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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

Friday, April 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Novelist Stephen King is a master of invoking the superstition metaphor of whistling past the cemetery, whereby when one is afraid, one tries to calm one’s fears by whistling.

It seldom helps.

It also won’t help with “Pet Sematary,” the remake of the 1989 film (a sequel, Pet Sematary Two” was released in 1992) based on King’s 1983 horror novel of the same title.

The incorrect spelling of “cemetery” in the film’s title is intentional. The name “Pet Sematary” is scrawled...

Lecture about

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


A lecture, “Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson,” will be presented by Liz Bradbury, 6 p.m. April 29, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown.

There will be refreshments and snacks, including Moravian cabbage soup, and cakes baked by Trish Sullivan from an Emily Dickinson recipe.

The talk is part of the “Finding H.D. Project,” presented by the Lehigh University English Department, Bethlehem Area Public...


Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The Korea-Vietnam Memorial, Inc. (KVM) will hold a commemorative program, 2 p.m. April 28, U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, entrance, main campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The ceremony will honor veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, including a Purple Heart recipient, and members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and Fleet Reserve.

Recognition will be given to long-time KVM officers CEO Frank...

Auditions set

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Auditions for the Pennsylvania Playhouse production of “Avenue Q!” are 3 - 6 p.m. May 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. May 6 at the Playhouse, 390 Illick’s Mill Road.

Callbacks are at 7 p.m. May 9.

“Avenue Q,” directed by Clair M. Freeman with music direction by Brian Foley and choreography by Joanellyn Schubert, will be presented July 26 - Aug. 11. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances are at 6 p.m.

Those auditioning will perform...

Healthy Geezer: Sleep apnea, anxiety

Friday, April 26, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How can I tell if I’m suffering from sleep apnea?

About 18 million United States citizens have sleep apnea. It’s much more common in older adults and men. Apnea is Greek for “without breath.”

People with sleep apnea stop breathing for as long as 30 seconds at a time. These interruptions can happen hundreds of times a night.

The breathing cessations may wake you and prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. These awakenings usually are so brief that you don’t...

Ninth annual Littner lecture set for Central Moravian

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, Director of the Portland, Ore., Institute for Loss and Transition and Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis, will present “Loss, Grief and the Quest for Meaning” at the ninth annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, which is co-sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network, 7:30 p.m. May 8, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem.

“Dr. Neimeyer is a world-renowned expert on end-of-life and grief...

Respectfully Yours: Brides rule

Friday, April 26, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am getting married in two months and my future mother-in-law is not happy with our decision to not have “first-look photos” taken prior to the wedding service. She is interfering by forcing her own opinions on us and suggesting that our way is inconvenient for guests. In the wedding planning discussions between my future husband and myself, we both really want for the first time he sees me to be when I walk down the aisle. She doesn’t like the idea of the wedding...

The Family Project: Teacher meeting

Friday, April 26, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son’s pre-school teacher called to set up a meeting with my wife and myself. The teacher said that she and his teachers are concerned about my son’s behavior. How can my wife and I prepare for this meeting?

The panel began its discussion by urging the parents to find out what the behaviors are that are of concern, so that the parents can discuss them before the meeting.

“This is appropriate to ask about beforehand,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said, adding, “While typically...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, April 25: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, April 26: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, April 29: Spaghetti w/ meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 30: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed...