East Penn Press

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Respectfully Yours: Men’s office attire

Friday, May 18, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I recently read your column on summer office attire for women. Could you please give ideas for men’s attire for the summer season at the office?

Dear Reader, The summer months are here and the warm weather doesn’t immediately imply casual. There is no excuse for looking lazy. You merely need to adapt to the season.

Every workplace has different dress code policies. No matter the temperature, it is always important to look professional and appropriate....

Nominations for 2018 State Theatre Freddy Awards on WFMZ-TV

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The 2018 Freddys Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 24 from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com.

Tickets for the awards ceremony are made available through participating schools.

Rehearsal tickets and Freddy Awards Preview Party tickets are available for the May 23 awards ceremony dress rehearsal. Ticket information: freddyawards.org.

Rehearsals for the opening number of the broadcast featuring four students from each of...

Article By: GEORGE VANDOREN Special to The Press

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

“Jazz Upstairs” at Miller Symphony Hall welcomes vocalist Viktorija Gečytė with the Gene Perla Trio at 7:30 p.m. May 18 to the Rodale Community Room for the fifth consecutive year.

This year, the group is embarking on its 10th annual tour with 11 performances in May in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, followed by nine concerts in California.

Perla is excited about returning to the Rodale Room. “They only book twelve a year. We’re already booked for next year. Channel 39...

Movie Review: ‘Tully’ a brave choice

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Tully” is an odd little film paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dymanic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis.

In “Tully,” not to be confused with the 2000 film of the same title, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two, who is expecting a child. She has taken a leave of absence from her job as a teacher, but is still harried.

Her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston), busy with a career that requires travel and preoccupied with playing video...

‘Putting It Together’ at Town Hall Rotunda: Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission mixes it up

Friday, May 11, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission contacted seven area artists to participate in “Putting It Together,” an invitational show through May 31, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

“Every year we do a curated show with a theme,” says James A. DePietro, a member of the fine arts commission. “Putting It Together” has a mixed media theme involving “artists working with multiple imagery,” he explains.

“Heaven and Earth,” a mixed media painting “put...

‘Young Playwrights’ return

Friday, May 11, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

Take a peek into the imagination of children at Touchstone Theatre’s “Young Playwrights’ Festival” playing one night only at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem.

The festival, unlike any other theater program in the Lehigh Valley, presents one-act plays written by students from fourth grade through high school on May 12 for the festival’s 13th year.

The stories that are brought to life on stage are created by students during an eight-week literacy program, and range from the...

Get your Bach on at 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival

Friday, May 11, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

There is Bach for every taste, as well as some exciting new concerts, at the 111th Bach Festival, May 11-12, 18-19, at various sites in Bethlehem.

The Festival features performances by the Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra, along with guest vocalists and musicians, conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld.

Festival soloists are Cassandra Lemoine and Rosa Lamoreaux, sopranos; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp,...

The Family Project: Choices

Friday, May 11, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughter is five and our son, three. She has never been interested in playing with dolls or “girly” things, but rather prefers the games and toys we purchase for her brother. We have even agreed to her request for a really short, boy-style haircut. She is well adjusted, bright and articulate, but we are concerned about her lack of interest in anything feminine. Should we do more to encourage her to become more “girly,” and inhibit her tomboy side?

The panelists were unanimous in...

Growing Green: light-bulb moments

Friday, May 11, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

When you hear the word “bulb,” what is the first flower you think of: tulip, daffodil, crocus, snowdrop or other fall-planted bulb?

Can you name your favorite summer bulb? These include begonia, caladium, canna, dahlias, gladiola, lilies of many varieties, oxalis, and many more.

Bulbs is a term used loosely to include corms, tubers, tuberous roots, rhizomes, and true bulbs. Bulbs are grouped broadly into spring-flowering (January through May) and summer-flowering (June through...