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Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 28: Pork rib-b-q, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Thursday, June 29: Apple juice, baked ziti, Italian vegetables, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, homemade sugar cookie.

Friday, June 30: Orange juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, July 3: Beef burgundy over extra wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, July 4: Closed for July 4.

Healthy Geezer: gout and alcohol

Friday, June 30, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Can drinking alcohol give you gout?

Gout, which is one of the most painful forms of arthritis, is caused by a build-up of crystals of uric acid in a joint. Alcohol can lead to increased production of uric acid, so it puts you at a higher risk of getting gout.

Alcohol leads to gout in multiple ways:

It contains purines, proteins that are broken down into uric acid. Purines are found naturally in your body and in some foods.

It promotes dehydration, which raises the uric-acid level in the blood.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSF “Evita” lauded:Dee Roscioli, above left, as Eva Peron, and Dan Domenech, above right, as Che, star in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) critically-acclaimed production of “Evita,” through July 2, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. PSF Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze directs “Evita,” which also stars world-renowned baritone and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot as Eva’s husband, Colonel Juan Perón. “Evita,” with a cast of 40, is the largest-ever cast at PSF.

Review: ‘Cars 3’

Friday, June 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animation series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.

“Cars 3” again gives us vehicles that are quite the characters with cute, spiffy or clunky bodies, personalities and voices. The cars’ suspensions and tires animate like frisky puppies or barnyard animals. The grilles function as mouths.

Something ‘Wild’: Once again, the new circus comes to Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Friday, June 30, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

When Noah Dach, a 2016 Muhlenberg College graduate and fellow student Henry Evans decided they wanted to run away and join the circus, they instead created their own.

Dach, Evans and Tommy McCarthy co-founded the Atlas Circus Company, which has been developing performances in and around New York City since the trio graduated from Muhlenberg College. McCarthy is assistant director of “Wild.”

Theater Review: ‘The Hound’ is afoot at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”

- Sherlock Holmes,

“The Hound of the Baskervilles”

The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.

No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.

Medical marijuana: Salisbury Township amendment sent to LV planners

Sunday, June 25, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A proposed amendment to the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities has been advanced to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted unanimously 7-0 to submit the amendment to regional planners for review. Stephen McKitish, planners vice-chairman, made the motion to bring the matter to a vote, seconded by planner Richard Schreiter.


Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Anna and Roy C. Kern of Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 21 with an intimate family party.

The couple was married in a double wedding June 21, 1947, with Anna’s identical twin sister, Kathryn, and her husband Robert Schmoyer, who are both now deceased.

The wedding took place at Neffs Union Church, Neffs, North Whitehall Township, with Lutheran Pastor Willard Weida and United Church of Christ Pastor Robert Urffer officiating.