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Review: ‘Isle’

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Wes Anderson is a very idiosyncratic film-maker.

Consider the titles of feature movies Anderson has directed.

From his first feature, “Bottle Rocket” (1996), to “Rushmore” (1998), “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004), “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), “The Darjeeling Limited” (2007), “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), Anderson has created worlds of personalities, locations and...

Fae Queen

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Her hair falls like waves across her shoulders,

The long, dark ringlets like a raven’s wing.

She makes all mortal hearts to smolder;

It is of her that our minstrels sing.

Tall she is, and fair, like the morning.

Slender is her waist wrapped in a belt of gold.

All ye mortals heed my warning:

Look not upon the maiden strong and bold,

Or your heart will forever be taken

By the Faerie Queen of old.

Her tale has oft been told...

A Home and A House

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

We ran around the house

with the worry

of banging our knees.

Saturday morning sunlight poured in.

The light tickled and danced,

on the top of our noses.

The laughs and cheers of my family filled the cracks within our home. Our favorite time to be alone was at night.

We spent hours playing with the door stopper and wondering

where the vibrations led.

My lungs were covered in weeks worth of dust. My cough was crunchy and deep....

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, April 26: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, April 27: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.

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Bel Canto Children’s Chorus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

WESLEY METHODIST:

The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents its 24th annual spring concert “We Are One,” 4 p.m. April 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto Founder and Artistic Director, says, “Our program this spring celebrates the diverse heritage of our choristers and their families.

“We will be singing music from Wales, England, Ireland, Bali, Puerto Rico, and music in the African-...

Respectfully Yours: best man speech

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m the best man in my older brother’s wedding this summer. I am expected to give the toast and I am not comfortable talking in front of a big crowd of people. Do you have any tips for making a solid speech?

Dear Reader,

Being asked to offer a toast at a wedding is an honor and the best man’s toast is as close to non-optional as it gets.

The first step to giving the perfect toast is practicing ahead of time. Write down what you’re going to say. A...

The Family Project: electronics addiction

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our 19-year-old son has failed out of two separate colleges. Since he came home, we have noticed that he is constantly on his phone or laptop, which he admits interfered with his college success. He is an adult, and we want him to be responsible for himself, but he thinks he may be addicted to electronics. Are there any resources available for him?

The overuse of or addiction to electronics and video is a new, but a real issue facing society today, according to the panel.

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Healthy Geezer: Shoulder problems

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. You can settle a bet for me. Who gets shoulder problems more often, athletes or seniors?

Athletes such as pitchers, tennis players and swimmers are especially susceptible to shoulder problems because of their repetitive overhead motions. However, shoulder problems are most likely to victimize people older than 60. You can deduce that, as a group, old athletes are at the highest risk of shoulder injury.

The shoulder is the body’s most movable joint....