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Growing Green: Voles create snowy runways

Monday, January 6, 2014 by The Press in Focus

As the snows of December melted, did you see small runways in your lawn?

The runways were probably made by voles.

Voles are small, chunky, ground-dwelling rodents. Voles have other common names, including meadow mice, ground moles, field mice and meadow moles.

The use of these terms can cause confusion when identifying rodents. It is important that small mammals be identified correctly before starting animal control activities, since materials and methods effective...


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5

"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time,...


Monday, January 6, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Expanding jazz: DavId Liebman returns to Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Rodale Community Room with his new quintet, Expansions. The concert is expected to include selections from Liebman's latest CD, "Lineage," a remake of rock and pop tunes from the 1960s, and free-form improvisation. Expansion, includes, above, from left, Alex Ritz, drummer; Liebman, saxophone-flute; Matt Vashlishan, reeds; Bobby Avey, piano; and Tony...

The education of jazzman Dave Liebman

Monday, January 6, 2014 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Saxophonist-flautist David Liebman is in transition, with a new quintet and new music, which traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards, all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by contemporary jazz artists.

Liebman, multiple Grammy nominee and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award, returns for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," with his new quintet, Expansions, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Miller...

Movie Review: 'Smaug' alert for 'The Hobbit'

Monday, January 6, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Let's make this perfectly clear.

This movie review contains a spoiler.

Spoiler alert!

You've heard of that.

It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.

It's necessary for me to reveal the outcome of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"...

Eighth annual ABEs salute LV stage

Monday, December 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater-goers: Consider yourself lucky in the year 2013.

What other region of similar demographics and geographic area has as much live theater as the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area?

Professional acting and directing and production values are paced each summer by Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, with its 34rd season upcoming, and The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, going into its 23rd season, and year-round at Touchstone Theatre, going into its 33rd season....


Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) return, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 5, SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). The event is free and open to the public.

Donations to the "Three Kings Gift Drive" may be dropped off fnoon - 9 p.m., through Jan. 3., at the front desks of ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, and the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Gifts should be toys, books or other presents appropriate...

Article By: The Press

Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150


Bud's View: Looking Back at 2013: Punxsutawney Phil got snowed in

Monday, December 30, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

First of two parts

It can't be.

But it is.

And I know I say this every year and it certainly seems to be true, but yet I know it's impossible.

Does each year pass more quickly than the previous one?

How could I possibly be writing my 15th annual "Bud's View: Looking Back" column? Didn't I just write about looking back at 2012 a few months ago?

Do you remember how most everyone was worrying about the arrival of the New Millennium and what might happen...

Article By: The Press

Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Peace, Love Bully Fest 3, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jan. 4, Harris Hall

Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 11; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 12, Agri-Plex

Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem...