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Bud’s View: Woodland plants

Friday, April 21, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Spring arrived March 20, but some days I wonder if it is really here. We’ve had temperatures vary from the high-30s to some days in the mid-80s.

If it weren’t for seeing harbingers of the season such as birds gathering building materials for nests, trees pushing out their leaf buds, ephemeral wildflowers appearing among the old leaves of fall, and male spring peepers calling for mates, I at times would question whether spring has sprung.

My wife, Bev, and I enjoy all four...

‘Young Child Week’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) celebrates its 30th annual ”Week of the Young Child,” April 23-29, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall. Events are open to the public.

Linda Holliday, ventriloquist-magician, presents “Laugh and Learn” for preschool-age children, 10-11 a.m. April 19. A spring planting ceremony by children of the LCCC Early Learning Center at 11 a.m. follows the show.

The LCCC Teacher Education Office presents an anti-bullying workshop...

Review: ‘Boss’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Boss Baby” is a refreshingly entertaining animation feature comedy.

It’s short on concept, but long on style.

Tim (voiced by Miles Christopher Bakshi, grandson of legendary animation feature film director Ralph Bakshi, of “Fritz the Cat,” 1972, and “Heavy Traffic,” 1973, fame) is the center of his family, loved by his doting parents, Mom (Lisa Kudrow) and Dad (Jimmy Kimnmel).

Tim’s world is shaken with the arrival of a baby, “The Boss Baby” (voiced by Alec Baldwin)...

The conversation that matters Writer Ellen Goodman to deliver seventh St. Luke’s Littner lecture

Friday, April 14, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and founder-director of The Conversation Project, will speak on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is also sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

A career journalist, Goodman worked for Newsweek...

Movie Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Zookeepers’ Wife” is a powerful film about courage and bravery during World War II. It’s based on a true story.

Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who founded and ran the Warsaw Zoo, saved the lives of an estimated 300 Jews following the Nazi invasion of Poland. Jews were smuggled out of the notorious Warsaw Ghetto before its occupants were transported in train boxcars to concentrations camps.

Jessica Chastain is Antonina, the mother of a son, Ryszard Zabinski (Timothy Radford,...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 12: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, April 13: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, apple.

Friday, April 14: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 17: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, April 18: Cheese ziti, meatballs, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes,...

Allentown Central: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

“Anything Goes” features the misadventures of Billy Crocker, a stowaway aboard an ocean...

Healthy Geezer: Blepharospasm

Friday, April 14, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Every so often, my left eye twitches. It goes away after a while, but it’s annoying. Is there a remedy?

Eye-twitching, which is also called eye spasms or blinking disorder, is known technically as blepharospasm. It usually is not a serious condition.

In most cases, eyelid spasms stop on their own. The most common causes are fatigue, stress, prolonged staring, eye strain, and caffeine. The best remedies are more sleep, relaxation techniques, reduced caffeine, warm soaks, eye...