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Healthy Geezer: Sweating

Friday, July 21, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m a healthy 71-year-old woman and I sweat a lot. I was wondering if it’s something I should discuss with my doctor.

Heavy sweating, or perspiration, is normal if you are exercising, in a hot environment or you are nervous. It also happens during menopause.

Healthy people sweat, but the amount varies widely. Some people inherit heavy sweating, especially on their palms and the soles of their feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, excessive sweating affects...

‘Despicable Me 3’

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Despicable Me 3” isn’t so much despicable as bland.

This time, Steven Carell gets to voice two characters of the film’s title, the original “Despicable Me,” Gru, and now his twin brother, Dru.

The saving grace in the third of the “Despicable” series (“DM2,” 2012, and the original “Despicable Me,” 2010) are, of course, the Minions, those one and two goggle-eyed, blue denim bib overall-wearing, yellow vitamin capsule looking, nonsense-spouting characters.

The Minions,...

NEA awards

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSF:

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has received a National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant of $15,000 in support of PSF’s Young Company and internship programs.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support organizations such as Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in serving their communities by providing excellent and accessible...

El Sistema Lehigh Valley concludes school year

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) students presented a year-end concert June 8 in Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Program director Norma Nunez, now in her second year, led the concert of elementary and middle school students in the Vivaldi String Ensemble, Stravinsky String Ensemble, and the Mozart String Ensemble. Middle school students, who make up the Fellowship of the Strings, performed. Students from all levels participated in the El Sistema Lehigh Valley Choir. A first-time...

Yeager-Seiferheld:

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Michael and Donnamarie Yeager of Allentown announce the engagement of their daughter, Desiree’ Marie Yeager, to Tyler Dennis Seiferheld, son of Dennis and Lydia Seiferheld, of Allentown.

Desiree’ is a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and special education.

She is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction through the University of Scranton.

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Theater Review:

Friday, July 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “My Fair Lady” is more than fair.

It’s extraordinary.

The classic musical, through July 30, Dorothy Hess Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, is led by fine lead performances (Jarrod Yuskauskas as Professor Henry Higgins and Meredith Kate Doyle as Eliza Doolittle) and supporting performances (Zach Love as Colonel Pickering, Robert Fahringer as Alfred Doolittle and JoAnn...

Salem Witch Trial

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A Salem Witch Trial will be re-enacted at noon and 2 p.m. July 22, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This event is based on true testimony and real facts as they occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, more than 300 years ago,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

“We want to give the public a sense of reality, to experience first-hand what these men and women endured as their lives were destroyed when they were unlucky...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 19: National hot dog day: cranberry juice, chili dog on a bun, baked beans, macaroni salad, fresh cantaloupe, iced brownie.

Thursday, July 20: Sage stuffed chicken /gravy, seasoned rice, roasted fresh vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, July 21: Apricot nectar, fried haddock sandwich w/ lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, ambrosia.

Monday, July 24: Orange juice, Italian hoagie,...

Theater Review: ‘All for one’ in ‘The Three Musketeers’ at PSF

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Three Musketeers” mantra of “All for one, and one for all” sums up the sword-wielding comedy-drama at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), through Aug. 6, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The show’s full title, “Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers Adapted From The Novel by Alexandre Dumas,” underscores the “one for all” approach to the material, staging, acting and direction. The July 12 opening night performance of “The...

Theater Review:

Monday, July 17, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “My Fair Lady” is more than fair.

It’s extraordinary.

The classic musical, through July 30, Dorothy Hess Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, is led by fine lead performances (Jarrod Yuskauskas as Professor Henry Higgins and Meredith Kate Doyle as Eliza Doolittle) and supporting performances (Zach Love as Colonel Pickering, Robert Fahringer as Alfred Doolittle and JoAnn...