Salisbury Press

Friday, December 15, 2017

Icing on the holiday: Allentown Symphony, Penguin skaters, choruses take to PPL Center

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

With the advent of the month of December, the mood around the country has changed. We have entered “the holidays,” a time when we look forward to spending time with family and friends, shopping for gifts, and perhaps relaxing and taking a little time off from work.

Sometimes during December, we get trapped in the bustle of errands, shopping, cleaning, and cooking, and we forget that really the most important thing we can do during this time of year is to spend time with the people we care about.

Theater Review: MunOpCo ‘White Christmas’ stylish, faithful

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you are dreaming of having a white Christmas this month, your best bet is MunOpCo Music Theatre’s stylish rendition of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical,” on stage through Dec. 10 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown. The play is based on the 1954 holiday classic movie of the same name, which in turn, was named for the Academy Award-winning hit song featured in the 1942 film “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

Theater Review: ‘Christmas City Follies’ relishes the holiday

Saturday, December 2, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The annual “Christmas City Follies” is Touchstone Theatre’s holiday gift to the community, and it comes wrapped in witty scripting, colorful costumes and fine acting, all tied together with a touch of satire and loads of wisdom. Created by the Touchstone Ensemble and directed by Artistic Director Jp Jordan, this year’s 18th edition of “Follies” continues through Dec. 22 at the south side Bethlehem venue.

Sell:

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Harold and Dolores (Houseknecht) Sell, of Macungie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.

The couple was married at Mennonite Bretheran in Christ Church, Emmaus, now called Bethel Bible Fellowship, by the Rev. W. W. Hartman, in 1952.

Harold is the son of the late Harold and Annie Sell, of Allentown.

Dolores is the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Houseknecht, of Emmaus.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Nov. 30: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Dec. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Dec. 4: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Dec. 5: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Christmas with Annie Moses Band at Bethany Wesleyan in Cherryville

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

The genre-defying Annie Moses Band Christmas tour makes a stop, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, Lehigh Township, performing classic carols and holiday tunes.

The group is made up of siblings Annie Wolaver Dupre, violin and vocals; William Alexander Wolaver, viola; Benjamin Wolaver, cello; Camille Da Silva, harp; Gretchen Wolaver, violin, mandolin and guitar, and Jeremiah Wolaver, guitar.