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Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 26, 2018 by JANE KNOTEK in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 24: Lasagna soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo, red skinned potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Jan. 25: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, au gratin potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, blushed pears.

Friday, Jan. 26: Potato cheese soup, hot dog w/ kraut on bun, baked beans, fresh watermelon, iced brownie.

Monday, Jan. 29: Cream of chicken vegetable soup,...

Duggan plays Bach

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

PA sinfonia:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents its “Winter Vivaldi” concert with Father Seán Brett Duggan, pianist, for Johann Sebastian Bach’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1051, at 3 p.m. Jan. 28, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Sinfonia principal trumpeter Lawrence Wright is featured in Concerto in D for Trumpet, TWV 43: D7, by Georg Telemann. The ensemble performs Trio Sonata No. 2 in G minor for Two Oboes, Bassoon and Continuo, by Jan Dismas...

Poetry workshop

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group meets 10 a.m. - noon Jan. 27, Palmer Branch, Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township. The business meeting, free and open to the public 18 years and older, is 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

At 11 a.m, David A. Miller II will present a program about writing poetry, and from 1:30 - 3 p.m., a poetry workshop. Attendees will receive a Valentine’s card and envelope.

The afternoon workshop is free for members, with a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 24: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, Jan. 25: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Jan. 26: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, Jan. 29: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, Jan. 30: Baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....

Healthy Geezer: Hearing

Friday, January 26, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. I think I need a hearing aid. Any recommendations?

I’ve received this question from more than a few readers. It’s a subject of great interest to seniors.

About one in three Americans over age 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. However, only about one out of five who would benefit from a hearing aid uses one.

It’s important to explain that a hearing aid will not restore...

‘Art of Circus’ spans hundreds of years

Friday, January 26, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

At his core, lead producer and creator Tad Empage has a deep passion and appreciation for the arts.

“I’ve always been interested in the arts,” Empage explains in a phone interview. “I was a painter when I first arrived in New York City, started getting involved in theater. Art has always been with me, even before performing arts became my career. I wanted to honor the visual arts in which we find in life.”

Empage conceptualized “Art of Circus,” which will be presented at 8 p.m...


Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Ballet awakens: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The State Theatre Ballet of Russia, founded by dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, is under the direction of dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin. “Sleeping Beauty,” with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and a production by Anatoly Emelianov that includes 55...

‘Sleeping Beauty’ awakens Russian ballet tradition

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty,” a beautiful ballet adapted from the 1800s’ French fairy tale, which includes an exquisite score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by the famed Marius Petipa.

“Sleeping Beauty” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia was founded in 1961 by legendary dancer and prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, and is now under...

Movie Review: ‘The Post’ puts a 30 on it

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For ink-stained wretches like yours truly (in my 50th year of journalism), “The Post” is a nostalgia trip, set in 1971 when budding young journalists emerged from the then Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University and other institutions of higher-learning fueled by what was going on at The Washington Post and the New York Times.

“The Post,” an Oscar picture nominee, tells the story of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers from an insider’s perspective of Washington Post...