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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Review: Pooh bear

Friday, August 17, 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...

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...

Passion for choral arts: Bel Canto Youth Chorus, Bach Choir of Bethlehem join forces for new voices

Friday, August 10, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

For the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bel Canto Youth Choir, formerly based in Red Hill, Montgomery County, a merger of the two nonproft choral groups has been a long time coming.

In 2012, Bel Canto sang with the Bach Choir for Benjamin Britten’s cantata “St. Nicolas” and the following year, members lent their youthful voices to the Bach Choir’s 2013 CD “A Child’s Christmas in Bethlehem.” Last year, Bel Canto singers performed in the Bach Choir’s performance of Leonard Bernstein’s...

Allentown Band strikes up the history at Waldheim Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The 103rd anniversary of the Allentown Band at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., Salisbury Township, will feature a salute to the spacious skies and amber waves of grain of America the beautiful.

“America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation,” 7 p.m. Aug. 14, also features the music of Lehigh Valley folksinger, songwriter and recording artist Anne Hills.

“It would be a shame to miss this opportunity and the sense of community this concert will have,” says Pamela Varkony,...

Anne Hills reflects on music moments

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Folk music can be as warm and inviting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as an August thunderstorm. Anne Hills, an accomplished Lehigh Valley-based folk singer and songwriter, is a master of both settings.

“Music touches us in a place that ordinarily we do not experience,” Hills says prior to her Aug. 14 performance of “America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation” at Waldheim Park, Salisbury Township.

Hills has the ability to offer a new take on old folk...

Russian prodigy returns for ‘Bach At Noon’ concert

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kristina Moditch, a Russian classical pianist, performs at noon Aug. 14 in the final concert of the 2018 summer “Bach At Noon” concert series at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The fourth summer of Bach’s music in Allentown concludes in August with the third “Bach At Noon” performance by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. In collaboration with the Arts at St. John’s series, the “Bach At Noon” program is presented on the second Tuesday of the month in June...

Astronaut shuttles to St. Luke’s Ortho

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Terry Hart wasn’t about to let painful degenerative osteoarthritis hold him down. Not much could hold him down, anyway.

Over a span of five years, Hart underwent joint replacements for both hips, shoulders and finally his knees, and bounced back quickly at St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care and Physical Therapy at St Luke’s - Hellertown.

“By the time I finished the surgeries, I felt like I was 10 years younger,” Terry, now 71, said.

“He is instantly one of the more memorable...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 8: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, August 9: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, August 10: Peach glazed pork chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, August 13: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, August 14: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit....