Northwestern Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Author talk

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Historian and author David Price speaks about his book, “The Road to Assunpink Creek: Liberty’s Desperate Hour and the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution,” 1 p.m. Nov. 2, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Price’s book is about the 10-day period in the American Revolutionary War, from Dec. 25, 1776, when General George Washington and his troops crossed the icy Delaware River for a surprise attack on British-allied Hessian forces in...

Curtain Rises: ‘Into the Woods’ challenges Muhlenberg College students

Monday, November 4, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

An alternative title for “into the Woods” could be “Into the Id.”

As defined in Sigmund Freud’s theoretical construct of the psyche, the id is uncoordinated instinctual desires, the super-ego is critical and moralizing, and the ego is the realistic mediator between the two.

There’s a lot of that back and forth going on with the characters in “Into the Woods.”

That’s just for openers in Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” accurately described as “a...

Family Project: 2nd-grader cell phone

Friday, November 1, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. At what age is it appropriate to give your child a cell phone? My daughter is in second grade and is asking for one because her friends have one. What do you think?

The panel agreed that age seven is too young for a child to have a cell phone.

Panelist Pam Wallace said that, in addition to the cost, a cell phone involves a lot of responsibility: “Is she going to be able to hold onto the phone and not leave it on the bus or drop it somewhere?”

Panelist Chad Stefanyak...

Bach Choir to audition for ‘Noah’s Flood’ opera

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Auditions will be held at 4-7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 4-8 p.m. Nov. 5, The Bach Choir office, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem, for a performance of Benjamin Britten’s opera, “Noah’s Flood” (“Noye’s Fludde”), Feb. 28, 29 and March 1, Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and The Bach Festival Orchestra, under the director of artistic director and conductor Greg Funfgeld, is partnering with The Bel Canto Youth Chorus, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT...

DeLeon-Kulanko:

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeLeon of Bethlehem announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki, to Tyler Kulanko, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kulanko of Bethlehem.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Freedom High School and is employed by St. Luke’s Physicians Group.

Her fiance, also a Freedom High School graduate, works for St. Luke’s University Health Network.

A May 2021 wedding date has been set.

‘Veterans Awareness’

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold “Veterans Awareness Week,’ Nov. 11-14.

LCCC will continue the “Faces of Honor” tribute with banners displayed in the Student Union on the Schnecksville campus.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

The LCCC Foundation and Veterans Club third annual “LCCC Military Bingo Night” is Nov. 14. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6 p.m. in...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“More cowbell”: Stop, look and listen for a double dose of heavy metal with UFO and Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. UFO, which formed in England in 1968, has released 22 studio albums, from “UFO 1” (1970) to “The Salentino Cuts” (2017); sold more than 20 million albums, with the group’s most popular songs including “Doctor Doctor,” “Rock Bottom,” “Natural Thing,” “Lights Out,” “Too Hot to Handle” and “Only You Can Rock Me.” The UFO lineup is:...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 30: Cranberry glazed pork loin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples with dried cranberries.

Thursday, October 31: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Friday, November 1: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Monday, November 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on...

Healthy Geezer: Memory lapses

Friday, November 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. How can you tell when you should go to a doctor for memory lapses?

When should you go to your doctor to discuss your memory lapses? That’s a personal judgment call.

I’ve found that I can’t remember the names of movie stars and ballplayers the way I used to. I attribute this to what I call the “overloaded filing cabinet.” As we get older, we accumulate so many memories that it’s impossible to find the one we want.

I’m not sufficiently worried...

‘Coin Show’

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A “Coin Show” will be held 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Currency represents our nation’s growth and how it has grappled with the financial challenges. Coins and currency tell the story of our local and national history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Guest Curator Stephen Gehringerd and numismatists will exhibit displays. Coins are expected to be bought and sold dealers from...