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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Does anyone ever wonder

why she never wears short sleeves

Does anyone wonder

why she never eats

She says it's too cold

It's been sunny all day

She says she isn't hungry

but her stomach is fading away

Her face is getting pale

It hurts when you touch her arm

She is always in the bathroom

She is always alarmed

She starts missing school

You have a bad thought in your head

Then you get a phone call...

10 tips for safe exercise program

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself?

Scientific evidence shows that seniors should exercise, even though many older persons think it could harm them. Study after study demonstrates that seniors hurt their health a lot more by being sedentary.

If you're inactive, you deteriorate. Physical activity can help restore your capacity. Most older adults, regardless of age or condition, will benefit from increasing physical...


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual JCC Juried Indoor Fine Craft Show is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 21, Jewish Community Center, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

There is a catered preview, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. April 20.

There will be 50 booths, featuring ceramics, fiber-wearable art, glass, jewelry, metalwork, wood, basketry, leather, judaica and furniture.

There is a children's art gallery featuring the work of JCC students.

The craft show is a fundraiser for children's programs at the...


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A slideshow about and a signing of the book, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History," is 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The book's editors have published extensively in the area of Civil War history.

Michael G. Kraus is Curator of Collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Pittsburgh.

David M. Neville is publisher of Military Images magazine.

He and Kraus co-wrote the DVD documentary...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus


As I settled in the grass

and watched the trees, the sky,

I noticed a calmness, with a soft breeze.

As if the world had just sat down

and taken a deep breath

to retreat from the rushing time.

Then suddenly, the branches I viewed

were not relaxing, but rustling,

and the clouds swirled about eagerly with passion.

The tranquil scene became restless before my eyes

without actually changing pace or tone,



Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 18, 25; 12:30 p.m. April 18, May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley., 610-282-3192

"Chicago," 8 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 27; 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p.m. April 28, May 4, 5; 9:45 a.m. April 29; talk back with director, cast follows 2 p.m. April 28 performance, Act 1, DeSales University...

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...


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

I hear my mom waking me up

Pork shoulder sizzling

Smelling the cookies,


pork shoulder

three leche cake

and dirt

Tasting the sweet sweet


coming from

pots and pans


the oven

in the kitchen

Touching presents

the glittery red bows

glitter getting


in my


The cozy warm


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


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