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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.

Thursday, August 17: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, August 18: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, August 21: Veal patty w/ gravy, pasta, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, August 22: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, August 23: Salisbury steak, whipped...


Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

John and Margaret Bednar announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian, to Kostadinos Eracleous, son of Kyriacos Eracleous and Eleni Kassimis.

Kosta asked Jillian to marry him June 3 at Trexler Park at a bridge that they carved their names into when they were teenagers. They are high school sweethearts and look forward to celebrating their engagements at an upcoming party in the Foundry Room, Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem.

A wedding is planned for October 2018.

ASO Chorus auditions Sept. 7

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Auditions for the Allentown Symphony Chorus will be held 6 - 9 p.m. September 7 in Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The Allentown Symphony Chorus, now in its fifth season, under the direction of Chorus Director Eduardo Azzati, will perform twice with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestra Diane Wittry, during the 2017-18 season.

The first performances will be in the ASO’s “Opera Arias” concerts, Oct. 7 and 8.

The second performances will...

Healthy Geezer: carrots and cataracts

Friday, August 18, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does drinking carrot juice help with cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them. Most cataracts are related to aging. More than half of Americans over age 65 have a cataract.

I suspect this reader’s question was inspired by the common belief that carrots are good for your eyes. And carrots are good for your eyes.

Carrots contain beta-carotene...

Eyes wide shut: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson continues to tour, record

Friday, August 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Despite what many are claiming, this year marks Jethro Tull’s 49th anniversary, not its 50th anniversary.

“I come across that all the time. People just seem to want to jump the gun,” says Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist, and founding member of Jethro Tull.

“But honestly, even if it was, this has been just another tour. It’s been just another tour since the beginning. I’m not an anniversary guy. It’s just not on my mind. I don’t think that way.”


Bud Cole ‘Celebration Of Life’ soars over Blue Mountain

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kestrels circled in lazy patterns in the brilliant sky. A parasailer glided gracefully, looping back and forth. Far below rolled the green expanse of the valley and beyond, the hazy blue outline of the Pocono Mountains.

A long line formed in the lobby of Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. There were hugs, words of condolence and anecdotes as Bev Cole, Bud Cole’s widow, greeted all.

The occasion was a “Celebration Of Life” service for...

Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Dunkirk” is a brutally-realistic film based on the true story about a World War II battle in which the retreat of Allied Forces became a rallying cry for United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill with the military and civilians to fight the Nazis.

Soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France were surrounded by the Nazi army on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in the Battle of France during World War II. An estimated 300,000...

Healthy Geezer: Iron concerns

Friday, August 11, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine said his doctor told him he has “hemochromatosis.” He didn’t seem worried. I didn’t want to ask, but is it serious?

Every once in a while I get a question that surprises me completely. Hemochromatosis? I thought it sounded like a rare condition in a small subculture. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Hemochromatosis (HE-mo-kro-ma-TO-sis) is an inherited disease that makes your body build up too much iron, a mineral in many of the foods we eat. Hemochromatosis...