Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Upper Saucon girl plays Annie at Philly’s Walnut Street Theatre

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

“Annie” was the first stage show that Upper Saucon Township actress Jenna Seasholtz saw and her babysitter was playing the title role.

Seasholtz has been starring in the title role in “Annie,” through Jan. 7, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia. Seasholtz plays Annie weekends and for select matinees. “Annie” opened Nov. 7 at the Walnut.

“I saw ‘Annie’ before. It was my first show ever and Annie was played by my babysitter. I loved her and seeing her up on stage I knew that’s...

Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Darkest Hour” takes us deep inside Buckingham Palace, British Parliament and the Underground for the intrigue of Great Britain as a nation hovering on the brink of World War II.

The excellent, engaging and inspiring “Darkest Hour” can be viewed as a companion piece to another great film of 2017, writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The dilemma of some 300,000 British soldiers stranded on the beach of France’s coast across the English Channel figures prominently in...

The mighty Quinn brings latest show to Bethlehem

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Colin Quinn is a quintessential New York comedian.

But he’s become much more than that.

Quinn’s latest one-man show, “One in Every Crowd,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Musikfest Cafe, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, is part of the cerebral comic’s first full-scale stand-up tour in more than years. Previously, Quinn’s shows had a central theme.

You may have “discovered” the Brooklyn-born Quinn on stage in dark and smoky stand-up rooms such as the infamous Pips in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn....

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

A new year’s perk: Jim Weider & PRoJECT PERCoLAToR presents its annual post New Year’s Eve party concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem. The band includes Weider, electric guitar; Jesse Gress, guitar (Todd Rundgren Band); Adam Minkoff, bass, and Rodney Holmes, drums. The group blends rock, blues, funk, and jazz with drum loops and samples. Weider’s credits include: a 1990 performance with The Band and Ronnie Hawkins at The Berlin Wall concert produced by Roger Waters of Pink...

Respectfully Yours: Attire

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I recently graduated from grad school and have accepted a position that will require me to wear business attire. I would like some tips on how to update my college wardrobe.

Dear Reader,

Congratulations on your new job! Trading in your jeans and T-shirts for professional clothes can be a daunting task. And for recent graduates without much money to spare, the process may seem expensive and overwhelming. To get started, search for bargains. Shopping at...

Healthy Geezer: probiotics

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are probiotics safe?

There is debate over the precise definition of probiotics. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization call probiotics “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”

Microorganisms, or microbes, are living organisms that can be seen only under a microscope. Microbes are everywhere. The human body contains billions of them.

Some microbes cause...

‘El Dia de los Reyes’ in Bethlehem again

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“El Dia de los Reyes,” a cherished cultural and religious tradition in many Latin American countries, also known as “Three Kings Day,” will be celebrated 3 - 6 p.m. Jan. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event is free and open to the public.

For many Christians, especially in Central and South America, the holiday season continues through the 12th day of Christmas, when it is believed in their faith that baby Jesus was visited by the Three Kings...

SNAP Chapter

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Chapter won “Chapter of the Year” at the SNAP convention Nov. 15-18, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Pocono Mountains.

LCCC student Megan McGonagle of Schnecksville was elected Southeast Regional Representative and Membership Chair.

Those attending included: Haley Ragazinsky, Port Carbon; Emily Kramer, Macungie; Madeline Williams, Schnecksville (LCCC 2017 graduate, past...

The Family Project: Socks

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 14-year-old nephew is bright and artistic, and he has a certain style. My “staunch-conservative” 22-year-old son recently commented about a Christmas gift of brightly-colored socks that I gave my nephew, saying I shouldn’t encourage that “behavior,” meaning my nephew’s flair for the dramatic. I was stunned, and didn’t know what to say. How could I have handled this?

The panelists agreed that it is important to “let the dust settle” before having a discussion with the son in a...