Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Growing Green: Sharpen your pruning shears

Friday, March 1, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

For the avid gardener, there are always things to keep you busy. Even during the coldest part of winter, there are still things that can be done to keep your gardening habit going.

Here are some activities to keep you occupied as we anticipate the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, March 10, and vernal equinox and the first day of spring, March 20:

Start slow-growing flowers, such as garden verbena and ageratum.

Rinse houseplants under your shower or place in a tub and use...

Student Poetry Project deadline is March 15

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th 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 17 and April 18 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...

Movie Review: Chapter and ‘Verse’

Friday, March 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”

- Stan Lee (1922-2018)

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” takes a new approach to the comic-book superhero feature movie genre.

It’s more like an old-school approach.

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” is the first animation feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Even though it’s CGI (...

Repectfully Yours: Flu stay home

Friday, March 1, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a weekly ladies’ luncheon. My friend called to say she has had the flu all week and will attend just to get out of the house. How do I tell her she shouldn’t come?

Dear Reader, Showing up at the luncheon when you are days into a case of the flu is completely inexcusable.

The sniffles are one thing, but the flu is dangerous and your friend needs to stay home.

To be properly sick and then go to a small place for a luncheon is wrong. The last...

Healthy Geezer: Fibromyalgia

Friday, March 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My sister went through a nightmare of doctor visits before she finally found out she has fibromyalgia. Why did it take so long for a correct diagnosis?

What your sister endured is common. It’s not easy to diagnose fibromyalgia with a laboratory test. Healthcare practitioners have to rely on symptoms to make a diagnosis.

Fibromyalgia symptoms vary. To complicate the diagnosis, fibromyalgia imitates rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and other conditions.

...

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along...

Pa. Sinfonia to present annual all-Mozart concert

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 3, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

An all-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part of the Sinfonia’s season schedule.

The program includes “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Exultate, Jubilate,” K. 165, and the “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,” K. 218, in which violinist Rebecca Brown is soloist.

“Exultate, Jubilate” is a...

Article By: The Press

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CORRECTION

The name of the director of “Moon Over Buffalo,” which concluded its run Feb. 24 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is Carrie Beleno.

The director’s last name was spelled incorrectly in a theater review published on the Lehigh Valley Press Focus web site.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, March 1: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, March 4: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, March 5: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange....