Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 5: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 6: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, April 9: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 10: Baked ham w/maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Wednesday, April 11: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Allen: ‘Aida: School Editiion’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The William Allen High School theater department presents “Aida: School Edition,” a musical about Aida, a captured Nubian princess; Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian soldier they both love, at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The William Allen production is directed and produced by John T. Sechler, assisted by choreographer-assistant director Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp, and technical director Marc Hissam.

Freedom: ‘Once Upon A Mattress’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Freedom High School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy inspired by “The Princess and the Pea,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, at 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.

The show, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, opened on Broadway in 1959.

Whitehall: ‘The Addams Family’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“The Addams Family,” with ironically macabre characters created by Charles Addams for his single-panel cartoons, lurches onto the stage at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14, and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

Randi Kaplan directs the Whitehall production, assisted by choreographer Missy Keiser Zimmer, music director Eddie Hong, and student director and stage manager Elaine Ramirez.

Bethlehem Catholic: ‘Godspell’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Godspell” will grace the stage at 7 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, 21, and 2 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, the rock musical, based on the Biblical Gospel of Saint Matthew, debuted off-Broadway in 1971, and made its Broadway premiere in 1976, receiving one 1977 Tony Award nomination.

Catasauqua: Ladies night out set for April 13

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a ladies night out 7-9 p.m. April 13 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make it and take it — you will be making a sea glass necklace and earrings.

The cost includes instruction, materials, snack and a good time. The event is BYOB, and you pay at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To reserve a seat or if you have any questions, email debmellish@gmail.com or call 610-231-0603.

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Michael J. Tomcics

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Whitehall

Michael J. Tomcics, 72, of Allentown, died March 25, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Ellen D. (Daniel) Tomcics.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late John and Hilda (Dunbar) Tomcics.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He worked for many years with Executive Cleaning in janitorial services before retiring.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael J. Jr.; a stepson, Robert Earl Eltz; three brothers, Joseph, James and Edward Tomcics; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.