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Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Family Project: Grandparents and babysitting

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My parents have been babysitting my children since they were born, but now my parents are getting older and are not as physically able or alert as they used to be. I am not comfortable having them watch the children anymore. How do I tell them without hurting their feelings?

If the goal is not to hurt the feelings of the grandparent, then panelist Denise Continenza said there are different ways to approach the subject. She suggested framing it as “a change in the care-giving game...

Open house

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Troxell- Steckel:

Holiday tours are 11 a.m., with the last tour starting at 3 p.m., Dec. 2 at the 1756 Pennsylvania Dutch Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township. Tours depart every 15 minutes from the farmstead’s barn.

“This is a rare opportunity for children and adults to experience the history of Christmas before it became a shopping frenzy,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

The 1756 Troxell-...

Event will aid

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

To support families arriving from Puerto Rico and coordinate services, Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts “Support for Families from Puerto Rico,” 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 14, LCCC Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

LCCC and community partners will provide resources and referrals for families from Puerto Rico who plan to live in or who have relocated to Lehigh County as a result of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria.

Information will be available for...

Pop classic: With her latest album, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to portfolio

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

Pop classics: With latest CD, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to her portfolio

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

Pop classics: With latest CD, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to her portfolio

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

What made the Oct. 28 opening unique was the...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Christmas charm:Kaleidoscope Theatre presents “Cinderella’s Christmas,” 2 p.m. Nov. 25, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The show is a holiday twist on the classic family favorite “Cinderella.” The musical adaptation, with book, lyrics and music by David G. Payton, of the famous fairytale is loaded with beautiful songs, including two original Christmas songs, gorgeous costumes, exciting holiday magic and lots of audience participation that makes the production fun for everyone. Join...

St. Luke’s Singers in concert

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.

The St. Luke’s Singers annual Christmas concert, a Lehigh Valley tradition, is Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. Preludes begin at 2:45 p.m. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

The beloved Lehigh Valley institution is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network. Since 1991, the Singers have collected...