East Penn Press

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Screen screams: Allentown Band to accompany 1925 ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Allentown Band is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States. Since its first documented performance on July 4, 1828, and now celebrating its 190th year, the band preserves the tradition and heritage of musical Americana.

The Allentown Band is recognized worldwide, having appeared on television and radio and being featured in four European concert tours. The band distributes an ongoing recording project, “Our Band Heritage,” that has reached listeners in the U.S. and 23...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Summer Festival: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg’s 57th annual Summer Festival is back, noon - 8 p.m. Aug. 18 and noon - 5 p.m. Aug. 19 on the north side of the hospital campus near Routes 22 and 378, off Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. Admission is free. “Thanks to the community’s support, we have helped raise millions of dollars that have gone towards improving services at the hospital,” said Harold Fabian, founder and former chairman of the festival committee. There’s entertainment,...

National Museum Of Industrial History offers printing, paper-making workshops

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

National Museum of Industrial History Education coordinator Kitsa Behringer says workshop participants will enjoy a hands-on experience while learning the art of making paper by hand and machine; setting type; printing on a hand-fed, foot-powered press; and bookbinding.

Paper-making expert Tom Necker joins master printer Bob Mueller and bookbinding expert Ulla Warcholl to supervise the “apprentice printers” in the labor-intensive processes.

During each three-hour session, while...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, August 16: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, August 17: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolli, banana.

Monday, August 20: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, August 21: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, August...

The Family Project: Fifth

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The new school year is starting soon and my son will be entering fifth grade. Last year, he started school on a good note, with a lot of self-confidence and good grades. By the end of the year, however, his self-confidence had disappeared, and his grades were down. How can I prepare him for the coming school year?

The panel of experts tried to reassure the mother by saying that the changes she is noticing in her son may be because the transitions between third and fourth grades are...

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer theater season of musicals

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater groups really upstaged themselves the summer of 2018 with a total of 20 outstanding productions in three months, more than half of which were lavish musicals.

A relative newcomer completing only its second season, Northampton Community College Summer Theatre combines professional and local talent in its productions. This summer, NCC Summer Theatre produced an incredible five shows in two months, including three very challenging musicals.

Among them was the...

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does getting older your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson’s disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

Dry mouth can also be caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, nerve...

Review: Pooh bear

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

The original books were republished for subsequent generations, such as mine, who were fortunate...

Tony Tixier and trio finds poetry in jazz

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.

”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier...

Respectfully Yours: Enjoy movie

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My wife and I were at the movies last weekend, and the couple behind us made loud noises unwrapping their candies and talking during the movie. Their voices were not loud whispers, but normal conversation voices and their crinkling of wrappers was irritating. We looked back at them several times but they did not stop. We got up and moved. Should we have told them to be quiet instead of moving?

Dear Reader,

Moving to another seat in the theater was the...