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Jim Norton faithful to the funny

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Jim Norton is your funny best friend. He’s that pal cracking wise on the playground, in the high school locker-room, or over morning coffee in the break room at work.

Jim Norton is an everyman of comedy, relatable, a middle-aged yet youthful personification of the archetypical American male.

As he approaches 50, he’s keen on settling down and his circumstances and outlook have changed since his Netflix special, “Mouthful of Shame,” aired in March.

Norton’s “Kneeling Room...

‘White Christmas’ for MunOpCo 90th

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

MunOpCo Music Theatre celebrates its 90th season with Irving Berlin’s classic holiday musical, “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec 2, 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The show is based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act. But when they follow two singing sisters to Vermont with romance on the mind, they discover that the...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef barley soup, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato- mayo, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, chilled pears.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, peanut butter cookie.

Friday, Dec. 1: Cream of potato soup, smoked turkey- salami- provolone on roll / mustard, carrot raisin salad, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Monday, Dec. 4:...

Healthy Geezer: hypothyroidism

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I saw a woman with what looked like a small tire around her neck. Do you know what that could be?

It could be a goiter, which is a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland made up of two halves that lie along the windpipe just below the voice box.

When the thyroid can’t produce enough hormone to meet the body’s needs, the gland compensates by enlarging. Iodine, a chemical element, is needed to produce thyroid hormone. Therefore, an iodine...

Respectfully: compliments

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I started a new job several months ago and my manager complimented me on my first big project. I knew I did a good job but I said, “You really think so?” After the words came out, I realized that I totally devalued what I accomplished. I spent hours working on the project and knew I gave it my all. How do you accept a compliment so that you don’t dismiss your abilities or worse yet, look self-promotional?

Dear Reader,

For most people, giving a compliment...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Dec. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Dec. 4: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak...

Review: ‘Marshall’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Marshall” is a powerful film about a Bridgeport, Conn., civil rights case in 1941 pivotal in the life and career of Atty. Thurgood Marshall, who in 1967 was the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Director Reginald Hudlin handles the controversial material with care, emphasizing the human drama and the importance of the case in Marshall’s career and the Civil Rights Movement.

Hudlin makes what is essentially a courtroom-procedural very...

Sell:

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Harold and Dolores (Houseknecht) Sell, of Macungie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.

The couple was married at Mennonite Bretheran in Christ Church, Emmaus, now called Bethel Bible Fellowship, by the Rev. W. W. Hartman, in 1952.

Harold is the son of the late Harold and Annie Sell, of Allentown.

Dolores is the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Houseknecht, of Emmaus.

Harold and Dolores are the parents of Jeannie Hause and husband, Sam, of...