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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Poetry Project deadline March 16

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

The Family Project

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son graduated from high school this past spring and is not working nor attending college. He says that nothing interests him. My husband and I have explained to him that he needs to figure out what he wants to do to support himself, but he just says he doesn’t like anything. In the meantime, he sleeps late, plays video games and hangs out with friends at night. We can’t support him forever. What do you suggest we do?

Panelist Mike Daniels said there are two possibilities going...

Respectfully Yours

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m struggling with children’s birthday party etiquette. My daughter will be eight in March, and we are planning a party. This year, my daughter would like to invite children from school, which I think would be fun. How do we decide who to invite, the length of the party, and the best time to open gifts? I’d like to use this opportunity to teach my daughter how to be a gracious party host.

Dear Reader,

Birthday parties make perfect etiquette classrooms...

Lehigh County senior menus

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Thursday, March 1: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, March 2: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.

Monday, March 5: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, March 6: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Singular sensation: From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, “A Chorus Line” takes over the stage, 4 p.m. April 15 (rescheduled from 7:30 p.m. March 2), State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Big League Productions’ ”A Chorus Line” features Michael Bennett’s original work restaged by Baayork Lee, director-choreographer, who played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production. The story about 17 dancers auditioning...

Northampton County senior menus

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, March 1: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, green peas, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, March 2: Cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Monday, March 5: Beef stew, green...

‘Tavern Nights’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

wolf society:

The Blue Route Blues Band returns March 9 and Pawn Shop Bound, featuring Rick Young, performs April 9 for “Tavern Nights,” Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.

Wine tastings will be available. The concerts are 7-9 p.m. and are BYOB, with free light snacks and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No reservations. A donation is requested. Attendees must be 21 or older.

Information: govwolf.org.

Healthy Geezer: sarcopenia

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Have you ever heard of sarcopenia?

This one made me go to the dictionary.

Sarcopenia, a Greek word that means loss of flesh, is the decrease in muscle tissue that comes with age.

Sarcopenia (pronounced sar-ko-Peen-ya) begins early in life. Studies show that after age 40, most people lose about one percent of their muscle mass each year.

However, strength exercises, also called resistance training, weight training and weightlifting, can rebuild your muscles and...

Oscar in good ‘Shape’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Oscars, and Hollywood for that matter, are in pretty good shape.

“The Shape of Water,” that is.

But enough philosophizing, no shoulda, woulda, coulda from yours truly. Here are my picks for the 2018 Academy Awards in the categories of the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.

Picture: “The Shape Of Water”

This is a very competitive category with each movie having a lot going for it. “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk” are...

Two sides of Deer Tick on latest tour

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

To some, Deer Tick might sound like an odd name for a rock band.

According to Deer Tick guitarist Ian O’Neil, that was the point, to some degree.

“John [McCauley, lead singer] was hiking in Indiana and was bit by a deer tick,” O’Neil explains in a phone interview. “The story goes that it sounded off-putting enough to make for a great band name.”

Deer Tick is in concert, 8 p.m. March 6, Musikfest Cafe, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, to continue the second half of the “Twice is...