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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Allentown Central: ‘Disaster!’

Friday, March 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Disaster!,” a spoof of classic disaster films, comes to the stage at 7 p.m. April 5, 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Kateri Swavely-Verenna directs the Allentown Central Catholic High School production, aided by assistant director and choreographer Adrienne Motley and music director Hunter Chadeayne.

The plot involves several New Yorkers attending the opening of a floating casino and disco that is...

Growing Green: garden myth-busters

Friday, March 30, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

With winter slowly receding, even as spring officially has arrived, a new gardening season is around the corner. Homeowners are awash in suggestions for how to successfully care for plants, but it is imperative to sift through information provided on websites and garden articles.

Seek for facts and research-based information that you can get from Cooperative Extension websites. Despite being repeated for decades, many horticultural practices can do more harm than good. Debunking these...

Nazareth: ‘Little Women’

Friday, March 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nazareth Area High School brings the 19th century back to life with “Little Women the Musical,” at 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 12 and 13, and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7 and 14, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 E. Center St., Nazareth.

John Andreadis directs the Nazareth production, assisted by music director Pamela Westphal, choreographer Colette Boudreaux, and pit orchestra director Rick Hilborn.

The production is based on “Little Women,” the semi-autobiographical novel by Louisa...

Sunny news about sunlight

Friday, March 30, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a child, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?

Most public-health messages focus on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.

But there is some sunny news about the sun.

Sunlight increases the...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken noodle soup, barbecue pork croquette / gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread w/margarine, blushed pears.

Thursday, March 29: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens w/ Italian dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, angel food cake w/ fresh strawberry topping.

Friday, March 30: Closed for Good Friday.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 29: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, March 30: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 2: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, April 3: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak...

Review: ‘Imagine’

Friday, March 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“I Can Only Imagine” is an inspirational movie about the writing of the hit Christian rock song by the band, MercyMe. The song received the 2002 Dove Award, the Christian music recording business equivalent of a Grammy. With 2.5 million copies sold, “I Can Only Imagine” is said to be the best-selling Christian pop music single ever.

The song was written by MercyMe lead vocalist Bart Millard. The song was inspired by the death of Millard’s father. Millard and his father had a...

Respectfully Yours: gym etiquette

Friday, March 30, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

I recently joined a gym for the first time and am feeling very self-conscious. Are there gym etiquette rules that I should know so I don’t embarrass myself?

Dear Reader, Even at a gym, rules of etiquette should be followed. Sure, the social graces expected in a gym are a bit different from those expected at a formal dinner or wedding, but manners are important just the same.

The gym can be an intimidating place if you are new and your first few workouts might be stressful as...