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‘A very exciting time’

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Cancer breakthroughs topic of pilot ‘Health Now’ program

A panel of cancer specialists from St. Luke’s University Health Network discussed the latest research findings and cancer treatment breakthroughs during the taping of a pilot for what is hoped will be a new St. Luke’s health series to run on PBS WLVT-39 called “Health Now.” The pre-taping was done in two half-hour segments before a live studio audience that included cancer survivors.

One-stop wedding shopping

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Everything that a bride-to-be would want to fulfill her wedding dreams was available to choose from at the 14th annual Eastern Pennsylvania Bridal Expo in January – the most glamorous gowns, gorgeous floral arrangements, creatively decorated cakes and perfect venues for the reception. More than 100 vendors selling products and services from the engagement to the honeymoon were represented at the two-day event, making it the largest bridal show in the Lehigh Valley.

'We challenged the system' - Local Community Action Committee marks half a century in its fight to end poverty

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

T his year-2015-we are commemorating several momentous historical anniversaries. One-hundred-fifty years ago the Civil War ended and President Lincoln was assassinated. One hundred years later, the country embarked on yet another war - the "War on Poverty."

In his State of the Union address to Congress in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson called for legislation that expanded on the policy ideas initiated by President John F. Kennedy before his assassination only months before.

Accessibility: An asset, core value -- Arts Council honors community supporters of access to the arts

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Three community cultural leaders were honored recently by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council for their efforts to provide access to the performing and visual arts for persons with hearing, visual and physical disabilities. During the annual Arts Council membership reception at the Good Shepherd Health and Technology Center, Executive Director Randall Forte praised the work that is being done, and then presented certificates of congratulation to the honorees from the Pa. Senate.

Wimmer Wag Fest goes to the dogs

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

It was dog day Sunday - literally - at the first-ever Wimmer Wag Fest held recently at the Animal Therapy Center in Bethlehem. The outdoor animal adoption event celebrated the work of 25 non-profit shelters, rescue centers and advocacy groups that participated with a variety of adorable adoptable pets from puppies and kittens to more mature animals.

One purpose of the fest was to provide information on adoptions and to give prospective pet owners the chance to observe and interact with the animals, according event coordinator Brianna Russo.

'Pay attention to your dreams' Proponent of self-healing, Dr. Bernie Siegel, delivers annual bereavement lecture

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Love, feelings, God, dreams and self-healing were among the many topics explored by best-selling motivational author Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, speaking recently on "The Psychology of Illness and the Art of Healing" before a near-capacity audience at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem. His presentation marked the fifth anniversary of annual lectures sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement and the St. Luke's University Health Network.

What the public hears - The Germanwings crash and other tragedies focus attention on mental illness

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

It was little more than a month ago that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed his commercial airliner into a mountain in the Alps in France, killing himself and 149 passengers and fellow crew members. News coverage at the time focused on reports that Lubitz suffered from depression - an assumption supported by the discovery of antidepressants and a doctor's note in his home, and claims that he had been treated in psychiatric and neurology clinics.

The New York Times reported that Lubitz "had a medical condition that he hid from his employer."

Exceptional Patients

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

'Love, Medicine and Miracles' author to deliver fifth annual St. Luke's-Littner Memorial lecture

Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, best-selling author of "Love, Medicine and Miracles" and founder of Exceptional Cancer Patients, speaks on the "Psychology of Illness and the Art of Healing," 7:30 p.m. April 22, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The lecture is the fifth in the series sponsored by the Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement and St. Luke's University Health Network. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

PPROJECT HOPE: Spreading Christmas joy

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

More than 600 children and adults from throughout the Lehigh Valley were treated to an early Christmas with all the trimmings this year, thanks to the efforts of Project Hope of Easton and Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church. In its 27th year, Project Hope provides everyone attending not only a traditional Christmas dinner, but also coats and other items of clothing, take-home bags of food, a wrapped gift and several books for each child, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus.