Salisbury Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Theater Review

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.

No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.

“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” adapted...

Allentown Band concert

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

haines mill

The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, will perform a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 16, Haines Mill, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.

The Lehigh County Historical Society will open Haines Mill for tours free of charge 1 - 6 p.m. July 16.

Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Information:; 610-435-1074


Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Robert and Dianne Troxell of Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary June 17.

They were married June 17, 1972, in Dubbs Memorial Church, Allentown.

Bob is the co-owner of TnT Home and Business Cleaning Services, LLC. Dianne is retired.

They are the parents of two children, Chris of Allentown and Tamie Thewlis of Allentown, as well as the grandparents of Austin and Ashley Troxell and Ian and Steven Thewlis.

They will celebrate...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5 - Fourth of July meal: Orange juice, Circle “R” burger, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Thursday, July 6: Roast turkey w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, white bread with margarine, fresh plum.

Friday, July 7: Cranberry juice, sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, citrus breeze.

Monday, July 10: Apple juice, chili con carne w/ cheddar cheese...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, July 6: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, July 7: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, July 10: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, July 11: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, July 12: Chicken with gravy,...

Valley Vivaldi July 9

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Christ lutheran

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the second of its four “Valley Vivaldi” chamber music concerts, 7:30 p.m. July 9, Christ Lutheran Church Allentown, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The program: Antonio Vivaldi, Flute Concerto in G minor, “La Notte,” with flute soloist Robin Kani; Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043, with soloists Mary Ogletree and Rebecca Brown; Jean-Philippe Rameau, Pieces de Clavecin en concerts No. 5...

Healthy Geezer: Ozone pollution

Friday, July 7, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I don’t get it. Is ozone a good thing or a bad thing?

Ozone, a gas, is a form of oxygen. It is created when an electric spark or ultraviolet light passes through air, or when pollutants react chemically with sunlight. Beneficial ozone is in the upper atmosphere, 10 to 30 miles above the surface of the Earth. It protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much of these rays may increase the risk of skin cancer, cataracts and problems with our immune systems. Part of the good...

Something ‘Wild’: Once again, the new circus comes to Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Friday, June 30, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

When Noah Dach, a 2016 Muhlenberg College graduate and fellow student Henry Evans decided they wanted to run away and join the circus, they instead created their own.

Dach, Evans and Tommy McCarthy co-founded the Atlas Circus Company, which has been developing performances in and around New York City since the trio graduated from Muhlenberg College. McCarthy is assistant director of “Wild.”

In part, they wanted to new opportunities for circus performers in an era when once-...

Review: ‘Cars 3’

Friday, June 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animation series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.

“Cars 3” again gives us vehicles that are quite the characters with cute, spiffy or clunky bodies, personalities and voices. The cars’...