East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bach Choir holding new member, scholar auditions

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold New Member Auditions by appointment Sept. 5, 7 and 8, Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally-renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2019-2020 concert season, as well as the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will have the option to perform at the Bachfest in Leipzig Germany in June 2020 and to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed “Bach to School” and “Bach at Noon” educational outreach programs.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, August 31, 2019 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, August 28: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandanavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Thursday, August 29 - Labor Day meal: California cheeseburger w/ lettuce - tomato- mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh canteloupe, holiday cookie.

Friday, August 30: Apple juice, pork barbecue on a bun, cole slaw, fresh plum.

Monday, September 2: Closed for Labor Day.

Movie Review: ‘The Farewell’

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Farewell” is a profound film on a number of levels.

It’s a search by a young woman for self-identity.

It’s a story about familial conflict, understanding and love.

And it’s a look at the ethics and morality of emotional truth-seekers.

Billi (Awkwafina) is a twentysomething Chinese woman living in New York City. She’s an aspiring writer. She’s dejected after receiving a rejection letter after applying for a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 28: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.

Thursday, August 29: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.

Friday, August 30: Roast pork with sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Monday, September 2: No meals. Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 3: Franks & beans, broccoli slaw, corn chowder, crackers, Greek yogurt.

Wednesday, September 4: Lemon pepper fish, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, orange.

Musikfest 2019 attendance record tops 1.2 million

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

They came from Australia and Aruba, Texas and Tennessee. When all was said and done, more than 1.2 million guests visited Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley for Musikfest, setting an all-time attendance record for the festival.

During Musikfest 2019, patrons came from a record 46 states and 26 countries, with individuals coming from as far away as The Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.

This year’s festival featured 400 performers from 27 states and five countries, with performers and artists offering more than 500 performances during the event’s 11-day run.

The Family Project: Father should help

Friday, August 23, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a three-year-old son and a four-month-old daughter. My husband accused me of neglecting our son in favor of our daughter. I don’t get enough sleep and don’t have the energy to play with my son. What can I do to make more time for my son?

“I’m concerned that the husband is playing this situation as daughter versus son, rather than a three-year-old versus a four-month-old baby,” panelist Chad Stefanyak said.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 21: Caribbean fish, Caribbean vegetable blend, black bean and corn salad, brown rice, orange, sugar cookie.

Thursday, August 22: Chicken Cordon Bleu, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, mashed potatoes, roll, fruit sorbet.

Friday, August 23: Fiesta pork chop, chuck wagon corn, oven roasted potatoes, roll, fresh fruit salad.

Monday, August 26: Open face roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, cream of broccoli, soup, rice pudding.

Lehigh Valley Health Network funds EMS heart-attack care

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

EMS organizations in five eastern Pennsylvania counties are getting upgraded technology to care for patients suffering a severe heart attack.

Pennsylvania, through the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF), Eastern PA EMS Council, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono combined to provide more than $100,000 to cover most of the cost of 90 modems and data plans for EMS units to transmit electrocardiograms (EKG) from the field.