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St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7



The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department...

Movie Review: ‘The Call of the Wild’ CGI

Friday, March 13, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Call of the Wild” has been lambasted for its Computer Generated Imagery creation of the lead character, Buck, a 140-pound St. Bernard–Scotch Collie mix.

The wags’ snarky sendups went something like this: Harrison Ford acts opposite a CGI dog. Well, yes, and it’s remarkable.

“The Call of the Wild” provides a rollicking good yarn based on the Jack London novel set in 1897 during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Canadian Yukon, Canada. Sled dogs were nearly as good as gold. Buck...

Curtain Rises: ‘Silence! The Musical’ LV premiere April 3-11 at Civic Theatre

Friday, March 13, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s “Silence! The Musical,” April 3 - 11, Civic Theatre514, Allentown, is based on the 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

At first glance, this stage adaptation might not seem like a good idea.

But “Silence!” is so over the top, the psychological horror does not hit home in the way it does in the film, and it is overshadowed by laughs.

Civic Theater of Allentown Artistic Director William Sanders, who’s...

Akropolis Reed Quintet to play in ‘Chamber on Stage’ concert

Friday, March 13, 2020 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A program of American music from the last century played on oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon highlights the next concert in Allentown Symphony’s two-year-old “Chamber on Stage” series.

The award-winning Akropolis Reed Quintet performs, 3 p.m. March 15, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Akropolis Reed Quintet will present its “These American Stories,” which features Gershwin’s famous “American in Paris” arranged for reed quintet, as well as an arrangement of Nina Simone’s “...

FAFSA sessions

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is holding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sessions at the Schnecksville Main Campus and LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center

Applicants for Fall 2020 enrollment at LCCC are to attend a free work session with LCCC Financial Aid staff members who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

FAFSA sessions main campus are 4 - 7 p.m. March 17 and 24, and April 9, 14 21, Room 118...

‘Epiphany’ screening at LCCC canceled

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) film showcase for Women’s History Month, featuring students’ work from the college Video Field Production class followed by the showing of “Epiphany,” a feature-length film by local female filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. March 16, Community Services Center ballroom, LCCC’s Schnecksville campus, has been cancelled.

“Epiphany,” by cowriters and co-directors Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis, is about a young girl and her family that...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Thursday, March 12: Honey glazed turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples.

Friday, March 13: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Monday, March 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Tuesday, March...

The Family Project: Straight-talk children about Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My children 6, 8, 10 and 12, keep asking if we are safe from the Coronavirus. What can I do as a parent to help them feel safe without causing unnecessary panic?

The panel members agreed that one way to assure the children when they are fearful is to give them things to do that help them feel in control, like washing their hands, a recommended measure to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

“It is an opportunity to teach children that there are things they can...

CATASAUQUA: ‘Crazy for You’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“Crazy for You” tap dances onto the stage, 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Director Brenda McGuire is assisted by music director Rob Arnold and choreographer Kerry McGuire.

Based on the Gershwin songwriting team’s 1930 musical, “Girl Crazy” and other productions (“Treasure Girl,” “A Damsel in Distress,” “Oh, Kay!,” “Shall We Dance,” “Ladies First,” “Primrose”), the music is by George Gershwin...