Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Turning the tables

Friday, January 25, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I was out to dinner with my husband and after we were seated, I quickly realized I was seated next to a blazing heater and right under a sound speaker. I asked our server if we could switch to a different table. She moved us to another table but seemed annoyed. Is it bad manners to ask for a different table when you’ve already been seated?

Dear Reader, Sometimes it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s not. The most common restaurant protocol calls for a server to check with the host or hostess to see if tables are reserved.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 25, 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, Jan. 23: Marinated turkey cutlet,rosemary red poatatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread w / margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Thursday, Jan. 24: Beef vegetable soup, pork BBQ on a bun, Amish potato salad, applesauce.

Friday, Jan. 25: Macaroni and cheese w / bacon and tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w / ranch dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

Icing on the ice at PPL Center: Reading native living the dream as ‘Disney’ skater

Friday, January 25, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Figure skater and Reading native, Leocadia Lellig, joins the spectacular wonderland of “Disney On Ice,” where she’s performing for audiences across the United States.

The exuberant and talented Lellig graduated from Exeter Township High School and was accepted to The Pennsylvania State University.

She auditioned for “Disney on Ice,” and to her delight, was chosen in the summer of 2018. Lellig began touring in September and has put her college career on a hold while she lives a dream that began when she was four.

American-made: Allentown Symphony explores impact of Gershwin, Copland

Friday, January 25, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

George Gershwin and Aaron Copland are two of the most recognized and respected American composers of the last century. They were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., just two years apart: George Gershwin, in 1898, and Aaron Copland, in 1900.

Both composers were known for exemplifying and developing the “American” sound in music: Copland, for capturing the folk and pioneering spirit, and George Gershwin for incorporating jazz and saxophones into his orchestral pieces.

Billy Strings connects with bluegrass roots

Friday, January 25, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Billy Strings is a phenomenon, and one of the most popular young bluegrass guitarists today.

Billy Strings opens for Greensky Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Jan 31, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Rolling Stone named him one of the Top 10 “New Country Artists to Know” in 2017, and in 2018 published an article hailing him as “one of the latest breakneck guitar pickers to emerge in the bluegrass world.”

Healthy Geezer: Three from email bag

Friday, January 25, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How does acupuncture work?

Studies show that stimulating “acupoints” causes multiple biologic responses. The stimulation can prompt the release of the body’s natural pain-killing endorphins.

By the 3rd century B.C., the Chinese documented a medical system based on qi (pronounced “chee”), a concept of vital energy believed to flow throughout the body.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Jan. 24: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 25: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 28: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Movie Review: ‘The Mule’ profoundly Eastwood

Friday, January 18, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The only one who wants to live to be 100 is a 99-year-old.”

- Earl Stone,

“The Mule”

Director-actor Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” is profound and is profoundly Eastwood.

It’s a caustic, cute, crazy story about an elderly man, Earl Stone (Eastwood), down on his luck and money, who gets mixed up with a Mexican drug-running cartel.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 18, 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, Jan. 16: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Lasagna soup, beer battered haddock, au gratin potatoes, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w / margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, Jan. 18: Chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwich w / peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Respectfully Yours: Dinner party

Friday, January 18, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was shocked to see a guest arrive at a dinner party with her own food. The person did so because of being a picky-eater, not because of a dietary restriction or allergy. The host was gracious and did not say anything. What are your thoughts about bringing your own food to a dinner party?

Dear Reader, Being invited to a dinner party is a wonderful gift and a host will go through a lot of trouble planning and preparing a meal. Not mentioning ahead of time that you are bringing a casserole will seem like an insult.