Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Family Project: Social media upsets

Saturday, January 20, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 19-year-old daughter went away for the weekend with some friends. Someone posted photos on social media sites, and they include my daughter drinking and engaging in unacceptable behavior. One photo is definitely of her drunk. She is very upset and realizes that she made a few bad decisions. Should she be worried that someone could see these social media postings? She is applying to colleges.

The panel of experts first addressed the issue of photos on social media. “If the family...

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JANE KNOTEK in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 17: Chicken corn chowder, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Jan. 18: Onion Romano soup, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/ egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, Jan. 19: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven-browned potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Monday, Jan. 22:...

Duo exhibition

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

BAUM SCHOOL:

“Assembled Curiosities” at the Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, features Domenick Naccarato’s mixed-media assemblages, Lindsay Woodruff’s photographic works, and a collaborative project.

The opening reception, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Jan. 18, is part of “Destination Arts: Third Thursday,” Downtown Allentown’s monthly arts-focused evening of opening receptions and gallery events, meet-and-greets, and happy hour and restaurant specials. Exhibitions and...

Grumbine Giunta- Foulk:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Butch and Janie Grumbine of Phillipsburg, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Grum- bine Giunta, to Austin Foulk, son of Thomas and Faye Foulk of New Tripoli.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and DeSales University.

She works for Dun & Bradstreet, Center Valley.

Her fiance is a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, and Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.

He also works for Dun & Bradstreet.

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Respectfully Yours: Write thank-you note

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Special to The Press

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I am terrible about writing thank-you notes. I am inconsistent about this basic rule of etiquette. I mean well, but I always end up putting it off or forgetting. When should you write a thank-you note? Or is this practice outdated?

Dear Reader,

Thank-you notes show appreciation for a thoughtful act or gift, and are absolutely necessary. Sitting down and writing a thank-you note is a warm,...

Healthy Geezer: E-mail bag

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are there different forms of urinary incontinence?

There are several types of urinary incontinence:

- If urine leaks when you sneeze, cough, laugh or put pressure on the bladder in other ways, you have stress incontinence.

- When you can’t hold urine, you have urge incontinence.

- When small amounts of urine leak from a bladder that is always full, you have overflow incontinence.

- If you have normal bladder control, but have difficulty getting to the...

Young Artist contest

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

FRIENDS OF MUSIC:

The video auditions and applications deadline is Feb. 28 for the Friends of Music of Bethlehem “Outstanding Young Artist Competition” for Lehigh and Northampton counties voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19.

The winner will receive a recital, 3 p.m. April 29, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, and $600.

Performers must present a 25-minute recital of music from the standard repertoire. Competitors provide their own...

Bobby Collins: bi-partisan laughs return to Easton’s State Theatre

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Bobby Collins may be one of America’s favorite comedians. He’s performed his stand-up before the Clintons at the White House for Chelsea Clinton’s birthday in 1999 and appeared in front of guests at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Winter White House, Palm Beach, Fla., in early 2017.

He’s played rooms in the deepest of red states as well as liberal enclaves in blue states and has proven that well-crafted observational humor results in bi-partisan laughs.

His relatable...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Up there was Dwayne Johnson on the big movie theater screen larger than life (and he’s large “in” life), battling a giant gorilla, then a giant wolf and then a giant alligator.

For a moment, I thought it was the opening scene for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in which Johnson stars and for which he’s a producer (through his Seven Bucks Productions), but it was the preview for “Rampage” (2018), in which Johnson stars.

Who could tell the difference?

And that’s the...