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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Respectfully Yours: How to be gracious Thanksgiving dinner host

Friday, November 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This year, I host my first Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. I have my recipes and menu ready, but I am not sure what other details I should consider. Can you please provide tips for being a gracious host?

Dear Reader,

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year and it can be daunting whether it’s your first time hosting or your 20th time.

As the host, not only are you preparing a feast, you are also responsible for...

Korean War vets

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

Phoebe Terrace Korean War Veterans Richard “Dick” Reider, Louis “Lou” Wolf and The Rev. Wilbur “Bill” Albright discuss “The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” moderated by Frank Gunter, followed by a screening of “Unforgettable: The Korean War,” 7 p.m. Nov, 11, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket reservations: steelstacks.org; 610-332-3378

‘Second Sunday’ concert

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

UNITARIAN LV:

Neil Kirkwood’s Blue Invention Trio performs 3 p.m. Nov. 10, “Second Sunday Concert Series,” second-floor sanctuary, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Trio features Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes; Tim Harrison, flute and piano, and Ron Horton, flugelhorn.

Concert guests may meet the artists at a post-concert reception.

Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652

The name says it all: Allentown Symphony concerts have all-Tchaikovsky program

Friday, November 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a name that most of us know because of his popular ballet, “The Nutcracker,” and his overture, the “1812 Overture,” with the famous part for bombastic canons. Both of these pieces are performed regularly at thousands of concerts all over the world.

Tchaikovsky was a leading composer in Russia, living between 1840-1893, but he led a complicated, emotional life with bouts of depression, a disastrous marriage to one of his students, and a long-time...

10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.

“ArtsQuest is excited to...

Civic Theatre launches $1.1-mllion ‘Kapital for Kids’ campaign

Friday, November 1, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons heard Broadway tunes from Civic’s brand-new Civic Show Choir and took tours of the second floor of the Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 21 when the nonprofit theater kicked off the third and final phase of its capital campaign.

“Kapital for Kids” aims to raise $1.1 million to replace second-floor windows, renovate and modernize the classroom-rehearsal studios and the costume shop, and preserve and weatherize the Ninteenth Street Theatre façade.

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DeLeon-Kulanko:

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeLeon of Bethlehem announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki, to Tyler Kulanko, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kulanko of Bethlehem.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Freedom High School and is employed by St. Luke’s Physicians Group.

Her fiance, also a Freedom High School graduate, works for St. Luke’s University Health Network.

A May 2021 wedding date has been set.

‘Veterans Awareness’

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold “Veterans Awareness Week,’ Nov. 11-14.

LCCC will continue the “Faces of Honor” tribute with banners displayed in the Student Union on the Schnecksville campus.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

The LCCC Foundation and Veterans Club third annual “LCCC Military Bingo Night” is Nov. 14. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. in...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“More cowbell”: Stop, look and listen for a double dose of heavy metal with UFO and Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. UFO, which formed in England in 1968, has released 22 studio albums, from “UFO 1” (1970) to “The Salentino Cuts” (2017); sold more than 20 million albums, with the group’s most popular songs including “Doctor Doctor,” “Rock Bottom,” “Natural Thing,” “Lights Out,” “Too Hot to Handle” and “Only You Can Rock Me.” The UFO lineup is:...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 30: Cranberry glazed pork loin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples with dried cranberries.

Thursday, October 31: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Friday, November 1: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Monday, November 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on...