Northampton Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 22: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake with strawberries.

Friday, June 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, June 26: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, June 27: Fish, mushroom polenta, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, June 28: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Thakrar-Green:

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Alison Elizabeth Green and Anand Anil Thakrar were married June 5, 2017, on board the Norwegian Gem docked at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Alison is the daughter of Debbie and Bryan Green of Allentown. Anand is the son of Rama and Anil Thakrar of Bethlehem.

The bride was given away by her father.

Alison’s sister, Megan Wilkinson of Quakertown, served as matron of honor.

Jordan Orth, son of the groom, of New York City, N.Y., was best man.

Raiden Kenji Thakrar, son of the bride and groom, served as ring bearer.

Theater Review: ‘Hair’ is the love at MSMT

Monday, June 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the 50th anniversary of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”

“Hair” was post-hairspray. Young women let Aqua Net on the shelf, ironed their hair, or went Afro. Young men let Brylcreem on the shelf and skipped the barber.

“Hair” was pre-”Hairspray.” It set the stage for other non-book Broadway musicals (“Company,” “Godspell,” “Pippin”).

“Hair” is of a time, a time that now seems long ago, naive and quaint. It not only seems long ago. It was long ago: a half-century long ago.

Theater Review: Roscioli remarkable in PSF ‘Evita’

Monday, June 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To begin with, to paraphrase Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Eva Peron was dead. And yet, not unlike the Ghost of Jacob Marley, the spirit of Eva Peron is still with us.

The musical, “Evita,” begins with the funeral of Eva Peron, and then rewinds magnificently, fascinatingly and somewhat shockingly through the twists and turns of her youth, cabaret success, and movie actress fame to that of First Lady of Argentina at age 27.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Father’s Day meal- Barbecue pork “Hawg Wing”, oven roasted potato medley, flame roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.

Thursday, June 15: Macaroni, ham and cheese; stewed tomatoes, Raomaine salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 16: Orange juice, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Keystone Press Awards presented to The Press

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Representatives of The Press newspapers attended the annual Pennsylvania Media Association Keystone Press Awards Banquet in the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster.

Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 contest for work published in 2016.

Of the 20 awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones. The Bethlehem Press received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.

‘Wonder Woman’

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Wonder Woman” has typically-overblown Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) fights, explosions and over-the-top special effects (too much “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” flying “Wonder Woman” for me), which bloat the film to a butt-numbing approximate 2-1/2 hours. The plot sticks to the DC Comics storyline whereby a World War I (originally, the setting was World War II) airplane pilot crash-lands on a Greek island of Amazons, among them, Diana, aka Wonder Woman.

Allentown Fair entry booklets available for contests, exhibits

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklets detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s Blue-Ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairground’s main and box offices. PDF versions are available for downloading at allentownfairpa.org.

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged just prior and throughout Fair week, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.

Going to the Go Trio

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

As part of its “Steam Heat Tour,” Viktorija Gecyteė and the Go Trio returns to Miller Symphony Hall for two sets at 7:30 p.m. June 16 in the Rodale Community Room in the “Jazz Upstairs” series.

The concert marks the fourth consecutive year the group has performed at Miller Symphony Hall and the ninth year of collaboration for the artists. Concert-goers can expect to hear jazz standards and tunes from the American Songbook.