Northwestern Press

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Respectfully Yours: Good sports

Friday, March 9, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My daughter is a very good soccer player. Therefore she is a target for the other team to take her out. Recently, she was head-butted and hurt by a player on the opposing team. The other player was clearly in the wrong and taken out of the game. A parent behind us quipped, “Well if she doesn’t want to get hurt she shouldn’t make herself a target.” Not wanting to make a scene, I said nothing but felt this parent’s comment should have been addressed.

Dropkick Murphys’ Celtic punk

Friday, March 9, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Celtic punk band, the Dropkick Murphys, ring in Saint Patrick’s Day early, 7:30 p.m. March 12, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg.

The band’s singles, “Tessie” and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” brought them international fame. The latter song was featured in the 2006 four-time Academy Award-winning movie, “The Departed,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” went on to become a platinum-selling single.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 7: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, March 8: Chicken corn chowder, grilled sausage, grilled potatoes with egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, March 9: Vegetarian vegetable soup, meatball (fish available) sandwich w/ mozzarella cheese, Caeser salad, applesauce.

Monday, March 12: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, mashed red potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca.

Salisbury: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy inspired by “The Princess and the Pea,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 17 and 3 p.m. March 18, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, opened on Broadway in 1959.

Student Poetry deadline March 16

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 7: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 8: Meatloaf w/ gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.

Friday, March 9: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, March 12: Swedish meatballs w/ gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.

Tuesday, March 13: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.

Wednesday, March 14: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

The Family Project: Toddler’s speech

Friday, March 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am concerned about my three-year-old’s development. Our pediatrician tells us that he is normal, but we are not so sure. Compared to other children, he seems like he is behind. Our son is physically-coordinated, but his speech is very hard to understand. He understands us and can follow directions. He doesn’t focus for very long like his older brother did at his age, and he is extremely active. Should we be concerned?


Friday, March 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Irish steps: Dublin Irish Dance, 7:30 p.m. March 9, State Theatre Center for the Arts, is an accomplished dance troupe of Irish step dancers and an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist. The troupe’s members have performed throughout the world with “Riverdance,” Michael Flatley’s ”Lord of the Dance,” and “Celtic Woman.” With favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s production of “Stepping Out,” above, tells the story of Irish Immigration to the United States and the evolution of Irish traditional dance and music.