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 Oscars, and Hollywood for that matter, are in pretty good shape.
“The Shape of Water,” that is.
But enough philosophizing, no shoulda, woulda, coulda from yours truly. Here are my picks for the 2018 Academy Awards in the categories of the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.
Picture: “The Shape Of Water”
Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School presents “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’”
Show times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.
Adam Soto is director, assisted by choreographer Victor Abreu and music director Katherine Moyer.
“Singin’ in the Rain” splashes and taps across the stage as Catasauqua High School time travels to 1927 when silent movies were becoming obsolete and the “talkies” were just beginning to appear on the silver screen.
Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 with a preview, 7 p.m. March 8, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Hanover Township.
Q. Have you ever heard of sarcopenia?
This one made me go to the dictionary.
Sarcopenia, a Greek word that means loss of flesh, is the decrease in muscle tissue that comes with age.
Sarcopenia (pronounced sar-ko-Peen-ya) begins early in life. Studies show that after age 40, most people lose about one percent of their muscle mass each year.
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Wednesday, Feb. 28: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Thursday, March 1: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, green peas, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled peaches.
Friday, March 2: Cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.
Monday, March 5: Beef stew, green peas, tossed salad w/ French dressing, wheat roll w/ margarine, dark red sweet cherries.
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series
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Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.
Thursday, March 1: Herbed pork, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.
Friday, March 2: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, wax beans, applesauce.
Monday, March 5: Chicken croquette, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, March 6: Baked ham w/ maple mustard, whipped sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.
Wednesday, March 7: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.
I’m struggling with children’s birthday party etiquette. My daughter will be eight in March, and we are planning a party. This year, my daughter would like to invite children from school, which I think would be fun. How do we decide who to invite, the length of the party, and the best time to open gifts? I’d like to use this opportunity to teach my daughter how to be a gracious party host.
Sean Walsh was content being a solo musician, often preferring it over being a part of a band. So it surprised him when he became the front man for The National Reserve.
The National Reserve, as well as Tioga, opens for Low Cut Connie, 8 p.m. March 3, Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem.
“I’ve been making songs since I was younger and always liked my solo projects, but it just kinda happened,” Walsh explains in a phone interview.