Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Volunteers sought

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

good shepherd:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is recruiting volunteers for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital gift shop, main lobby, first floor, at the hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Gift shop volunteers interact with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Volunteers assist customers, sell merchandise and stock shelves. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday.

Training and free parking will be provided.

Information: JoAnn Frey,...


Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Douglas and Helen (Marlow) Kistler of Kempton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at C.J. Hummels Restaurant, Lenhartsville, Berks County.

The couple was married March 11, 1967, in Jacob’s Church, Lynn Township, by the Rev. David Pflieger.

Douglas retired from Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, formerly Allentown Brake and Wheel, after 46 years as a welder.

Helen retired from Northwestern Lehigh School District as a cafeteria worker.



Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Katherine and Teribio Cuono of West Bangor, Washington Township, Northampton County, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2016, with their family.

Mrs. Cuono is the daughter of the late Giuseppe (Joseph) Sr. and Maria Giuseppa (Carrescia) Cerino, who lived in Bangor. She retired from the garment industry in 1988.

Mr. Cuono is the son of the late John Sr. and Madalena (Nicoletti) Cuono, who lived in West Bangor. He retired in 1987 after 36 years in the garment...

Parkland: ‘Pippin’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School brings the Middle Ages to the stage with “Pippin,” at 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, 7, 8 and 3 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the libretto was written by Roger O. Hirson. The 1972 Broadway premiere was directed by Bob Fosse, with the musical receiving five 1973 Tony Awards of 11 nominations. The 2013 Broadway revival received four Tonys of 10 nominations.

In the...

Salem Christian ‘Narnia: the Musical’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Salem Christian School’s production of “Narnia: the Musical,” chronicling the adventures of four children in a magical land called Narnia, will be presented at 7 p.m. April 6, 7 and 1 and 7 p.m. April 8, auditorium, Salem Christian School, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Macungie.

The show is an adaptation of the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” the first book in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis. The musical was written by Jules Tasca with music by Ted Drachman and...

Review: ‘Beauty’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Disney live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is a spectacular movie musical that the entire family should enjoy. One of the chief recommendations to see the feature movie is the casting and performance of Emma Watson as Belle. Watson, best-known as Hermione Granger of the “Harry Potter” theatrical movie series.

Watson is seemingly born to play the part of Belle. Her performance in “Beauty and the Beast” recalls the great roles of Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews. “Beauty...

Whitehall ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Whitehall High School presents “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur, at 7 p.m. April 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

On a trip to recruit knights for his legendary Round Table, King Arthur travels with his servant Patsy, who follows him around banging coconut shells together to imitate the sound of horse’s hooves. They are joined in their iconoclastic adventures by “homicidally...