Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Get your Bach on at the 111th Bach Festival, Bethlehem

Friday, May 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

There is Bach for every taste, as well as some exciting new concerts, at the 111th Bach Festival, May 11-12, 18-19, at various sites in Bethlehem.

The Festival features performances by the Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra, along with guest vocalists and musicians, conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld.

The choir, celebrating its 120th anniversary, is the oldest Bach choir organization in the United States.

The Festival kicks off both...

Respectfully Yours: office attire

Friday, May 4, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, With summer approaching, I could use suggestions regarding appropriate summer attire for work. I would like to put away the dark pants and wear some dresses. How can I update my office wardrobe while taking care to not overdo it?

Dear Reader,

It’s important to strike a balance between comfortable and appropriate when it comes to work attire.

The first thing you’ll want to do is consult dress code of the company. Businesses have a variety of policies...

First-Aid classes

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College, The American Heart Association and the American Health and Safety Institute offer First-Aid classes for adults and children, as well as in specialty cases, at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Pediatric First-Aid is intended for day-care providers, school staff, Scout leaders, coaches or others who work with youth. It includes CPR, AED and First-Aid for children. Class are 6-9 p.m. May 15, 16.

To register,...

Emmaus Film Fest: ‘Femmes’

Friday, May 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

Emmaus native and award-winning filmmaker Stephanie Gardner wanted to spotlight local films directed by and starring women in her second film festival in her hometown.

“I was excited to find out how many women are making films in the Lehigh Valley,” Gardner says. “It was bigger than I expected.”

She could only include four local films in her red carpet screening at The Emmaus Theater May 5, but they are paired with six international films by women for “Emmaus Film Fest...

The Family Project:crying baby

Friday, May 4, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a young father of a two-month-old. I really enjoy being a dad except when the baby won’t stop crying. What should I do?

The panel members began by congratulating the father for recognizing the problem. They said they have all been through the baby-crying situations themselves.

“You feel like this will never end,” panelist Denise Continenza remembered, “but it does get better, and it does end.” Assuming that the baby’s pediatrician has ruled out any health problems that...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 4, 2018 by JANE KNOTEK in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 2: Broccoli cheese soup, chicken and grape salad on a croissant, marinate vegetable salad, fresh banana mousse.

Thursday, May 3: Sweet ‘n sour pork, white rice, Asian mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, May 4: Cream of tomato soup, Tater Tot casserole, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, rice pudding.

Monday, May 7: Apricot nectar, calves liver, onion gravy, mashed red potatoes...

Movie Review: ‘Chappaquiddick’

Friday, May 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Chappaquiddick” reopens up a tragic case in United States history.

The film’s title refers to the island off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of the southern tip of Cape Cod, Mass.

Senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke), a rising star in U.S. politics and the remaining great Kennedy hope, at least in the eyes of his ailing father, and Kennedy family patriarch, Joe Kennedy (Bruce Dern), after the assassinations of Ted Kennedy’s brothers, Robert Kennedy,...

Emmaus Film Fest schedule

Friday, May 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIIAMS in Focus

Happy Hour “Meet & Read” - Table read of feature screenplay, “Sunday Before Buddha,” 4 - 6:30 p.m. May 4, Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, 3941 Chestnut St., Emmaus.

Opening night party - Celebrate the start of the festival with Period Drama, an all-female improv group, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. May 4, Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant.

Introduction to Filmmaking - Children’s workshop for 8-12 ages, 10 a.m. - noon May 5, Let’s Play Books, 244 Main St., Emmaus.


Summer camp

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Early Learning Center offers STEM summer camp at its main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Townshhip.

The camp is for children ages 3 - 6. Participants can choose from one to four two-week camp sessions. All sessions are 9 a.m. - noon.

Session 1: Build It, July 2-6, Exploring Simple Machines (no class July 4); July 9-13, Building with Tools

Session 2: Plan It, July 16-20, City Planning; July 23-27, Bridges and...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 2: Stuffed peppers, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday, May 3: Fresh salmon patty, brown rice, roasted beets, diced pears.

Friday, May 4: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, May 7: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, May 8: Pork Marsala, creamy rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia...