Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019


Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section concludes its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at:

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Thursday, April 4: Roast turkey w / gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” bread stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetable and kale, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, April 5: Cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich, w/ lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce; cole slaw, lemon bar.

The Family Project: Home-alone

Friday, April 5, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. At what age is it safe to leave your child alone? My husband thinks that it is OK to leave our 10-year-old son home alone while we go out for a few hours. I think he is too young. Are there guidelines for this situation?

The panel pointed out that there are only three states that have laws regulating a minimum age for leaving a child alone: Illinois, age 14; Maryland, age 8; Oregon, age 10.

“The ages are all over the place,” panelist Pam Wallace said.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 27: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 28: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, March 29: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, April 1: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, peaches, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 2: Soup and sandwich.

Wednesday, April 3: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Classes registration

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Students may register for fall semester classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) beginning April 1. Classes start Aug. 24.

Registration for the summer session is available for five- and 10-week sessions that begin May 20, and an additional five-week session that begins July 8.

LCCC offers classes online and at campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe.

Credit classes list and to apply:

Information: 610-799-1575


Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Boyer, of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie, to Tyler Andrews, son of Michael Andrews and Tracy Andrews, of Emmaus.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Pine Grove Area High School and a 2013 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Lebanon County.

She is a Pre-K Counts teacher with Community Services for Children, Allentown.

Her fiance is a 2008 graduate of Emmaus High School and a 2010 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College. He is employed by Mack Trucks, Macungie.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, March 27: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, March 28: Cream of tomato soup, chicken noodle bake, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, March 29: Vegetarian minestrone soup, beer battered haddock, au gratin potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w / margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Healthy Geezer: carbohydrates

Friday, March 29, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly is the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

Good carbs, or carbohydrates, are good for you. Bad carbs aren’t good for you.

Carbohydrates from white bread, white rice, pastries, sugared sodas and other highly-processed foods can make you fat. If you eat a lot of bad carbs, they increase the risk for disease.

Whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and other similar sources of carbohydrates make you healthy by delivering vitamins, minerals, fiber and a many nutrients.

Growing Green: Tips

Friday, March 29, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

It’s 16-feet-long, 4-feet-wide, and brimming with yellow marsh marigolds: A display that gladdens the heart of gardeners and passers-by alike.

What’s even more uplifting is the example this flowerbed makes.

It shows for all to see that gardening can continue as a lifetime pleasure regardless of age or illness.

How so? Because this garden plot is planted waist-high in the bed of an old farm wagon.

‘Transfer Fair’

Friday, March 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) holds a “Transfer Fair,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28, Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, Main Campus, Schnecksville.

For a list of colleges and university representatives expected to attend:

The event, sponsored by Academic Advising Services and LCCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, is free and open to the public.

Information:; 610-799-1137