Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mummenschanz brings wordless theater to life on stage

Friday, March 23, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Now in its 46th year, the silent theater troupe, Mummenschanz, captivates audiences with performances that combine movement, masks, color and puppetry. The group pioneered a daring new form of visual theater, using abstract masks and everyday objects to create a surreal and playful experience.

The name Mummenschanz is German for “mummery,” or a play involving mummers. Mummer is an early English term for a mime artist. Mummenschanz emphasizes whimsy, child-like exploration and innocent satire.

“Mummenschanz: you & me” is at 7 p.m. March 28, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 21: Lasagna soup, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce, tomato, mayo; red skinned potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, March 22: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, peanut butter cookie.

Friday, March 23 : Broiled crab patty w/ lemon, roasted rosemary potatoes, green beans almondine, wheat bread w/ margarine, peach jello mold.

Family Project: Sensitive daughter

Friday, March 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My nine-year-old daughter often tells me that she is being picked on by other children. I made a point to observe her from a distance in social situations, and I see something different. She seems to be very sensitive, and she reacts strongly. For example, someone told her that her sneakers were “funny,” and she started to cry.

Panelist Pam Wallace pointed out that some children are more sensitive than others, and are going to react differently.

Zinc lecture at LVHM

Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The story of zinc production in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania is the subject of a lecture, 1 p.m. March 24, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program is presented by Peter L. Kern, a former Senior Vice President of Research and Development for the New Jersey Zinc Company.

“The New Jersey Zinc Company exerted a tremendous influence on twentieth-century Pennsylvania, and that’s the emphasis of our program,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Review: ‘Wrinkle’

Friday, March 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“A Wrinkle In Time” is a terrible film.

It’s so bad that I felt ripped off after I spent my $10.49 to see it the other evening.

It might be worth seeing at a $5 all-day special or second-run price. Its content might merit a 30-minute short, but not a feature-length movie.

“A Wrinkle In Time” has extensive special effects sequences that are not particularly special nor very effective.

Baum School ‘Curiosities’

Friday, March 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Assembled Curiosities” at The Baum School of Art featured mixed media assemblages of Domenick Naccarato and photography by Lindsay Woodruff in the David E. Rodale Gallery, as well as their merged collection of random objects of inspiration in the Rodale Family Gallery.

The two Lehigh Valley artists, who were previously unacquainted, are avid collectors. They find a creative spark in mundane objects and fleeting moments of everyday life.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, March 22: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, March 23: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, March 26: Spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail

Tuesday, March 27: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Friday, March 23, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is white-coat syndrome?

If you suffer from white-coat syndrome, your blood pressure jumps as soon as a doctor or nurse approaches you. If your doctor knows this, he or she may recommend a home blood-pressure monitor or ambulatory monitor that is worn around the clock and takes your pressure every 30 minutes.

Blood pressure tends to spike when you are excited by an emotion such as anger or fear. But high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is very sneaky. It’s called the silent killer because it usually has no symptoms.