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Monday, March 18, 2019

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Italian wedding soup, fried chicken patty on bun, w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, pasta salad, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w / hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, chilled plums.

Friday, Feb. 22: Roast beef w/ gravy, oven browned potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, February 22, 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 begins 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 with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at: freddyawards.org

50th anniversary of United States landing man on the moon inspires Allentown Symphony Orchestra ‘Family Concert’

Friday, February 22, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The heavens as inspiration for composers has, in turn, inspired the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (ASO) concert, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, celebrating United States’ space exploration and the 50th anniversary of NASA’s man-on-the-moon landing.

“ASO Family Concert presents: To The Moon And Back” embraces “one giant leap for mankind” as the orchestra mixes classical music with movie soundtrack music, says Diane Wittry, ASO Music Director and Conductor.

“It’s a very eclectic program with fantastic music,” Wittry says.

Theater Review: The Pines says ‘I Do! I Do!’ to 10th anniversary

Friday, February 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s déjà vu at The Pines Dinner Theatre for the beginning of its 10th anniversary season with “I Do! I Do!,” the same show it opened with back in 2010. The show continues through March 24. The Feb. 15 performance was seen for this review.

“I Do! I Do!” opened on Broadway in 1966. It received seven Tony Award nominations, in nearly every category including best musical and best lyricist and composer, and received one Tony as leading actor in a musical for Robert Preston.

Theater Review: Civic’s ‘Noises Off’ gets the laughter on

Friday, February 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s production of “Noises Off,” through Feb. 24 at the 19th Street Theatre, Allentown, is a madcap romp through the clichés of farcical comedy and slapstick, with some very inventive twists.

In each of the three acts of “Noises Off,” cast members perform the first act of a play-within-the play, a sex farce titled “Nothing On.”

No chance to get bored, though. The audience views each Act One from a different perspective: onstage rehearsal, backstage shenanigans and on- and off-stage performance chaos.

Respectfully Yours: Guidelines for email

Friday, February 22, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I find myself yearning for the old days of just having a landline telephone. My family and friends text and email all hours of the day. I don’t keep my cell phone with me all the time and I’m not always online. Everyone seems to want an immediate response. Are there rules for response time so as not to offend anyone?

Dear Reader, It seems the good, old-fashioned telephone call has gone by the wayside.

Although fast, email and texting bring about their own set of challenges.

Documentary screening about money in politics

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

The documentary film, “Big Money,” will be shown at 2:20 p.m. Feb. 25, Rooms 203-205, Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

“Big Money” explores the effects of money in politics, dark money, the revolving door, and common-sense solutions that the film’s producers say “will get our democracy back on track.”

The film’s director Vincent Mondillo will be available after the screening for a question and answer session.

Healthy Geezer: Pink eye contagious

Friday, February 22, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Pop-Pop, don’t feel bad that you gave me a cold in my eye. It wasn’t your fault ... was it?

This question came from my granddaughter, Maggie. She got conjunctivitis, known colloquially as “pink eye,” one week after I did.

Subsequently, Maggie’s mother and grandmother also got nasty cases that required multiple visits to an ophthalmologist.

Conjunctivitis is an infection of the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and part of the eyeball. The infection creates swelling of the eyelids and a reddening of the whites of the eyes.

Pa. Shakespeare names new education director

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), the professional theater at DeSales University, has announced the appointment of Anelise Diaz as the new Education Director.

Diaz will spearhead Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s educational programming, including the administration and project management of the Festival’s fall WillPower Tour, an annual Shakespeare competition for high school students, and coordinating student group visits to the Festival during the summer performance season.