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Monday, March 25, 2019

Women in politics

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Angela P. Dodson will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” 1 p.m. March 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“We are pleased to host Angela Dodson during our celebration of Women’s History Month.” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

“When I embarked on the project to write this book, I was...

The Family Project: Backpack symbols

Friday, March 1, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I just discovered strange symbols on my 12-year-old’s backpack. Recently, his attitude at home has changed. He is refusing to do chores and is hanging out with a new group of friends. I am worried that he may be hanging out with a gang. He won’t talk to me about it, other than to say that his new friends are “dope.” What can I do?

The panelists began by discussing the boy’s use of the word “dope” in reference to his new friends. It was identified in this context as a term coming...

Repectfully Yours: Flu stay home

Friday, March 1, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a weekly ladies’ luncheon. My friend called to say she has had the flu all week and will attend just to get out of the house. How do I tell her she shouldn’t come?

Dear Reader, Showing up at the luncheon when you are days into a case of the flu is completely inexcusable.

The sniffles are one thing, but the flu is dangerous and your friend needs to stay home.

To be properly sick and then go to a small place for a luncheon is wrong. The last...

Healthy Geezer: Fibromyalgia

Friday, March 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My sister went through a nightmare of doctor visits before she finally found out she has fibromyalgia. Why did it take so long for a correct diagnosis?

What your sister endured is common. It’s not easy to diagnose fibromyalgia with a laboratory test. Healthcare practitioners have to rely on symptoms to make a diagnosis.

Fibromyalgia symptoms vary. To complicate the diagnosis, fibromyalgia imitates rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and other conditions.

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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along...

Pa. Sinfonia to present annual all-Mozart concert

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 3, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

An all-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part of the Sinfonia’s season schedule.

The program includes “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Exultate, Jubilate,” K. 165, and the “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,” K. 218, in which violinist Rebecca Brown is soloist.

“Exultate, Jubilate” is a...

Article By: The Press

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CORRECTION

The name of the director of “Moon Over Buffalo,” which concluded its run Feb. 24 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is Carrie Beleno.

The director’s last name was spelled incorrectly in a theater review published on the Lehigh Valley Press Focus web site.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, March 1: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, March 4: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, March 5: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange....

Casting call

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

PA PLAYHOUSE:

The Pennsylvania Playhouse holds auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 6 - 9 p.m. March 8, 4 - 7 p.m. March 9 and noon - 2 p.m. March 10, with callbacks 2 - 5 p.m. March 10.

Those auditioning are to prepare a music excerpt no more than one-minute long, preferably from the show, or an excerpt similar in style. Bring clearly-marked sheet music for a pianist or bring recorded accompaniment. An auxiliary cord and speakers will be provided. No a...