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Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, whet bread w/ margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, July 27: Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole; Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, July 28: Apple juice, roast turkey-bacon and Swiss w/ lettuce and tomato on roll w/ ranch dressing; cucumber-onion salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, July 31: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, red potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh variety melon.

Up close & personal: State Theatre’s Shelley Brown promises fans more ‘Wow’ for venue’s 2017-18 season

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wow Factor” is in effect for the 2017-18 season of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The 2016-17 season at the historic State Theatre was billed as “90 years of Wow.”

State Theatre President and CEO Shelley Brown says when she was planning the 2017-18 season she made sure that the 91st year would continue to “Wow.”

“It really inspired me that it was really important to me that we’re ready for 90 more,” says Brown. “That’s why the tag line, “Nobody does it better.’

Bud’s View: Penna. turtles

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Editor’s Note: The most recent “Bud’s View” was published in the May 17 and 18, 2017, Focus section. The following column is believed to be the last “Bud’s View” column written by Bud Cole. It was found on his computer, ready to be submitted for publication. Bud Cole died July 21, 2017.

The turtle is probably the most easily recognized and the most favorably accepted of all the cold-blooded vertebrates known as reptiles.

It’s believed that reptiles, including the turtle, evolved from amphibians more than 250 million years ago.

There are three reptile groups:

Healthy Geezer: Fast heart rhythms

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My father was diagnosed with SVT? Is that bad?

SVT stands for supraventricular tachycardia, an abnormally-fast heart rhythm. It is not usually dangerous. SVT is one of many types of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Most arrhythmias are harmless. Even serious arrhythmias can be treated successfully. Most people with arrhythmias are able to live healthy lives.

Theater Review: Shakespeare as we like it at PSF

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) has saved the best for last in its 2017 season (“Troilus and Cressida,” July 26-Aug. 6, notwithstanding) with a splendid production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” which bookends a season that opened with the spectacular “Evita” (June 14-July 2).

“As You Like It” is in repertory with “The Three Musketeers,” through Aug. 6, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. In other words, it’s the same cast in different roles. “As You Like It” was seen opening night, July 22, for this review.

Theater Review: ‘The Bikinis’ a Shore thing at The Pines

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Billed as “a musical beach party,” the Pines Dinner Theatre’s latest production, “The Bikinis,” is an often funny, always entertaining and undeniably nostalgic romp down jukebox memory lane from the 1960s and beyond. “The Bikinis” continues through Aug. 20 at the Pines, Allentown. The opening night July 7 performance was seen for this review.

Theater Review: Circus gone ‘Wild’ in world debut at MSMT

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Much as the title implies, the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theater (MSMT) production of ‘Wild” is wildly unlike any other play I’ve seen to date, and for all the best reasons.

“Wild” continues through July 29, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. Showtimes are 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Yeager-Seiferheld:

Friday, July 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Michael and Donnamarie Yeager of Allentown announce the engagement of their daughter, Desiree’ Marie Yeager, to Tyler Dennis Seiferheld, son of Dennis and Lydia Seiferheld, of Allentown.

Desiree’ is a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education and special education.

She is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction through the University of Scranton.

Desiree’ is a first-grade teacher at St. John Vianney Regional School, Allentown.

Healthy Geezer: Sweating

Friday, July 21, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m a healthy 71-year-old woman and I sweat a lot. I was wondering if it’s something I should discuss with my doctor.

Heavy sweating, or perspiration, is normal if you are exercising, in a hot environment or you are nervous. It also happens during menopause.

Healthy people sweat, but the amount varies widely. Some people inherit heavy sweating, especially on their palms and the soles of their feet. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, excessive sweating affects about 8 million Americans.