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Readers Pick

Friday, February 9, 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...

Civic to ‘Rock’ the ‘80s at Crest

Friday, February 9, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

In the case of many musicals, the songs performed are the true focus, even above the narrative and main characters, and “Rock of Ages” is no exception.

“Rock of Ages” is being presented Feb. 9-25 by Civic Theatre of Allentown, in Alumnae Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

“The characters have been fashioned to accommodate the music,” says Civic Theatre Associate Artistic Director-Production Manager Will Morris, who’s directing the musical.

“That’s the way I’ve been...

Orchestra pianist back home

Friday, February 9, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Rock legends The Orchestra light up Easton this month. Former members of the legendary classic rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and ELO 2, now known as The Orchestra, bring their powerhouse symphonic rock to the State Theatre Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Mik Kaminski, the blue violin; Louis Clark, arranger and conductor of the symphony orchestra on ELO recordings; and Eric Troyer, Parthenon Huxley, Gordon Townsend, and Glen Burtnik, take to the Easton stage to...

30 musicals set for 2018 Freddys

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced that 30 high schools are participating in the 2018 Freddy Awards.

The 16th year of the program again recognizes accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.

The 2018 Freddys culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony May 24 at the State Theatre, produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69. The show is...

The Family Project: Tantrums

Friday, February 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. When does a child having a tantrum cross the line ino this behavior being a real problem? My nephew, who is age five, has been having major tantrums starting at around age two. My sister keeps saying that he is going to grow out of it. It has been three years, and it is getting worse. Is this normal?

Panelist Chad Stefanyak started the conversation by asking if the child was yelling, throwing himself on the ground or throwing things.

“In other words, is he becoming a danger...

Satori in concert

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Satori performs at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the “Second Sunday Concerts,” Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

Satori’s Nora Suggs, flute; Cheryl Bishkoff; oboe, and Martha Schrempel, piano, perform Telemann’s Sonata No.1 in D Major, Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Hilary Tann’s Shoji, William Grant “Still’s Miniatures” and works by Goosens and Dring.

There’s a post-concert reception.

Tickets, advance or at...

Healthy Geezer: Heimlich maneuver

Friday, February 9, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

A while ago, I wrote a column on the Heimlich maneuver, a well-known method to save choking victims. After the column appeared, I received an email from Peter Heimlich, the son of the late Henry Heimlich, who invented the procedure.

Peter Heimlich said that two of the methods recommended by the Heimlich Institute, which was the source for my column, are “problematic.” These are the methods for treating unconscious victims and infants. He recommended that I contact the American Heart...

Readers pick the Oscar winners

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the 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 receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Roast turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, Feb. 9: Chicken corn chowder, pot roast sandwich, cucumber onion salad, chilled apricot. Monday, Feb. 12: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower...