Catasauqua Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.

Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

There are many options for treating prostate cancer:

Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.

Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.

Surgery. There are several surgical options....

Hernia information

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

st luke’s:

St. Luke’s Allentown Campus, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, will offer a free hernia information talk and screening, 6 - 8 p.m. July 10, Dimmig Education Center, Rooms A and B.

Dr. Daniel R. Baillie and Dr. Marian McDonald will discuss signs, symptoms and available treatments. Individual private hernia screenings will follow the talk. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration for this event is required. To register, St. Luke’s Event Calendar:

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Entries sought for art exhibit, ‘To Sir Elton, With Love’

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites local and regional artists to participate in a juried exhibit, “To Sir Elton, With Love,” Sept. 8-Oct. 5. An artists’ reception is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20.

The exhibit will be juried by Deborah Rabinsky, Curator; Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, and Paul Willistein, Focus Editor of Lehigh Valley Press.

Sir Elton John’s final tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” kicks...

Respectfully yours: wedding attire

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I am going to a wedding and I would like to wear a black cocktail dress. My friends are telling me I should avoid wearing black to a wedding. The wedding is semi-formal and I feel a black dress is an appropriate choice. What’s your opinion about wearing black as a wedding guest?

Dear Reader,

Decoding the rules of wedding attire confuses most people.

The time of the event will dictate what you should wear. If it’s an afternoon or early evening event, reach...

The Family Project: Father’s day?

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the father of nine- and 11-year-old daughters. Years ago, I made some very bad decisions, including leaving my wife and my children, and losing custody. I have grown up, straightened out and have established myself. I want to reconnect with my daughters, but don’t know how to go about it.

The panelists strongly urged the father not to try and contact his daughters on his own, while also discouraging him from going to the girls’ school.

“It’s a legal matter now,” said...

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St...

Theater Review: ‘Ragtime’ sings, dances to a timely tune at Pa. Shakespeare Fest

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ragtime” is a sprawling musical that defies description. By turns, it’s three musicals in one, with interlocking storylines that mix historical figures with fictional characters.

It’s big. It’s brash. It’s bold.

“Ragtime” is also profoundly relevant to contemporary societal problems in the United States.

And in the hands of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze, who has directed PSF’s season-opening musicals, including “Evita,” 2017...

Theater Review: ‘Good Grief!’ and then some at Civic514

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Despite its title, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” Civic Theatre of Allentown’s latest offering, seems straight-forward enough, at least for the first couple of scenes.

The lead character’s dog has died of rabies, and CB invites his friends to the funeral, but no one comes. Along the way, he wonders where people and dogs go when they die.

Then a faint light begins to flicker in the brain. Wait a minute. The show opens with a very large, familiarly-shaped...

Theater Review: ‘Beauty’ of a ‘Beast’ at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Disney Beauty And The Beast: The Broadway Musical” is the Disney version of the beloved fairytale about the bookish Belle who looks beyond the cover of the Beast to discover a Prince of a person inside.

The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) version is satisfying, fun and entertaining for the whole family. It’s really the kind of musical you can, and should, take your child, grandchild or a young family relative to see.

That’s not to say it’s not enjoyable for older folks...

Movie Review: ‘RBG’: The film of Ruth

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“RBG” is one of the most memorable documentary feature films of 2018 so far.

It deserves to be in the early running for the short-list of feature documentary film Academy Award nominees.

“RBG” is the initials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, United States Supreme Court Justice, 84. who exercises with a fitness trainer.

The documentary is not so much about her tenure on the Supreme Court, although it does address that, including some of her dissenting opinions; as well as...