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Bobby Collins: bi-partisan laughs return to Easton’s State Theatre

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Bobby Collins may be one of America’s favorite comedians. He’s performed his stand-up before the Clintons at the White House for Chelsea Clinton’s birthday in 1999 and appeared in front of guests at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Winter White House, Palm Beach, Fla., in early 2017.

He’s played rooms in the deepest of red states as well as liberal enclaves in blue states and has proven that well-crafted observational humor results in bi-partisan laughs.

His relatable...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Up there was Dwayne Johnson on the big movie theater screen larger than life (and he’s large “in” life), battling a giant gorilla, then a giant wolf and then a giant alligator.

For a moment, I thought it was the opening scene for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in which Johnson stars and for which he’s a producer (through his Seven Bucks Productions), but it was the preview for “Rampage” (2018), in which Johnson stars.

Who could tell the difference?

And that’s the...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mutts up: The State Theatre Center for the Arts holds a “Pet Food Drive” to benefit The Center for Animal Health and Welfare in conjunction with “Mutts Gone Nuts,” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton, and their pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. From shelters to showbiz, the amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, it’s a family-...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Jan. 12: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp....

The Family Project: family time

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My family is struggling with trying to create balance between work, children’s activities, personal time and running the household. Sometimes the tension runs pretty high because we can’t seem to keep our heads above water. We both have demanding jobs and three active children, ages 16, 13 and 5. Plus, we each have our hobbies and interests. Where do we begin with trying to bring some stability to our family?

“They could start with finding one activity per week, maybe a dinner,...

Here’s how you can help prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper, first discovered in the United States in Berks County in 2014. Field observations indicate that the tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is an important host plant.

However, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on a wide range of hosts, including wild and cultivated grapes, stone fruits, willow, and various hardwoods. This species is thought to be native to China, and has spread to other Asian countries.

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