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Friday, November 22, 2019

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, November 20: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, brocolli florets, Italian bread w/margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll w/margarine, pumpkin pie.

Friday, November 22: Beef barley soup, fried haddock w/ lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, chilled peaches.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

At the Hall: There’s lots going on at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, including “Laughs at the Lyric,” Nov. 20; “Third Thursday,” Nov. 21, and The Dover Quartet, Nov. 24. The Dover Quartet performs in concert, 2 p.m. Nov. 24, in the “Chamber OnStage Series,” whereby performers sit on the hall’s main stage facing the audience, which sits on the stage facing the musicians.

Buchanan talk

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Michael Birkner, Professor of History at Gettysburg College, speaks about James Buchanan and the Civil War, 1 p.m. Nov. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Buchanan, of Franklin County, was the only United States president from Pennsylvania (1857 - 1861).

Birkner is the author or editor of 14 books and many articles on 19th and 20th century U.S. political history, including three edited volumes about Buchanan and three others on President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 20: Herbed roast pork, dilled carrots, sauteed cabbage mixed with noodles, crackers, cantaloupe.

Thursday, November 21: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, November 22: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Monday, November 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Tuesday, November 26: GInger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Writer concerned with status of Wehr’s Dam

To the Editor:

The South Whitehall Commissioners never expected the voters to approve the referendum in November of 2016 to retain Wehr’s Dam, especially when they had associated it with a possible tax increase.

They thought that they could accommodate the Wildlands Conservancy in demolishing the dam, with no political consequence to themselves.

In July 2014, the commissioners gave the Conservancy permission to conduct a study of the dam, which was intended and designed to justify its demolition.

Korean War stories featured at SteelStacks on Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The stories of local veterans from the Korean War were the focus of a special Veterans Day presentation Nov. 11 at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

“The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” featured firsthand accounts of veterans’ experiences during the war while protecting and serving our nation, as well as a screening of the feature film “Unforgettable: The Korean War.”

The presentations were taped and will be rebroadcast on PBS39.

A first-place winner for your Thanksgiving feast Positively Peachy Cheesecake Pie

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pie Crust:

2 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp. sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup vegetable shortening (butter flavored)

1 egg, beaten

1-1/2 tsp. apple-cider vinegar

1/4 cup cold water

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or knives until mixture looks like course crumbs. Mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to dry ingredients. Mix just until dough comes together. Chill for at least an hour, then roll out into a 9” or 10” pie pan.

Peach-Raspberry Cheesecake Filling:

8 ounce cream cheese, softened

Anna A. Long

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Anna A. Long, 90, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 17, 2019, in the Hospice Unit at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Russell S. Long, who died in 2012.

Born in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late Charles J.D. and Mabel L. (Reitz) Rauch.

A 1948 graduate of Slatington High School, she was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Her survivors include her brother George A. (Barbara) Rauch of New Tripoli; seven nieces and three nephews.