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.
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, March 6 - Ash Wednesday meal: Potato crusted cod, rice pilaf, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, March 7: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh Waldorff salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.
Friday, March 8: Broccoli cheese soup, tuna salad hoagie, macaroni salad, chilled plums.
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
Salisbury High School presents “Honk!,” a “fowl”-language, but family-friendly musical based on “The Ugly Duckling,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. It flocks to the stage at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16, and 3 p.m. March 17, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.
20th Anniversary Tour: “Rhythm of the Dance” has been performed in 50 countries around the world before more than 7 million fans during the past 20 years. The 20th Anniversary Tour dances into the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. March 7. The heritage of more than 2,000 years-plus of dance and music from pre-Celtic times to modern day is presented in a two-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, and sensational sound effects.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, March 6: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Thursday, March 7: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.
Friday, March 8: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.
Monday, March 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.
Tuesday, March 12: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of redemption and political turmoil, “Les Misérables: School Edition” takes to the barricades at Emmaus High School at 7 p.m. March 13, 14, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. March 16 and 17, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.
There’s murder afoot on the stage at Saucon Valley High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical-comedy, at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16 and 2 p.m. March 17, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.