Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Article By: DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

‘Zarathustra’ has a lot to say

for Allentown Symphony fans

With the start of September comes the start of another Allentown Symphony Orchestra season.

The professional orchestra performs pops and classical concerts from September through May at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Whatever we are performing, it is always a lot of fun for myself, musicians, and audience.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Thursday, September 6: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, September 7: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, September 10: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, September 11: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

Wednesday, September 12: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 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 5: Cranberry juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh fruit cup.

Thursday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, September 7: Roast beef w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Elton John ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ starting here in Allentown at PPL Center

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Yellow Brick Road begins in Allentown right at the PPL Center at Seventh and Hamilton.

That’s where Sir Elton John kicks off his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour.”

The buzz is already on the street.

Apparently, they’re building the Yellow Brock Road tour brick by brick, or at least semi tractor-trailer by semi tractor-trailer, some 20 of them, which pulled into center city Allentown Sept. 2 with the precious cargo.

“EJ’s stage is a monster” described one unnamed eyewitness.

The set is reported to have cost $15 million.

Theater Review

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A solid-gold hit at Bucks County Playhouse

Displayed on the back wall inside Bucks County Playhouse are posters and photos of productions and stars who appeared there over the years, including Grace Kelly, who made her acting debut at Bucks Playhouse in 1949 in playwright and uncle George Kelly’s “The Torchbearers,” and Robert Redford, in the 1963 world premiere at Bucks Playhouse of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park,” then called “Nobody Loves Me,” the first play ever directed by Mike Nichols.

And there’s “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” starring Billie Burke, produced in 1956 at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope.

Movie Review: ‘Finale’

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Operation Finale” is an important film that should be seen as much for its history-based story as for its presentation of that story.

The title refers to the “capture and extraction” of Adolf Eichmann, said to “the architect” of “The Final Solution,” in which 10 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in The Holocaust, promulgated by the Nazi regime in Germany.

Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ST. LUKE’S:

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 Emmy nominations, including “St. Luke’s Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees include: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer and host of “St Luke’s Now.”; Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer, and Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

“St. Luke’s Now,” which features St. Luke’s physicians discussing edge health topics, airs Monday evenings on WFMZ - Channel 69.

Respectfully Yours: Use of ‘f-bomb’

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, Why all the “f-bombs” in casual conversation, by popular contemporary performers in concert, and on T-Shirts and decals? I cannot help but wonder: Are we becoming accustomed to the F-bomb in our everyday language? What is your take on the F-Bomb seemingly in everyday use?

Dear Reader, There’s a reason we call it the “f-bomb.” Like a bomb, the profanity beginning with “f” can be a mighty weapon. Dropping an f-bomb isn’t illegal so to speak, but it is offensive and makes me wonder about the person using it and their judgment.

Free talks, screenings

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

WELLNESS EXPO:

The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtor Association (GLVR) holds a “Wellness Expo - Beyond Healthcare: Taking a Proactive Approach to Personal Wellness,” noon - 4 p.m. Sept. 12, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The event, which is free, is open to GLVR members and the Greater Lehigh Valley community.

There will be four 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute question and answer periods:

“Recognizing Addiction,” J. Layne Turner, MPA, Drug & Alcohol Administrator, Lehigh County