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Notre Dame: ‘Cinderella’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The iconic fairy tale, with a social justice point-of-view, comes to the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Cinderella (Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 20, 21, and 2 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane, the 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations, receiving one Tony.

Liberty: ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Follow the yellow brick road to “The Wizard Of Oz,” 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. “Yip’” Harburg, and background music by Herbert Stothart, the musical is based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and adapted by John Kane from the 1939 movie, “The Wizard Of Oz,” for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1987.

Colonial League top track and field performances

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released its first track and field top performance list late last week.

A few Catasauqua track and field members made this week’s list.

For the boys, Jacob Wittman is tops in the pole vault clearing 12-0. On the girls side, Tyra Brown is first in the 100 and 200 with times of 12.7 and 27.2. Kenzie Bradley made the list in the high jump clearing 5-0.


100 - Julius Ewunken (ND) 11.0, 2. tie Brendan Miller (SL), Tyrek Scipio (B) 11.1, 4. Noah Schock (SL), 5. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Delano Mackenzie (S) 11.5;

Ronald C. Serfass

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Ronald C. Serfass, 80, of Walnutport, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

Born in Lower Towamensing Township, he was a son of the late Preston A. and Evelyn M.G.M. (Schaffer) Serfass.

He was a mechanic and general laborer at the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Aquashicola.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and earned a rank of seaman.

Middle school: CMS report cards are out today, April 12

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Report cards will be sent home with students today, April 12.


The PSSA perfect attendance reward will be held April 13.

Students will receive a snack and a drink while watching the movie “Ferdinand.”


There will be a CMS parent-teacher forum 7 p.m. April 17 in the library.


The PSSA math dates are April 18 and 19.


Delivery for the Yankee Candle fundraiser is anticipated the week of May 7.


Paul L. Hirschel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion life member

Paul “Augie” L. Hirschel, 92, of Whitehall, died March 28, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl E. P. (Coombs) Hirschel for 69 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lillian (Crabtree) Hirschel.

He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a sonar man aboard the USS Pert in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was retired from his position as a supervisor at the Mack Trucks 5C plant. Earlier in life, he was a salesman for PPG.

Coplay: Breakfast is planned for April 15 at CFC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.


Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.


The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.

All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged to attend.


Elementary school: PSSA testing will start April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Third- and fourth-grade Sheckler Elementary School students will have PSSA testing in math April 16-20. Students are encouraged to get a good night of rest and eat a healthy breakfast, as well as try to avoid being tardy, absent or have any appointments during any testing days.


Second-grade students are busy preparing for their show that will take place on the Sheckler stage April 25.


Sheckler families, remember to continue sending in your Box Tops, so, together, we can keep turning trash into cash for our school.