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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Salem Christian ‘Narnia: the Musical’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Salem Christian School’s production of “Narnia: the Musical,” chronicling the adventures of four children in a magical land called Narnia, will be presented at 7 p.m. April 6, 7 and 1 and 7 p.m. April 8, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.

The show is an adaptation of the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the first book in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis. The musical was written by Jules Tasca with music by Ted Drachman and...

Lehigh Valley Press garners 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards

Friday, March 31, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Bethlehem Press was again a big winner in the annual Professional Keystone Press Awards.

Overall, Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Keystone awards in the 2017 contest.

Of the total number of awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones and the newspaper received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.

Scott Masenheimer, Publisher of the Lehigh Valley Press Newspaper Group said, “We...

Acclaimed violinist

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Critically-acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova, right, joins the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra for a performance of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor at 7:30 p.m. April 1, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

The program, “Power and Grace,” directed by PSO Music Conductor Allan Birney, includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and a Serenade for String Orchestra by Tchaikovsky.

The Washington Post praises Hristova as “a player of impressive power and...

Healthy Geezer: elderly drivers

Friday, March 31, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My father is 82 and his driving is getting scary. I’ve been asking him to give up the keys, but he won’t do it. Any suggestions about how to handle this?

Here are some questions driving experts recommend asking older motorists to determine if they are still road-worthy:

Do other drivers often honk at me?

Have I had some accidents?

Do I get lost, even on roads I know?

Do cars or pedestrians seem to appear out of nowhere?

Have passengers in my car...

ASO principal musicians

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Allentown Symphony Orchestra principal musicians are featured in the “Arts at St. John’s” April “Noon-10 Concerts” at St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

April 4, 12;10 p.m.: Eliezer Gutman, violin, Concertmaster, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Lotus Cheng, piano

April 11, 12:10 p.m.: Jameson Platte, Associate Principal Cellist, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Matthew Quayle, piano

April 18, 12:10 p.m.: Robin Kani,...

Easter Nut Roll Sale

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Sacred Heart Hospital holds an Easter Nut Roll Sale, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 11, Main Lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Available are 14-inch bakery-fresh rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling.

Pre-ordering is suggested for best selection. Call Beth Fogel at 610-776-5413. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Lincoln family talk

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Edward Steers will speak about “The Lincoln Family in America,” 1 p.m. April 1, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“As an award-winning scholar of Abraham Lincoln, there is no one more qualified to explore how Lincoln’s ancestors settled in America and journeyed westward,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Steers’ multi-volume work, “Lincoln Slept Here: Lincoln Family Sites in America,” and his other books...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 29: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, applesauce.

Thursday, March 30, Cannelloni bean with mushroom soup, chicken Swiss stuffing bake, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, March 31: Butternut squash bisque, oven-fried fish, au gratin potatoes, green peas, wheat bread with margarine, iced pumpkin bar...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 29: Baked pork loin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Thursday, March 30: Turkey and biscuits, peas and carrots, orange.

Friday, March 31: Vegetarian chili, brown rice, broccoli, whipped potatoes, mini corn muffin.

Monday, April 3: Roast pork with apple chutney, whipped potatoes, red cabbage, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, April 4: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Wednesday, April...