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Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Celine celebrated: Tiffany Desrosiers takes audiences on a journey through Celine Dion’s greatest hits in “Celebrate Celine,” 7 p.m. April 27, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Celine Dion favorites in the concert include “The Power Of Love,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I’m Alive,” “Because You Loved Me,” “That’s The Way It Is” and “The Prayer.” The concert includes a 12-piece orchestra with a four-piece string section, plus dancers.

Allentown Band sound rings out in Carnegie Hall concert

Friday, April 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

NEW YORK -- “And to think these two schools from Puerto Rico were devastated and they got to Carnegie Hall,” said Deb Heiney, business manager, Allentown Band, after the band’s stellar performance on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York City, for the concluding night of the 2019 New York International Music Festival.

The festival, presented by World Projects Corp., brought six high school music groups and two college ensembles, which were adjudicated to qualify for participation, to the five-day festival, April 13-17, in New York.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, April 24: Italian wedding soup, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun / mustard, cucumber-sour cream salad, ambrosia.

Thursday, April 25: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, April 26: Roast beef w/ gravy, baked potato w / sour cream, green bean almondine, dinner roll w/ margarine, apple walnut cake.

Allentown, Municipal,

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The 67th Annual Festival of Bands Concert, “A Tribute to 60s to 80s Pops Music,” 2:30 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, presents the Municipal Band, Marine Band, Pioneer Band and Allentown Band performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Journey, Queen, The Beatles and more.

The Northampton Area High School Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The concert is intended to raise awareness of the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, April 25: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, April 26: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, April 29: Spaghetti w/ meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 30: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.

Healthy Geezer: Sleep apnea, anxiety

Friday, April 26, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How can I tell if I’m suffering from sleep apnea?

About 18 million United States citizens have sleep apnea. It’s much more common in older adults and men. Apnea is Greek for “without breath.”

People with sleep apnea stop breathing for as long as 30 seconds at a time. These interruptions can happen hundreds of times a night.

The breathing cessations may wake you and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. These awakenings usually are so brief that you don’t recall them.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

Excessive daytime sleepiness,


Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The Korea-Vietnam Memorial, Inc. (KVM) will hold a commemorative program, 2 p.m. April 28, U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, entrance, main campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The ceremony will honor veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, including a Purple Heart recipient, and members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and Fleet Reserve.

Recognition will be given to long-time KVM officers CEO Frank Ginther and President Robert Wolfe.

Movie Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

Friday, April 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Novelist Stephen King is a master of invoking the superstition metaphor of whistling past the cemetery, whereby when one is afraid, one tries to calm one’s fears by whistling.

It seldom helps.

It also won’t help with “Pet Sematary,” the remake of the 1989 film (a sequel, Pet Sematary Two” was released in 1992) based on King’s 1983 horror novel of the same title.

Presentation about ‘Earth Day’ at LV Heritage Museum

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”