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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SNAP Chapter

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Chapter won “Chapter of the Year” at the SNAP convention Nov. 15-18, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Pocono Mountains.

LCCC student Megan McGonagle of Schnecksville was elected Southeast Regional Representative and Membership Chair.

Focus reviewed 35 plays in 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There were 35 theater reviews of Lehigh Valley region stage shows published in 2017 in the Press newspapers and web sites.

The list includes the date the review was published and the name of the reviewer.

The theater reviews are archived on the Focus page of the Press web sites.

You can read the reviews by going to any of the eight Press web sites and doing a search by play title, theater group and-or date published:


Here’s the list of plays reviewed in 2017 in the Focus print section and-or web site pages:

Respectfully Yours: Media

Friday, December 22, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I had a friend on social media who got carried away with political posts, and I ended up blocking the person. At the time, I felt relieved. A couple of weeks went by and I forgot all about this. Then I ran into my “blocked” friend at the grocery store. I wasn’t sure if I should say hello or pretend I didn’t see the person. In the moment, I decided to give a slight nod and hurried out of the store. I realize blocking the person wasn’t the smartest way to handle this. Can you suggest a better way to handle Facebook friends who are so passionate in their opinions?

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, Dec. 21: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Dec. 22: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, Dec. 25: Centers closed. Christmas Day.

Tuesday, Dec. 26: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, Dec. 27: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

The Family Project: Tantrums

Friday, December 22, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My four-year-old throws tantrums every time we have to go somewhere. I dread the holidays because it is such a battle to get him to leave his grandparents’ house, a store or a party. What can the panel suggest I do to make the transitions peaceful?

It is not unusual for a four-year-old to have difficulty making transitions, according to panel member Denise Continenza. “Plus, it could just be his temperament to get focused and very involved in what he is doing, so it becomes difficult for him to make changes. If mom knows that it is going to be an issue, she should plan ahead.”