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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Volunteers sought

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

good shepherd:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is recruiting volunteers for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital gift shop, main lobby, first floor, at the hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Gift shop volunteers interact with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Volunteers assist customers, sell merchandise and stock shelves. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday.

Training and free parking will be provided.

Information: JoAnn Frey,...


Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Katherine and Teribio Cuono of West Bangor, Washington Township, Northampton County, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2016, with their family.

Mrs. Cuono is the daughter of the late Giuseppe (Joseph) Sr. and Maria Giuseppa (Carrescia) Cerino, who lived in Bangor. She retired from the garment industry in 1988.

Mr. Cuono is the son of the late John Sr. and Madalena (Nicoletti) Cuono, who lived in West Bangor. He retired in 1987 after 36 years in the garment...


Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Douglas and Helen (Marlow) Kistler of Kempton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at C.J. Hummels Restaurant, Lenhartsville, Berks County.

The couple was married March 11, 1967, in Jacob’s Church, Lynn Township, by the Rev. David Pflieger.

Douglas retired from Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, formerly Allentown Brake and Wheel, after 46 years as a welder.

Helen retired from Northwestern Lehigh School District as a cafeteria worker.


Bud’s View: Some pets are survivors

Friday, April 7, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Last of four parts

The responses to my request for pet stories from readers of “Bud’s View” in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites was wonderful. I believe there were more responses for this topic than when I asked my readers to share their squirrel frustration stories.

The final installment of the readers’ pet stories series was sent in by Gloria Hieter:

“Hi Bud,

“I read your articles all the time and was so emotional when I read your article about...

Healthy Geezer: Testosterone

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Will taking testosterone bring back the virility of my youth?

The subject of testosterone is fuzzy, so it’s difficult to give a simple answer to this question.

There is some controversy about whether testosterone therapy should be used in men who have naturally lower testosterone levels because of aging. It remains unclear whether restoring earlier testosterone levels benefits older men.

For example, studies found that healthy men who took testosterone medications got...

Parkland: ‘Pippin’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School brings the Middle Ages to the stage with “Pippin,” at 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 7, 8 and 3 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the libretto was written by Roger O. Hirson. The 1972 Broadway premiere was directed by Bob Fosse, with the musical receiving five 1973 Tony Awards of 11 nominations. The 2013 Broadway revival received four Tonys of 10 nominations.

In the...

Review: ‘Beauty’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Disney live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is a spectacular movie musical that the entire family should enjoy. One of the chief recommendations to see the feature movie is the casting and performance of Emma Watson as Belle. Watson, best-known as Hermione Granger of the “Harry Potter” theatrical movie series.

Watson is seemingly born to play the part of Belle. Her performance in “Beauty and the Beast” recalls the great roles of Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews. “Beauty...

Whitehall ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Whitehall High School presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur, at 7 p.m. April 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

On a trip to recruit knights for his legendary Round Table, King Arthur travels with his servant Patsy, who follows him around banging coconut shells together to imitate the sound of horse’s hooves. They are joined in their iconoclastic adventures by “homicidally...

Freedom: ‘Peter Pan’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Freedom High School presents “Peter Pan,” a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play of the same name, at 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 7 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.

With music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and additional music by Jule Styne, the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Director Jennifer Wescoe is assisted by music director Nancy Shumaker, choreographer Jerri...

Allen ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The William Allen High School theater department presents “Bonnie & Clyde,” a PG-rated musical about the notorious couple who achieved the unlikely status of folk heroes during the 1930s, at 7 p.m. April 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

“To my knowledge, we are the first area high school to produce this musical,” says director John T. Sechler. Assisting him are assistant director and choreographer Dawn...