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Monday, March 25, 2019

Lincoln Leadership: ‘A Little Princess’

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy presents a Victorian era tale of stark class differences with “A Little Princess,” 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, and 2 p.m. March 9 and 10, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Based on the 1905 children’s novel, “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the musical follows the trials of a young wealthy British girl in a London boarding school. She is separated from her father, an adventurer on a trek to Timbuktu.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

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

Thursday, Feb. 28: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, March 1: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, March 4: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, March 5: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

Wednesday, March 6: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Student Poetry Project deadline is March 15

Friday, March 1, 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.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at: freddyawards.org

Growing Green: Sharpen your pruning shears

Friday, March 1, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

For the avid gardener, there are always things to keep you busy. Even during the coldest part of winter, there are still things that can be done to keep your gardening habit going.

Here are some activities to keep you occupied as we anticipate the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, March 10, and vernal equinox and the first day of spring, March 20:

Start slow-growing flowers, such as garden verbena and ageratum.

Rinse houseplants under your shower or place in a tub and use a sprinkling can.

The Family Project: Backpack symbols

Friday, March 1, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I just discovered strange symbols on my 12-year-old’s backpack. Recently, his attitude at home has changed. He is refusing to do chores and is hanging out with a new group of friends. I am worried that he may be hanging out with a gang. He won’t talk to me about it, other than to say that his new friends are “dope.” What can I do?

The panelists began by discussing the boy’s use of the word “dope” in reference to his new friends. It was identified in this context as a term coming back in use after 20 years that means awesome or cool.

Movie Review: ‘Roma’

Friday, February 22, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Roma” is a fascinating film not so much for what it reveals, as for what it doesn’t reveal.

“Roma” is a revealer of the obvious.

In this, “Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón shows us “A Day In The Life,” or in the instance of “Roma,” a year in the life of a Mexican family, 1970-1971.

The film’s title references Mexico City’s Colonia Roma area. The film is semi-autobiographical, based on the life of Cuarón, who wrote, directed, filmed, co-edited and produced “Roma.” It’s a celluloid memory.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Italian wedding soup, fried chicken patty on bun, w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, pasta salad, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w / hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, chilled plums.

Friday, Feb. 22: Roast beef w/ gravy, oven browned potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w / margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at: freddyawards.org