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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Respectfully Yours: Holiday manners

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have two children ages 7 and 10, who will be spending time visiting extended family during the holidays. I am concerned. They are typical kids and sometimes have trouble remembering to use their manners. It would help if I could explain to them why they need to use manners and would be grateful for any tips to help.

Dear Reader,

During the holidays when children are consumed in the holiday excitement, it is extremely difficult for them to remember their...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Chicken corn chowder, breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven-roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll, margarine, pumpkin pie.

Friday, Nov. 17: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven browned potatoes, seasoned roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine...

The Family Project: Alzheimer’s

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, lives with me and my family. We have a teenage son, and I am worried about how this is affecting him. I spend so much time taking care of my mother that I fear I am losing touch with him and what’s going on in his life. How can I create a sense of balance in my family?

It would be good to know how severe is the grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Is she entirely dependent or does she have some interaction?

Panelist Denise Continenza asked. “...

Healthy Geezer: Three from e-mail

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having some trouble sleeping and don’t want to take pills. Do you have any suggestions?

Here are some pointers to help you get better sleep:

Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This will keep you in sync with your body’s internal rhythm, which is affected by sunlight.

Try to get some natural light in the afternoon each day. Don’t nap too much.

Exercise daily, but finish your workout at least three hours before bedtime.

Don’t drink...

Early Learning

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

The Early Learning Center (ELC), holds an information session, 2 - 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Lehigh Carbon Community College, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Preschool children ages 3-5, along with a family member, are invited to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.

The sessions begin and end with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness.

Attendance is free. Registration is...

Concert has

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSO:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra (PS0) presents “Classics Take a Latin Beat,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Cedar Crest Boulevard and Tilghman Street, Allentown.

Guest soloist Jordan Dodson, guitar, joins the PSO for the “Concierto de Aranjuez” for guitar and orchestra by Joaquin Rodrigo.

The PSO opens the concert with “Le Grand Tango for cello and strings” by Astor Piazzolla, with Elizabeth Mendoza, cello, as...

Loch:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Kermit and Roma Loch of New Tripoli are celebrating 61 years of married life.

They were married Nov. 17, 1956, in the parsonage of the Rev. William Wolford in Fogelsville.

Both were raised on farms. They retired many years ago from farming and hauling milk.

They are members of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, Kempton.

Margaret Cho: Laugh it like it is

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Funny, fierce, fabulous, feminist, author, activist, actress, artist, icon and iconoclast are a mere smattering of words to describe a woman who defies description. Margaret Cho is candid about her past struggles with body image and substance abuse, is a vocal advocate for the LGBT community and an unrelenting critic of past and current political regimes.

Perhaps most-widely known as a stand-up comedian, Cho who this year was named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Stand-up Comics of...

Allentown Symphony Association seeks successor for executive director Evans

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

An interim executive director is being sought to succeed Sheila Evans, who has resigned as Allentown Symphony Association executive director.

Evans’ resignation was accepted at a Nov. 10 meeting of the symphony association executive committee, according to association board President Philip C. Jackson.

“Sheila’s done an excellent job to getting us to where we are today. With Sheila’s resignation, it is our hope that we can even take it to higher levels,” Jackson said of Miller...

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ astounds at PPL Center

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

If you’ve never traveled to Las Vegas and have not seen a Cirque du Soleil performance there, the amazing performance organization that has been at the forefront of the new circus movement is traveling to you.

Right here in the Lehigh Valley, through Nov. 12, at PPL Center, Allentown, Cirque du Soleil is back with “Varekai,” an extraordinary, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring performance. “Varekai” is nothing short of acrobatic ballet.

From beginning to end of the approximate two...