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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,”...

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...

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...

Healthy Geezer: Allergies, sinusitis, hair

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are allergy shots?

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are a series of scheduled injections meant to desensitize you to specific allergens, which are substances that trigger an allergic response.

The usual schedule is one shot once or twice a week for about three to six months. After that, you’ll need one shot about once a month for three to five years.

Allergy shots are commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. Allergy shots may...

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.

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

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A Valentine To Jazz: The Frank DiBussolo Philly Reunion Group returns to Miller Symphony Hall for the “Jazz Upstairs” series with the concert, “Wine, Women And Song,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The quartet includes, in addition to DiBussolo, guitar; Dave DePalma, woodwinds; Bruce Kaminsky, bass, and Lorenzo Branca, drums. DiBussolo, a professional musician since 1965, has worked with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Diane Carroll and Vicky Carr. As a soloist, he has been featured with the...

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,...

Readers Pick the Oscar winners

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced.

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.

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...