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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Vienna waits for you:For “Viennese Nights,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 3 p.m. Feb. 12, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, soprano Jessica Lennick, above, and the Allentown Symphony Orchestra perform “Mein Herr Marquis” (”My Lord Marquis”), known as “Adele’s Laughing Song,” and the “Czardas,” a dancing-song, “Klänge der Heimat” (”Sounds from Home”) from Strauss’s ”Die Fledermaus.” The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs the “Tristch-Trastsch Polka” (“Chit-Chat Polka...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, shoofly pie.

Thursday, Feb. 9: Chicken noodle bake, broccoli florets, Caesar salad, wheat bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, Feb. 10: Hearty vegetable soup, tater tot casserole, seasoned carrots, cucumber onion salad, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Monday, Feb. 13: Calves’ liver, onion gravy, mashed...

Article By: The Press

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus




Nominations for the 89th Academy awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2016 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 26, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift card; tickets to...

Growing Green: House mouse?

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Is there a mouse in your house?

Eliminate mice with IPM.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) uses information about the pest to choose methods of control that are safest and most effective.

IPM methods include pest prevention, exclusion and nonchemical tools first. If chemical pesticides are needed, products are chosen that pose the least risk to human health.

With IPM, you start by asking, “Why is this pest here?” and try to remove the conditions allowing the pest...

Readers Pick

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscars” recipients contest for the 89th Academy Awards.

Best picture



“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“La La Land”


“Manchester by the Sea”


Lead actor

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”


Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.

Thursday, Feb. 9: Herbed pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Feb. 10: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, Feb. 13: Swedish meatballs, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: Baked ham with glaze, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake....

Clipper Erickson

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Unitarian church:

Pianist Clipper Erickson performs at 3 p.m. Feb. 12, Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Second Sunday Concert Series program, “An All-Amearican Celebration,” is: selections from “Rodeo’ by Aaron Copland; Sonata, Op.26, by Samuel Barber; Ballad, Op. 6, by Amy Beach; selections from Eight Bible Vignettes by R. Nathaniel Dett, and Fantasia on a Medieval Russian Theme by David Finko.

Richard Brodhead, Professor Emeritus at Temple...

Healthy Geezer: Nosebleeds

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What’s the best way to treat epistaxis?

Well, that one made me go to the dictionary. Turns out that epistaxis is the fancy word for nosebleed.

The best way to treat a nosebleed is to resist every instinct in your body to tilt your head back or to lie down. You have to keep your head higher than your heart to cut down on bleeding. And, if you lean back, you can swallow blood, which can produce vomiting and diarrhea.

The best technique is to sit down and lean slightly...

March 17 deadline for student entries in LV Press 12th annual Poetry Project

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 12th 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 26 and 27 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the...

White Russian: State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents classic ‘Swan Lake’ at State Theatre, Easton

Friday, February 3, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Swan Lake” is regarded as one of the greatest ballets of all time.

The internationally-renowned State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs “Swan Lake,” a magnificent classic ballet in a grand, full-scale production in four acts, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

Founded in 1961 by legendary dancer and former prima ballerina of The Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Maya Plissetskaya, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is now under the...