Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Schmall:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dennis and Linda (Cser) Schmall, of Coplay, celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 25.

The couple was married in 1969 at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton. Father York officiated.

Dennis is a son of the late Charles and Anna Schmall, of Coplay. Linda is a daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia Cser, of Cementon.

The Schmalls have a son, Brian, husband of Denise, and a daughter, Tammy, wife of Edward Stahlnecker, all of Northampton.

They have four grandsons, Zachary, Aaron, Jared and Colin, and one great-granddaughter, Braelynn.

Snub hub: When in ‘Roma,’ Oscar plays ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Academy Awards nominations always leave something to be desired.

There are films, actors, directors and others you think deserved nominations, but did not receive them.

So it goes with the 91st Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

Oscar snubs shouldn’t be surprising, and yet, somehow, they always are.

Pa.-Dutch humor

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. William Donnery will speak about “Legendary Pennsylvania-Dutch Humor,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Donner will explore Pennsylvania-Dutch humor and share some of his favorite Pennsylvania-Dutch and Groundhog Day jokes.

Donner will discuss Pennsylvania-Dutch humorists, including Ted Rickenbach, nicknamed Professor Schnitzel, whose mid-20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch radio broadcasts and record releases made him a household name in the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

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

Thursday, Jan. 31: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, Feb. 4: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Low salt baked ham, w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Healthy Geezer: How to achieve long life

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are your best recommendations for achieving a long life?

The American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging offers a Top 10 list for longevity that can’t be beat. Here’s an edited version of the list. The cliches are mine.

1. Go Over The Rainbow: You need fewer calories when you get older. Choose nutrient-rich foods like brightly-colored fruits and vegetables. Eat a range of colors. The more varied the colors, the wider the range of nutrients you’re likely to get.

Theater Review: The butler didn’t do it at The Pines

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s a whodunit with a comic twist and a motley cast of characters worthy of any rogues’ gallery.

It’s The Pines Dinner Theatre’s highly-inventive, wildly-funny, season-opener “Who Done It?,” an audience-participation murder-mystery stage show.

The show was presented Jan. 18, the performance seen for this review, and Jan. 19, 25, 26 and Feb. 2 at the Allentown theater.

Movie Review: Breaking ‘Glass’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Is the “Glass” movie half-full or half-empty? The answer partly depends on whether or not you’re a fan of “Glass” writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

“Glass” is third in Shyamalan’s “Eastrail 177 Trilogy” that began with “Unbreakable” (2000), which starred Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, and continued with “Split” (2016), which starred Willis and introduced James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy in the series.

Eastrail No. 177 refers to the derailment in “Unbreakable” of Train No. 177.

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Respectfully Yours: Pushy salesperson

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, The other day, I went to a big retailer and crossed paths with a salesperson who was pushy. After the first couple of tries to excuse myself, I started to feel uncomfortable. I was not interested in the product he was selling and he would not take “No” for an answer. How do you politely tell a persistent salesperson you are not interested?

Dear Reader,

Review: ‘Disney On Ice’ enchants at PPL Center

Friday, February 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Enchantment” brings that Disney magic to PPL Center, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3.

The ice show has incredibly-skilled skaters, a huge cast, impressive choreography, props and scenic backdrops, spectacular lighting, pyrotechnic and fog effects and, of course, the beloved characters from Disney feature movies.

True to its title, “Disney On Ice” enchants with entertainment that can be enjoyed by the family.