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Healthy Geezer: Salmonella infection

Friday, September 22, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly is Salmonella and how can I avoid it?

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that spread from the feces of people or animals. Salmonella can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and unwashed produce. Any food can become contaminated. Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States.

Salmonellosis is an infection of the intestinal tract from the bacteria. Symptoms of the infection, which usually last four days to a week, include...

A Fair to remember: Agri-Plex displays

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look back at some of the activities and folks in the Fair’s Agri-Plex, again a showcase of products, services, collectibles and art from the region’s farms, homes, and organizations.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Baked lasagna, seasoned roasted cauliflower, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, sliced pears.

Friday, Sept. 22: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone on roll /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, Sept. 25: Calves’ liver w/gravy, red potatoes, roasted...

‘Poconos’ author;‘Museum Day’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

Dr. Lawrence Squeri, author of “Better in the Poconos: The Story of Pennsylvania’s Vacation Land,” presents a lecture and book-signing, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Vacationing in the Poconos dates to 1829 when the first tourist hotel was built, according to Squeri, Professor Emeritus of history at East Stroudsburg University. His book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies.

Also, on Sept. 23, the...

A conversation with Bakithi Kumalo at Allentown Art Museum

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Plan your “Third Thursday Arts Destination” at 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, when Bakithi Kumalo, renowned international musician, composer and educator, presents a program of music and conversation.

Kumalo, a Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa native who played a key role on Paul Simon’s landmark 1985 “Graceland” album and tours with the legendary singer-songwriter, will present a conversation with Tahya at the Art Museum.

During the 60-minute...

Nobody does Bond better: Broadway diva Rachel York joins ASO for Pops opener

Friday, September 15, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

A Broadway diva meets a suave secret agent on Sixth Street in Allentown when songstress Rachel York joins the Allentown Symphony Orchestra for the 2017-18 season-opening Pops Concert, “The Music Of James Bond And More,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

York is well-known for her Broadway performances in the original Tony Award-winning production of “City of Angels”; “Les Miserables”; “Victor/Victoria” (Drama Desk Award), with Julie Andrews; “Sly Fox,” with Richard...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Living comedy legend:John Cleese is heading in your general direction for an evening of conversation and audience Q&A (Absurd and-or ridiculous questions only, please.), 7 p.m. Sept. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Cleese will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before Cleese silly walks on stage, the audience will view “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” on the big screen. In his twilight years, Cleese...

Which Bond (James Bond) did it better?

Friday, September 15, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Perhaps no iconic motion picture character has created such a buzz among movie fans as Bond, James Bond.

Bond, referred to by his code name, 007, is a British Secret Service agent who first appeared in a 1953 book by British author Ian Fleming, a former naval intelligence officer who wrote 12 novels and two short story collections that took place 1951-1964.

As a movie franchise, Bond, at 24 (and counting) is only exceeded by “Godzilla,” at 29.

Who is your favorite actor...

St. Paul and the Broken Bones: With a little bit of soul

Friday, September 15, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

When Jesse Phillips first met Paul Janeway, it was in the most roundabout of ways.

“He was in an early version of [The Secret Dangers] and I was asked to come in as a substitute player, as someone else couldn’t make it to a performance,” Phillips explains.

“It wasn’t anything initially. He was a nice guy, had a great voice, etcetera. And then we sort of discovered that we had a similar taste in music and became best friends based around that.”

Now, Phillips and Janeway...