Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Family Project: Middle school

Friday, October 5, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son started middle school this year, going from a small elementary school where everyone knew everyone else to a larger middle school with children from all over the district. I am really worried about who my son might pick for friends. How can I help him pick good friends? At his elementary school, all the families were close and we lived in the same neighborhood. How can I be sure that he will be safe and not get into any trouble when he goes to the homes of new friends?

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 5, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, Oct. 4: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, Oct. 5: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, Oct. 8: Terkiyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Jewish Community Center of Lehigh Valley marks 100th year

Friday, October 5, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Enter the front door of the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley and make the first right. Head down the hall and you’ll see them on your left. Literally hundreds of class photos dating back more than half a century. Smiling children with their classmates and teachers.

“Let me see where mine is,” says Amy Sams, JCC adult program and event coordinator. “Oh, here it is.”

There in a small frame is a class photo of when she was a young girl. Just like it is for thousands of other students.

State Theatre 2018-19 season mixes new with tried and true

Friday, October 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Coming off a season that boasted the highest numbers in seven years, the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is trying a couple of new things, as well as bringing back some surefire hits in 2018-2019.

“We’re pumped.” says State Theatre president and CEO Shelley Brown. “We had a really good year. Since our 90th anniversary we have seen an uptick in attendance. The anniversary gave the theater a lot of visibility and the enthusiasm is contagious. When people are excited about being here it gives us a real shot in the arm.”

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, September 26: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, September 27: Orange juice, beer battered haddock, red quinoa hash browns w/spinach and cheese, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w/margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, September 28: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.

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Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applause, applause: The Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards, now in its 30th year, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown. The Butz Family, above, will receive the Legacy Award. “To see the years of dedication this year’s recipients have given to Allentown and the arts shows us that our community has a very deep, rich soul,” said Jane Heft, of the Allentown Arts Commission, and City Center Allentown Vice President & Design Director.

Judge Young

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Growing Green: Colorful fall at your residence

Friday, September 28, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Just because you’re starting to rake leaves and preparing your garden and lawn for winter doesn’t mean you can’t have colorful flowers and plants until winter sets in.

You can maintain a beautiful display throughout the fall by choosing cool-weather plants for your landscape and containers.

The most popular of the cool-weather plants are mums, pansies and ornamental kale.