Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Apollo 11 talk

Friday, March 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Historian and engineer Peter Kern presents a lecture, “Fly Me to the Moon … The Events Leading to the Historic 1969 voyage of Apollo 11,” 1 p.m. March 23, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Fifty years ago this summer, the United States made world history when the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first humans to set foot on the moon.

Kern will discuss the U.S. Space Program, events leading to the first moon landing and the importance of those events.

Genealogy workshop

Friday, March 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A “Genealogy Workshop” will be held 9 a.m. - noon March 23, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. Workshop participants may use the Museum’s Research Library, 1:30 - 4 p.m. March 23.

There’s a workshop fee for Lehigh County Historical Society members and non-members. Preregistration is required: Alyce Templeton, 610-435-1074, ext. 14.

Information:; 610-435-1074Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

LV Auto Dealers group donates $25,000 to St. Luke’s University Health Network

Friday, March 22, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association has donated $25,000 to St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Planned is a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and renovation of the inpatient pediatric unit by early 2020 at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem.

A video of an artist’s rendering of the proposed unit and renovations was shown at the March 20 Preview Gala at Stabler Center for the 2019 Lehigh Valley Auto Show.

Annual ‘Bach Marathon’ March 24 at St. John’s Church, Allentown

Friday, March 22, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Hear several hours of Baroque music on one of the Lehigh Valley’s most magnificent organs when the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists holds its annual “Bach Marathon,” 3 - 7 p.m. March 24, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Members and friends of the Guild perform music by Bach and composers who influenced or were influenced by Bach in 30-minute time slots.

Movie Review: ‘Free Solo’: a real-life Spider-Man

Monday, March 18, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Free Solo” is the most astounding film of 2018.

If you haven’t seen “Free Solo,” which received an Oscar for documentary feature at the 2019 Academy Awards, the film is worth seeing in a movie theater on as large a screen as possible.

The film’s producton companies include National Geographic Documentary Films. The film was shown on TV’s National Georgraphic Channel.

Concert Review: Bach ‘Youth Choirs Festival’ glorious at Zoellner

Monday, March 18, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

More than 200 voices young and old rang out with glorious music during the Bach Choir of Bethehem’s “Youth Choirs Festival” at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Four youth choirs with more than 140 talented young singers joined members of Bach Choir of Bethlehem in a delightful concert of music by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and contemporary composers.

Umphrey’s McGee at The Peak

Monday, March 18, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins, who handles keyboards and vocals in the progressive rock jam band, looks forward to the 8 p.m. March 21 concert at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

“Penn’s Peak is one of the most stunningly-beautiful rooms we play,” says Cummins in a phone interview. “Fans can expect a show full of elite performances and inexplicably good times will abound.

“Penn’s Peak always goes off for us because we feel like it’s kind of a secret show for the most diehard of fans.


Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Eyes wide open: “Sleeping Beauty,” an exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas, continues through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The solo exhibition focuses on the social contradictions women face. Each of the 16 color portraits of women, ranging from young girls to mature adults, feature a figure laying down in a grassy or leafy outdoors setting. Above, Panas with “Monae” (2018; pigment-print; 30 in. x 30 in.). Panas discusses her work at 5 p.m.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, March 13: Beef barley soup, chicken a la king over biscuit, Scandanavian vegetable blend, tossed salad w / French dressing, citrus breeze.

Thursday, March 14: Chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwich w / peppers and onions, pasta salad, chilled apricots.