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30 schools participating

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

state theatre:

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced the 2019 Freddy Awards, the 17th year of the program, recognizing 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 with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is available at: freddyawards.org

The 2019 Freddy Awards ceremoney is televised on WFMZ and wfmz....

Catasauqua parishioners head Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced that Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.

Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade at the Coronation Dinner and Celebration, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, 19th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

The Coronation ceremony takes place at 8:30 p.m. March 15. Admission...

Events announced for St. Pat’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced events for the 62nd Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade, which departs from the Allentown Fairgrounds at 1:30 p.m. March 17.

The annual Parade Fundraiser is 3-6 p.m. Feb. 17, Christopher’s at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown. Tickets include select beers (sponsored by Banko Beverage) and soda with admission and door prizes. The 2019 King and Queen, Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson, will be introduced. Winners of...

Respectfully Yours: Personal space in line

Friday, February 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I get very uncomfortable when I’m standing in a line and the person behind me is standing too close. When I try to put a little distance between me and the other person, the person always seem to move closer. How close should you stand next to someone in a line?

Dear Reader,

When a person is within arm’s reach, or even worse, close enough to feel their breath, they are in your personal space.

Anytime someone steps across that invisible line, it’s...

The Family Project: Daughter is bullied

Friday, February 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughter is only seven-years-old and she is already being bullied. I thought that kids didn’t start this until middle school. She is being teased on the bus for everything from her backpack to her clothes. Almost every day she comes home crying, and now she does not want to ride the bus anymore. What can I do to help her stand up for herself?

The panelists began with some questions of their own.

Erin Stalsitz asked what the mother has done to address the bullying. “We...

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Friday, February 8, 2019 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 91th Academy Awards.

LEADING ACTOR

- Christian Bale,

“Vice”

- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”

LEADING ACTRESS

- Yalitza Aparicio,

“Roma”

- Glenn Close,

“The Wife...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...

Lecture to be presented

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV HERITAGE MUSEUM:

Lincoln scholar Dr. Joseph Fornieri will present a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,” exploring the friendship between President Lincoln and leading African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Dr. Joseph Fornieri is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at the Rochester...