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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sports Classics: Allentown Symphony Pops concert got game with scores connection

Friday, January 17, 2020 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

From Quidditch to Queen, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra explores the relationship between sports and music at the next “Pops Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, led by guest conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.

“Music and Sports” looks at how music captures the emotional impact of sports, from the unforgettable theme (“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti) to “Rocky” (1976) with Rocky Balboa running up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, to the inspirational theme from...

Readers Pick The Oscar Winners

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett...

Readers Pick the Oscar winners

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Jan. 13.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients in the contest’s...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

They can do: “Stomp,” the international percussion sensation, makes its return to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with a second show added. Limited seating is available for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 performance. The second show was added at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, “Stomp” has grown into an international sensation during the past 20 years, having been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24...

Respectfully Yours: Don’t look a gift certificate in the mouth

Friday, January 17, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My husband and I received a gift certificate to an expensive restaurant. The amount covers one meal. Is it rude to give a gift certificate that requires spending money?

Dear Reader,

It’s likely the gift-giver was excited and wanted to give you something extra special without having thought it all the way through.

Perhaps the person was trying to give the best possible gift and felt this particular dining experience would be more meaningful than...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.

Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed...

Healthy Geezer: Coconut oil advocates’ studies weigh in

Friday, January 17, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Coconut oil is getting internet attention and with customers at health food stores because it seems effective in giving a boost to high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol.

There are several forces creating this phenomenon.

The coconut oil industry is working hard to win public favor.

There are scientists who are backing off from the damnation of coconut oil.

And there are vegans, who abstain from animal products. Many vegans...

Growing Green: The logarithms of fireplace logs

Friday, January 17, 2020 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Choosing firewood to burn in your fireplace or wood-burning stove is much like selecting any favorite item.

The fuel-wood connoisseur will want to choose his or her wood carefully and weigh his or her needs and tastes before building a fire.

Softwoods, like pine, spruce and fir, are easy to ignite because they are resinous. They burn rapidly with a hot flame.

However, since a fire built entirely of softwoods burns out quickly, it requires frequent attention and...

The Family Project: Sister concerned about single-dad brother

Friday, January 17, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My brother is a recently-single parent taking care of three children ages five, nine and 11. The children are becoming unkempt-looking. And they all seem out of sorts. I have asked my brother if he needs help, and he says, “No.” He has gone from a happy individual to a withdrawn, isolated man. I am concerned and am not sure what to do.

The panelists noted that the question does not explain the reason for the brother recently becoming a single brother.

It could be from death...