Dear Jacquelyn, The other day, I went to a big retailer and crossed paths with a salesperson who was pushy. After the first couple of tries to excuse myself, I started to feel uncomfortable. I was not interested in the product he was selling and he would not take “No” for an answer. How do you politely tell a persistent salesperson you are not interested?
Working in sales is about convincing potential customers they can’t live without a product. You just so...
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 91th Academy Awards.
- Christian Bale,
- Bradley Cooper,
“A Star Is Born”
- Willem Dafoe,
“At Eternity’s Gate”
- Rami Malek,
- Viggo Mortensen,
- Yalitza Aparicio,
- Glenn Close,
When Doug Atkins first read the play “Buyer & Cellar,” there was no doubt in his mind he would one day star in the show.
The absurdist one-man play is about an out-of-work actor who takes a job curating the Malibu basement of superstar Barbra Streisand.
“I didn’t know how or when, but I knew I was going to do it,” the Allen Township native says.
Atkins, who now lives in Houston, Tex., plays the role for the third time and for the first time in his native state, in “...
Q. My sister and her husband are going through a separation and probably a divorce. My children, ages eight and five, keep asking questions like why their aunt comes to visit them alone. We keep telling them that Uncle Kevin is out of town, but eventually we will have to be honest with them. How do we explain divorce to children?
The panel stressed the importance of being honest with children when answering their questions, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go into great detail...
It’s a whodunit with a comic twist and a motley cast of characters worthy of any rogues’ gallery.
It’s The Pines Dinner Theatre’s highly-inventive, wildly-funny, season-opener “Who Done It?,” an audience-participation murder-mystery stage show.
The show was presented Jan. 18, the performance seen for this review, and Jan. 19, 25, 26 and Feb. 2 at the Allentown theater.
With script, lyrics and direction by Pines’ long-time artistic director Oliver Blatt; original music by...
Dr. Sax: Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music headlines the first Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Saxophone Festival,” Feb. 4 and 5, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Area saxophone players can enhance their skills and meet other Lehigh Valley musicians. Middle school, high school and college students and adults with a minimum of three years experience are eligible. Participants must be able to learn and perform festival music and attend rehearsals and the concert. The schedule is:...
Q. What are your best recommendations for achieving a long life?
The American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging offers a Top 10 list for longevity that can’t be beat. Here’s an edited version of the list. The cliches are mine.
1. Go Over The Rainbow: You need fewer calories when you get older. Choose nutrient-rich foods like brightly-colored fruits and vegetables. Eat a range of colors. The more varied the colors, the wider the range of nutrients you’re likely...
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Wednesday, Jan. 30: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Thursday, Jan. 31: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.
Friday, Feb. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.
Monday, Feb. 4: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Low salt baked ham, w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels...
Dr. William Donnery will speak about “Legendary Pennsylvania-Dutch Humor,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Donner will explore Pennsylvania-Dutch humor and share some of his favorite Pennsylvania-Dutch and Groundhog Day jokes.
Donner will discuss Pennsylvania-Dutch humorists, including Ted Rickenbach, nicknamed Professor Schnitzel, whose mid-20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch radio...
“Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment” brings that Disney magic to PPL Center, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.
The ice show has incredibly-skilled skaters, a huge cast, impressive choreography, props and scenic backdrops, spectacular lighting, pyrotechnic and fog effects and, of course, the beloved characters from Disney feature movies.
True to its title, “Disney On Ice” enchants with entertainment that can be enjoyed by the family.
The show is divided into two acts, and...