Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Picking Oscar nominees a successful challenge

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Focus

I don’t run cross country (as I did as a teen on the team at Southern Lehigh High School; badly, but I finished the races).

I don’t skateboard (as I did with my buddies down Main Street, Coopersburg, in a Halloween Parade back in the 1960s).

I don’t compete in demolition derbies (as I did twice at the Allentown Fair, first for an article for the Bethlehem Globe-Times and then for The Morning Call; in the second derby, I won Judge’s Choice).

What do you do at age 69 on the cusp of 70 (May 17) to challenge oneself?

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

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, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.

Friday, January 17: Navy bean soup, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, oatmeal cranberry cookie.

Monday, January 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Readers Pick The Oscar Winners

Friday, January 17, 2020 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 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett Johansson,

“Marriage Story”

- Saoirse Ronan,

“Little Women”

- Charlize Theron,

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.

Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

They can do: “Stomp,” the international percussion sensation, makes its return to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with a second show added. Limited seating is available for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 performance. The second show was added at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, “Stomp” has grown into an international sensation during the past 20 years, having been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million.

Area state senators

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Offices: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl;

2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.

The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Buehrle

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

retired president, CEO of The Lutheran Home at Topton

The Rev. Dr. Paul L. Buehrle, 90, retired president and CEO of The Lutheran Home at Topton, died on Jan. 5, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Betty G. (Gulden) Buehrle, who died June 15, 2019.

The couple were married 68 years at the time of her death.

Born Feb. 27, 1929, in Blooming Glen, Bucks County, he was a son of the late George R. and Irene M. (Landis) Buehrle.

He and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.

Guest View

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Guarding against tax identity theft

With everyone getting their financial papers together for their tax returns and working on cleaning out the clutter of 2019, I have once again introduced a House resolution to bring awareness to the crime of tax identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself.

My House Resolution 649 specifically recognizes the week of Jan. 27-31, 2020, as Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.

Tax identity theft is when someone files a fraudulent tax return using another person’s personal information in order to obtain a tax refund.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

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Born in the 1950s, I have lived in or through seven decades as we enter this new year.

Never did I consider the year 2020. Graduation dates — from high school, from college — were the milestones to be reached.

Maybe it’s the symmetry of the numerals — 20 and 20 — that has led to this journey through mental imagery.

I remember being escorted single file to the lowest level of my elementary school and told to face the concrete wall outside the boiler room.