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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 5: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 6: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, April 9: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 10: Baked ham w/maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....

Pennsylvania Playhouse visits ‘Brighton Beach’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Bright Beach Memoirs” is the classic coming-of-age tale of 15-year-old Eugene Morris Jerome as he navigates life with his family in 1937 Brooklyn.

The Neil Simon semi-autobiographical play has been a comedy favorite since it debuted on Broadway in 1983.

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” is presented April 6, 7, 13-15, 19-22, The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Rody Gilkeson, long-time director of shows...


Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ASO Chamber Series: The Allentown Symphony Association announces its second annual collboration with the Arts at St. John’s for the “ASO Chamber Series” at St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Alentown. Allentown Symphony Orchestra musicians, along with guests soloists, will perform four 50-minute concerts during April in the beautiful nave of the stained-glass church. The first, at 12:10 p.m. April 3, features Eliezer Gutman, violinist and Concertmaster of the Allentown...

Allentown Central: ‘Disaster!’

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Disaster!,” a spoof of classic disaster films, comes to the stage at 7 p.m. April 5, 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Kateri Swavely-Verenna directs the Allentown Central Catholic High School production, aided by assistant director and choreographer Adrienne Motley and music director Hunter Chadeayne.

The plot involves several New Yorkers attending the opening of a floating casino and disco that is...

Growing Green: garden myth-busters

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

With winter slowly receding, even as spring officially has arrived, a new gardening season is around the corner. Homeowners are awash in suggestions for how to successfully care for plants, but it is imperative to sift through information provided on websites and garden articles.

Seek for facts and research-based information that you can get from Cooperative Extension websites. Despite being repeated for decades, many horticultural practices can do more harm than good. Debunking these...

Nazareth: ‘Little Women’

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nazareth Area High School brings the 19th century back to life with “Little Women the Musical,” at 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13, and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7 and 14, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.

John Andreadis directs the Nazareth production, assisted by music director Pamela Westphal, choreographer Colette Boudreaux, and pit orchestra director Rick Hilborn.

The production is based on “Little Women,” the semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa...

Sunny news about sunlight

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a child, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?

Most public-health messages focus on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.

But there is some sunny news about the sun.

Sunlight increases the...