Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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.

Cavities in the roots of teeth are also more common among older adults because the roots are exposed when our...

St. Luke’s offers public findings on health needs

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine invites the public to presentations on its 2019-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) findings and recommendations, including:

St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus: Quakertown High School, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13

Light refreshments will be provided.

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its 2019-2022 its CHNA, which identified three health priorities:

1. Improving access to care and...

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...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 9: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Thursday, October 10: Beef Monterey, Cheesy mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Friday, October 11: Turkey harvest salad, pumpkin soup, chilled beets, dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Monday, October 14: Baked onion lemon whitefish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, macaroni and...

Curtain Rises: Munopco gives ‘Mamma Mia!’ its Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, October 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When “Mamma Mia” became available for community theaters to stage, Rody Gilkeson didn’t waste any time helping to secure the rights to be the first in the Lehigh Valley to direct it.

“When ‘Mamma Mia!’ got released, Munopco grabbed it because it’s an extremely popular show,” says Gilkeson.

“Once it got released for community theater two years ago, if you were in an area where the national tour was going through, you had to wait.

“We’re the first to be doing it in the...

Curtain Rises: Civic Theatre of Allentown ready for its close-up in Lehigh Valley debut of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ musical

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Lehigh Valley is ready for its close-up of “Sunset Boulevard” when the musical makes is Lehigh Valley premiere, Oct. 11-27, Civic Theatre of Allentown.

Sunset Boulevard stretches 21 miles from Figueroa Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Palisades.

It makes a beeline through Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Brentwood before descending with often wicked curves to Pacific Palisades and...

Theater Review: Pa. Playhouse does Agatha Christie justice

Monday, October 7, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Pennsylvania Playhouse is providing a welcome respite from musicals and comedies by staging a whodunit based on Dame Agatha Christie’s novel, “And Then There Were None,” the world’s best-selling murder mystery novel of all time.

“And Then There Were None” continues through Oct. 13 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. The opening night, Sept. 27, performance, was seen for this review.

The play’s story is set on an island off the English coast. Eight unsuspecting guests...

Movie Review: Linda Ronstadt heard again

Monday, October 7, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Everybody has a Linda in their life.

For many of a certain age, there was Linda Ronstadt, whose voice soared across the Top 40 radio airwaves as lead singer for The Stone Ponys’ “Different Drum,” a song written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees, that went to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967.

The ironically-titled documentary film, “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” tells the story behind Ronstadt’s recording of The Stone Ponys’ “Different Drum” and many more...

Festival Unbound by past, looks to the future

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

After more than two years of planning, Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day Festival UnBound, a community convergence featuring more than 20 free and ticketed events, is Oct. 4 - 13, throughout the Lehigh Valley but primarily in the City of Bethlehem.

Festival UnBound is intended to use art to spark conversation about how the city has changed in the 20 years since the closing of Bethlehem Steel Corp.’s southside Bethlehem plant and to imagine the future now that the Lehigh Valley is “unbound”...