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Vietnam vet guest for Crest service

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.

Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"The Great Gatsby," 5, 7:55 p.m. May 22; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. May 23

"Mud," 4:45 p.m. May 22; 4:15 p.m. May 23


@Body.8 Days: 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943

"Mud," 4:45, 7:30 p.m. May 22, 23.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

New York premiere: "Mommalogues," a play written by Lehigh Valley playwrights Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst, above left, and Sharon Lee Glassman, above right, has its New York premiere, May 22 - June 2, for six performances at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York, as part of Marvell Repertory Theatre's season. The show, which had its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012, is a collection of monologues honoring mothers and the bond they share with their...

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown welcomes confirmands

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus


First Presbyterian Church of Allentown celebrates its most recent class of confirmands at a service May 12. Confirmands include (in alphabetical order): Matthew Atiyeh, Christopher Boucher, Carolyn Boulay, Megan Cirocco, Victoria Connolly, Emily Emick, Joseph Fainor, Matthew Fainor, Ryan Fainor, Cathleen Gaffney, Dane Galbraith, Maria Haddad, Nicholas Khouri, Tucker Kuhlmann, Leila Mastropieri, Chloe Mathieu, Darius Mensah, Leslie Nichols, Marisol...

Welcome to the great indoors and outdoors for 27th Mayfair

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

The magic returns with this year's Mayfair, which boasts a new venue, renewed focus on the arts, and a luscious and varied food menu.

Mayfair also has new hours, opening at 10 a.m. May 25, to accommodate school groups which are admitted free of charge, and concluding at 7 p.m. May 27.

Though the 27th annual Mayfair is again held over the holiday weekend and concludes Memorial Day, it opens on a Friday rather than a Thursday.

Mayfair 2013 is being staged at the Agri-Plex...


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

Actors in Action: "The Atheist," "Sensitivity Training," "The Un-Named Body Project," June 13 - 30, Allentown Public Theatre, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown

"Beauty and the Beast" May 31 - Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Crazy For You," June 12 - 30, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Baker Theatre, Trexler...


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Wailers, Bob Marley's band, presents a free concert, 5 p.m. May 27, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in celebration of the venue's one-year anniversary.

The festival begins at noon with Flintface and A.D.D. in the Vision Bar.

The outdoor party is in the parking lot adjacent to Vision Bar and the Event Center Box Office. There's a pig roast by The Pig Pit and beer provided by Victory Brewing.

Diagnosing plant problems not easy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here are some questions to ask yourself when diagnosing plant problems in the landscape.

What is the name of the plant? It is important to know the normal appearance and growth habit of a plant before diagnosing problems. The perceived "problem" may be normal for this plant. Accurate plant identification is the first step in diagnosing plant problems.

Examples: Larch is a deciduous conifer and appears "dead" in winter. White pines shed inner needles profusely in autumn....

'Dream' for Pa. Youth Ballet

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Late spring is here with rain and blooming trees and soon summer will be upon us with the "A Midsummer Night's Dream" production of the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) of the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, 7 p.m. May 24, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

As Shakespeare's King Oberon from "A Midsummer Night''s Dream puts it, "I know a bank where wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows ... "

Here's your chance to glimpse...

'Gatsby': Good, not 'Great'

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Most of us have read "The Great Gatsby," or are familiar with F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 book, esteemed by many literary experts as "The Great American Novel."

Several versions of "Gatsby" have made it to the big and small screen, including a 1926 silent film disparaged by none other than Zelda and F. Scott, and a 1974 movie starring Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby.

Transforming favorite books to the big screen is always a challenge, even for the best directors. Popular recent...