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Article By: CAROLE GORNEY Special to The Press

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“How I Became a Pirate” is a delightfully-funny children’s musical evocative of “Treasure Island” with just a hint of “Peter Pan.”

Adapted from best-selling author Melinda Long’s book of the same title,” the production continues through Aug. 4 at Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

The prolific writing team of Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman wrote the libretto, music and lyrics for “Pirate,” once again exhibiting their expertise in telling beloved children’s stories.

Healthy Geezer: Cancer radiation

Friday, July 27, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn’t the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, July 25: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Thursday, July 26: Italian beef,cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, July 27: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey, salami, and provolone on bun/mustard, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Dance ‘Crazy’ at Playhouse

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man

Who could ask for anything more?”

Most everyone can hum the tune, but not many know it’s source.

You can see the full song and dance in “Crazy for You,” with classic Gershwin music, which takes the stage July 27, 28 and Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 9-12, at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“Crazy for You” is the tap-dancing filled tale of a stage-struck New Yorker who falls for a gal he should not get close to. The musical has had audiences dancing in their seats since its debut on Broadway in 1992.

Respectfully Yours: Casual dining

Friday, July 27, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve noticed that many men are wildly, and often sloppily under-dressed when out on a date or to dinner with their dress-to-impress date, fiancée or wife. And what is it with men wearing their shirt tails out? Is it to hide their beer guts? A shirttail out resembles a dress on some men. Few realize how ridiculous they look. Furthermore, what happened to dressing up to go out to dinner?

Dear Reader,

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 25: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, July 26: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, July 27: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, July 30: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, July 31: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, August 1: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potatoes, green beans, banana.

LCCC fall semester registration available

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applicants for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are invited to attend Fast-Track Admission and Registration events at the main campus in Schnecksville, the Donley Center in downtown Allentown and the Morgan Center in Tamaqua.

Here is the schedule:

LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

1 to 5 p.m. July 26

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14

Continuing students can also schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 610-799-1940. New students are encouraged to attend the fast-track event.

‘Shakespeare 4 K’ in 10th year at PSF

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Who better to introduce kids to Shakespeare than the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival?”

That was the thought of Erin Sheffield more than a decade ago when she was Education Director of the celebrated summer theater festival at DeSales University, Center Valley.

This year, “Shakespeare for Kids” is celebrating its 10th anniversary of making Shakespeare accessible for children.

“Shakespeare for Kids” runs July 25 through Aug. 4 on the main stage in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts.

On 15th anniversary, Penn’s Peak is prestigious CMA venue nominee

Friday, July 27, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Pencor Services, Inc., took a chance on a concert hall in the mountains of Penn Forest Township, general manager Craig Stelling never dreamed the site would one day be in the company of legendary country music venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Austin City Limits Live.

But as Penn’s Peak embarked on its 15th anniversary this year, Stelling learned that the Carbon County concert hall is one of five nominees for the Venue of the Year - Small Capacity in the Industry Award and Studio Recording division for the 53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards (CMA).

Third concert July 29

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the third of its four “Valley Vivaldi” summer 2018 chamber ensemble concerts, 7 p.m. July 29, Wesley Church Bethlehem.

The program is: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for in D for Strings, RV 121; George Frederic Handel, Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399; Pietro Baldassare, Trumpet Sonata No. 1 in F; Francesco Geminiani, Violin Sonata in D, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.