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Orange

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

When I laugh and look at you,

I realize I should be crying.

When I tell you about my day,

I realize I should be asking you.

When you walk with me,

in front of the orange-tinted sunset,

I realize it will soon only be me.

I’ve always said I would miss you,

even when I didn’t truly mean it.

When I meant it, you only smiled and laughed at me.

But when I didn’t mean it, you would complain

for hours about how mean I was...

Auditions announced

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

civic theatre:

Auditions for Civic Theatre of Allentown’s 2018-2019 Season are 7 p.m. May 7 and 8, upstairs rehearsal studio, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown.

Civic’s 2018-2019 Season is: “Billy Elliot, The Musical,” “A Christmas Carol,” ”The SantaLand Diaries,” “Noises Off,” “Buyer & Cellar,” “The Lion King, Jr.,” “Fun Home,” and “Constellations.”

Actors of all ages are asked to bring a photo and resume to the auditions, which are for all...

Review: ‘Isle’

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Wes Anderson is a very idiosyncratic film-maker.

Consider the titles of feature movies Anderson has directed.

From his first feature, “Bottle Rocket” (1996), to “Rushmore” (1998), “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004), “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), “The Darjeeling Limited” (2007), “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), Anderson has created worlds of personalities, locations and...

Fae Queen

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Her hair falls like waves across her shoulders,

The long, dark ringlets like a raven’s wing.

She makes all mortal hearts to smolder;

It is of her that our minstrels sing.

Tall she is, and fair, like the morning.

Slender is her waist wrapped in a belt of gold.

All ye mortals heed my warning:

Look not upon the maiden strong and bold,

Or your heart will forever be taken

By the Faerie Queen of old.

Her tale has oft been told...

A Home and A House

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

We ran around the house

with the worry

of banging our knees.

Saturday morning sunlight poured in.

The light tickled and danced,

on the top of our noses.

The laughs and cheers of my family filled the cracks within our home. Our favorite time to be alone was at night.

We spent hours playing with the door stopper and wondering

where the vibrations led.

My lungs were covered in weeks worth of dust. My cough was crunchy and deep....

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, April 26: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, April 27: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.

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Bel Canto Children’s Chorus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

WESLEY METHODIST:

The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents its 24th annual spring concert “We Are One,” 4 p.m. April 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto Founder and Artistic Director, says, “Our program this spring celebrates the diverse heritage of our choristers and their families.

“We will be singing music from Wales, England, Ireland, Bali, Puerto Rico, and music in the African-...

Respectfully Yours: best man speech

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m the best man in my older brother’s wedding this summer. I am expected to give the toast and I am not comfortable talking in front of a big crowd of people. Do you have any tips for making a solid speech?

Dear Reader,

Being asked to offer a toast at a wedding is an honor and the best man’s toast is as close to non-optional as it gets.

The first step to giving the perfect toast is practicing ahead of time. Write down what you’re going to say. A...