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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Thursday, February 6: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.

Friday, February 7: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.

Monday, February 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Tuesday, February 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 15th 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 22 and April 23 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.

Night On The Town:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by DUSTIN SCHOOF in Focus

For Sons’ Portnoy, different

After 35 years in the business, Mike Portnoy is still hungry.

He is also a little under the weather and yearning for a good night’s sleep.

“But I know once I hit that stage, I know I’ll come alive and the adrenaline’s gonna kick in. I love each and every show,” Portnoy says in a phone interview.

“When it comes to performing, it’s always the audience that inspires me.”

Portnoy plays drums in the progressive hard-rock super group Sons of Apollo, in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Tony MacAlpine.

Readers Oscars Contest Entry Form

Monday, February 3, 2020 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 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett Johansson,

“Marriage Story”

- Saoirse Ronan,

“Little Women”

- Charlize Theron,

Growing Green: Deep in winter, plan for spring

Monday, February 3, 2020 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The days are shorter (albeit getting slightly longer minute by minute), the wind is cold and plants are dormant. Even so, this is one of the best times to start planning for spring.

During winter, we should be preparing for another successful season of gardening. Here are some tips to make your garden a success.

Check out the landscape for signs of insects and diseases. Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly egg masses. For information on what to look for and how to destroy the eggs: extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.

Healthy Geezer: Causes of fatigue and how to cope with it

Monday, February 3, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 68-years-old and I’m tired a lot. What do you think could be causing this?

For starters, I never make a personal diagnosis; I’m not qualified. I’m a journalist, not a physician. If you have persistent fatigue, I recommend you see a doctor for a check-up.

I suffer from fatigue that I know is caused by seasonal allergies. When the pollen and mold counts are high, I lose energy and doze off during the day.

Figuring out why you are fatigued is very difficult because there are so many possible causes.

The Family Project: Emotionally-aloof daughter, 17, deemed normal

Monday, February 3, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 17-year-old daughter has become so difficult to deal with this past year. She is a senior in high school and is all set to begin college this fall. Whenever I suggest that we do something as a family, she rolls her eyes and says it is “stupid.” Yet, she seems happy, especially when she is with her friends. What is going on?

“Adolescence” was panelist Mike Daniels’ immediate response. “That is what is going on and it is pretty normal,” he said.