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Bethlehem Palette Club holds 2018 Juried Exhibit

Friday, January 4, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

There are 46 pieces by 32 members of the Bethlehem Palette Club in the 2018 Juried Exhibit, with a closing reception 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Bethlehem.

“We have three exhibitions a year,” said President Diane Hutchinson, “Two are juried. One we call our ‘All Member Show,’ which means anybody can put in a piece and it is not juried for entry.” She added, “It is still juried for prizes.”

The Bethlehem Palette Club was founded in 1947 by nine artists. In...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying...

Respectfully Yours: Thank-you notes

Friday, January 4, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I know that you’re supposed to send thank-you notes for birthday and other gifts throughout the year. I’d love to hear your thoughts regarding whether you should send thank-you notes for every single gift you receive at Christmastime.

Dear Reader, It’s a grand and gracious act to consider sending each individual a thank-you note for a Christmas gift.

Sending individual thank-you notes is a wonderful idea, but it’s not necessary if you open a gift in front of...

Healthy Geezer: heart, germs, atrial

Friday, January 4, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What can you do to prevent heart failure?

There are a number of things that you can do to reduce risk of coronary artery disease and heart failure.

For starters, you should keep the following levels down: body weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, sugar, alcohol and salt. Exercise regularly. If you smoke, quit.

The most common symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling, which usually occurs in the ankles, feet and legs. Swelling is...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Special New Year’s Day meal: Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fresh orange.

Thursday, Jan. 3: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 4: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 7: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Chopped steak...

The Family Project: Teen drivers a concern

Friday, January 4, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 16-year-old daughter does not have a driver’s license, but some of her friends do. She asks repeatedly for permission to get into cars with her friends who have drivers’ licenses, but are inexperienced drivers. How many ways can I say, “No?” When, or under what circumstances, should I say, “Yes?”

The panel first talked about how to deal with the daughter’s repeated requests to go driving in vehicles with friends, then switched to ways to make the experience safer when the mother...

Movie Review: Nanny dearest, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mary Poppins Returns” isn’t as bad as I thought it might be.

Nor is it as good as I wanted it to be.

“Pish posh,” as Mary Poppins might say.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is the near-perfect 2018 holiday season release.

“Mary Poppins Returns” is paced by a terrific performance by Emily Blunt as the nanny Mary Poppins.

It also features a great performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the Lamplighter.

There are fine supporting performances, including Ben...

13th Annual ABEs salute Lehigh Valley Stage:

Friday, December 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The big news for the Lehigh Valley theater community in 2018, was, of course, Civic Theatre of Allentown’s successful $5.5-million “The Next Act” capital capaign to renovate and reopen its historic Nineteenth Street Theatre, namesake of Allentown’s West End Theatre District.

The other 2018 story of note in ABEs-land, as in the 13th annual Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton (ABEs) Lehigh Valley Press Focus awards for locally-produced theater, was the success of Northampton Community College’s...