Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Movie Review: Judging ‘Judy’

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Judy” is a marvelous and complex biographical portrait of movie icon and pop singer Judy Garland.

The movie is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Judy Garland, best-known for her starring role as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and her rendition in that movie of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” a song with which she would always be identified.

Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm, June 10, 1922, died at age 47 on June 22, 1969, in London from an apparent accidental barbiturate overdose.

Theater Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ lots of fun at Munopco

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mamma Mia!” is one of those fun musicals: serious, but not too serious, frivolous, but not too frivolous, and nearly all-singing and all-dancing, from beginning to end.

It’s fun in the sense that the stage musicals “Hairspray” (2003) and “Bye Bye Birdie” (1960) are fun. You can’t help but get caught up and depart with a smile on your face.

Munopco Music Theatre’s production of “Mamma Mia!,” in its Lehigh Valley community theater debut, through Oct. 20 at Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown, opens Munopco’s 2019-2020 season.

Fellowship Community, ArtsQuest present dementia improv program

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Fellowship Community, a continuing care retirement community, is partnering with ArtsQuest to present a dementia improv program for care partners of those with dementia.

The “Dementia Improv Program” is at 7 p.m. Oct, 21, Zentz Community Center, Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

To register: FellowshipCommunity.com.

The collaborative program will include a review of the symptoms of dementia and an interactive learning experience using improv guidelines as a best practice for communicating.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, October 9: Barbecue pork croquette w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Thursday, October 10: Chicken pot pie, peas and carrots, tossed salad w/ French dressing, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, dark sweet cherries.

Friday, October 11: Cranberry juice, beer battered haddock w/ tartar sauce, au gratin potatoes, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

‘Poets, Troubadours’ continues Festival Unbound

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A six-month songwriting workshop led by Bethlehem native and folksinger Anne Hills culminates with three concerts of original music inspired by the story of the city of Bethlehem, Oct. 9-11.

“Poets, Troubadours and Troublemakers” is one of more than 20 events through Oct. 13 that are part of Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day Festival UnBound.

Festival Unbound schedule

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Festival UnBound continues through Oct. 13.

Ticketed events include “Prometheus/Redux,” “A Joyful Noise,” “To Hunt a Wild Utopia” and “The Secret.” A limited number of Pay What You Will tickets are available for these events.

Events that are Pay What You Will, with a suggested ticket price, include “Forward March: The Future of Our Warriors,” “Beyond Utopia” and “Starry-Eyed.”

Free events include “Homecoming,” Opening and Closing ceremonies, Sustainability Forum and Community Dinner.

M-Kocher:

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Taylor Kocher and Sanjeev M were married June 15, 2019, at the Walnutport Canal pavilion.

Festivities commenced at 4 p.m. with a short ceremony surrounded by close family and friends from all over.

This was followed by a casual reception and evening of dancing, heartwarming toasts, and great food and conversation.

For the ceremony, the bride rode in in a classic car driven by a close family friend, accompanied by her maid of honor, sister and best friend Madison Kocher.

Healthy Geezer: Teeth, poison, headaches

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What causes my old teeth to decay?

Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by plaque, a layer of bacteria. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of older people.

In addition, seniors have a greater tendency to get decay around older fillings. And we have more fillings than younger people because we didn’t all grow up with fluoride added to drinking water.

Ilene Hochberg Wood handbag collection in museums’ ‘Pursenoality’ exhibitions

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

When Ilene Hochberg Wood’s mother gifted her a little red handbag as a child, there was no way to know that the bag would become the basis of a world-class collection.

Now, years after the first bag that started it all, a portion of Wood’s collection is being displayed in several museums

“PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History,” opening Oct. 11, will showcase more than 400 handbags at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and Moravian Museum of Bethlehem.