Northwestern Press

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Get your Bach on at the 111th Bach Festival, Bethlehem

Friday, May 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

There is Bach for every taste, as well as some exciting new concerts, at the 111th Bach Festival, May 11-12, 18-19, at various sites in Bethlehem.

The Festival features performances by the Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra, along with guest vocalists and musicians, conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld.

The choir, celebrating its 120th anniversary, is the oldest Bach choir organization in the United States.


Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

When I laugh and look at you,

I realize I should be crying.

When I tell you about my day,

I realize I should be asking you.

When you walk with me,

in front of the orange-tinted sunset,

I realize it will soon only be me.

I’ve always said I would miss you,

even when I didn’t truly mean it.

When I meant it, you only smiled and laughed at me.

But when I didn’t mean it, you would complain

for hours about how mean I was.

Can I find you in the music you

left resonating in my heart?

Liberty HS Alumni Band

Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Liberty High School Alumni Band and the Easton Municipal Band present the 21st annual “John Philip Sousa Concert,” 2 p.m. April 29, Hanover Township Community Center, 3630 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem.

The concert features Sousa marches and other selections.

Refreshments will be served at intermission.

The concert is free and open to the public. A donation will be accepted.


Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Broken homes.

The title to a household where the ruckus is over. No more arguing, just broken hearts.

But what if the household isn’t broken? It’s in the process of breaking. Endless nights of


Endless hours of distraction. Hearts breaking. Piece by piece.

The thought of the end is stuck in your head. Not only when you

Can switch from breaking to broken,

But when you can come to closure.

Finally accept the fact that things will change. People go, but all your worry does not. Remain.

The Family Project: electronics addiction

Friday, April 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our 19-year-old son has failed out of two separate colleges. Since he came home, we have noticed that he is constantly on his phone or laptop, which he admits interfered with his college success. He is an adult, and we want him to be responsible for himself, but he thinks he may be addicted to electronics. Are there any resources available for him?

The overuse of or addiction to electronics and video is a new, but a real issue facing society today, according to the panel.

Bel Canto Children’s Chorus

Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents its 24th annual spring concert “We Are One,” 4 p.m. April 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto Founder and Artistic Director, says, “Our program this spring celebrates the diverse heritage of our choristers and their families.

“We will be singing music from Wales, England, Ireland, Bali, Puerto Rico, and music in the African-American tradition, as well.

“We invite everyone to join us in song at the concert.”

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, April 26: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, April 27: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.


Friday, April 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Stars and stripes are more than a pattern

They show that we are free

These make up the most valuable symbol

That will ever be

We should honor and respect it

Each and every day

So we can wake up

Free in every way

This is more than a piece of fabric

It is honored each day and week

So we can be here

To learn and be free to speak

What our flag means to me

Is more than you would expect

It is a symbol of freedom

For all that fought to protect

Like the many people

Who died to let us be free