Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 1, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit or call 610-782-3254 for locations and closings.

Wednesday, April 29: Barbecue turkey, green and wax beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, diced peaches.

Thursday, April 30: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cherry gelatin

Friday, May 1: Pulled pork sandwich, vegetable soup, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, sugar cookie.

WFMZ telecast to spotlight seniors in high school musicals salute

Friday, May 1, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

While the 18th annual Freddy Awards won’t be presented in 2020 because of the public and charter schools shutdown mandated because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a television show in lieu of the awards show will be broadcast.

The TV show will salute high school seniors who were part of musicals scheduled to be presented at their schools.

The “Freddy Awards: A Television Special Celebrating the High School Musical Class of 2020” will be telecast 6:30 p.m. May 21, 69-WFMZ, a partner with the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, in presenting the awards show.

With COVID-19, third time’s not the charm for Mayfair; Cedar Crest cancels it for 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The third time is not the charm for Mayfair with the announcement that concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced cancellation of the 2020 arts festival.

Mayfair 2020 was to return May 22-24 for the third year on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown.

The three-day festival is regarded as heralding the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend.

In an April 27 statement on the Cedar Crest College website, Audra Kahr, chair of the Mayfair committee and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Cedar Crest College, said:


Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The little way of the hill

With the thorns in the back

We were playing and went

Through the dangerous


down we

ran and ran

to the thorns

of the neighborhood

my friends

and me fell

and got a

cut by sliding and

we went to

my house

because we were


Henry Zapata

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

Healthy Geezer: Eyeglasses were not so Superfocus

Monday, April 27, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of four parts

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

In this column, we’ll cover eyeglasses.

Eyeglasses correct the following vision problems:

Nearsightedness (myopia), which blurs distant objects.

Farsightedness (hyperopia), which blurs near vision.

Astigmatism is caused by an uneven curvature of the eye’s surface that produces abnormal focus.

Presbyopia is a natural condition of aging that makes it more difficult to focus on near objects.


Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Clouds in the sky,

Wind’s howling around me

I’m watching a storm unfold

My heart’s pounding,

as I’m standing outside

Should I run?

Maybe hide?

I stay there

In the middle of the storm

I’m like glass, shattering at every hit.

I have to make a choice.

I turn around and there’s a bright light–

giving me warmth.

Hugging me, it whispers

“You’re okay”

I give in

I am healing,

Putting the shattered pieces back together.


I am whole

But yet somehow I know...


Monday, April 27, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Little angel, little angel,

You will become my perfect angel, you will be pretty, cute,

chunky, perfect, and I will love you with all my heart and

you will be the most spoiled sister I ever had and I will

spend time with you, take you to the park, feed you, sleep

with you, bathe you, take care of you when you are sick,

love you, dress you, have a day off of school so I can be

with you all day, and help you, so love you, love you, love

you, you will be a great little sister, I love you, and be born

soon. Made with love

Coronavirus impact extends into June: Miller Symphony Hall concerts, NCC Summer Theatre canceled; Southside Film Festival postponed

Monday, April 27, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to devastate the Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment community, including cancellation of concerts through June at Miller Symphony Hall, cancellation of concerts through May at Godfrey Daniels, suspending of Northampton Community College Summer Theatre and postponement of the 17th annual SouthSide Film Festival.