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Allentown St. Patty’s Parade events set

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Barri and Lisa Arnold of Allentown have been selected King and Queen of the 2020 Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade, following in the footsteps of Lisa’s parents, 2012 King and Queen Ed and Mary Ward.

The 63rd Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade, 1:30 p.m. March 22, West End Theater District, includes the 2020 king and queen in a white coach drawn by a team of Belgium horses followed by parade divisions, each led by a pipe band.

Events associated with the parade include:


Healthy Geezer: Read labels to reduce sodium in your diet

Friday, March 13, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have high blood pressure and I’m trying to cut down on sodium in my diet. Should I switch to sea salt from regular table salt?

Sea salt is made by evaporating seawater.

Table salt comes from underground mines.

Sea salt sounds healthier, doesn’t it? It evokes lots of images of crashing surf, tanned bodies, marlin jumping out of the water. How bad can it be?

Sea salt and table salt contain the same amount of sodium chloride. Switching won’t help you with your...

FAFSA sessions

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is holding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sessions at the Schnecksville Main Campus and LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center

Applicants for Fall 2020 enrollment at LCCC are to attend a free work session with LCCC Financial Aid staff members who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

FAFSA sessions main campus are 4 - 7 p.m. March 17 and 24, and April 9, 14 21, Room 118...

‘Epiphany’ screening at LCCC canceled

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) film showcase for Women’s History Month, featuring students’ work from the college Video Field Production class followed by the showing of “Epiphany,” a feature-length film by local female filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. March 16, Community Services Center ballroom, LCCC’s Schnecksville campus, has been cancelled.

“Epiphany,” by cowriters and co-directors Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis, is about a young girl and her family that...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Thursday, March 12: Honey glazed turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples.

Friday, March 13: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Monday, March 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Tuesday, March...

The Family Project: Straight-talk children about Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My children 6, 8, 10 and 12, keep asking if we are safe from the Coronavirus. What can I do as a parent to help them feel safe without causing unnecessary panic?

The panel members agreed that one way to assure the children when they are fearful is to give them things to do that help them feel in control, like washing their hands, a recommended measure to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

“It is an opportunity to teach children that there are things they can...

CATASAUQUA: ‘Crazy for You’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“Crazy for You” tap dances onto the stage, 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Director Brenda McGuire is assisted by music director Rob Arnold and choreographer Kerry McGuire.

Based on the Gershwin songwriting team’s 1930 musical, “Girl Crazy” and other productions (“Treasure Girl,” “A Damsel in Distress,” “Oh, Kay!,” “Shall We Dance,” “Ladies First,” “Primrose”), the music is by George Gershwin...