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Jeepers, creepers, it's 'spring peepers'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.

In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.

There is one harbinger of spring that does not worry about cold weather hanging on or a late falling snow because this critter produces antifreeze that protects it from...

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.

"Ulysses Dreams," subtitled "an exploration of origin and destiny," will be presented again, noon, 4 p.m. April 20, 21 at the amphitheater. The impressionistic...

8TH ANNUAL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.

Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.

Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose...

L. MACUNGIE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Richard Pawling, in the character of Cappy Hummel, a canal boat captain, presents "Canawling on America's Canals," a history of the United States' canal system, 6:30 p.m. April 23, Lower Macungie Township Community Center, Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To register: 610-966-6864

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Coffee Shop in Focus

Wavy hair, combat boots

dark eyes, old books

rosy cheeks, chapped lips

guitar strums, coffee sips

open minds, closed doors

free thoughts, tamed words

mothers, daughters

friends and lovers

cheeky grins, hair pins

raspy voices, bold choices

foot taps and finger snaps

long talks, have a sit

I am an accepted misfit

Cecelia LeBus

Age 13, Grade 8

Northampton Area Middle School

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EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "...

Bach Choir commissions student poems for new CD

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

With each year of the Student Poetry Project, there are surprises.

Poetry is like that. And so is April, National Poetry Month. Can you say serendipity?

For the 8th annual Student Poetry Project, one poem in particular has quite a pedigree.

"Puerto Rico's Christmas in Bethlehem" by Carla Victoria Lugo was chosen by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem as one of four poems requested from 4th grade students at Freemansburg Elementary School to be featured on The Choir's new CD, "A...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Penelope Waits

when you were called

I knew you wouldn't come back

I wait for you

weave as I wait

will you ever come back

I miss you

crying and crying

I can't wait any longer

where are you

Kayla Jefferson

Age 9, Grade: 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

JCC

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual JCC Juried Indoor Fine Craft Show is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 21, Jewish Community Center, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

There is a catered preview, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. April 20.

There will be 50 booths, featuring ceramics, fiber-wearable art, glass, jewelry, metalwork, wood, basketry, leather, judaica and furniture.

There is a children's art gallery featuring the work of JCC students.

The craft show is a fundraiser for children's programs at the...