Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

‘Varekai’: Cirque du Soleil flies back into PPL Center

Friday, November 3, 2017 by KATHERINE SANTIAGO in Focus

Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai,” in a way, is a story about learning how to walk again. In the process, “Varekai” the show, flies. Or, rather, the performers do.

“Varekai” will be presented for seven performances, Nov. 9 - 12, at PPL Center, Allentown. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 4, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11; 1:30, and 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

The storyline was chosen because the creator of “Varekai,” Dominic Champagne, fell and broke his legs during the creation of another show. Because of his injury, Champagne needed the help of others to get what he needed done.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 1: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Nov. 2: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Nov. 3: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, Nov. 6: Spaghetti with meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

LCCC: events for vets

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will honor veterans with several events during Veterans Awareness Week in November.

The LCCC Veterans Club will present a bingo night, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

There will be food for purchase and a bake sale courtesy of the college’s Phi Theta Kappa Club.

Proceeds benefit the Veterans Homeless Coalition.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

Schantz:

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Marvin and Blanche Schantz of Emmaus celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their family at Mystic Chain Park, Vera Cruz, Upper Milford Township, the same location where their wedding reception was held Oct. 25, 1947.

The couple are the parents of Glenn, who is married to Nora Schantz; Marilyn, married to Dale Fenstermaker; Barbara, married to Robert McDonald; and Terry, married to Tammy Schantz.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Oct. 27: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Oct. 30: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Oct. 31: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Nov. 1: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

The Shirelles’ Shirley Reeves still loves ‘Bandstand’ tour

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you were a teenager anytime between 1952 and 1989, you very likely rushed home most afternoons after school to turn on the television set to watch Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Besides featuring teenagers dancing to Top 40 hits, the nationally-televised “Bandstand” showcased literally hundreds of singers and musical groups, many of whom are legends today.

The Family Project: After split, dating?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in this column, contact Project Child at projectchildlv.org.

Q. My spouse and I recently split up. I am interested in dating someone, but my children, ages 10 and 14, are not happy about it. Could it be too soon for me to start seeing other people?

The panelists approached the answer to this question not only from the perspective of the children, but also the parent who is considering dating again after a recent split with her spouse.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Chicken a la king over puff pastry, tossed salad w/ Thousand Island dressing, wheat roll w/ margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Cranberry juice, Italian hoagie, vegetable chips, pasta salad, citrus breeze.

Friday, Oct. 27: Orange juice, Tater Tot casserole, green peas, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

Monday, Oct. 30: Chicken-fried cod w/ tartar sauce, Brew City onion rings, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

It takes two: Tango Buenos Aires brings dance ‘Spirit’ to Miller Symhony Hall

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires performs a sizzling and sensual voyage through dance in its new show “Spirit of Argentina.”

Tango is a culture in and of itself, possessing its own gestures, language, vocabulary and aesthetics. Audiences the world over embrace the intensity of tango and its expressive movements. Tango Buenos Aires dance company is hailed as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of tango.

Tango Buenos Aires performs “Spirit of Argentina” at 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.