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Night On The Town: Shepard The Breeze in Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

They call him The Breeze and for Lehigh Valley native Chris Barczynski, his latest project is living up to its name.

“I’m celebrating 25 years as a professional musician,” says Barczynski.

“And I’ve done some amazing things in those 25 years. But this is the best thing that I’ve been a part of. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

His latest rock group, Shepard The Breeze, performs, 9 p.m. June 21, The Gin Mill, Northampton.

The concert is in support of his latest...

Respectfully Yours: Gossip reflects poorly

Friday, June 21, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a friend who I really like, with one exception. She will tell me things others have told her and it makes me uncomfortable. It makes me wonder what she says about me when I am not around. I would like to be able to keep this friendship, but not being able to speak freely with her makes me uncomfortable. How can I steer the conversation away from gossip?

Dear Reader, Gossip is unnecessary, unflattering and reflects poorly on character.

It would...

The Family Project: Summer programs

Friday, June 21, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Summer begins June 21. I am wondering what to do with my children, ages 8-15, to keep them active, safe and moving forward educationally. I don’t have money to send them to camp and I don’t want them spending their time in front of the computer or TV or on their phones. Any suggestions?

The panel had lots of suggestions. It would have been helpful to know how many children are being discussed and what their genders are.

“Interests will vary depending on how old each of the...

Review: ‘Pets 2’

Friday, June 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The concept for “The Secret Life of Pets” was brilliant: What do pets do when their owners are away? It being an animated feature movie, we learned and heard what pets thought and said.

“The Secret Life of Pets 2” gets the pets out of the house to some good and not so good effect.

Director Chris Renaud (“The Secret Life of Pets,” 2016; “The Lorax,” 2012; “Despicable Me,” 2010; “Despicable Me 2,” 2013), Parkland High School, Class of 1985, graduate, along with co-director...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 19: Hamburger, broccoli / cauliflower, peaches.

Thursday, June 20: Caprese chicken, roasted potatoes, peas, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, June 21: Apricot pork loin, mashed sweet potato, cauliflower, fruit cocktail.

Monday, June 24: Chicken and peppers, cilantro rice, succotash, orange.

Tuesday, June 25: Peach pork chop, mashed potato, wax beans, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, June 26: Macaroni and cheese,...

‘The Rain, The Park’ & Cowsills

Friday, June 21, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The “Happy Together Tour 2019” offers hit tunes from the 1960s and 1970s in one concert, 8 p.m. June 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The tour, now in its 10th year, features six headlining artists: The Turtles; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; The Buckinghams; The Classics IV, and The Cowsills.

The concert is expected to includef 35 hit songs from the era.

“The ‘Happy Together Tour’ is a show that takes you down memory lane for...

Baum School ‘Tribute to Polly Wood’

Friday, June 21, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The exhibition, “A Tribute to Polly Wood,” continues through July 3, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, with a memorial reception, 6-8 p.m. June 20, The Baum School of Art, as part of Allentown’s “Third Thursday” events.

Wood, born in Allentown in 1946, was a prolific Lehigh Valley-based artist and passionate arts advocate. As a long-time friend of The Baum School of Art, she was on the school’s board of trustees in the 1980s. Wood was also involved with The Lehigh Art...

Healthy Geezer: Three topics

Friday, June 21, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. When you have a bypass, what exactly do they do to your heart?

In conventional heart bypass, an incision about one-foot-long is made down the center of the chest to expose the heart. The surgeon takes a section of healthy blood vessel, often from inside the chest wall or from the lower leg, and attaches the ends above and below a blocked artery so that blood flow is diverted around the narrowed portion of a diseased artery.

Because the heart beats constantly, it needs a...

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Friday, June 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Stop” at The Peak: Trace Adkins’ “Don’t Stop Tour 2019” stops at 8 p.m. June 21, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Louisana native has sold 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” (1997), “Ladies Love Country Boys” (2007) and “You’re Gonna Miss This” (2008). His 2004 single, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” became a crossover Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit. He appeared in...