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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Family Project: Daughter, 15, dating?

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 15-year daughter wants to date. Is she old enough? Should we insist on meeting the boy first? Should we talk to them?

As to whether or not your daughter is old enough to date, panelist Pam Wallace said that depends on the girl’s maturity and ability to be responsible.

“The parents know their child best. Is she mature enough to go on a date? Also, does she have ground rules on what to do if something unexpected happens? Will she reach out to her parents if she is in an uncomfortable situation?” asked Wallace.

LVHN to provide free flu vaccinations

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for the 22nd straight year for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be all drive-thru, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and Nov. 10, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

For the past 21 years, LVHN’s community influenza vaccination campaign has administered nearly 170,000 free flu shots and collected more than 127,000 pounds of food for area food banks.

Kacper Abolik in Baum exhibition

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Celebrating celebrity and other subjects, Emmaus-based artist Kacper Abolik’s exhibition, “Year of the Dog,” continues through Oct. 18 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

The abstract painter’s work includes bouquets, stylized copies of famous artwork, and portraits of famous people.

His recently-created cityscape of Allentown is on display. “Allentown Center City,” (2019; mixed media on glass; 19.25 in. x 14.75 in.) provides an energetic nighttime view of the monument at Hamilton and Seventh streets.

Respectfully Yours: Checkout tirade

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

While shopping last week I had an uncomfortable experience at the checkout counter. The line was long. A customer behind me was loudly expressing disapproval. How should I respond to a stranger’s rude and impatient behavior?

Dear Reader,

We all have to wait at times, taking our turns and being courteous. But I suppose someone didn’t get the memo. There’s a chance the impatient stranger had a lot on his or her mind and may have been trying to multitask through their day. The frustration built and you became an unlucky witness.

Broadway legends: Allentown Symphony Pops salutes Sondheim, Webber

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Two of the greatest living composers of Broadway theater music will be honored by the Allentown Symphony Pops by featuring three musical veterans, including a Tony winner and the actor who portrayed the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” more than 2,000 times.

The “ASO Pops Series,” with the orchestra conducted by Ronald Demkee, presents “The Best of Broadway: A Tribute to Sondheim & Lloyd Webber,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 9: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Thursday, October 10: Beef Monterey, Cheesy mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Friday, October 11: Turkey harvest salad, pumpkin soup, chilled beets, dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Monday, October 14: Baked onion lemon whitefish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, macaroni and cheese, ambrosia.

St. Luke’s offers public findings on health needs

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine invites the public to presentations on its 2019-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) findings and recommendations, including:

St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus: Quakertown High School, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13

Light refreshments will be provided.

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its 2019-2022 its CHNA, which identified three health priorities:

1. Improving access to care and reducing health disparities

2. Promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic disease

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Blues alive: Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. The title of Buddy Guy’s 2018 album says it all: “The Blues Is Alive and Well.” The 18th solo LP by Buddy Guy, above, is a followup to 2015’s “Born to Play Guitar,” for which he received a 2016 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album.” Guy, 83, is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced many rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Curtain Rises: Munopco gives ‘Mamma Mia!’ its Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, October 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When “Mamma Mia” became available for community theaters to stage, Rody Gilkeson didn’t waste any time helping to secure the rights to be the first in the Lehigh Valley to direct it.

“When ‘Mamma Mia!’ got released, Munopco grabbed it because it’s an extremely popular show,” says Gilkeson.

“Once it got released for community theater two years ago, if you were in an area where the national tour was going through, you had to wait.