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The grapefruit effect and medications

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true?

The juice, itself, is not toxic. But you should be careful taking medicine with grapefruit.

Grapefruit juice can raise the level of some medications in the blood. The effect of grapefruit was discovered after using juice to mask the taste of a medicine. So, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is safe to have grapefruit with your medications.

Taking medicine can be hazardous...


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The fourth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival is May 31 - June 2, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.

More than 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants are expected to participate.

Cooking demonstrations with Chefs Emeril Lagasse, Chris Wilson, Culinary Director for Emeril's New Orleans Restaurants and Brett Wertz, Executive Chef for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are available.

New to the festival this year is The Burger and Beer Bash, May 31, with entertainment by The...

Experience bears repeating

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

My second career (I was an elementary school teacher for 33 years) as a nature and travel writer-photographer will never place me in a higher tax bracket, but it has afforded me a number of atypical encounters that I would not have experienced if I did not have press credentials.

One example happened earlier this month when I joined Northampton County Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Brad Kreider and Deputy Tom Harrington, while they processed a nuisance...

25th annual Arts Ovation Awards

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus


Charles Kalan, left, Arts Ovation Co-Chair, with Ellie Laubner, recipient, Outstanding Achievement in the Literary Arts, at the 25th Arts Ovation Awards at The Palace Center, Allentown.

From left, Arts Ovation Awards 2013: William Sanders, Civic Theatre of Allentown Artistic Director, Civic Theatre production of "Gypsy," recipient, 25th Anniversary Award; Sheila Evans, Arts Ovation board member, presenter and Allentown Symphony Association...

'Mommalogues' ready for NYC

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

A walk on a Florida beach by Sharon Glassman during a May 2011 birthday vacation for her husband, Dr. Barry Glassman, was the genesis of "Mommalogues," which she co-wrote with Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst.

"Mommalogues," premiering as a staged-reading fundraiser for Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012 in Theatre514, will have its off-Broadway premiere for six performances, May 22 - June 1, The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York.

"I thought, 'The topic...

Vietnam vet guest for Crest service

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.

Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header:CINEMA


@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"The Great Gatsby," 5, 7:55 p.m. May 22; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. May 23

"Mud," 4:45 p.m. May 22; 4:15 p.m. May 23


@Body.8 Days: 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943

"Mud," 4:45, 7:30 p.m. May 22, 23.



Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

New York premiere: "Mommalogues," a play written by Lehigh Valley playwrights Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst, above left, and Sharon Lee Glassman, above right, has its New York premiere, May 22 - June 2, for six performances at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York, as part of Marvell Repertory Theatre's season. The show, which had its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012, is a collection of monologues honoring mothers and the bond they share with their...

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown welcomes confirmands

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus


First Presbyterian Church of Allentown celebrates its most recent class of confirmands at a service May 12. Confirmands include (in alphabetical order): Matthew Atiyeh, Christopher Boucher, Carolyn Boulay, Megan Cirocco, Victoria Connolly, Emily Emick, Joseph Fainor, Matthew Fainor, Ryan Fainor, Cathleen Gaffney, Dane Galbraith, Maria Haddad, Nicholas Khouri, Tucker Kuhlmann, Leila Mastropieri, Chloe Mathieu, Darius Mensah, Leslie Nichols, Marisol...

Welcome to the great indoors and outdoors for 27th Mayfair

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

The magic returns with this year's Mayfair, which boasts a new venue, renewed focus on the arts, and a luscious and varied food menu.

Mayfair also has new hours, opening at 10 a.m. May 25, to accommodate school groups which are admitted free of charge, and concluding at 7 p.m. May 27.

Though the 27th annual Mayfair is again held over the holiday weekend and concludes Memorial Day, it opens on a Friday rather than a Thursday.

Mayfair 2013 is being staged at the Agri-Plex...