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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Theater Review: ‘Fairway’ links comedy to the fore at Pa. Playhouse

Monday, June 4, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

You don’t have to know anything about golf to enjoy the Pennsylvania Playhouse’s zany production of “The Fox on the Fairway,” continuing through June 17. You just need to sit back and enjoy the hilarity.

Written by Tony-Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, “The Fox on the Fairway” is a farce about two country club rivals and the absurd bet they make on the outcome of a golf match. The dubious lengths one of the men goes to keep from losing the bet leads to uproarious consequences....

Article By: Paul Willistein pwillistein@tnonline.com

Monday, June 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Movie Review: Back to the ‘Star Wars’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” takes us back to the halcyon days of Hollywood science-fiction film-making: You know, the days when characters, stories and plot development meant something.

“Solo” tells the story of the young Han Solo (played with astonishing alacrity by handsome and fresh-faced Alden Ehrenreich) and how he met his compatriots Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (the wonderful and compelling Donald Glover of Childish...

Growing Green: Keep Pa. waters clean

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Pennsylvania is blessed with ample water resources, second only to Alaska in the number of stream miles in one state.

While water seems so abundant, clean water is not.

Our devotion to landscaped lawns, lovely gardens and beautiful properties, as well the region’s farming and agriculture, can have a substantial impact on the health of our streams and rivers. Stormwater has become a major pollutant in Pennsylvania.

When it rains in developed areas, rainwater washes...

An ‘Enchanted’ ‘Dream’: Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild presents Shakespeare classic and new work

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The comedy and misadventures written by Shakespeare, and some of Grimm’s beloved fairytale characters, will appear in the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Enchanted Woods,” 7 p.m. June 1, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem.

Produced by Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley Artistic Director, Karen Kroninger Knerr, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with score by Felix Mendelssohn, is based on the 1595...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Playing through: The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, presents “A Fox on the Fairway,” written by award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, and directed by George B. Miller, June 1-2, 8-10 and 14-17. A tribute by Ludwig (“Lend Me A Tenor,” “Moon Over Buffalo”) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, “A Fox On the Fairway” takes place at a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, dueling golf clubs, and romantic shenanigans, the comedy has been called “...

George B. Miller brings farce back to Playhouse

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It has been a long time since George B. Miller has directed a farce.

More than 40 years to be exact.

But that is exactly what he is doing with “The Fox on the Fairway,” Ken Ludwig’s crazy farce about rival golf clubs that opens June 1 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“I’m known for doing serious drama,” Miller says. “This time I wanted to do something a little lighter.”

“The Fox on the Fairway” is Ludwig’s tribute to English farces of the 1930s and 1940s....

The Family Project: mother’s phone use

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Whenever I get on the phone, my two boys, ages 6 and 4, misbehave. They do things they would not do any other time like climbing on chairs to reach snacks, throwing things and fighting. I have to hang up from important calls. What can you suggest?

An early suggestion was to give the boys something to play with, as well as setting boundaries.

Make sure the boys know when it is OK to interrupt the parent on the telephone, and when it is not.

Panelist Pam Wallace made a...

Bonsell-Alderoty:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kathy and Rick Bonsell of Greenawalds, South Whitehall Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey, to Jake Alderoty, son of Lisa and Neil Alderoty of Clarksburg, Md.

Kelsey and Jake are 2013 graduates of The Pennsylvania State University. Kelsey, who graduated with a communications degree, majoring in advertising, is a partner manager with Google, Chicago, Ill.

Jake graduated with an engineering degree, majoring in chemical engineering.

He is a...