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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Warm up to the classics: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Artistic Director Diane Wittry with guest solist, pianist Simon Mulligan, presents “Appalachian Spring & Rhapsody In Blue,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The program includes Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in its full orchestra version with 75 musicians on stage and featuring dancers from the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, with new choreography by Ballet Guild of...

Review: ‘The Upside’

Friday, February 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The upside about the movie, “The Upside,” is that it’s entertaining, thought-provoking and uplifting.

Kevin Hart plays Dell Scott, whose parole officer mandates that he find a job. Bryan Cranston plays Phillip Lacasse, a wealthy self-help author who is a person with a disability, quadriplegia, after being injured in a para-glider accident.

Dell Scott is hired to be Phillip Lacasse’s in-home health-care worker, much to the dismay of Nicole Kidman, who plays Yvonne Pendleton,...

Respectfully Yours: Personal space in line

Friday, February 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I get very uncomfortable when I’m standing in a line and the person behind me is standing too close. When I try to put a little distance between me and the other person, the person always seem to move closer. How close should you stand next to someone in a line?

Dear Reader,

When a person is within arm’s reach, or even worse, close enough to feel their breath, they are in your personal space.

Anytime someone steps across that invisible line, it’s...

The Family Project: Daughter is bullied

Friday, February 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughter is only seven-years-old and she is already being bullied. I thought that kids didn’t start this until middle school. She is being teased on the bus for everything from her backpack to her clothes. Almost every day she comes home crying, and now she does not want to ride the bus anymore. What can I do to help her stand up for herself?

The panelists began with some questions of their own.

Erin Stalsitz asked what the mother has done to address the bullying. “We...

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Friday, February 8, 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...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Friday, February 8, 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...

Lecture to be presented

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV HERITAGE MUSEUM:

Lincoln scholar Dr. Joseph Fornieri will present a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,” exploring the friendship between President Lincoln and leading African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Dr. Joseph Fornieri is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at the Rochester...

Healthy Geezer: A little bit of chocolate

Friday, February 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I eat a little chocolate every day. How bad is that for me?

You didn’t say how much chocolate you eat daily. If you eat a chocolate Easter bunny a day, there is an obvious risk of becoming overweight. However, a little chocolate has health benefits.

A recent Harvard study suggested that a bit of high-quality dark chocolate one to three times a month may protect women from heart failure.

The authors studied the chocolate-eating habits of 31,823 Swedish women, ages 48...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Chicken parm, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 7: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 8: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Feb. 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Chicken Caesar salad.

Wednesday, Feb....

30 schools participating

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

state theatre:

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced the 2019 Freddy Awards, the 17th year of the program, recognizing 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 available at: freddyawards.org

The 2019 Freddy Awards ceremoney is televised on WFMZ and wfmz....