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Jeepers, creepers, it's 'spring peepers'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

There are many signs and sounds that announce the natural awakening of the spring season. Clues articulating the sounds and signs drawing our attention to visions of regeneration are everywhere.

In some years, like this one however, Old Man Winter tries to stick around well past the official first day of spring.

There is one harbinger of spring that does not worry about cold weather hanging on or a late falling snow because this critter produces antifreeze that protects it from...

Earth Day at Fox Illick's Mill

Tuesday, April 16, 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...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

Doug Roth: The other side of D Smash

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was Dougie Roth's last show.

And, true to form, it was Dougie's show all the way.

Family members recalled a talent raw and near-genius, a personality at once hilarious and often off-putting and, in the end, a brother, a son, an uncle and brother-in-law who, after being a brother in arms seemingly railing against the world achieved an apotheosis of, if not contentment, then peace with family, friends, and so it seemed, himself.

There were tears, plenty of those, yells...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown is collaborating with The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance Films and Emerging Pictures in presenting the 18th edition of "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema," showcasing contemporary French film, through April 11, Civic Theatre514 and 514 N 19th St., Allentown.

The selections include new works from auteur Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris...

Cedar Crest College students featured in Spring Dances'

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Cedar Crest College Performing Arts presents "Spring Dances," 8 p.m. April 18, 19, 20, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College Allentown.

Artistic direction is by Cedar Crest College Associate Professor of Dance Robin Gerchman. Faculty choreographers are Pattie Bostick-Winn, Margo Clifford Ging and Nicole Hockenberry. Student choreographers are Marlana Hurd and Natalie Shute.

"This concert displays the eclectic versatility of the Cedar Crest Dance Company...

April 17, 18 date for student poems

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Poems for the 8th annual Student Poetry Project are to be published in the April 17 and 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspaper print editions and, this year for the first time, online: lehighvalleypress.org.

Publication date for the 2013 Student Poetry Project is one week earlier than the previously announced April 24 and 25 Focus section dates.

The Student Poetry Project adjudication committee, chaired by George VanDoren, of the Penn State Lehigh Valley...

Here's how to plant herbs outdoors

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they tolerate a variety of soil types and have relatively few insect and disease pests. Herbs can be incorporated into any garden, planted in spaces between shrubs and trees, or be grown formally in a garden of their own.

Select the herbs to be grown based on the light exposure of the site they will be planted in. This information can be found on seed packets or plant labels. For example, chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) grows best...