Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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

Friday, February 22, 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.

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?

The panel clarified that there are two issues to consider in this question.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, Feb. 15: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, Feb. 18: Centers closed. Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.

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

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 Annex, 114 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th 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 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Saturday, February 16, 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,

The Family Project: Older-boy friendship

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My eight-year-od son seems to enjoy the company of a boy in the neighborhood who is 11. He shows up at our house every day, and from what I see, he is a big brother to my son. They play games together nicely, and he is very polite. I have tried to visit the boy’s house and meet a parent, but no adult is ever home, and no one calls to check up on him. My concern is: Why would an 11-year-old want to play with an eight-year-old? Should I put restrictions on how much time he spends at our house? I want to be kind, but I am concerned about this relationship.

Respectfully Yours: Phone-free dinner

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am planning on hosting a large family dinner. Our family doesn’t get together often and I really want to spend time talking and catching up. The problem is that I am concerned some family members will be distracted by their cell phones. I would like for everyone to interact and make fun, new memories. How do I ask them to put away their cell phones?

Dear Reader,

Hosting a family dinner is a great opportunity to reconnect and is so important it should be done as often as possible.