Bethlehem Press

Monday, April 24, 2017

Growing Green: Ephemerals

Friday, April 21, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Across southeast Pennsylvania it has been a different winter. It has been a winter of little snow and scarce cold weather. Some will recall it as a great winter. Others might wonder what it means, especially to our spring flowers.

As February came to a close there were sure signs of spring. Spring garden flowers, crocus, daffodils, grape hyacinth, were pushing up. The careful observer also noted some tree buds swelling early.

Flower buds on trees have only one chance each...

‘Clay Shoot’ benefits

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

SACRED HEART:

The 4th Annual “Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot” to benefit Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation, is May 9, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, 2750 Limestone St., Coplay, Lunch is catered by Grumpy’s BBQ. There’s a continental breakfast.

This year’s fund-raising goal is $35,000.

Sponsorship information and to register: Jackie Jones, 610-776-5906; shh.org

Theater Review: ‘Church Basement Ladies’ serves up hilarity

Friday, April 21, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Church Basement Ladies,” the latest offering through May 14 in The Pines Dinner Theatre’s eighth season, is a musical-comedy gem, filled with hand-clapping songs, witty lyrics and crazy antics.

The musical, written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlk, was inspired by the best-selling book “Growing Up Lutheran,” a humorous remembrance by Janet Letnes and Suzann Nelson of being Lutheran in the Midwest during the 1950s.

The storyline in the show, co-produced by Oliver Blatt and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 20: Herbed pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 21: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, April 24: Swedish meatballs, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 25: Baked ham with glaze, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food...

The conversation that matters Writer Ellen Goodman to deliver seventh St. Luke’s Littner lecture

Friday, April 14, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and founder-director of The Conversation Project, will speak on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is also sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

A career journalist, Goodman worked for Newsweek...

Movie Review: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Zookeepers’ Wife” is a powerful film about courage and bravery during World War II. It’s based on a true story.

Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who founded and ran the Warsaw Zoo, saved the lives of an estimated 300 Jews following the Nazi invasion of Poland. Jews were smuggled out of the notorious Warsaw Ghetto before its occupants were transported in train boxcars to concentrations camps.

Jessica Chastain is Antonina, the mother of a son, Ryszard Zabinski (Timothy Radford,...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas. In 2007,...

Notre Dame: ‘Curtains’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

There’s murder afoot on the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Easton.

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and written by Rupert Holmes, “Curtains” is based on the book and concept by Peter Stone.

It’s 1959 and Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 12: New England clam chowder, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh apple slices.

Thursday, April 13 - Easter meal: baked ham, praline sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, home baked roll with margarine, coconut custard pie.

Friday, April 14: Closed for Good Friday.

Monday, April 17: Fresh crab patty, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, blueberry pie.

Tuesday, April...