Northwestern Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lauding Larry: 2018 Baum School of Art gala honors long-time advocate Miley

Monday, November 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There was sumptuous food, a silent auction, action-painting, a friendly kidnapping, tango dancing, and a major donation in the name of Larry Miley, the 2018 honoree at The Baum School of Art “Fall Gala.”

Friends of Miley, a Baum School of Art board member for five decades, joined to honor him with donations to benefit the school.

Among them, Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander, Art Consultant and Independent Art Historian, donated a signed copy of the book to which she contributed...

Theater Review: ‘Greetings!’ puts the fun in dysfunctionalism

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Global ImpActors Group production of Tom Duzick’s “Greetings!” is an insightful, witty and all too relevant exploration of intolerance and other things that divide us, continuing through Nov. 11 at The Macungie Institute, Macungie.

Set in Pittsburgh at Christmastime in 1990, “Greetings” introduces the Gorskis, a working-class family headed by Phil, a staunchly Catholic, traditionalist father, and his perpetually-anxious wife Emily.

Living at home is Mickey, the...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Salute the vets: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diane Wittry, music director, presents “Veterans’ Tribute: 100th Anniversary Of Armistice Day,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts celebrate the United States through a commissioned work inspired by the experiences of soldiers in world wars. Bethlehem native and actor Daniel Roebuck narrates Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with excerpts from “The Gettysburg Address.” Daniel...

Schumann Quartett

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

CHAMBER MUSIC:

The Schumann Quartett performs at 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley, in the 2018-19 Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert series.

The program is: Schubert, String Quartet No. 6 D Major D. 74; Hindemith, Quartet No. 6 in E-flat Major (1943), and Brahms, Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1.

The Schumann Quartett performed during the Chamber Music Society’s 2017-18 season. The quartet includes three...

Respectully Yours: Doors of kindness

Friday, November 9, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Why do some people not say, “Excuse me.” or “I beg your pardon?” When I am standing in line in a supermarket or drugstore, someone will rush ahead of me to ask the clerk a question. They never say, “Excuse me.” When I go to the bank or restaurant, some people never hold the door for other folks. What is going on with this world?

Dear Reader, Phrases go in and out of style and very few people say, “Excuse me” anymore. It appears many have lost a general sense of...

Healthy Geezer: medical visits

Friday, November 9, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m going to the doctor and I don’t want to forget to ask him important questions. Any suggestions on how to prepare for this visit?

Whether you’re talking to a family physician, a specialist or pharmacist, you need to know the right questions. My research turned up hundreds of possible questions.

I narrowed the list down to the ones I considered to be the most significant. You can pick out the ones that apply to you.

Family physician

What is the outlook for my...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Nov. 8: Veterans eat free today. Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, Nov. 9: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Nov. 12: Centers closed. Veterans Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 13: Three cheese ziti w/meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

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The Family Project: Bedtime strategies

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughters aged seven and four are giving me a lot of trouble when I put them to bed, and then again in the morning. At night, they don’t want to settle down and go to sleep. In the morning, they are tired and do not want to get out of bed. I wake up anxious because my mornings are always horrible, and bedtime is chaos. I’ve tried reward charts and timeout, and have taken toys away. I just don’t know what else to do. I am really overwhelmed and looking for help.

The panel said it...

Slide-lecture looks

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

A slide-lecture to commemorate World War I and Allentown’s Camp Crane will be presented at 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

After years of official neutrality, the United States joined the fight against Germany, to make the world “Safe for Democracy.”

U.S. soldiers trained as ambulance drivers and medical personnel at Camp Crane in the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Chew and Liberty streets, Allentown.

“Most...