Catasauqua Press

Friday, December 6, 2019


Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Christmas Bach: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s annual Christmas Concerts, with Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, joined by members of the Bach Festival Orchestra and soloists, presents J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” which the choir first performed in 1903, and, for the first time, the choir performs G. F. Handel’s “Messiah,” Part One, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown, and 4 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, December 4: Beef and bean chili, chuck wagon corn, brown rice, fresh fruit salad.

Thursday, December 5: Italian pork chop, Italian green beans, roasted red potatoes, dinner roll, grapes.

Friday, December 6: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime, brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Monday, December 9: Beef w/ Monterey jack cheese, cheese mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped potatoes.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, December 4: Cream of tomato soup, veal fricassee over noodles, Capri vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, December 5: Chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, tossed salad w/ French dressing, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, December 6: Beer battered haddock w/ tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

‘Nutcracker’ lives on for Christmas

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

In the “Nutcracker” ballet, the toy of the title is damaged, and quickly repaired.

As with the beloved toy, “The “Nutcracker” is alive and well in the Lehigh Valley.

Fans of the “Nutcracker” again have several opportunities to attend performances of the classic Christmas season ballet in the Lehigh Valley.

There will be two performances of each production.

Repertory Dance Theatre of the Lehigh Valley presents its 33rd annual production of the “Nutcracker” Dec. 7 and 8 in Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. See article on this page.

Christmas tours

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus


A Pennsylvania-Dutch Christmas circa 1842 will be re-created, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 7, at the 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Tours depart approximately every 15 minutes from the farmstead’s barn.

The Pennsylvania-Dutch Belsnickel, also known as Nicholas in Furs, will give treats to visitors.

Visitors can watch the son of the family decorate the family Christmas tree.

Information:; 610-435-1074

College Corner

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in

Brady receives scholarship


Ellen Brady, of Whitehall, is one of four LCCC students who recently received the Occupational Therapy Assistant Scholarship, funded through the program’s annual Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant conference held in June.

Brady will be awarded $500 for the spring 2020 semester to be applied toward tuition.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Committee awards scholarship

To the Editor:

“The future depends on what you do today.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee completed a small act to fulfill Gandhi’s quote. We awarded a $500 scholarship to a hardworking Coplay youngster.

The recipient is a nursing student at Cedar Crest College, Allentown. She was a three-year volunteer at Coplay Fire Department as a firefighter.

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 15

Traffic stops were conducted at Cherryville Road and Main Street and at Newport and Laubach avenues.

Police conducted a welfare check in the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

In the 200 block of East 24th Street, officers investigated a report of an unattended death.

NOV. 16

Reportable accidents, both involving two vehicles, occurred in the 2600 block of Cherryville Road and at Main Street and Cherryville Road.