Northwestern Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Farrow-Holly:

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Rachel Rose Holly and Ethan Edward Farrow were married Aug. 18, 2018, at the family cabin in Weikert, Union County.

The bride is the daughter of Valerie (Holly) Baber of Upper Macungie Township.

The groom is the son of Andrew and Melissa Farrow of Shamokin, Northumberland County.

The bride is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2016 cum laude graduate of Luzerne County Community College where she majored in journalism and media writing.

She is attending...

LCCC offers free series on cyber security

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will recognize National Cyber Security Month in October with a series of lunchtime speakers for small and medium businesses’ security.

The brown bag lunch series, free and open to the public, is in Room 713-1, Donley Center, Allentown.

Noon Oct. 5: “Cyber Security for Small Business,” Lance Hawk, president-owner, Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, Allentown

Noon Oct. 12: “Blockchain for Everyone,” Robert Ritter,...

Respectfully Yours: Running too late

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was meeting a friend for dinner at a restaurant. I arrived at two minutes to seven for a seven o’clock reservation. At 7:20 p.m., I was into my second glass of Pinot and at half-past I got a text stating, “On the way.”

We finally were all seated at 7:45 p.m. There was not even an attempted excuse from my friend, who seemed oblivious to the fact I might actually have gotten there at the agreed-upon time. I understand that sometimes things do happen and you end...

Transfer Fairs

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host “ Transfer Fairs,” 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Oct. 2, main campus; Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township; 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 3, Donley Center - LCCC Allentown, and 10 a.m. - noon Oct. 4, Morgan Center - LCCC Tamaqua.

Representatives from colleges and universities are expected to attend to answer questions about transferring from LCCC to a four-year school.

Sponsored by Academic Advising Services and the LCCC Phi Theta Kappa...

Healthy Geezer: E-mail bag

Friday, September 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly degenerates when you get macular degeneration?

The macula. It is at the center of the retina in the back of your eye. The retina transmits light from the eye to the brain. The macula allows us to perform tasks that require central vision such as reading and driving.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in United States citizens 60 years of age and older.

In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little...

30th annual Ovation Awards honors Allentown arts leaders

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Now in its 30th year, the Allentown Arts Ovation Award honors those who have made a difference in the arts in the city of Allentown.

This year, seven recipients, including one family, who have had a major impact on Allentown’s arts community will be honored with awards from The Allentown Arts Commission at a ceremony, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Ballroom, Renaissance Allentown Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown.

Honorees are the Butz Family, Legacy Award; Peter Gourniak,...

Theater Review: ‘Wonderettes’ marvelous at Pines Dinner Theatre

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Marvelous Wonderettes,” featuring pop hits of the 1950s and ‘60s, is rocking the stage at the Pines Dinner Theatre, Allentown, through Oct. 21.

A tribute not only to the songs of the era, but also to the high school song-leader squads that were organizing at the time, “Wonderettes” is by far one of the best of the jukebox genre of musicals seen at The Pines.

Created and written by Roger Bean, the popular show premiered off-Broadway in 2008, and ran for 18 months. The...

Movie Review: Oscar nomination will be Close

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wife” is a disturbing drama with an Oscar nominee-worthy performance by Glenn Close as the long-suffering, supportive and loyal wife of a successful novelist about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

When they receive the early-morning phone call the couple, Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), jump for joy on their bed as they did many years before when they were just starting out, he as a college professor, and she, as one of his graduate...

Theater Review: ‘Brigadoon’ comes to life at Munopco

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s a delightful romp through the heather in Munopco Music Theatre’s production of “Brigadoon,” the Tony-Award-winning musical about the Scottish village that comes to life only one day every 100 years.

The musical continues at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown. The Sept. 21 opening night performance was seen for this review.

The show, directed by Rodey Gilkeson, whose musical directing skills are well-known to Pennsylvania Playhouse audiences, is...

Theater Review: ‘Harry Potter’ spoof at Peddler’s Village dinner theater

Friday, September 21, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Thrills and chills and funnybone pokes are the order of fare for “The Goblet Of Poison” at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Peddler’s Pub, Cock ‘N Bull in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, Bucks County.

The show, presented by Without A Cue Productions, is a spoof of the “Harry Potter” movies and books. Performances continue through Nov. 10. The show, written by Lesley Zaya and Justin Calazzo, is directed by Traci Connaughton. The Sept. 15 performance was seen for this review.

With...