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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Chicken Picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 22: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, Feb. 25: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, peaches, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Soup and sandwich.

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The Family Project: Teens’ smoking

Friday, February 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 13-year-old daughter and her friend were caught smoking cigarettes by her friend’s father. The father got very angry and told my child to go home. As she was leaving the house, my daughter heard the father yelling at his daughter and the sound of her crying. My daughter also thinks her friend was being hit. My daughter is sorry for experimenting, and is very upset about what happened to her friend. I am not sure what if anything I should do. What do you think?

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NORTHWESTERN: ‘The Addams Family’

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“The Addams Family” will lurch into the spotlight at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 2, and 2 p.m. March 3, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

“We are very excited to present ‘The Addams Family,’ created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, in our newly-renovated theater. The show depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre,” says the musical’s Director Bill Mutimer, who chairs the Northampton...

Mr. Valentine: Tamaqua museum features artist’s vintage cards

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by DONALD R. SERFASS in Focus

They say still waters run deep.

John G. Scott was a prime example of that adage.

Those who remember Tamaqua’s most famous commercial-art illustrator say he was a quiet, humble man who touched hearts, not through bravado, but quiet brush strokes.

Descendants of Scott from Oregon, California, Delaware and other states gathered Nov. 11, 2018, to unveil an extensive collection of Scott’s creativity, the inaugural exhibit at the newly-opened Tamaqua Historical Society Museum...

Theater Review: Civic’s ‘Noises Off’ gets the laughter on

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s production of “Noises Off,” through Feb. 24 at the 19th Street Theatre, Allentown, is a madcap romp through the clichés of farcical comedy and slapstick, with some very inventive twists.

In each of the three acts of “Noises Off,” cast members perform the first act of a play-within-the play, a sex farce titled “Nothing On.”

No chance to get bored, though. The audience views each Act One from a different perspective: onstage rehearsal, backstage...

Movie Review: Not a ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Favourite” has extensive use of the fisheye camera lens.

A fisheye lens is a wide-angle lens that achieves visual distortion. The resulting image is that of a panoramic or hemispherical view.

In “The Favourite,” rooms, columns, and even people often appear curved. The fisheye lens is not used in every scene. Extreme closeups are also used to great effect, such as for Emma Stone’s captivating eyes.

The fisheye image, which became popular in the 1960s (“Easy Rider,”...

Theater Review: Farce shines in ‘Moon’ at Pa. Playhouse

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lots of farce, a little slapstick and an ample serving of comic mayhem are back on the stage at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, in “Moon Over Buffalo,” through Feb. 24.

The latest offering is one of two dozen award-winning plays and musicals written by Ken Ludwig, who also penned “The Fox on the Fairway” and “Crazy for You,” both of which were produced by the Playhouse last season.

Director Carrie Belenois brings with her 20 years of experience managing, directing and...

DiBussolo brings melodies of love to Valentine’s ‘Jazz Upstairs’

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Frank DiBussolo and the Philly Reunion Group return to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 with “Wine, Women, and Song,” a melange of Valentine’s Day weekend-themed tunes for music lovers.

DiBussolo, a veteran jazz guitarist and eight-time Grammy nominee, has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Diana Ross, among others. He has been a featured soloist with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky...