Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Old Man’ Oscar

Monday, October 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Old Man & The Gun” is a throwback to 1970s’ “New Hollywood” film-making and the early films of, among others, directors Martin Scorsese, Frances Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steve Spielberg and Brian Di Palma.

That “The Old Man & The Gun” has a 1970s’ look in production design, including cinematography, lighting, sets, costumes, vehicles, and music, shouldn’t be surprising because the fact-based story takes place in 1981 in Texas and nearby states and harks back to events of the previous decade.

Baum School of Art gets smart with phone images

Monday, October 29, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“High Tech-Low Tech: Smart Phone Image Makers Matthew Beniamino and Jett Ulaner Sarachek” at the Baum School of Art features the work of an emerging Millennial artist and a veteran Baby Boomer photographer, with an opening reception talk, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, and a closing reception, 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 15, David E. Rodale and the Rodale Family Galleries, Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Healthy Geezer: Stay positive

Friday, October 26, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

A common cold, exhaustion, stress, hunger, sleep deprivation, even allergies can make you depressed, which leads to negative thoughts.

However, in many cases, depression can be caused by negative thinking. Our feelings follow what we are thinking. Dwelling upon negative thoughts can send us spiraling down into depression.

I found many techniques for fending off negative thoughts and becoming a happier person. The following are ones that worked for me.

Renovated 19th St. Theatre is more than a building

Friday, October 26, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The year is 1928. The Roaring ‘20s are nearing their conclusion and the Great Depression’s desolation awaits.

In West Allentown, a stately, regal and artful movie palace opens known as the Nineteenth Street Theatre.

Ninety years later, years of planning, months of renovations and $5.5 million have created a refurbished Civic Theatre of Allentown, which officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, broccoli florets, Italian bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Oct. 25: Apple juice, roast pork w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Friday, Oct. 26: Baked meat loaf w/ gravy, oven browned potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.

The Family Project: Four’s a crowd

Friday, October 26, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our two-year-old was so excited when we brought home her new baby brother, but she has now done a complete turnaround. She screams, cries and whines about everything. She only wants her mommy, wants nothing to do with daddy, won’t let him help her with anything or put her to bed anymore. She’s always been a fantastic sleeper, but now she won’t sleep in her own bed, and if she does, she is up at 3 a.m. and is in ours. How do we cope with a jealous toddler?

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, Oct. 25: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, Oct. 26: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, Oct. 29: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Respectfully Yours: Sunday-best

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I’ve noticed for years now that people don’t bother to get dressed up to attend church services anymore. When I was a child, putting on nice Sunday clothing was expected. I know that I am not alone when I say that I grow weary of seeing people come to church in clothes that they would wear to clean out the garage. Why don’t people wear their Sunday-best to church anymore?

Dear Reader,