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'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.

Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.

As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named...

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.

"Ulysses Dreams," subtitled "an exploration of origin and destiny," will be presented again, noon, 4 p.m. April 20, 21 at the amphitheater. The impressionistic...

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

I hear my mom waking me up

Pork shoulder sizzling

Smelling the cookies,

quesitos,

pork shoulder

three leche cake

and dirt

Tasting the sweet sweet

air

coming from

pots and pans

in

the oven

in the kitchen

Touching presents

the glittery red bows

glitter getting

stuck

in my

fingers

The cozy warm

blanket

Me seeing my presents

seeing my...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Penelope Waits

when you were called

I knew you wouldn't come back

I wait for you

weave as I wait

will you ever come back

I miss you

crying and crying

I can't wait any longer

where are you

Kayla Jefferson

Age 9, Grade: 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

L. MACUNGIE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Richard Pawling, in the character of Cappy Hummel, a canal boat captain, presents "Canawling on America's Canals," a history of the United States' canal system, 6:30 p.m. April 23, Lower Macungie Township Community Center, Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The program is funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

To register: 610-966-6864

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

My Dad

It was summer

in Puerto Rico

we would eat

ice cream

and ride

motorcycles

around

the park

In the yard

we had chickens

gallinas

and roosters

we told jokes

on the court

we played

basketball

And the best part

me and my dad

we went to the beach

la playa

to talk and

play games

he was so

funny

my Dad

By Jahmael...

THEATER REVIEW A 'Company' to keep at Pa. Playhouse

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Being single is not all it's cracked up to be -- or is it?

Get some possible answers and insights at Pennsylvania Playhouse's production of "Company," 8 p.m. Thursdays - Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 28.

The fast-paced play with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth romps through the highs and lows of being one single person, a lonely third wheel in a circle of married friends.

On Broadway, "Company" won seven Tony Awards, including...

HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by apollo in Focus

the summer our lips met, we were

two bright celestial bodies. sprawling constellations

pulsed tightly above our heads and

i knew them like the way i memorized

the galaxies that coursed through your upturned palms.

you still cannot fathom why, but

please know this:

our entangled fingers held

every nook and cranny of the milky way.

and i could have sworn

we were vaster than any cosmos, but

everyone knows the tide...

Jeepers, creepers, it's 'spring peepers'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.

In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.

There is one harbinger of spring that does not worry about cold weather hanging on or a late falling snow because this critter produces antifreeze that protects it from...

Earth Day at Fox Illick's Mill

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual "Lorax Earth Day" is 1 - 6 p.m. April 21, Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.

The indoor and outdoor family event is filled with games, music, films and food.

Events Include:

"Yertle the Turtle" animal displays, Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" visit from a Chevy Volt hybrid car, "Red Fish Blue Fish" recycled arts and crafts, Natural Awakenings magazine "There's a Wocket in my...