Northwestern Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Respectfully Yours: Perfume triggers coworker’s allergies

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am sensitive to scents, particularly perfume. The aroma triggers my allergies. I sit close to a coworker whose perfume is overpowering. How do I nicely tell someone her she’s wearing too much perfume?

Dear Reader,

Working in close quarters can sometimes be challenging.

For people who are sensitive to smells, overwhelming perfume can present an unhealthy work environment.

Lehigh County senior menus

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

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

Thursday, February 13: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Friday, February 14: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Monday, February 17 - Closed - President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 18: Chicken and dumplings, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, scalloped pears.

Student Poetry Project accepting entries

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 15th 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 22 and April 23 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.

Northampton County senior menus

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, February 12: Cream of mushroom soup,sausage sandwich w/ green peepers and onions, pasta salad, banana mousse.

Thursday, February 13: Baked meatloaf w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

Friday, February 14: Happy Valentine’s Day. Chicken stuffed w/ broccoli and cheese, rice pilaf, Waldorf salad, strawberry creme shortcake.

Monday, February 17: Closed for Presidents’ Day.

Healthy Geezer: Aspirin may provide health benefits

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been hearing a lot about the health benefits of aspirin. Is it some kind of cure-all or am I a victim of hype?

I wouldn’t call it hype. There’s a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments.

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates, which work by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, swelling and blood clots.

‘Cougar for a Day’

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Prospective Lehigh Carbon Community College students can “Be a Cougar for a Day.”

Students may experience a typical day on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville. Learn about LCCC’s admission process, attend a college class and experience student life, including dining in the cafeteria and taking a campus tour.

Students may schedule a one-on-one appointment with an LCCC admissions representative.

Fresh off ‘Trio,’ Jake Shimabukuro makes ukulele fun

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Jake Shimabukuro will change your mind about the ukulele, with his dramatic and lively mix of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, flamenco, and traditional Hawaiian music. Shimabukuro, 43, has developed a sound filled with music improvisation.

The Jake Shimabukuro Trio performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Musikfest Cafe, ArttsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, with Dave Preston, guitar, and Jackson Waldhoff, bass.

Shimabukuro is releasing a new album, “Trio,” a few days before the Bethlehem concert.

Theater Review: Symbolizing ‘The Humans’ condition at Civic Theatre

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Lehigh Valley premiere of “The Humans” at Civic Theatre of Allentown through Feb. 23 hits a little too close to home as it peels away the layers of a typical family’s relationships and issues, and leaves the audience wondering what it had just experienced.

The one-act, approximately two-hour, drama written by Stephen Karam features members of a dysfunctional Scranton, Pennsylvania, family. The play opened on Broadway in 2016, and won that year’s Tony Award for Best Play. It was also a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Isn’t it romantic? Simon Mulligan in Valentine’s Day jazz concert

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

A visit by Simon Mulligan has become a tradition this time of year at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall.

The Simon Mulligan Trio will appear for the seventh time in Miller Symphony Hall, for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, on Valentine’s Day.

Appearing with Mulligan is Gene Perla, upright bass, and Dave Willard, drums.

Last year, English pianist Mulligan played two sold-out concerts with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (ASO), performing George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm Variations” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”