East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Auditions set

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Auditions for the Pennsylvania Playhouse production of “Avenue Q!” are 3 - 6 p.m. May 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. May 6 at the Playhouse, 390 Illick’s Mill Road.

Callbacks are at 7 p.m. May 9.

“Avenue Q,” directed by Clair M. Freeman with music direction by Brian Foley and choreography by Joanellyn Schubert, will be presented July 26 - Aug. 11. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances are at 6 p.m.

Lecture about

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


A lecture, “Bisexual Poets Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Emily Dickinson,” will be presented by Liz Bradbury, 6 p.m. April 29, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown.

There will be refreshments and snacks, including Moravian cabbage soup, and cakes baked by Trish Sullivan from an Emily Dickinson recipe.

The talk is part of the “Finding H.D. Project,” presented by the Lehigh University English Department, Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Growing Green: A strong, green lawn

Friday, April 26, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

May your lawn be strong and green.

However, if you feel that you need some advice, here are some tips that may help.

There are a few things you can do immediately to promote the health of your lawn.

First, start the season off right with a sharp mower blade. A dull blade will fray the ends of the grass and make it more difficult for the plant to heal after each cutting, providing ready access for disease organisms to enter the leaves. Also, frayed ends can look ragged and give a lawn a whitish cast.

Controversial, and proud of it: Roseanne Barr stands up for comedy at Penn’s Peak

Friday, April 26, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Comedy superstar and “Domestic Goddess” Roseanne Barr brings her comedy tour to Penn’s Peak, 8 p.m. May 4.

Barr, an award-winning actress, producer, talk-show host, “Last Comic Standing” judge (2014), best-selling author, 2012 presidential candidate, activist, Full Moon and High Tide production company owner, wife, mother and grandmother of six, continues to astound with her real-life, tell-it-al, comedy by using her personal experiences that impact everybody, every day.


Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Celine celebrated: Tiffany Desrosiers takes audiences on a journey through Celine Dion’s greatest hits in “Celebrate Celine,” 7 p.m. April 27, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Celine Dion favorites in the concert include “The Power Of Love,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I’m Alive,” “Because You Loved Me,” “That’s The Way It Is” and “The Prayer.” The concert includes a 12-piece orchestra with a four-piece string section, plus dancers.

Allentown Band sound rings out in Carnegie Hall concert

Friday, April 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

NEW YORK -- “And to think these two schools from Puerto Rico were devastated and they got to Carnegie Hall,” said Deb Heiney, business manager, Allentown Band, after the band’s stellar performance on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage, Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, New York City, for the concluding night of the 2019 New York International Music Festival.

The festival, presented by World Projects Corp., brought six high school music groups and two college ensembles, which were adjudicated to qualify for participation, to the five-day festival, April 13-17, in New York.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, April 24: Italian wedding soup, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun / mustard, cucumber-sour cream salad, ambrosia.

Thursday, April 25: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, April 26: Roast beef w/ gravy, baked potato w / sour cream, green bean almondine, dinner roll w/ margarine, apple walnut cake.

Allentown, Municipal,

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The 67th Annual Festival of Bands Concert, “A Tribute to 60s to 80s Pops Music,” 2:30 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, presents the Municipal Band, Marine Band, Pioneer Band and Allentown Band performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Journey, Queen, The Beatles and more.

The Northampton Area High School Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The concert is intended to raise awareness of the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, April 25: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, April 26: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, April 29: Spaghetti w/ meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 30: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.