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Readers Pick

Thursday, February 22, 2018 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 90th Academy Awards.


- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”


- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Singing with Force: The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The event is part of the “The Arts at St. John’s” series, now in its 28th year. The chorus selected St. John’s as one of its stops in its annual tour which includes seven concerts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The enlisted conductor is Technical Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, a Bethlehem native who began his career in the Air Force in 2005...

Northampton Area HS grad conducts Singing Sergeants

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Air Force Technical Sergeant Taylor Armstrong, a Northampton Area High School graduate, conducts the The Singing Sergeants, official chorus of the United States Air Force.

The Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic tunes and beloved classics, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The Singing Sergeants were originally a men’s chorus when founded in 1945 from the rank and file of the Army Air Forces Band, and became the first...

Beethoven ‘Times’ with the Symphony

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Da-Da-Da .. Dah ... “

Four famous notes open Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” considered to be one of the great classical music works of all time.

The story behind the masterpiece and the life of Beethoven are explored in the touring family production, “The Life and Times of Beethoven,” in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Series,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The brainchild of MIchael Boudewyns and his wife Sarah Valentine was commissioned by...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Feb. 26: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.



Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Wesley and Fern Landis of Alburtis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.

Fern is the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Moyer.

Wesley is the son of the late Warren and Florence Landis.

The couple was married Feb. 14, 1948, in Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis, by the Rev. William O. Wolford.

They have three children: Phillip, and his wife Jean Landis, of Shrewsbury, York County; Dawn, and her husband James Bender, of Three Springs, Huntingdon County,...


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Music teachers:

The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) holds its 36th annual “Hannah Young Play-A-Thon” fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh Valley Mall, Route 22 and MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students are expected to perform at three locations in the mall. There will be pianists and other instrumentalists, and vocalists performing classical and popular selections.

Miss Pennsylvania...

Healthy: ginger

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is ginger really good for nausea or is this an old wive’s tale?

Ginger is an underground stem that is beige, thick and knotted. The stem extends roughly one foot above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. The underground stems of the ginger plant are used for cooking and medicinal purposes. In Asia, ginger is used to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Ginger extract is found in many dietary supplements sold in the United...

Respectfully Yours

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am beginning a new semester in college and I often communicate with professors via email. Please explain the basics of email etiquette and how to format a proper email.

Dear Reader, The number of emails you send in your college career may seem endless. The way in which you communicate and present yourself when writing to your professors is extremely important. You should view how you communicate as a professional exchange.

It is in your best interest to...