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Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

L.C. senior menus Dec. 2019

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas.

Thursday, December 26: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Friday, December 27: Cranberry glazed pork loin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples with dried cranberries.

Monday, December 30: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

The Family Project: Discussion of appropriate gifts urged

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughter has children from a previous marriage. She has recently remarried. Her in-laws are buying expensive and not necessarily age-appropriate gifts for the grandchildren on birthdays and holidays. I don’t want to get into a spending war with them, but ’m not sure how to handle this. I don’t want to become the cheap grandparent.

The first question asked by the panel was: “What does the daughter feel about this situation?” It may not bother her and-or she may not be aware that it bothers her parents.

Theater Review: Cheryl Moritz rules in ‘Who’s Holiday’ at Civic

Saturday, December 21, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown is presenting a winning double-header of parodies for the 2019 holiday season, with “A Christmas Carole 1944” on the main stage, based on Charles Dickens’ sublime classic “A Christmas Carol” and, just across 19th Street, the adult comedy “Who’s Holiday!,” with the main character borrowed from Dr. Seuss’ delightful story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

Curtain Rises: ‘She Loves Me’ has fine pedigree at Pa. Playhouse

Friday, December 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“She Loves Me,” the musical that closes the 2019 season at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, has a fascinating theater and movie pedigree.

The original production of the Broadway musical, with music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and book by Joe Masteroff (“Cabaret”), was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1963. “She Loves Me” was revived on Broadway in 1993 and in 2016, receiving eight Tony nominations in the latter incarnation.

The stage musical goes back further than that.

Curtain Rises: ‘Christmas Carole 1944’ a fresh evergreen at Civic

Saturday, December 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For its 30th anniversary production of “A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown looked to several other anniversaries for a new twist on the stage version of the Charles Dickens’ novella.

“Christmas Carole 1944,” Dec. 6 -21, main stage of Nineteenth Street Theatre, Allentown, salutes several other anniversaries, including the 30th anniversary of “Christmas Carol” at Civic.

“We did it 20 years ago,” says “Christmas Carole 1944” Director-Choreographer William Sanders, Civic Theatre Artistic Director.

Curtain Rises: A look behind the ‘Follies’ curtain at Touchstone Theatre

Friday, December 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

After two decades of producing “Christmas City Follies,” there’s no folly, nor formula, for what has become a beloved holiday treat at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

The big quilt curtain again opened for “Christmas City Follies XX,” beginning Dec. 5 and continuing through Dec. 22 at Touchstone.

Let’s pay attention to the Touchstone Ensemble behind the curtain.

“Since the first five ‘Follies,’ the last 15 have been in consecutive years. There were gaps in the first five years,” says “Follies” director Jp Jordan, Touchstone Artistic Director.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, December 18: Ranch baked chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, green and wax beans, dinner roll, pineapple.

Thursday, December 19 - Christmas dinner: Baked ham, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, rice pudding.

Friday, December 20: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Monday, December 23: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Tuesday, December 24: Closed for Christmas Eve.

Registration open

Friday, December 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

New students who have applied for the spring 2020 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) and continuing students may attend “Fast Track Admission and Registration” at the main campus in Schnecksville and LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center. No appointments are needed and the sessions are open to new and continuing students.

1 - 5 p.m. Jan. 8, LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Continuing students may schedule an individual appointment with an advisor by calling 610-799-1940. New students are encouraged to attend.

Fun career: What started as lark is now sound of success for Straight No Chaser

Friday, December 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

For more than a decade, Straight No Chaser has taken what started out as a collegiate hobby and turned it into a career that has taken them around the world.

The male acapella sensation bring its “The Open Bar Tour,” to State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton for two shows, 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22. The tour is in support of the group’s seventh album, the retrospective “One Shot.”