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Movie Review: Skateboarding hits the concrete in ‘Mid90s’

Monday, November 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mid90s” is the theatrical feature film directorial debut of Jonah Hill.

Hill, who turns 35 in December 2018, has had a prolific acting career with some 60 roles, including increasingly serious roles (Oscar nominee, supporting actor, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” 2013; Oscar nominee, suporting actor, “Moneyball,” 2011) after starting out playing raunchy characters in comedies (“Superbad,” 2007).

Movie Review: ‘Colette’ seeks her writes

Monday, November 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Right before the credits roll at the end of the film, “Colette,” there are photos of the real-life Colette and information about her life as a novelist, music hall performer and journalist.

There’s a lot more to the life of Colette than what is included in “Colette” the film.

It makes you wonder why more details weren’t included in the fact-based “Colette.”

The Family Project: Two-year-old’s biting

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My two-year-old daughter has a huge biting problem at her day-care. I get a note almost every other day that she bit someone. We have contacted her doctor, who says it is normal at this age. But I don’t think it is normal if it happens this often. We have done time-outs, talked to her, and spanked her, but she doesn’t understand that biting hurts and she should not do it. What can we do?

The panel began by talking about what not to do.

LCCC honors veterans

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) honors veterans with several events during Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 5-10, Main Campus Schnecksville.

The college will create a “Faces of Honor” tribute displayed in the Student Union.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held, 11 a.m. Nov. 8, at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

The week concludes with the second annual LCCC Military Bingo Gift Card event, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center. Proceeds benefit the Lehigh Valley Health Network Veteran Health Program.

Author to speak about

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Heritage museum:

New York Times best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis will recount the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in a lecture and signing of his book, “More Deadly than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War,” 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This year is the hundredth anniversary of the Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern history,” said Joseph Garrera, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Executive Director.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

New chamber music series: Decoda, a New York City-based chamber ensemble launches a new classical music series at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, with a concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 4. “Our appointment of Decoda as the first-ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall recognizes the quality of its work,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. Now in its fifth season, Decoda,has performed in South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, and across the United States.

Registration

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Students interested in taking classes in the spring 2019 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can register for courses beginning in November. Classes start Jan. 18.

Veterans and members of the military receive preferential registration, which begins Nov. 2. Online registration begins Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 17, 2019. In-person registration begins Nov. 12. New students can apply for admission online at: lccc.edu. Registration for the accelerated winter online session, which runs Dec. 16 through Jan. 16, 2019, is available now.

Miller:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Janet M. (Zimmerman) and Ralph T. Miller Jr. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.

Janet is the daughter of the late Marie and George W. Zimmerman.

Ralph is the son of the late Mildred and Ralph T. Miller.

The couple was married Aug. 23, 1958, in the home of the Rev. Peters in Allentown.

In honor of their anniversary, a Hawaiian-themed social was held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

LV Arts Council disburses grants to fund 33 projects

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

How do the arts enhance your life?

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) says plenty.

The 501c3 organization was established “to promote the value of the arts, foster collaboration in the community and encourage arts engagement for all people in the Lehigh Valley.”

The Arts Council honored its membership at the annual Arts Count 2018 annual fall reception and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grant Awards presentation Oct. 16, Butz Corporate Center, 842 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Healthy Geezer: minerals, second-hand smoke, lumbago

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Should I take minerals?

It’s important to talk with your doctor before you take mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you’re taking.

Minerals are “micronutrients” your body needs in small but steady amounts. Your body can’t make most micronutrients, so you must get them elsewhere.