Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019 Arts Ovation honors nine; moves to Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:

Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts

Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts

Diane Wittry, Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts

Healthy Geezer: Chill out with age

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I gave my 81-year-old brother a birthday present recently. As he opened it, a brief smile crossed his face. It was funny to me because I recalled that, when he was a kid, he would tear open presents and jump out of his skin. Does enthusiasm wane as we age?

I wouldn’t describe your brother as someone who has lost his enthusiasm. I would say he is just less excitable, mellower. There is scientific evidence that we do chill out as we get older.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 11: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, September 12: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, September 13: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.

Monday, September 16: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.

Tuesday, September 17: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penne, crackers, mixed berries.

Lehigh Valley housing market spurs Carbon County real estate

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by KRISTINE PORTER in Focus

The Lehigh Valley continues to see a shortage of houses for sale for the number of people looking to buy. Those eager to purchase a house are not waiting. Instead, they are coming to Carbon County.

“Carbon is having a nice run on their market,” said Justin Porembo, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR). “We’re happy to see a robust Carbon County market. The whole geographical footprint has seen a strong market.”

Allentown Symphony season-opener weds the old, new, borrowed and blue

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

I remember when I got married, this was the saying that everyone followed in order to ensure a good and happy marriage.

Well, I am coming up on my silver anniversary, 25th years, as music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and I think we’ve had a pretty happy and successful relationship.

Quevedo exhibition

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

An opening reception will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sept. 18 for the exhibition, “Ronny Quevedo: Space of Play, Play of Space,” continuing through Nov. 2, with an artist’s talk, 7 - 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Martin Art Gallery and Trexler Library Field, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The exhibition is part of Muhlenberg’s Center for Ethics 2019-2020 programming, “Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship.”

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, September 11: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, Amish macaroni salad, fresh apple slices, chocolate brownie.

Thursday, September 12: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh watermelon.

Friday, September 13: Cranberry juice, tuna salad hoagie, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes, peanut butter cookie.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, September 4: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/-margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, September 5: Cranberry juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh strawberries.

Friday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, wax beans, baby kale and spinach salad w/ Ranch dressing, wheat bread w /margarine, blushed pears.

Respectfully Yours: Bad manners

Friday, September 6, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Is it ever alright to point out another person’s poor manners?

Dear Reader,

There are several answers to this question.

It depends on whose manners you want to correct. If it is your child, then naturally you should correct their poor manners.

If it is a co-worker or boss, tread carefully.

But if you want to correct a good friend, think twice. Only consider it if you feel it will benefit them, then do it privately and gently.

Generally speaking, pointing out another person’s bad manners is bad manners and simply unwise.