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Sunday, December 8, 2019

‘Holiday Market’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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The first-ever “Holiday Market Sale” will be held 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rooms B and C, The Frank Banko Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Local vendors will be selling their crafts, including jewelry, giftware and décor.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg.

‘Sing-Along Messiah’

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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“Sing-Along-Messiah” will be performed by a community choir and soloists, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Zion’s United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Handel’s work will feature four soloists: Pamela E. Jones, soprano; Carole Burkhardt, contralto; Lane Conklin McCord, tenor, and Brian Ming Chu, baritone.

The concert is presented by The Lehigh Conference of Churches.

The event is free and open to the public.

Care to make holiday plants last

Friday, November 29, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The holiday season is made more alive and enjoyable by the flowering and fruiting plants associated with it. You can enjoy these plants long after the holidays have become a memory, if you are willing to administer a little sensible care.

The favorite is the poinsettia, available in varying shades of red, pink, white and marbled. Exposure to freezing temperatures, to overheated or drafty rooms, or to several days of drying may cut short your enjoyment of a poinsettia, regardless of how much or little tender loving care you lavish on it.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Zoo lights “Winter Lights”: The sixth annual “Christmas Décor Winter Light Spectacular” continues through Dec. 29, Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville. In addition to 1.2 million lights, said to be more than that at any other holiday lights attraction in Pennsylvania, there are a pair of reindeer, holiday scenes, performances, interactions with characters, fire pits and hot chocolate. Proceeds from the event support conservation projects and programs at Lehigh Valley Zoo.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 27: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, November 28: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Tuesday, December 3: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable soup, chive mashed potatoes, honeydew melon.

Movie Review: Grumpy old gangsters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.

It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.

“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.

Theater Review:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

‘Pines’ goes ‘Country’ with original songs for ‘Christmas’ show

Christmas has arrived at The Pines Dinner Theatre, wrapped in original and traditional holiday music and lyrics, and tied up with a spirited cast of five singers, dancers and musicians.

“Pines Country Christmas,” through Dec. 29, is doing its best to prove that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

Movie Review Big wheels: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ford v Ferrari” provides a behind-the-scenes look at a slice of history that might not be known to the general public.

Car spoiler alert: “Ford v Ferrari” chronicles the strategy, testing and racing that went into winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 by the Ford Motor Company-sponsored GT-40 race car.

It was the first time an American auto manufacturer won the race. In fact, Ford cars placed first, second and third at Le Mans in 1966 with none of the Ferraris completing the race. Symbolically, the Ford Mustang outran the Ferrari Prancing Horse.

Respectfully Yours: During holidays, the gift is to the giver

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was embarrassed and caught off-guard during the holidays last year. I received a gift I was not expecting and did not have one to give in return. What should you do when someone buys you a gift and you don’t have a gift for the person?

Dear Reader,

Chances are that the gift-giver just wanted to treat you to something nice without expectations attached.

Naturally, it’s awkward and uncomfortable when you are on the receiving end and you didn’t buy the person anything.