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Friday, January 17, 2020

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, January 1: Closed. Happy New Year.

Thursday, January 2: Cream of mushroom soup, chicken paprikash, wide noodles, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Friday, January 3: Onion Romano soup, cheeseburger on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, Mandarin oranges.

The Family Project: Discussing biological father a concern

Friday, January 3, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 11-year-old son has not seen his father in 10 years after I divorced his father when I learned he was a drug addict. I am happily remarried. My son has a stepbrother. As my son enters his teen years, should give him information about his biological father? I am also worried about awakening a possible genetic predisposition to addiction.

14th annual ABEs Salute Lehigh Valley Stage: From plays to musicals, theater unbound in 2019

Friday, January 3, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Lehigh Valley regional theater continued to delight, surprise and impress in 2019.

The ABEs, as in Allentown Bethlehem and Easton, is an attempt to encapsulate a year’s-worth of plays and musicals produced by Lehigh Valley nonprofit theater companies.

This is the 14th annual ABEs. The overview is based on stage shows seen and-or reviewed by myself and Carole Gorney. Admittedly, we didn’t see every show in 2019.

For purposes of scale, the ABEs are divided into two categories.

Focus 2019 theater review list

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Here is a list of theater reviews published in 2019 by the Lehigh Valley Press Focus, listing play, theater, date of publication date and reviewer.

Theater reviews can be searched by title, theater and review publication date on the Focus page of Lehigh Valley Press:

thelehighvalleypress.com/focus

Focus 2019 Lehigh Valley theater reviews

“Who’s Holiday,” Civic Theatre, Dec. 21, Carol Gorney

“Christmas Carole 1944,” Civic Theatre, Dec. 12, Carole Gorney

“She Loves Me,” Pennsylvania Playhouse, Dec. 12, Carole Gorney

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 1: Closed for New Year’s Day.

Thursday, January 2 - New Year’s Celebration: Pork chop, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, Greek yogurt.

Friday, January 3: Turkey sloppy joe, roasted red potatoes, vegetable barley soup, whole wheat dinner roll, chocolate chip cookie.

Monday, January 6: Caprese pork chops, garlic broccoli, brown rice, crackers, diced pears.

Tuesday, January 7: Salisbury steak, lima beans, herbed mashed potatoes, whole wheat roll, dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Movie Review: One of a kindness

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” is an odd little film.

On the one hand, it’s been perceived as a biopic of Latrobe, Westmoreland County, native Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003), host of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” (1968 - 2001), produced by WQED, Pittsburgh, and telecast on Public Broadcasting Television stations.

On the other hand, the film is not a Fred Rogers biopic.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas.

Thursday, December 26: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, broccoli florets, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, December 27: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, blushed pears.

Healthy Geezer: Types, use of hand sanitizers detailed

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Editor’s Note: In the last two “Healthy Geezer” columns, the topic was gastroenteritis and noroviruses. In this column, the topic is hand sanitizers to fight germs that cause stomach infections.

Germs are microbes that cause disease. Microbes are microscopic organisms that are everywhere. Some microbes cause disease. Others are essential for health. Most microbes belong to one of four major groups: bacteria, viruses, fungi or protozoa.

Respectfully Yours: Ways to avoid unwanted nickname

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

How can I politely get people to stop using a nickname? My name is Joseph and a very small number of people call me Joe, which I don’t regard as my name. It really bothers me when I am introduced to people as Joe because then others think my name is Joe. What is the politest way to request that someone use my actual name?

Dear Reader,

A lot of people have problems with unwanted nicknames.

Annual awards

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ABEs:

The 14th annual ABEs Awards for Lehigh Valley theater will be published in the Focus section in the Jan. 1 and 2 print and website editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.

The ABEs, as in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, is an overview of musicals and plays annually produced by Lehigh Valley theater troupes.

The ABEs are based on area theater groups’ plays and musicals performances attended in 2019 by Carole Gorney, theater reviewer for Focus, and Paul Willistein, Focus editor.