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Easter Nut Roll Sale

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Sacred Heart Hospital holds an Easter Nut Roll Sale, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 11, Main Lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Available are 14-inch bakery-fresh rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling.

Pre-ordering is suggested for best selection. Call Beth Fogel at 610-776-5413. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Healthy Geezer: elderly drivers

Friday, March 31, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My father is 82 and his driving is getting scary. I’ve been asking him to give up the keys, but he won’t do it. Any suggestions about how to handle this?

Here are some questions driving experts recommend asking older motorists to determine if they are still road-worthy:

Do other drivers often honk at me?

Have I had some accidents?

Do I get lost, even on roads I know?

Do cars or pedestrians seem to appear out of nowhere?

Have passengers in my car told me they are worried about my driving?


Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Patricia and Joseph Sommer of Coplay celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 16.

The couple was married in 1957 by the Rev. John Weisler at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Patricia, a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Betz, who resided in Coplay, is active at St. John the Baptist, Stiles, where she’s a member.

Joseph is the son of the late Frank and Josephine Sommer, who also resided in Coplay.

He served in the Navy aboard the USS Helena. He worked for Keystone Cement, retiring in 1992 after 38 years.

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 lyrics by Thomas Tierney.

Lincoln family talk

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Edward Steers will speak about “The Lincoln Family in America,” 1 p.m. April 1, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“As an award-winning scholar of Abraham Lincoln, there is no one more qualified to explore how Lincoln’s ancestors settled in America and journeyed westward,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Steers’ multi-volume work, “Lincoln Slept Here: Lincoln Family Sites in America,” and his other books will be available for purchase and signing.

Freedom: ‘Peter Pan’

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Freedom High School presents “Peter Pan,” a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play of the same name, at 7 p.m. April 5, 6, 7 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Avenue, Bethlehem.

With music by Mark “Moose” Charlap and additional music by Jule Styne, the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Director Jennifer Wescoe is assisted by music director Nancy Shumaker, choreographer Jerri Brown and pit conductor Michael Moran.

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 brave” Sir Lancelot, “not-quite-so-brave” Sir Robin and “dashingly handsome” Sir Dennis Galahad.

Acclaimed violinist

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Critically-acclaimed violinist Bella Hristova, right, joins the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra for a performance of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor at 7:30 p.m. April 1, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.

The program, “Power and Grace,” directed by PSO Music Conductor Allan Birney, includes Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and a Serenade for String Orchestra by Tchaikovsky.

The Washington Post praises Hristova as “a player of impressive power and control.” The Strad observes, “Every sound she draws is superb.”

ASO principal musicians

Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Allentown Symphony Orchestra principal musicians are featured in the “Arts at St. John’s” April “Noon-10 Concerts” at St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

April 4, 12;10 p.m.: Eliezer Gutman, violin, Concertmaster, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Lotus Cheng, piano

April 11, 12:10 p.m.: Jameson Platte, Associate Principal Cellist, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Matthew Quayle, piano