Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, September 6, 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, September 5: Cranberry juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh fruit cup.

Thursday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, September 7: Roast beef w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Elton John ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ starting here in Allentown at PPL Center

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Yellow Brick Road begins in Allentown right at the PPL Center at Seventh and Hamilton.

That’s where Sir Elton John kicks off his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour.”

The buzz is already on the street.

Apparently, they’re building the Yellow Brock Road tour brick by brick, or at least semi tractor-trailer by semi tractor-trailer, some 20 of them, which pulled into center city Allentown Sept. 2 with the precious cargo.

“EJ’s stage is a monster” described one unnamed eyewitness.

The set is reported to have cost $15 million.

Theater Review

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A solid-gold hit at Bucks County Playhouse

Displayed on the back wall inside Bucks County Playhouse are posters and photos of productions and stars who appeared there over the years, including Grace Kelly, who made her acting debut at Bucks Playhouse in 1949 in playwright and uncle George Kelly’s “The Torchbearers,” and Robert Redford, in the 1963 world premiere at Bucks Playhouse of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park,” then called “Nobody Loves Me,” the first play ever directed by Mike Nichols.

And there’s “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” starring Billie Burke, produced in 1956 at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope.

Movie Review: ‘Finale’

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Operation Finale” is an important film that should be seen as much for its history-based story as for its presentation of that story.

The title refers to the “capture and extraction” of Adolf Eichmann, said to “the architect” of “The Final Solution,” in which 10 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in The Holocaust, promulgated by the Nazi regime in Germany.

Respectfully Yours: Use of ‘f-bomb’

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, Why all the “f-bombs” in casual conversation, by popular contemporary performers in concert, and on T-Shirts and decals? I cannot help but wonder: Are we becoming accustomed to the F-bomb in our everyday language? What is your take on the F-Bomb seemingly in everyday use?

Dear Reader, There’s a reason we call it the “f-bomb.” Like a bomb, the profanity beginning with “f” can be a mighty weapon. Dropping an f-bomb isn’t illegal so to speak, but it is offensive and makes me wonder about the person using it and their judgment.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 29: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, broccoli florets, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, August 30: Orange juice, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/ egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, August 31 - Labor Day meal: Calif. cheeseburger w/ lettuce, tomato and mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Monday, September 3 - Closed for Labor Day.

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie exercises

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

After I turned 30-years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.

I tried physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Then I was given a copy of “Treat Your Own Back” by Robin McKenzie. Since then, I have not been to a healthcare professional for help with my back pain.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 29: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, August 30: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, August 31: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, September 3: Closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 4: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.