Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Film, talk

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

JCC OF LV:

“Nicky’s Family” will be screened at 7 p.m. March 19, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, as part of the Jewish & Israeli Film Series. The documentary film is about the 1939 Czech kindertransport. Eva Levitt, of Allentown, a Czechoslovakia native and Holocaust child survivor, is speaker.

Tickets: lvjcc.org; Welcome Desk, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. Information: 610.435.3571

Review: ‘Madea’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To paraphrase Williams Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Act 2, Scene 3, and give it a twist, “I have not come here to bury ‘Medea,’ but to praise him-her.”

“A Madea Family Funeral” is the 11th in the feature film comedy series by actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry, who again plays the title role. Perry has said this is his final outing as family matriarch, Madea (introduced in “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman,” 2005).

In the latest, and last, installment, Perry also plays...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 13: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, March 14: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, March 15: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Monday, March 18: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut,...

Healthy Geezer: wife’s hearing loss

Friday, March 15, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My wife just turned 70 and her hearing isn’t what it used to be. Do you have any suggestions to improve my communication with her?

About one in three United States citizens age 60 or more suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

Presbycusis, one form of hearing loss, occurs with age. Presbycusis can be caused by changes in the inner ear, auditory nerve, middle ear, or outer ear. Some of its causes are the aging...

Kitchen, Levine

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

GALLERY

AT ST. JOHN’S:

Award-winning Boston folksinger-songwriter and Easton native Terry Kitchen and New Jersey folksinger Mara Levine perform at 1 p.m. March 17, The Gallery at St. John’s, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 330 Ferry St., Easton.

Kitchen and Levine have performed and recorded as a duo since 2008. They released a duo EP in 2012 and appear on each other’s solo albums, including Levine’s CD, “Facets of Folk” (No. 1, National Folk-DJ Chart, January), and Kitchen’...

Emmaus: ‘Les Miserables’

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of redemption and political turmoil, “Les Misérables: School Edition” takes to the barricades at Emmaus High School at 7 p.m. March 13, 14, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. March 16 and 17, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.

The iconic tale of social injustice set in 19th-century France follows the journey of Jean Valjean, a peasant recently released from prison after serving a harsh term for stealing a loaf of bread. Inspired by an act of...

Saucon Valley: ‘Curtains’

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

There’s murder afoot on the stage at Saucon Valley High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical-comedy, at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. March 17, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

It’s 1959 and Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise of the untalented leading lady of the musical, “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West.” While trying to solve the mysterious deaths of...

Student Poetry Project deadline March 15

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

Respectfully Yours: Monologuing

Friday, March 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I don’t want to hurt my cousin’s feelings, but she says the same thing at least three times but in different ways. I think she wants to keep the conversation going but I find it annoying. She will tell me that someone cut her off while she was driving and then she will tell me again, but in a different way. She does not suffer from memory loss. How can I politely change the subject?

Dear Reader,

Your cousin is failing to accurately read social clues. She is not...