Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Todd Rundgren, the ‘White Knight,’ at the Peak

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Todd Rundgren says he remembers when he previously played Penn’s Peak: “It wasn’t that long ago. I remember wondering on the way to the gig if we were going to a farm or something. That’s how remote it seemed.”

“An Evening With Todd Rundgren” is at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The rock legend is expected to perform classics he has written and sung, such as “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day,” as well as new songs from his 2017 album, “White...

Christmas with Annie Moses Band at Bethany Wesleyan in Cherryville

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

The genre-defying Annie Moses Band Christmas tour makes a stop, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, Lehigh Township, performing classic carols and holiday tunes.

The group is made up of siblings Annie Wolaver Dupre, violin and vocals; William Alexander Wolaver, viola; Benjamin Wolaver, cello; Camille Da Silva, harp; Gretchen Wolaver, violin, mandolin and guitar, and Jeremiah Wolaver, guitar.

“I suppose you can say we were formed at...

‘White Christmas’ for MunOpCo 90th

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

MunOpCo Music Theatre celebrates its 90th season with Irving Berlin’s classic holiday musical, “White Christmas,” 8 p.m. Dec 2, 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The show is based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act. But when they follow two singing sisters to Vermont with romance on the mind, they discover that the...

Pa. Playhouse taps inner ‘Elf’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

While many theaters this time of year celebrate the holidays with more well-known or traditional plays, the Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem, stands out from the crowd with “The Happy Elf,” Dec. 1 - 17.

“[The Playhouse] wanted to stay away from ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ because other theaters were presenting them,” explains director Bill Mutimer. “This was a good fit for the Holiday Season.”

“The Happy...

Healthy Geezer: hypothyroidism

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I saw a woman with what looked like a small tire around her neck. Do you know what that could be?

It could be a goiter, which is a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland made up of two halves that lie along the windpipe just below the voice box.

When the thyroid can’t produce enough hormone to meet the body’s needs, the gland compensates by enlarging. Iodine, a chemical element, is needed to produce thyroid hormone. Therefore, an iodine...

Sell:

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Harold and Dolores (Houseknecht) Sell, of Macungie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.

The couple was married at Mennonite Bretheran in Christ Church, Emmaus, now called Bethel Bible Fellowship, by the Rev. W. W. Hartman, in 1952.

Harold is the son of the late Harold and Annie Sell, of Allentown.

Dolores is the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Houseknecht, of Emmaus.

Harold and Dolores are the parents of Jeannie Hause and husband, Sam, of...

The Family Project: Grandparents and babysitting

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My parents have been babysitting my children since they were born, but now my parents are getting older and are not as physically able or alert as they used to be. I am not comfortable having them watch the children anymore. How do I tell them without hurting their feelings?

If the goal is not to hurt the feelings of the grandparent, then panelist Denise Continenza said there are different ways to approach the subject. She suggested framing it as “a change in the care-giving game...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Dec. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Dec. 4: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak...

Event will aid

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

To support families arriving from Puerto Rico and coordinate services, Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts “Support for Families from Puerto Rico,” 5 - 7 p.m. Dec. 14, LCCC Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

LCCC and community partners will provide resources and referrals for families from Puerto Rico who plan to live in or who have relocated to Lehigh County as a result of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Maria.

Information will be available for...