Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Presentation about ‘Earth Day’ at LV Heritage Museum

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”

Review: ‘Shazam!’

Friday, April 19, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Those of us of a certain age may recall “Shazam!” as a catchphrase of Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) on the hit TV shows, “The Andy Griffth Show” (1960-1968) and “Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.” (1964-1969).

Comic-book collectors and fans will know that “Shazam!” as a word that, when exclaimed by Billy Batson (Asher Angel in the movie), transforms him into an adult superhero Shazam (Zachary Levi in the movie).

The Family Project: Get child to listen

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Why won’t my three-year-old listen to me? I have to tell him things over and over again, but he doesn’t listen.

Panelist Kristy Bernard said she wanted to know in what types of scenarios is the son not listening to his mother. “Are there other distractions happening when she is talking to him?” she asked, then said that it is normal for three-year-olds not to listen.

“You have to go back to the fact that the boy is three,” panelist Pam Wallace explained. “What might be important to the parent is not always important to the child.”

Theater Review: ‘Chances’ are good at Pines Dinner Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Not everyone gets a second chance in life, unless he or she is lucky enough to see The Pines Dinner Theatre’s upbeat production of “Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical,” continuing through May 12.

Conceived and written by Thomas Ross Prather, “Second Chances” is the story of a beloved church thrift shop that is in danger of being razed to make room for condos. The shop gets its second chance, just like the treasures it sells, when its staff pulls together to save the day.

Three Poems

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Walk Away Girl

Someone was rude to me today

I walked away

Their eyes were still as hard as hard clay

The Calm Girl

When someone is rude

They would not let me play

But I stay calm

Kind and Smart

I feel like

I’m perfect me

If anyone is mean I’ll walk away

Abigail Brown

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

Respectfully Yours: Boss’s texting

Friday, April 19, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am a grad student with a part-time job. I recently started a second part-time job working in my field. I am excited and love the opportunity to begin working in my area of expertise. I’m several weeks into the new job and am discovering my new boss will text me at all hours. He is texting me work-related problems that I feel should be discussed in person. Is it acceptable for a boss to send text messages to you about work, outside of working hours?

Dear Reader,

The 21st Century

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

People on the airwaves always preach

who I should be

How to dress,

how to talk, maybe how to breathe

We could always use their limber fingers to

paint pictures on what young girls

should aspire to be

We are not Beautiful

unless we look like women in magazines

I have

no power without a man standing

next to me

Can someone tell me if this

is all an illusion or if this is how

the world is turning out to be?

It’s the 21st century

Yonaidi Rosario

Age 13, Grade 8

Broughal Middle School

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 17: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, April 18: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, April 19: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 22: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 23: Chicken. Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Winter

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

She’s quiet and patient and snowy

Hidden in the light white sky

Snow’s happy when playful

Cries when snow melts by the sun

Older so she blows the wind

And giving snow to the world

Cools down and painting the world

And messing around with her hand

Brings a snow storm when she meets her grandparents

And returns when spring comes

Bowen Liu

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

Fifty students receive awards for Baum School scholarships

Friday, April 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art, Allentown, awarded full scholarships, half-scholarships and quarter-scholarships to more than 50 students ages five through 17 during the closing reception of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Baum School executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the March 31 event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to scholarship recipients.