 antique, classic, foreign and sports cars, and Special Interest Car Club Show, Aug. 5, more than 800 vintage autos

On display: Tucker car from “...

Respectfully Yours: friend in need

Friday, August 3, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I have a very good friend who is dealing with a chronic illness. I never know what to say or do when she is having a bad day. How do I show support for her without over stepping my boundaries? I want to be helpful, not cause her more stress.

Dear Reader,

When a friend or family member is ill, it’s often difficult to know what to say and do. We may feel tongue-tied or blurt out the wrong thing and inadvertently upset the person. But the right words can provide...

The Family Project: Three-year-old

Friday, August 3, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My three-year-old grandson has become very aggressive. He hits and slaps his parents and angrily yells at them. I have told his parents that this is not appropriate behavior, and that they need to stop it. He does not try to hit me. He is an only child who has not been in child-care other than family. He does not try to hit me. What guidance can I give my son and daughter-in-law?

The first step, according to panelist Joanne Raftas, should be for the grandparent to talk to the...

Theater Review: PSF season ‘Ends Well’

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

All’s Well That Ends Well.

It’s one of William Shakespeare many titles and phrases that have entered the lexicon.

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” primary source material for the phrase, on stage through Aug. 5, brings down the curtain on the 2018 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) at DeSales University, Center Valley.

There is no curtain to bring down or up in the three-quarter round Schubert Theatre. Nor is there a director, scenic designer, costume desiger, lighting...

Theater Review: ‘Dreamgirls’ boundless energy at NCC Summer Theater

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” is rarely staged by local community theaters because its musical complexity, casting demands and vocal challenges can easily turn into a director’s nightmare.

It’s not so easy on the performers, either.

That didn’t stop Northampton Community College Summer Theatre Director Bill Mutimer from choosing the Motown-inspired musical as the last show of his impressive summer season where “Dreamgirls” continues through Aug. 5.

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Movie Review: Amanda ‘Mia!’

Monday, July 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mamma Mia!” Here We Go Again” is really Amanda Seyfried’s movie.

While the movie poster for “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” lists its stars in alphabetical order, Seyfried stars as Sophie, daughter of Donna (Meryl Streep), who is readying the reopening of Hotel Bella Donna on a Greek island (The fictional Kalokairi. Island scenes in the sequel were filmed on Vis, Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea).

Seyfried, an Allen High School graduate, is effervescent, in good voice and has the...

Theater Review: ‘Crazy For You’ feel-good show at Pa. Playhouse

Monday, July 30, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Crazy For You,” through Aug. 12, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is one of those feel-good, toe-tapping shows not unlike the wildly-popular romantic musical comedy movies of the 1930s.

That’s because “Crazy For You,” which premiered on Broadway in 1992, is based heavily on George and Ira Gershwin’s 1930s hit “Girl Crazy.”

Like its escapist Great Depression-era counterparts, the Tony award-winning “Crazy For You” features a fairly simple plot. Audiences know it is going to...

On 15th anniversary, Penn’s Peak is prestigious CMA venue nominee

Friday, July 27, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Pencor Services, Inc., took a chance on a concert hall in the mountains of Penn Forest Township, general manager Craig Stelling never dreamed the site would one day be in the company of legendary country music venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Austin City Limits Live.

But as Penn’s Peak embarked on its 15th anniversary this year, Stelling learned that the Carbon County concert hall is one of five nominees for the Venue of the Year - Small Capacity in the Industry Award...