Bethlehem Press

Monday, February 19, 2018

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: “Winter Blues.” Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat roll w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Friday, Feb. 2: Toasted orzo chicken soup, cheese steak sandwich, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, Feb. 5: Cream of tomato soup, Tater Tot casserole, succotash, pickled beets. wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.

Friday, Feb. 2: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, Feb. 5: Swedish meatballs and gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Yarrow a fellow ‘Traveler’

Friday, February 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

American folk music has spanned the entire history of the United States. With roots that go back to Europe and Africa, folk music derives much of its style and techniques from English ballads, hymns, Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music) and African-American blues.

While traditionalists in the early 20th century continued to perform the songs and styles that had been passed down orally, such as Appalachian and Cajun music, the times were a-changing.

Healthy Geezer: hearing aids

Friday, February 2, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

About one in three Americans over age 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. However, only about one of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid uses one.

Hearing aids have a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. Sound is received by the microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier boosts the signals and then sends them to the ear through a speaker.

Disney internship

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a cooperative work experience for LCCC students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., for the fall 2018 semester.

Students can receive six college credits while learning at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

Informational meetings are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Room 111, Academic Resource Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township. Relatives and friends are welcome.

Funny ladies: That ‘Fabulous’ comedy series returns to Miller Symphony Hall

Friday, February 2, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Stand-up comedy is often a man’s world.

Although female comedians have had greater representation on stages during this latest comedy boom, males still comprise most successful working stand-ups.

The “Ladies of Laughter: Funny and Fabulous” aims to prove the naysayers wrong. The second installment of the series tour pays a visit to Miller Symphony Hall’s Rodale Community Room, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, in Allentown.

Hackman’s Bible Book Store closing its doors in good faith

Friday, February 2, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

After 70 years, Hackman’s Bible Book Store, along Mickley Road in Whitehall Township, will close its doors April 30.

“We started in 1947. It was a book truck. My dad [J. Walter Hackman] set up a store in a truck [Bookstore to Your Door] and he had an 80-mile radius,” says Joe Hackman, store-owner along with his wife, Marcia.

‘Abba Mania’ back at State

Friday, February 2, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Grab your platform shoes and head to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, for “Abba Mania,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

“We have a real authenticity and a real love for the original music so there is real energy,” says Tamsin Stewart in a phone interview.

“Some people just go through the motions, but we pride ourselves in constantly trying to make it better and keeping it fresh. It may be the 757th time I’ve sang a song, but for each audience it could be their first so it’s important to make it special. We are really proud of our success.”