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State books ‘Pinkalicious’

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Pinkalicious The Musical” sings and dances its way into the State Theatre Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 25.

The show brings to life the popular children’s book, “Pinkalicious,” about the adventures of a little girl who loves pink so much that she turns pink, much to the dismay of her family.

Stephen Sunderlin, Artistic Director of Vital Theatre, the company behind the “Pinkalicious” tour, says that the production follows the story book almost exactly. “The...

Readers Pick

Thursday, February 22, 2018 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 90th Academy Awards.


- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”


- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Singing with Force: The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The event is part of the “The Arts at St. John’s” series, now in its 28th year. The chorus selected St. John’s as one of its stops in its annual tour which includes seven concerts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The enlisted conductor is Technical Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, a Bethlehem native who began his career in the Air Force in 2005...

Northampton Area HS grad conducts Singing Sergeants

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Air Force Technical Sergeant Taylor Armstrong, a Northampton Area High School graduate, conducts the The Singing Sergeants, official chorus of the United States Air Force.

The Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic tunes and beloved classics, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The Singing Sergeants were originally a men’s chorus when founded in 1945 from the rank and file of the Army Air Forces Band, and became the first...

Beethoven ‘Times’ with the Symphony

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Da-Da-Da .. Dah ... “

Four famous notes open Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” considered to be one of the great classical music works of all time.

The story behind the masterpiece and the life of Beethoven are explored in the touring family production, “The Life and Times of Beethoven,” in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Series,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The brainchild of MIchael Boudewyns and his wife Sarah Valentine was commissioned by...

Family Project

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My husband and I argue a lot. Although he has never hit me or been physically abusive in any way, he puts me down in front of the children, and screams at the top of his lungs when he gets upset. I don’t feel this is good for our children, ages six and 11, but I also think it would be even harder on them if my husband and I split up. I feel that I ought to put up with it for the sake of the children. What does the panel think?

The first reaction to the question by the panel was...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Onion Romano soup, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, country vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Spinach cheese soup, pulled pork on small Kaiser roll, corn and tomato salad, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, with Italian dressing,wheat bread with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

Monday, Feb. 26...


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Wesley and Fern Landis of Alburtis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.

Fern is the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Moyer.

Wesley is the son of the late Warren and Florence Landis.

The couple was married Feb. 14, 1948, in Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis, by the Rev. William O. Wolford.

They have three children: Phillip, and his wife Jean Landis, of Shrewsbury, York County; Dawn, and her husband James Bender, of Three Springs, Huntingdon County,...

Respectfully Yours

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am beginning a new semester in college and I often communicate with professors via email. Please explain the basics of email etiquette and how to format a proper email.

Dear Reader, The number of emails you send in your college career may seem endless. The way in which you communicate and present yourself when writing to your professors is extremely important. You should view how you communicate as a professional exchange.

It is in your best interest to...