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Growing Green: Heavenly hellebores include the Lenten Rose

Friday, March 20, 2020 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Winter-blooming hellebores have extensive, woody root systems that enable them to thrive and bloom in freezing temperatures.

The earliest blooming hellebores (Heleborus foetitus) in the Lehigh Valley can bloom as early as December and may continue into April. In a cool spring, some species will continue blooming into May, by which time they will set seed and stop producing flowers.

There are about 20 species of hellebores. However, the ones you are most likely to find in area...

Concert Review: Guitarist Steve Hackett still the heart of Genesis

Friday, March 20, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

It’s been announced that Genesis is reforming with Phil Collins, but without Peter Gabriel or Steve Hackett.

Anyone in the audience at Steve Hackett’s concert March 12, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, might well think that the new group will not be the true Genesis.

Genesis was the epitome of progressive rock until, for better or worse, Gabriel and Hackett left and the band took a commercial pop direction.

At Miller Symphony Hall, Hackett and his band did the entire...

Coronavirus A&E closings: State Theatre, Penn’s Peak, Sherman Theatre extending postponements through April

Friday, March 20, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The impact of the Coronoavirus pandemic on the greater Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment scene continues through April and beyond, with concerts at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Penn’s Peak and Sherman Theater postponed, productions at DeSales University and Touchstone Theatre canceled, and the entire 40th season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre on hiatus.

The wave of coronavirus closings washed across the Lehigh Valley with the Allentown Art Museum; Civic Theatre of...

BETHLEHEM CATHOLIC: ‘Seussical’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Bethlehem Catholic’s “Seussical” follows favorite Dr. Seuss characters from the Jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos, 7 p.m. March 27, 28, April 3, 4 and 3 p.m. March 29, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

With music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Ahrens and Flaherty, the musical is based on the illustrated books of Dr. Seuss. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and Jojo are featured in the fantastical...

The Family Project: Son’s first play date should include mother

Friday, March 20, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My six-year-old has asked to have a play date with another child in the neighborhood. I have been reluctant and make excuses when he asks because the mother is a recovering drug addict. How do I explain this to my son without giving him the details?

While the panel urged parents to be vigilant, pay attention to what their children are doing, and listen to their instincts, it also had comments about the mother’s concern about the need to explain things to her son.

“Whatever...

‘Women in Media’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

“Women in Media,” with a screening of the feature film, “Epiphany,” 7 p.m. March 29, Banko Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, has been canceled.

“Epiphany” is co-written and co-directed by Lehigh Valley sisters Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis.

Author Katie Moretti and blogger Christine Burke were to have been co-hosts for the event.

Information: Musikfest box office, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem;...

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Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Standards in jazz: The Erich Cawalla Quartet performance of “The Great American Songbook,” 7:30 p.m. March 20, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, was canceled. The quartet is Erich Cawalla, vocals, saxophone; Steve Rudolph, piano; Bennie Sims, bass, and Marko Marcinko, drums. Cawalla was expected to perform selections from his debut CD, “Erich Cawalla ... The Great American Songbook,” to be released March 25, featuring the original song, “...

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7

or

coronavirus@sluhn.org

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for updates.

Wednesday, March 18: Chicken and dumplings, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, scalloped pears.

Thursday, March 19: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.

Friday, March 20: Egg and cheese baked Monterey, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole wheat dinner biscuit, fresh dinner roll.

Monday, March 23: : Mexican baked chicken, chuck wagon corn, black...

‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held...