Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Healthy Geezer: Carpal tunnel syndrome

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I spent many hours at my computer and got this awful pain in my forearm that made me stop. Do you think I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

I’m not qualified to diagnose, so I suggest that, if that pain persists, you see a physician and get it checked. However, I can tell you about carpal tunnel syndrome.

The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand. This nerve controls impulses to the palm side of the thumb and fingers, but not the pinky. The median nerve goes through...

Theater Review: Roscioli remarkable in PSF ‘Evita’

Monday, June 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To begin with, to paraphrase Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Eva Peron was dead. And yet, not unlike the Ghost of Jacob Marley, the spirit of Eva Peron is still with us.

The musical, “Evita,” begins with the funeral of Eva Peron, and then rewinds magnificently, fascinatingly and somewhat shockingly through the twists and turns of her youth, cabaret success, and movie actress fame to that of First Lady of Argentina at age 27.

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF)...

Theater Review: ‘Hair’ is the love at MSMT

Monday, June 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the 50th anniversary of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”

“Hair” was post-hairspray. Young women let Aqua Net on the shelf, ironed their hair, or went Afro. Young men let Brylcreem on the shelf and skipped the barber.

“Hair” was pre-”Hairspray.” It set the stage for other non-book Broadway musicals (“Company,” “Godspell,” “Pippin”).

“Hair” is of a time, a time that now seems long ago, naive and quaint. It not only seems long ago. It was long ago: a half...

Here comes summer: Schnecksville Fair heralds arrival of area festival season

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.

“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.

The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24

Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not...

Growing Green: Spotted Lanternfly

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

In an attempt to eradicate the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued a quarantine order for 75 municipalities in portions of and-or all of Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties.

Officials are trying to protect landscape and agricultural businesses.

Residents in affected areas are being asked to help with the quarantine.

In March, Salisbury Township and Coopersburg borough were added to the PDA Spotted...

A wicked role for Roscioli

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Broadway star Dee Roscioli credits her time at Wilson Area High School under drama teacher Danny Kaye with opening her eyes to what her voice could do.

“At Wilson, I got to play my first lead and learned about my voice,” says the Wilson Borough native and Wilson, Class of 1995 graduate.

Roscioli, who has played the lead role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, in the Broadway hit production of “Wicked,” as well as the national tour, more than any other actress, returns to her Lehigh...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Father’s Day meal- Barbecue pork “Hawg Wing”, oven roasted potato medley, flame roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.

Thursday, June 15: Macaroni, ham and cheese; stewed tomatoes, Raomaine salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 16: Orange juice, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Monday,...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Evita” already a PSF hit:Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s highly-anticipated production of “Evita” opens June 16 with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley. “Evita,” with its cast of 40 the largest ever at PSF, is directed by PSF Associate Artistic Director, Dennis Razze. “Evita” previews June 14 and 15, opens June 16, and continues through July 2. Leading the cast is Broadway veteran and Easton native Dee...

Healthy Geezer: cosmetics use

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are cosmetics safe?

Cosmetics include makeup, hair dyes, perfumes, skin creams, lotions, nail polishes, toothpastes and deodorants. Unlike drugs, which are used to treat or prevent disease, cosmetics do not affect the body’s structure or functions.

In 1938, Congress passed the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to protect consumers. Under the law, cosmetics must be made and packaged in clean factories; cannot contain poison, rotten, or harmful ingredients; may only use color...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, June 15: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.

Friday, June 16: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 19: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.

Tuesday, June 20: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.

Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit...