Catasauqua Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

King Crimson courts continuity at Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Jakko Jakszyk found himself enamored with music at a young age, an understandable fascination considering the explosion of talent that radiated out of Great Britain in the 1960s.

“When I was very young, and obviously had an innate interest in music, barriers were being broken down, particularly in England,” Jakszyk says in a phone interview.

“The whole way music was being made started to change. It was this amazing world of discovery. While I didn’t know it then, most of the...

Movie Review: ‘Loving Vincent’ is cinematic art

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Loving Vincent” is a cinematic work of art. The film, which is much more than Vincent van Gogh’s paintings brought to life, is by turns a “CSI” or “Forensic Files” psychological thriller.

Without setting up a “Spoiler Alert!” here, the storyline in “Loving Vincent” (It’s a somewhat unfortunate title in that van Gogh seemed incapable of loving himself, but readily and eagerly embraced the world, people, and everything and everyone in it. Then again, maybe the title is the height of...

Galas galore: Baum School of Art notes building’s 30th anniversary; Civic Theatre celebrates 90th anniversary of venue

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The season of galas draws to a close as the year 2017 comes to an end. Two of the most recent fun and fund-raisers benefited the Baum School of Art and Civic Theatre of Allentown.

The Baum School “Fall Gala,” held on several levels of the school, honored the Baum Family for its support of the school and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Russell E. Baum Building, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

The Civic Theatre “90th Anniversary Celebration” Gala, held at the NB...

Growing Green: Christmas trees

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Thinking about purchasing and planting a live Christmas tree this holiday season? Considering that you want to create a family adventure you will all remember and add a significant item to your landscape that will last for years, it is not too early to start planning now.

First, review your property and decide where you want to plant your tree. Think carefully about the size of the mature tree (height and width), the rate of growth, color, texture, and adequate drainage and sunlight...

The Family Project: College, vo-tech?

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 16 year-old high school junior just told us that he doesn’t to go to college. He is so bright, and his grades are excellent, but he wants to go to a vocational-technical school instead. I feel that he will not be working to his abilities or reaching his full potential in a trade. How can we convince him that he needs to go to college?

Panelist Mike Daniels started by cautioning the parents against saying “You can’t” to their son. “The minute you start to do this, teenagers have...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Nov. 9: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Nov. 10: Centers closed. Veteran’s Day.

Monday, Nov. 13: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, Nov. 14: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Nov. 15: Salisbury steak w/...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, applesauce.

Thursday, Nov. 9: Italian wedding soup, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, Nov. 10: Closed for Veterans Day.

Monday, Nov. 13: Beef stew, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, green peas, tossed salad w/ French dressing, dark, sweet red cherries.


Healthy Geezer: Andropause

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My husband told me he has no energy to do chores around the house because he’s suffering from male menopause. He’s a very funny guy.

Your husband was obviously trying to yank your chain, but there’s some truth in his joking. Fatigue is a common symptom of male menopause, also known as andropause (andro means male).

Both andropause and male menopause are used to describe decreasing levels of the male hormone testosterone that come with aging. Most men see testosterone levels...

Events at SteelStacks,

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Veterans Day events in the Lehigh Valley include:

“The Greatest Generation: Untold Stories of World War II,” 1 p.m. Nov. 11, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Free and open to the public. Reserve tickets: ArtsQuest Center Box Office, 610-332-3378. Information: Presented by Embassy Bank and partnership between Phoebe Ministries, Lehigh University Veterans Association, Lehigh Valley Veterans...