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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Sax: Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music headlines the first Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Saxophone Festival,” Feb. 4 and 5, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Area saxophone players can enhance their skills and meet other Lehigh Valley musicians. Middle school, high school and college students and adults with a minimum of three years experience are eligible. Participants must be able to learn and perform festival music and attend rehearsals and the concert. The schedule is: Feb.

The Family Project: Relatives’ divorce

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My sister and her husband are going through a separation and probably a divorce. My children, ages eight and five, keep asking questions like why their aunt comes to visit them alone. We keep telling them that Uncle Kevin is out of town, but eventually we will have to be honest with them. How do we explain divorce to children?

The panel stressed the importance of being honest with children when answering their questions, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go into great detail.

‘Buyer & Cellar’ dream role for Allen Township native

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Doug Atkins first read the play “Buyer & Cellar,” there was no doubt in his mind he would one day star in the show.

The absurdist one-man play is about an out-of-work actor who takes a job curating the Malibu basement of superstar Barbra Streisand.

“I didn’t know how or when, but I knew I was going to do it,” the Allen Township native says.

Atkins, who now lives in Houston, Tex., plays the role for the third time and for the first time in his native state, in “Buyer & Cellar,” Jan. 31 - Feb. 24, Montgomery Theater, Souderton, Montgomery County.

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Saturday, February 2, 2019 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 91th Academy Awards.

LEADING ACTOR

- Christian Bale,

“Vice”

- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”

LEADING ACTRESS

- Yalitza Aparicio,

“Roma”

- Glenn Close,

“The Wife”

- Olivia Colman,

“The Favourite”

- Lady Gaga,

“A Star Is Born”

- Melissa McCarthy,

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Cream of tomato soup, chicken noodle bake, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, Feb. 1: Navy bean soup, tuna hoagie, pasta salad, chilled plums.

Schmall:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dennis and Linda (Cser) Schmall, of Coplay, celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 25.

The couple was married in 1969 at Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton. Father York officiated.

Dennis is a son of the late Charles and Anna Schmall, of Coplay. Linda is a daughter of the late Frank and Cecelia Cser, of Cementon.

The Schmalls have a son, Brian, husband of Denise, and a daughter, Tammy, wife of Edward Stahlnecker, all of Northampton.

They have four grandsons, Zachary, Aaron, Jared and Colin, and one great-granddaughter, Braelynn.

Snub hub: When in ‘Roma,’ Oscar plays ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Academy Awards nominations always leave something to be desired.

There are films, actors, directors and others you think deserved nominations, but did not receive them.

So it goes with the 91st Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

Oscar snubs shouldn’t be surprising, and yet, somehow, they always are.

Pa.-Dutch humor

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. William Donnery will speak about “Legendary Pennsylvania-Dutch Humor,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Donner will explore Pennsylvania-Dutch humor and share some of his favorite Pennsylvania-Dutch and Groundhog Day jokes.

Donner will discuss Pennsylvania-Dutch humorists, including Ted Rickenbach, nicknamed Professor Schnitzel, whose mid-20th century Pennsylvania-Dutch radio broadcasts and record releases made him a household name in the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, Feb. 4: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Low salt baked ham, w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.