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Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017-18 season: Miller Symphony Hall leader sees renewed opportunity in Allentown renaissance

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Season schedule: Page B2

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, home to the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, had a “great season” for 2016-17, and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director Sheila K. Evans has an even better season in store for 2017-18.

“It was a great season. We had an amazing season last year,” Evans says.

Maestra Diane Wittry is in her 22nd season as Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor, bringing world-class artists to Miller Symphony Hall, enhancing the cultural community in the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, July 6: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, July 7: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, July 10: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, July 11: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, July 12: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5 - Fourth of July meal: Orange juice, Circle “R” burger, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Thursday, July 6: Roast turkey w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, white bread with margarine, fresh plum.

Friday, July 7: Cranberry juice, sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, citrus breeze.

Monday, July 10: Apple juice, chili con carne w/ cheddar cheese garnish over bread bowl, pepper slaw, fresh variety melon.

Troxell:

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Robert and Dianne Troxell of Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary June 17.

They were married June 17, 1972, in Dubbs Memorial Church, Allentown.

Bob is the co-owner of TnT Home and Business Cleaning Services, LLC. Dianne is retired.

They are the parents of two children, Chris of Allentown and Tamie Thewlis of Allentown, as well as the grandparents of Austin and Ashley Troxell and Ian and Steven Thewlis.

They will celebrate their anniversary next year with friends at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Theater Review

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Inspector ‘Hound’

The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.

No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Eclipsing history:Long-time amateur astronomer Peter Kern presents a slide lecture, “The Solar Eclipse in History,” 1 p.m. July 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. A solar eclipse will cross the United States Aug. 21. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s path causes the moon to cover the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the contiguous United States was in 1979. Kern will show images of the total solar eclipse of February 1979.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 28: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Thursday, June 29: Braised beef dip, parmesan potatoes, broccoli, seasonal fruit.

Friday, June 30: Chef’s salad with turkey and ham, cheese, croutons, ranch dressing.

Monday, July 3: Grilled hamburger, cole slaw, warm fruit cobbler, jello.

Tuesday, July 4: Centers closed. Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 5: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Review: ‘Cars 3’

Friday, June 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animation series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.

“Cars 3” again gives us vehicles that are quite the characters with cute, spiffy or clunky bodies, personalities and voices. The cars’ suspensions and tires animate like frisky puppies or barnyard animals. The grilles function as mouths.