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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Readers Pick

Friday, February 2, 2018 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 90th Academy Awards.

PICTURE

- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”

DIRECTOR

- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...

Hackman’s Bible Book Store closing its doors in good faith

Friday, February 2, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

After 70 years, Hackman’s Bible Book Store, along Mickley Road in Whitehall Township, will close its doors April 30.

“We started in 1947. It was a book truck. My dad [J. Walter Hackman] set up a store in a truck [Bookstore to Your Door] and he had an 80-mile radius,” says Joe Hackman, store-owner along with his wife, Marcia.

After that modest start, Hackman’s book store moved to three different store fronts as the business out grew each space. J. Walter and his wife, Ruth,...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, 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...

Yarrow a fellow ‘Traveler’

Friday, February 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

American folk music has spanned the entire history of the United States. With roots that go back to Europe and Africa, folk music derives much of its style and techniques from English ballads, hymns, Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music) and African-American blues.

While traditionalists in the early 20th century continued to perform the songs and styles that had been passed down orally, such as Appalachian and Cajun music, the times were a-changing.

The...

correction

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kirk Lawrence plays the Wizard in the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was presented Jan. 19 and 20 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The actor playing the role was misidentified in an article published in the Jan. 17 Focus section of The Press.

Disney internship

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a cooperative work experience for LCCC students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., for the fall 2018 semester.

Students can receive six college credits while learning at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

Informational meetings are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Room 111, Academic Resource Center, main...

Healthy Geezer: hearing aids

Friday, February 2, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

About one in three Americans over age 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. However, only about one of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid uses one.

Hearing aids have a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. Sound is received by the microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier boosts the signals and then sends them to...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.

Friday, Feb. 2: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, Feb. 5: Swedish meatballs and gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: “Winter Blues.” Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat roll w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Friday, Feb. 2: Toasted orzo chicken soup, cheese steak sandwich, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, Feb. 5: Cream of tomato soup,...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 2, 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.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...