Parkland Press

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmastime arrives on tiptoes

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Not unlike a child on tiptoes taking a peak in wide-eyed wonderment at Santa’s toys, Christmastime performances of the beloved classic, “Nutcracker,” get ballet dancers en pointe.

If you haven’t seen the “Nutcracker” on stage, there are again several opportunities, including the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley’s 50th anniversary performance (for that preview, see the Dec. 12 and 13 Focus section).

Loch:

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Loch celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 17.

Farmers all of their life in Loch Valley, they also owned a milk-hauling business, K&R Loch Hauling, for 22 years.

They are members of St. Paul’s Church, Seiberlingsville, Albany Township, Lehigh County.

The Lochs also are members of Weisenberg, New Tripoli, Kempton and Kutztown fire companies.

They were married at the home of the late Rev. William Wolford.

They are both retired.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, Dec. 6: Smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/egg, three bean salad, fruit biscuit w/margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, Dec. 7: Navy bean soup, apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chopped steak w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, Dec. 6: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, Dec. 7: Battered fish with tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, Dec. 10: Spaghetti w/ meat balls, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, December 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kenny G at Christmas: For the first time ever, Kenny G is in concert at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. On his highly-anticipated holiday tour, the phenomenal saxophone instrumentalist performs some of his greatest hits, including songs from 1994’s “Miracles: The Holiday Album.” His two other holiday albums are “Faith,“ 1999, and “Wishes,” 2002.

Long, Dark Nights

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

What is it about these long, dark nights

That we find so foreboding?

Awakening to dark mornings

Commutes to work in darkness

Walking dark alleys in the city

Returning home in the darkness

Leaves a blot on our lives

Scant sunlight to revive

Our long, dark night of the soul

From awareness of a world in which

Evil deeds are most noteworthy

And war is ever on our minds

Oh, Light of the World

Enlighten our dark, weary world

With the light of your illuminating love

This Hanukkah

This Christmas

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Decluttering is good for our health and happiness

Thank you all who commented on my Oct. 17 Editor’s View on dealing with our Generation Y, Z and millennial family members.

It is good to know I am not alone in my frustration with our younger generation not wanting “things” — instead, wanting experiences.

Since that Editor’s View, conversations have continued with the fact our children and grandchildren will not want our “things” when we are gone.

I am a person who sees the value of and appreciates the connection with “things” from my grandparents, which my youngest has already said he does not want.

Heating help now available for low-income residents

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program application process for the 2018-19 season runs until April 12, 2019.

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.

Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.

LIHEAP benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

The program’s goal is to prevent LIHEAP customers from entering the winter season with shut-off utilities.

Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.

lunch menus

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 6: M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, also.

Friday, Dec. 7: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken nuggets, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken nuggets, Tater Tots. M.S.: Steamed corn, also.

Monday, Dec. 10: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on roll, mashed potatoes with gravy. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also.