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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Salisbury: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy inspired by “The Princess and the Pea,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 17 and 3 p.m. March 18, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, opened on Broadway in 1959.

Student Poetry deadline March 16

Friday, March 9, 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.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 7: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 8: Meatloaf w/ gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.

Friday, March 9: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, March 12: Swedish meatballs w/ gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.

Tuesday, March 13: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.

Wednesday, March 14: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

The Family Project: Toddler’s speech

Friday, March 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am concerned about my three-year-old’s development. Our pediatrician tells us that he is normal, but we are not so sure. Compared to other children, he seems like he is behind. Our son is physically-coordinated, but his speech is very hard to understand. He understands us and can follow directions. He doesn’t focus for very long like his older brother did at his age, and he is extremely active. Should we be concerned?


Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Irish steps: Dublin Irish Dance, 7:30 p.m. March 9, State Theatre Center for the Arts, is an accomplished dance troupe of Irish step dancers and an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist. The troupe’s members have performed throughout the world with “Riverdance,” Michael Flatley’s ”Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Woman.” With favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s production of “Stepping Out,” above, tells the story of Irish Immigration to the United States and the evolution of Irish traditional dance and music.

Getting their Irish up

Friday, March 9, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

On the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin Irish Dance brings to life an epic tale of Irish immigration to the United States with an all-star cast of Celtic dancers performing to traditional Irish music and song at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Members of the cast have performed with such hit Irish dance and music productions as “Riverdance,” Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Woman.”