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Friday, June 22, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars’

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” takes us back to the halcyon days of Hollywood science-fiction film-making: You know, the days when characters, stories and plot development meant something.

“Solo” tells the story of the young Han Solo (played with astonishing alacrity by handsome and fresh-faced Alden Ehrenreich) and how he met his compatriots Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (the wonderful and compelling Donald Glover of Childish Gambino music video fame).

Director...

The Family Project: ‘me time’

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a stay-at-home mom of three: ages 8, 6 and 4. My husband works long hours, and we have no family in the area to help out. I have started gaining weight, and often feel sad and lonely. I know I should take time for myself, but I don’t know how. Any advice?

The panelists had a number of suggestions, ranging from things the mom could do for herself to ways she might connect with other adults.

The discussion began by explaining that part of dealing with the situation was to...

‘Juneteeth’

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

A “Juneteenth: Freedom Day” commemoration will be held at 1 p.m. June 16 at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Juneteenth,” or “Freedom Day,” has been observed annually in the United States since 1865 as the date to remember for the end of slavery in the U.S.

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum will host a slide-lecture commemorating “Juneteenth” and exploring the historic and significant role enslaved black Americans played working for...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 13: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, June 14 - Father’s Day meal: BBQ pork “Hawg Wing”, roasted red potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.

Friday, June 15: Apple juice, baked meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.

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Healthy Geezer: Meniere’s disease

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine has Meniere’s disease. What is it exactly?

Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear disorder that produces a group of symptoms including vertigo, a spinning sensation that can lead to nausea and vomiting. Meniere’s usually occurs in only one ear.

The disease was named after French physician Prosper Ménière, who first described it in 1861. Meniere’s main symptoms are:

Attacks of vertigo without warning that last 20 minutes to more than two hours.

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Fundraising event

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Steps4Stellar

Steps4Stellar is holding a fundraiser noon-6 p.m. Aug. 4, Eight Oaks Crafts Distillery, 7189 Route 309, New Tripoli.

Eight Oaks, which hosts “Barn Raisings,” will donate 10 percent of proceeds from cocktails, t-shirts, and bottles sales.

There will also be a basket raffle.

Information or to donate: Steps4Stellar.com

Steps4Stellar is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and provide scholarships to families...

Lehigh Valley Summer Stage

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St., Allentown.

muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333...

Respectfully Yours: cell-phone talk

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, While I was sitting in a automotive service department waiting room, a woman sat down next to me. She was on her cell phone, having a long, loud, animated conversation. Me and everyone else in the room could hear every single word of her conversation. Is it not common practice to leave the room when you get a call in a confined space? Do people not realize that they are being intrusive?

Dear Reader,

Some people honestly don’t realize their actions are disrupting...

Book sale June 28, 30

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Allentown

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book “bag sale” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 in the book sale room at the library.

Shoppers may purchase a brown paper bag from the library for a small fee and fill it up with books.

There will be an assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.

All proceeds benefit the library.

Information: allentownpl.org

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, June 14: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, June 15: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 18: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, June 19: Breaded veal patty w...