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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Here’s how you can help prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper, first discovered in the United States in Berks County in 2014. Field observations indicate that the tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is an important host plant.

However, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on a wide range of hosts, including wild and cultivated grapes, stone fruits, willow, and various hardwoods. This species is thought to be native to China, and has spread to other Asian countries.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Jan. 12: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, Jan. 15: Centers closed. Martin Luther King Day.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, Jan. 11: Baked lasagna, seasoned roasted cauliflower, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, sliced pears.

Friday, Jan. 12: Manhattan clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on roll/mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, Jan. 15: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day.

State puts fans on stage

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, has announced a new series, “Stage on Stage,” where the bands and fans share the stage.

The series kicks off 8 p.m. Jan. 27 with “A Night of Southern Rock,” featuring The Trongone Band and Acoustic Kitty Project.

The main stage will be transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with the bands and audience on-stage. The production area in the right wing of the stage will be used as cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mutts up: The State Theatre Center for the Arts holds a “Pet Food Drive” to benefit The Center for Animal Health and Welfare in conjunction with “Mutts Gone Nuts,” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton, and their pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. From shelters to showbiz, the amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, it’s a family-friendly performance that leaves audiences howling for more.

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Up there was Dwayne Johnson on the big movie theater screen larger than life (and he’s large “in” life), battling a giant gorilla, then a giant wolf and then a giant alligator.

For a moment, I thought it was the opening scene for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in which Johnson stars and for which he’s a producer (through his Seven Bucks Productions), but it was the preview for “Rampage” (2018), in which Johnson stars.

Who could tell the difference?