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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Notre Dame: ‘Cinderella’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The iconic fairy tale, with a social justice point-of-view, comes to the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Cinderella (Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 20, 21, and 2 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township.

With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane, the 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations, receiving one Tony.

Liberty: ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Follow the yellow brick road to “The Wizard Of Oz,” 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. “Yip’” Harburg, and background music by Herbert Stothart, the musical is based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and adapted by John Kane from the 1939 movie, “The Wizard Of Oz,” for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1987.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in School

BASD: State Geography Bee participants

Tow Bethlehem area students qualified to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania National Geographic Bee April 6 in Harrisburg for the second level of the 30-year-old competition.

Fourth through eighth grade students bees were held to determine each school champions, who then took a qualifying test.

2018 HS Musicals

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in School

April 11 to 15 - Freedom HS

Once Upon A Mattress, 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14; and 2 p.m. April 15. 3149 Chester Ave. Tickets: visit; click on “Buy Tickets Event Search”; search for Freedom High School. For assistance, special needs seating, and box office hours, call 610-867-6630.

April 11 through 15 - Charter HS for the Arts

The Drowsy Chaperone, 7 p.m. April 11 through 14; 2 p.m. April 15. Black Box Theatre, Charter Arts, 321 E. Third St. Tickets: call 610-868-2971, ext. 3185, or visit

Ryan Brown Freedom HS

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: I live with my parents, Peter and Marie Brown, and my two sisters, Sarah, who is in ninth grade, and Megan, a junior at Millersville University studying elementary education.

Favorite subject: My favorite subject has consistently been mathematics in all its forms because of the complex nature or each and every problem. The combinations of numbers, variables and functions serve as an interconnected puzzle that is begging to be solved.

Francine Miesegaes of Bethlehem

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Francine Miesegaes, 71, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital Anderson Campus, Bethlehem Township. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anna (Raykos) and Nicholas Urich. She was the wife of Henry Miesegaes for 25 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Carmella and her husband John Mattes; a son, Anthony Solito; and a grandson, Jake.

Arrangements were made by Connell Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.

AAUW Annual book fair opens April 26

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Association of University Women, Bethlehem branch, will hold their 56 annual Book Fair April 26 through 30 at the Memorial Pool building, 359 Illicks Mill Road.

Book donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon until April 20. Fair dates and hours are as follows: Preview Day, 2 to 6 p.m., April 26 (cost); free entry days: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28; half price day: noon to 6 p.m. April 29; and Bag Day: 9 a.m. to noon, April 30.

Sales are cash or checks only. The proceeds benefit AAUW scholarships and educational programs.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Jumbars chef wins award

Paul Hoffert, chef-owner of Jumbars, Bethlehem, has been named a Combray Creative Chefs LLC / Combray Award winner. The breakfast and lunch only restaurant, which uses local suppliers and seasonal ingredients, was recognized for “Excellence of a Chef-owned restaurant.”

The monetary award is meant to ease the financial pressures of maintaining the excellence of a small restaurant and to provide flexibility to a creative chef.