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DADDONA PARK

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater presents "StarBright," 8:30 p.m. April 27, Joseph S. Daddona Lake & Terrace, St. Elmo and Union streets, Allentown.

The 75-minute free performance includes more than one dozen performers who will take the stage featuring fire tools such as poi (ball-shaped wicks attached to chains), staffs, hula-hoops, fans and a few new creations.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "Friends of the Allentown Parks," a non-profit...

Heller Homestead

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.

The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"8th Annual Young Playwright's Festival and Gala," 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org , 484-767-2456

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 25; 12:30 p.m. May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"Chicago," 8 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 27; 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p...

THEATER REVIEW A 'Company' to keep at Pa. Playhouse

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Being single is not all it's cracked up to be -- or is it?

Get some possible answers and insights at Pennsylvania Playhouse's production of "Company," 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 28.

The fast-paced play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth romps through the highs and lows of being one single person, a lonely third wheel in a circle of married friends.

On Broadway, "Company" won seven Tony Awards, including...

HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by apollo in Focus

the summer our lips met, we were

two bright celestial bodies. sprawling constellations

pulsed tightly above our heads and

i knew them like the way i memorized

the galaxies that coursed through your upturned palms.

you still cannot fathom why, but

please know this:

our entangled fingers held

every nook and cranny of the milky way.

and i could have sworn

we were vaster than any cosmos, but

everyone knows the tide...

Jeepers, creepers, it's 'spring peepers'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.

In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.

There is one harbinger of spring that does not worry about cold weather hanging on or a late falling snow because this critter produces antifreeze that protects it from...

Earth Day at Fox Illick's Mill

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual "Lorax Earth Day" is 1 - 6 p.m. April 21, Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.

The indoor and outdoor family event is filled with games, music, films and food.

Events Include:

"Yertle the Turtle" animal displays, Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" visit from a Chevy Volt hybrid car, "Red Fish Blue Fish" recycled arts and crafts, Natural Awakenings magazine "There's a Wocket in my...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Old Men

That clockwise beast called the hour

Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men

Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone

And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections

Of dances in the Summer evening

Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white

A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom

In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave

And come to learn that though...

8TH ANNUAL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.

Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.

Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose...