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Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Family Project: Relatives’ divorce

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My sister and her husband are going through a separation and probably a divorce. My children, ages eight and five, keep asking questions like why their aunt comes to visit them alone. We keep telling them that Uncle Kevin is out of town, but eventually we will have to be honest with them. How do we explain divorce to children?

The panel stressed the importance of being honest with children when answering their questions, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go into great detail...

Theater Review: The butler didn’t do it at The Pines

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s a whodunit with a comic twist and a motley cast of characters worthy of any rogues’ gallery.

It’s The Pines Dinner Theatre’s highly-inventive, wildly-funny, season-opener “Who Done It?,” an audience-participation murder-mystery stage show.

The show was presented Jan. 18, the performance seen for this review, and Jan. 19, 25, 26 and Feb. 2 at the Allentown theater.

With script, lyrics and direction by Pines’ long-time artistic director Oliver Blatt; original music by...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Sax: Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music headlines the first Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Saxophone Festival,” Feb. 4 and 5, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Area saxophone players can enhance their skills and meet other Lehigh Valley musicians. Middle school, high school and college students and adults with a minimum of three years experience are eligible. Participants must be able to learn and perform festival music and attend rehearsals and the concert. The schedule is:...

Healthy Geezer: How to achieve long life

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are your best recommendations for achieving a long life?

The American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging offers a Top 10 list for longevity that can’t be beat. Here’s an edited version of the list. The cliches are mine.

1. Go Over The Rainbow: You need fewer calories when you get older. Choose nutrient-rich foods like brightly-colored fruits and vegetables. Eat a range of colors. The more varied the colors, the wider the range of nutrients you’re likely...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, Feb. 4: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Low salt baked ham, w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels...

Pa.-Dutch humor

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. William Donnery will speak about “Legendary Pennsylvania-Dutch Humor,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Donner will explore Pennsylvania-Dutch humor and share some of his favorite Pennsylvania-Dutch and Groundhog Day jokes.

Donner will discuss Pennsylvania-Dutch humorists, including Ted Rickenbach, nicknamed Professor Schnitzel, whose mid-20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch radio...

Schmall:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dennis and Linda (Cser) Schmall, of Coplay, celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 25.

The couple was married in 1969 at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton. Father York officiated.

Dennis is a son of the late Charles and Anna Schmall, of Coplay. Linda is a daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia Cser, of Cementon.

The Schmalls have a son, Brian, husband of Denise, and a daughter, Tammy, wife of Edward Stahlnecker, all of Northampton.

They have four...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...

Respectfully Yours: Pushy salesperson

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, The other day, I went to a big retailer and crossed paths with a salesperson who was pushy. After the first couple of tries to excuse myself, I started to feel uncomfortable. I was not interested in the product he was selling and he would not take “No” for an answer. How do you politely tell a persistent salesperson you are not interested?

Dear Reader,

Working in sales is about convincing potential customers they can’t live without a product. You just so...