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Real-life prison story inspires CKP play

Friday, June 8, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

A chance encounter with a high school classmate who ended up in prison for rape inspired Ara Barlieb to pen his newest original play “A Softening of Her Eyes.”

The play, Barlieb’s 10th original play performed by Crowded Kitchen Players, has its world premiere June 8 at the Charles A. Brown Ice House in Bethlehem.

“A Softening of Her Eyes” tells the story of a charismatic black man on trial for rape who escapes the courtroom and goes to a radio station where he asks to tell his...

Concert series

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Bach at noon:

The fourth summer of Bach’s music in Allentown begins June 12, with the first of three “Bach At Noon” performances by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem at St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

On the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August, The Bach Choir will present noontime performances, free and open to the public.

“Bach At Noon” is a series of 10 free concerts the Bach Choir performs each year, including three in...

Respectfully Yours: funeral

Friday, June 8, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, Driving home today and I saw a funeral procession approaching. There was a police motorcycle at the front, flashing lights, and a long procession of cars with headlights on. Sadly, I saw drivers cut into the procession and honk their horns. Could you please address the protocol involved when encountering a funeral procession?

Dear Reader, It’s disappointing that this happens and even more disappointing that this needs to be addressed. Have people gotten so busy and...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce,...

The Family Project: pre-teen’s visits

Friday, June 8, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 12-year-old daughter wants to start “hanging out” with her friends. I know I need to give her more freedom as she gets older, but this is so hard. What should I be checking out or asking her when she wants to go with her friends to the mall or a park?

The first questions to ask, according to panelist Pam Wallace, are: “Who are you going with? Where are you going? What will you be doing? Will there be an adult with you?”

The mother should stress that she needs to ask these...

Healthy Geezer: Vitamin D

Friday, June 8, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 68-years-old and I want to know how much Vitamin D you need to be healthy.

The Office of Dietary Supplements in the National Institutes of Health recommends the following daily dietary allowances: 400 IU for children under one year; 600 IU for everyone 1-70 years old, and 800 IU for everyone more than 70-years-old.

The recommended upper limit for vitamin D is 2,000 IU a day. Vitamin D can be toxic when taken in higher doses. Vitamin D is included in most multivitamins,...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 7: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, June 8: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, June 11: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, June 12: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread...

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Gala: Let the season begin

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The “Luminosity” Gala, capstone of fund-raisers in the Lehigh Valley, heralds the start of The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

An estimated 500 attended the annual gala June 2 at University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley. The theme of the gala was the red rose, a reference to the 2018 PSF season play, William Shakespeare’s “King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, in repertoire with “Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University...

SouthSide Film Festival documents its 15th year

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s a benchmark year for the SouthSide Film Festival.

You might say, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest film festival that unreels June 12-16 on the south side of Bethlehem is documenting its 15th annual year.

“We are pretty documentary-heavy this year,” says SouthSide Film Festival Director Glenn Koehler, adding, “We ended up with a lot of really good feature-length documentaries this year.”

The SSFF screens narrative features, documentary features, narrative shorts,...