Q. My husband and I argue a lot. Although he has never hit me or been physically abusive in any way, he puts me down in front of the children, and screams at the top of his lungs when he gets upset. I don’t feel this is good for our children, ages six and 11, but I also think it would be even harder on them if my husband and I split up. I feel that I ought to put up with it for the sake of the children. What does the panel think?
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
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 begins its annual preview series
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Four famous notes open Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” considered to be one of the great classical music works of all time.
The story behind the masterpiece and the life of Beethoven are explored in the touring family production, “The Life and Times of Beethoven,” in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Series,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Air Force Technical Sergeant Taylor Armstrong, a Northampton Area High School graduate, conducts the The Singing Sergeants, official chorus of the United States Air Force.
The Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic tunes and beloved classics, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The Singing Sergeants were originally a men’s chorus when founded in 1945 from the rank and file of the Army Air Forces Band, and became the first military chorus to include female members in 1973. There are 23 in the Sergeants ensemble.
Q. Is ginger really good for nausea or is this an old wive’s tale?
Ginger is an underground stem that is beige, thick and knotted. The stem extends roughly one foot above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. The underground stems of the ginger plant are used for cooking and medicinal purposes. In Asia, ginger is used to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Ginger extract is found in many dietary supplements sold in the United States for digestive ailments.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.
- “Darkest Hour”
- “Phantom Thread”
- “Get Out”
- “The Post”
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- “The Shape of Water”
- “Lady Bird”
- “Call Me by Your Name”
- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
- Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
- Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
- Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
I am beginning a new semester in college and I often communicate with professors via email. Please explain the basics of email etiquette and how to format a proper email.
Dear Reader, The number of emails you send in your college career may seem endless. The way in which you communicate and present yourself when writing to your professors is extremely important. You should view how you communicate as a professional exchange.
“The Greatest Showman” puts on quite a show. It’s a movie made for Broadway.
While not billed as a movie musical per se, that’s indeed what “The Greatest Showman” is, thanks to the Oscar-winning (“City Of Stars”) song-lyricist team of “La La Land” (six Oscars, 2016) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are Oscar-nominated, original song, “This Is Me,” from “The Greatest Showman,” among their 10 outstanding original songs in the movie.
From its opening scenes, “The Greatest Showman” is a nearly all-singing, all-dancing, old-fashioned movie musical.
Wesley and Fern Landis of Alburtis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.
Fern is the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Moyer.
Wesley is the son of the late Warren and Florence Landis.
The couple was married Feb. 14, 1948, in Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis, by the Rev. William O. Wolford.
They have three children: Phillip, and his wife Jean Landis, of Shrewsbury, York County; Dawn, and her husband James Bender, of Three Springs, Huntingdon County, and Craig, and his wife Donna Landis, of Red Lion, York County.
They have six grandchildren.
Northwestern Lehigh High School presents “High School Musical” with music and lyrics by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray and Greg Cham, Drew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston. The book is by David Simpatico. It’s based on the 2006 Disney Channel movie of the same title.
The show is at 7 p.m. March 1, 2, 3 and 2 p.m. March 4, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, 6636 Northwest Road, New Tripoli.