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Friday, March 24, 2017

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 1 (Ash Wednesday): Potato crusted cod, rosemary red potatoes, Scandanavian vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet cherries.

Thursday, March 2: Beef barley soup, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a roll with mustard, marinated vegetable salad, blueberry mold.

Friday, March 3: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, tuna salad hoagie, sunshine salad, peanut butter cookie.

Healthy Geezer: How to be happy

Friday, March 3, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are women happier than men?

There was a study of men and women in the United States that showed women are happier than men in their youth, and are unhappier when they are old.

The research was done by two economists, Anke Plagnol of the University of Cambridge and Richard Easterlin of the University of Southern California.

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”

- Bernard Meltzer

Princeton organist in ‘Extravaganza’ series

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University, performs in the “Noon-10 Concert,” 12:10 p.m. March 7, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, as part of a week-long “Organ Extravaganza,” March 5-12, presented by the Allentown Symphony.

Plutz will perform major pieces by Bach and Mendelssohn as well as selections such as “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” and “All Through the Night.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, apple.

Thursday, March 2: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, French green beans, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, March 3: Fish, pasta, mixed vegetables, apple.

Monday, March 6: Spaghetti, meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, March 7: Veal with gravy, pasta, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, March 8: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Mozart in the afternoon for PSO concert series

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, directed by Music Conductor Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 5, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The All-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part on the annual Sinfonia season. The program highlights the work of just one genius composer, but includes a breadth of emotions conveyed by strings and winds. From the pen of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart come works that are in turn playful, introspective and energetic.

Book talk, signing

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Historian and author David Price will visit the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, at 1 p.m. March 4, to speak about his book, “Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.”

“This program is for anyone interested in the American Revolution,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum, “It shows how ordinary people can make a real difference in the course of history.”

Price is a history interpreter for the Friends of Washington Crossing Park.

Concert Theater Review: ‘Nightingale’ sings for Bach Choir ‘Family’

Friday, March 3, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Imaginations soared with song and story for “The Nightingale,” The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra annual “Family Concert,” a collaboration with Mock Turtle Marionette Theater.

Bach Choir artistic director and conductor Greg Funfgeld set the tone for the Feb. 26 event with heartwarming stories of past young audience members. One girl had sweetly told him after a “Bach to School” concert that “It sounded so real.” Another shared that she had “practiced sitting still for three days” before attending a classical music concert.