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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hackman’s Bible Book Store closing its doors in good faith

Friday, February 2, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

After 70 years, Hackman’s Bible Book Store, along Mickley Road in Whitehall Township, will close its doors April 30.

“We started in 1947. It was a book truck. My dad [J. Walter Hackman] set up a store in a truck [Bookstore to Your Door] and he had an 80-mile radius,” says Joe Hackman, store-owner along with his wife, Marcia.

After that modest start, Hackman’s book store moved to three different store fronts as the business out grew each space. J. Walter and his wife, Ruth,...

Readers Pick

Friday, February 2, 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.

PICTURE

- “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”

DIRECTOR

- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, 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...

‘Abba Mania’ back at State

Friday, February 2, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Grab your platform shoes and head to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, for “Abba Mania,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

“We have a real authenticity and a real love for the original music so there is real energy,” says Tamsin Stewart in a phone interview.

“Some people just go through the motions, but we pride ourselves in constantly trying to make it better and keeping it fresh. It may be the 757th time I’ve sang a song, but for each audience it could be their first so it’s...

Yarrow a fellow ‘Traveler’

Friday, February 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

American folk music has spanned the entire history of the United States. With roots that go back to Europe and Africa, folk music derives much of its style and techniques from English ballads, hymns, Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music) and African-American blues.

While traditionalists in the early 20th century continued to perform the songs and styles that had been passed down orally, such as Appalachian and Cajun music, the times were a-changing.

The...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.

Friday, Feb. 2: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, Feb. 5: Swedish meatballs and gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: “Winter Blues.” Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat roll w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Friday, Feb. 2: Toasted orzo chicken soup, cheese steak sandwich, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, Feb. 5: Cream of tomato soup,...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th 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 25 and April 26 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...

Ethics talks

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics continues its 2017-18 “Troubling Truth” programming, with talks at 7 p.m., Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. The talks are free and open to the public.

Sa’ed Atshan, “Palestinian Christians: Past, Present and Future,” Feb. 1. Sa’ed Atshan teaches peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College.

Elaine McMillion Sheldon, “Perception of Truth,” Feb. 12. The talk includes a screening of “Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary short...

Slide-lecture on

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

In celebration of the Pennsylvania-German holiday, “Groundhog Day,” anthropologist Dr. William Donner of Kutztown University will present a slide-lecture, “Ethnic & American: Three Centuries of Pennsylvania German Experience,” 1 p.m. Feb. 3, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Dr. Donner’s talk offers a fascinating look at the process by which the Pennsylvania-Germans maintained their unique culture while becoming American,” said Joseph...