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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Auditions set for 'Cocoanuts'

The Crowded Kitchen Players hold auditions for "The Cocoanuts," a musical comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Irving Berlin for The Marx Brothers, 7 - 8:30 p.m. March 13, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown.

"The Cocoanuts" runs June 7 - 23, McCoole's Arts & Events Place.

Information: 610-395-7176

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Gorka, BASD, Backstage Lounge are Musikfest 2013 highlights

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

In honor of Musikfest's 30th year, the 2013 festival will feature special events and activities.

John Gorka returns: In August 1984, a young folksinger named John Gorka played the very first notes at the very first Musikfest. This year the renowned artist is back at the festival to perform at its opening ceremonies, 6 p.m. Aug. 2, Aetna Americaplatz, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. Gorka takes the stage later in the evening for a free concert at one of the festival's other stages.

New logo, poster unveiled for Musikfest's 30th year

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The energy and fun of the nation's largest free music festival is highlighted in the Musikfest 2013 poster and new festival logo unveiled by ArtsQuest.

The new logo and poster mark the start of the 30-year celebration for the Bethlehem-based event, which attracts up to one million people to the city each August. The 2013 Musikfest dates are Aug. 2 - 11, with more than 300 artists anticipated to perform on 14 different stages throughout the city during the event's 10-day run.

Deadline to submit poems is March 15

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

LAFAYETTE

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tickets sold-out for Blair address

The first offering of tickets to members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and retirees) for the Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - '13 by Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton, is sold-out.

However, the college is streaming a live telecast of Blair's address in Colton Chapel. No tickets are required for the Colton Chapel venue.

Root of the problem: mounds of mulch

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Mulch is a standard form of soil and winter protection for many shallow-rooted plants. However, too much mulch can be too much of a good thing.

The availability and low cost of bark-type mulch materials has created an over-mulching disease in our landscapes. Gardeners have come to think of mulch materials as wonder products that provide endless benefit to our plants.

Misuse of mulch materials decreases a landscape's aesthetic value by changing the appearance of a plant. Misuse of mulch can also kill many of the materials it is intended to help and protect.

LAFAYETTE

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pulitzer author to present talk

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will present "The Art of Historical Fiction," 4:30 p.m. March 14, Williams Center for the Arts auditorium, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

Brooks received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her second novel, "March."

The program is the 2013 John L. Hatfield '67 Lecture presented by the Friends of Skillman Library. The talk, free and open to the public, is followed by a book-signing and reception in the Williams Center lobby.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Social News

ANGLICAN

ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

25th & Livingston Streets

Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712

8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer

9 a.m. Holy Communion

'28 Book of Common Prayer

9 a.m. Church School

Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service

Rev. Joseph S. Falzone

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

NORTHAMPTON

ASSEMBLY OF GOD

3449 Cherryville Road

Northampton - 610-262-5645

www.NAOG.ws

Daniel E. Lundmark, Pastor

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m.

Dee ends career at Regionals

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

A week after capturing his 100th win and taking third place at the District 11 tournament, Salisbury senior 126-pounder Anthony Dee lost his first two matches at Regionals to end his season. Dee lost to Biglersville's Scott Cooper 9-3 to fall into the consolation bracket and was defeated 1-0 by Wyomissing's Jaquan Gordon to end his tournament. He was a Regional qualifier all four years.

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