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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Difference in final shows

The Difference, Air Products' award-winning rock 'n' roll band, will take its final bows when it performs its last two shows, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The 7:30 p.m. show is also being videotaped by Service Electric Cable TV for broadcast this fall.

Oscar may like Blanchett in Allen film

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Blue Jasmine" is the 49th film directed and 71st film written by Woody Allen, including some shorts, in the 47 years since his first movie in 1966. He's already filming his next movie, an untitled feature scheduled for release in 2014.

Allen, noted for his hilarious social satires, has also made dramas, often including funny moments. "Blue Jasmine" is one such film.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Family Fun Day includes Via Walk

The PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via Walk and Kids Races will be held 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The free event includes tours of the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center television studios, storytelling, Elmo Scavenger Hunt and music by Grammy-winning producer Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band, the latter at noon on the Air Products stage.

Other PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via activities include: inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, exhibits by local organizations and face painting.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Artists reception for 'Words'

A reception will be held 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 11 for "Words as Images," which continues through Oct. 11, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

Exhibiting artists include Michael Albert, Vicki DaSilva, Christina Galbiati, Naomi Grossman, Robert Jackson and Julie Miller.

The exhibit includes the work of artists who often use text to express visual images and ideas. The words are presented in a visual context encouraging the viewer to look closer into the image and probe its meaning.

Where stars are born

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

Look, Bethlehem-based modeling agency, groomed Amanda Seyfried for success

Everyone in the Lehigh Valley has heard of Amanda Seyfried, the 2003 William Allen graduate and overnight sensation who broke through with her starring role in 2008's feature film "Mamma Mia!" and in 2012 landed the coveted role of Cosette in the film based on the musical, "Les Miserables."


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Volunteer Fair

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Career Development Center hosts a Volunteer Fair, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Community Services Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area on National Day of Service, a remembrance of 9/11.

This event is free and open to the public.

Information: 610-799-1090.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Painting "Mystery": The Baum School of Art begins its 2013 - 14 exhibition season with a reception 6 - 8 p.m. Sept. 18 for "Rob Evans: Mystery & Metaphor," including "Fossil" (mixed media, 27 in. by 38 in., 1997), above, through Oct. 19, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries at the Baum, 510 Linden St. Allentown. The paintings of Evans, a guest and spotlight artist Oct. 19 at The Baum School of Art Annual Gala, are inspired by the landscape of the Susquehanna River area where he lives with his family near Wrightsville, York County.

Turf luck: Grubs do damage

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

It's a good time to scout turf areas for white grub populations. You may not have seen many of the adult beetles, but conditions were ideal during egg-laying, especially during a year like this one when soil moisture has been plentiful.

You may find Oriental beetles, Japanese beetles, masked chafers, Asiatic garden beetles, or Green June beetles, depending on your location. These beetles lay their eggs in the soil and successful hatches depend in part on soil moisture. We have had plenty of that.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Barn photos in exhibit

A photography exhibit of Saucon Valley Barns will be held Sept. 7 - 29, Heller Homestead Art Gallery, 1890 - 92 Friedensville Road, Lower Saucon Township.

Photographs by Priscilla deLeon, Timothy Frey, Judson Kratzer, Gregory Pirnik, Vickie Pirnik, Kay Schweyer, Frank T. Smith, and Dave Willard will be featured.

Smith, an award-winning local photographer, led Barn Photo Workshops for the Saucon Valley Conservancy in 2012 and 2013. Other featured photographers are showing their work from the 2012 workshop

New wrinkles for aging skin?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Q. Is there anything I can do about all these wrinkles?

The common causes of wrinkles include genetic influences, normal aging, sun exposure and smoking.

People who smoke tend to have more wrinkles than nonsmokers of the same age, complexion, and history of sun exposure. Cigarette smoking causes biochemical changes in our bodies that accelerate aging.

Here's some advice from the American Academy of Dermatology about reducing the signs of aging: