Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

69th Kutztown Folk Festival: Attractions added for Pennsylvania-Dutch celebration

Monday, June 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

Large-scale model trains, an authentic harvest celebration and a 100-year-old printing press are some of the new attractions at the 69th annual Kutztown Folk Festival, which brings all things Pennsylvania-Dutch to the Kutztown Fairgrounds June 30 - July 8.

And there are new crafts and new foods to join with all the old favorites at the annual celebration of Pennsylvania-Dutch, ne, German culture.

Entries sought for art exhibit, ‘To Sir Elton, With Love’

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites local and regional artists to participate in a juried exhibit, “To Sir Elton, With Love,” Sept. 8-Oct. 5. An artists’ reception is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20.

The exhibit will be juried by Deborah Rabinsky, Curator; Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, and Paul Willistein, Focus Editor of Lehigh Valley Press.

Sir Elton John’s final tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” kicks off Sept. 8 at the PPL Center, Allentown.

Hernia information

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

st luke’s:

St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, will offer a free hernia information talk and screening, 6 - 8 p.m. July 10, Dimmig Education Center, Rooms A and B.

Dr. Daniel R. Baillie and Dr. Marian McDonald will discuss signs, symptoms and available treatments. Individual private hernia screenings will follow the talk. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration for this event is required. To register, St. Luke’s Event Calendar:

go.activecalendar.com/sluhn/event/free-hernia-screenings

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 20: Apple juice, meatball sandwich w/ mozzarella cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 21: Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, June 22: Cranberry juice, tuna salad hoagie, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispies treat.

Monday, June 25: Vegetable juice, beef stew, green peas, tossed salad w/ French dressing, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

Dancing in the seats: It’s summertime and the time is right for ‘Dirty Dancing’ musical

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Maybe you saw the movie “Dirty Dancing” with your friends when it opened in theaters in 1987, or maybe you became a fan when you saw it on television one night.

However you came to love “Dirty Dancing,” and you know who you are, there’s no denying the power of the iconic love story and the hold it has on fans’ hearts.

“Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage,” with all of the music, romance and dancing of the movie, plus more, stops during its 30th anniversary North American Tour, 7:30 p.m. June 21 and 22, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 20: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, June 21: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, June 22: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 25: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, June 26: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, June 27: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ocean’s 8” is slick escapist fun, fueled by terrific performances by the leading females in its cast.

The movie is a remake of the successful “Ocean” caper movies, which began in 1960 with the release of “Ocean’s 11,” which starred the so-called “Rat Pack” of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

A series of remakes, “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) and “Ocean’s Thirteen” (2007) starred an ensemble cast that included George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt.

The art of Ellen Grim Harter in the Baum tradition

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

A reception for “It’s All About Color,” more than 30 colorful works by Ellen Grim Harter on exhibit through July 6 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, will be held at 6-8 p.m. June 21, at The Baum School of Art, Allentown, as part of Allentown’s Third Thursday series.

As one of nine grandchildren of Walter Emerson Baum, who founded The Baum School of Art and was a founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Harter often watched the artist at work on his sketches and paintings.

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St., Allentown.

muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

ASO extends Wittry contract

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Diane Wittry, Music Director and Conductor for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, has extended her contract with the Allentown Symphony Association for another three years, Board of Associates President Mike Torbert announced June 11.

“We are excited that she will be continuing to bring worldwide, aspiring artists and programs to the Lehigh Valley community,” Torbert stated in a press release.