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Theater students follow the 'Yellow Brick Road'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Theater students from the Allentown Jewish Community Center recently performed the musical "The Wizard of Oz."

This two-act musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, who is separated from her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry Gale during a tornado.

As she tries to find her way back home through Munchkinland, a cornfield, apple orchard and forest, she meets a scarecrow without a brain, tin man without a heart and a cowardly lion.

This musical was based on the original motion picture "The Wizard of Oz," from the book by L. Frank Baum.

Fifty years go by just swimmingly for Stonecrest

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Swim, tennis club celebrates half-century in community

Stonecrest Swim Club, 1300 N. Main St., South Whitehall Township, recently celebrated a half-century in the community.

"Stonecrest is a private swim and tennis club," Stonecrest Board President Rob Khanuja said. "Members buy a bond and that is their share of ownership.

"Every member is an owner and has a vested interest in the upkeep of the club."

Stonecrest began when a group of people in the West End of Allentown got together and purchased four parcels of land.

Garden mysteries highlight tour

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Luscious greenery, fragrant flowers and peaceful waterfalls awaited visitors July 12 attending Parkland Garden Club's 16th annual tour.

"Mystery in the Garden" featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration and silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to finger sandwiches, snacks and beverages.

The private gardens of Stacy and Tim Nash, 4820 Hoffmansville Road, Orefield, began in the 1950s when the owner's grandparents first lived on the property.

Cedar Crest College returns to 'Age of Aquarius'

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

'Hair' to be performed Aug. 8 to 17

TKO Productions and Town Square Players are presenting their version of the musical "Hair" at Cedar Crest College.

This two-act musical, set in New York in the 1960s portrays the story about a "Tribe" a group of political active long haired hippies living a bohemian life and fighting against conscription during the Vietnam War.

The musical is based on the Broadway musical of the same name written by James Rado and Germone Ragni with music by Gait MacDermont.

Tyler Fernandez plays George Berger and Justin Brinker portrays Claude in the show.

Club welcomes fellow Rotarians from Turkey

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West recently hosted a Friendship Exchange Team from Turkey at its meeting at Luther Crest Retirement Center, South Whitehall Township.

Prior to the meeting at Luther Crest, South Whitehall, Assistant Governor for Area 1 Sue Weber told The Press 11 Rotarians from the Friendship Exchange Team from local Rotary Clubs went to Turkey in March.

Two men hit and killed by passing train in Upper Milford Township

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Two Allentown men were struck and killed by a passing train while crossing a set of railroad tracks around 3:30 p.m. July 21, a quarter mile south of 1540 Chestnut St., Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Grim said Timothy S. Dadario, 22, of 1239 Chew St., was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. and Padraic P. Cremins, 24, of 1311 Chew St., was pronounced dead two minutes later.

The cause of death for both men is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries, Grim said.

He said he ruled the manner of death for both men an accident.

Players of the Stage to present 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group, Players of the Stage, will present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" May 1 through 3.

This five-act comedy written by William Shakespeare is set in Athens, where four young lovers and six amateur actors are manipulated by fairies in the forest.

The play also features the marriage celebration of the Duke of Athens, Theseus and the Amazon Queen Hippolyta.

Hudson Wiren plays Lysander in both Cast 1 and 2. Mara Weigner portrays Hermia in Cast 2.

Jimmy Stewart question socks it to 'Millionaire' contestant

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Bethlehem resident Andy Smith wins $20,500 on game show

Muhlenberg College graduate Andy Smith was recently a contestant on the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Smith, a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, spoke about his experience on the show which aired on March 10.

"I decided to audition after my high school friend, Vance Farrell, of Allentown called me the day before the auditions at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem and said, 'You are smart. You should try out.'" Smith explained. "So, I showed up at the auditions Oct. 8, 2013, and took a timed test filling out my answers on a Scantron sheet."

Santa visits kids at VOA center

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Children, parents and grandparents watched outside the Volunteers of America Children's Center in Allentown as Santa Claus made his grand entrance by motorcycle.

About 700 bikers from across eastern Pennsylvania participated in the 30th annual toy run, Tom Seebald of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, said of the Nov. 23 event.

Before taking the ride to the children's center to deliver gifts, the bikers gathered at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township, for some coffee, doughnuts and music.

Players of the Stage presents 'Anne of Green Gables'

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Fundraiser performance aids Allentown Rescue Mission

Members of a local Christian theater group, Players of the Stage, will use their acting talents this Christmas season to perform their version of "Anne of Green Gables" to help a local rescue mission.

The play, set in 1908, is the story of a young orphan girl mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who live on a farm called Green Gables in the town Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

As Matthew is getting up there in years, the siblings decide to adopt an orphan boy to help on the farm.