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St. John's wort use debated

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate depression.

Heller Homestead

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by The Press in Focus

6th 'History Day'

The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.

The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th anniversary celebration; noon, opening remarks, group photo,

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Wednesday, April 17, 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.

LVHM

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Book signing

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 series, "Civil War Minutes."

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 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

And you were right

She's dead

Did anyone notice

any one at all

NCC

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Student exhibit

The Northampton Community College annual fine art students exhibit is April 25 - May 7 in the gallery, Communications Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

An artists' reception is 3:30 - 5 p.m. April 25.

Information: 610-861-5300.

CIVIC THEATRE

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tribeca Fest

Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.

At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."

"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director of Civic Theatre of Allentown.

PSO favorite in all-Beethoven

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pianist Michael Gurt and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Allan Birney, perform an all-Beethoven concert, 7:30 p.m. April 20, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown.

As Lehigh Valley audiences have gotten to know Gurt during his long association with the Sinfonia, they have come to love not only his insightful playing and whirlwind encores, but also his larger-than-life personality, Louisiana accent and the time he takes to meet and chat with any listeners, especially students.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Old Men

That clockwise beast called the hour

Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men

Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone

And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections

Of dances in the Summer evening

Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white

A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom

In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave

And come to learn that though the fire had died

There still existed warmth.

Dylan Berger

Age17, Grade: 12

Earth Day at Fox Illick's Mill

Wednesday, April 17, 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 Pocket" scavenger hunt;