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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Orchestra pianist back home

Friday, February 9, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Rock legends The Orchestra light up Easton this month. Former members of the legendary classic rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and ELO 2, now known as The Orchestra, bring their powerhouse symphonic rock to the State Theatre Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Mik Kaminski, the blue violin; Louis Clark, arranger and conductor of the symphony orchestra on ELO recordings; and Eric Troyer, Parthenon Huxley, Gordon Townsend, and Glen Burtnik, take to the Easton stage to...

Healthy Geezer: Heimlich maneuver

Friday, February 9, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

A while ago, I wrote a column on the Heimlich maneuver, a well-known method to save choking victims. After the column appeared, I received an email from Peter Heimlich, the son of the late Henry Heimlich, who invented the procedure.

Peter Heimlich said that two of the methods recommended by the Heimlich Institute, which was the source for my column, are “problematic.” These are the methods for treating unconscious victims and infants. He recommended that I contact the American Heart...

Readers pick the Oscar winners

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Roast turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, Feb. 9: Chicken corn chowder, pot roast sandwich, cucumber onion salad, chilled apricot. Monday, Feb. 12: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Feb. 9: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Feb. 12: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Salisbury...

Lincoln lecture

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. Joseph Fornieri presents a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman,” 1 p.m. Feb. 10, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Slices of Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe will be offered to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12.

Fornieri’s book, “Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman,” will be available for purchase and signing.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-...

Robin Reichert to read

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV STORYTELLERS:

The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Godfrey Daniels present Robin Reichert in the 2018 Children’s Storytelling Series, 2 p.m. Feb. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Cops ’n’ Kids will hand out free books.

Reichert’s illustrated book, “Feather Gifts for All Ages,” explores the wisdom found in nature.

Information: godfreydaniels.org; lvstorytelling.org

10th biennial

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

BACH CHOIR:

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the American Bach Society are holding the 10th biennial competition for United States singers with interest in the music of J. S. Bach. On May 20, the finalists will appear before a panel of judges and an audience in Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

The first-prize winner chosen by the judges receives a career development grant of $3,000 and a solo performance with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir...

Entries now open for Student Poetry Project

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th 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 25 and April 26 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...