Bethlehem Press

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Picking Oscar nominees a successful challenge

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Focus

I don’t run cross country (as I did as a teen on the team at Southern Lehigh High School; badly, but I finished the races).

I don’t skateboard (as I did with my buddies down Main Street, Coopersburg, in a Halloween Parade back in the 1960s).

I don’t compete in demolition derbies (as I did twice at the Allentown Fair, first for an article for the Bethlehem Globe-Times and then for The Morning Call; in the second derby, I won Judge’s Choice).

What do you do at age 69 on the cusp of 70 (May 17) to challenge oneself?

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.

Friday, January 17: Navy bean soup, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, oatmeal cranberry cookie.

Monday, January 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Readers Pick The Oscar Winners

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.


- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,


- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”


- Cynthia Erivo,


- Scarlett Johansson,

“Marriage Story”

- Saoirse Ronan,

“Little Women”

- Charlize Theron,

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.

Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.

Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.

Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.


Friday, January 17, 2020 by The Press in Focus

They can do: “Stomp,” the international percussion sensation, makes its return to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with a second show added. Limited seating is available for the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 performance. The second show was added at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. From its beginnings as a street performance in the United Kingdom, “Stomp” has grown into an international sensation during the past 20 years, having been performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million.

MaryAnn (Valentin) Kospiah, key punch operator; waitress

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

MaryAnn (Valentin) Kospiah, 84, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 11, 2020, while in the care of St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Bayek) Valentin. She was the wife of John Kospiah for more than 63 years.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School.

She was a key punch operator for the Bethlehem Steel. She was also a waitress for 29 years.

She was a member of the former St. Joseph’s Church, Bethlehem, and was a current member of Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

MLK ‘Peace’ celebration Jan. 20

The Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Celebration, “Peace and Nonviolence”, will be held on January 20 in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 474 Vine St. There will be a luncheon, catered by Danielle’s Cafeteria, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a discussion from noon to 1 p.m.

For information and reservations, visit

TRADITIONS Best Senior Living awardee

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Traditions of Hanover has been selected as one of the 2020 Best of Senior Living Award winners on, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada.

The Northampton County ages 55+ retirement community is one of only two winners from Lehigh and Northampton counties. They represent the top two to three percent of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, rated by seniors and more than 240,000 of their families via online reviews.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LGBT Exhibit open at community center

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, is hosting “Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals” this month in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown, through February 21. The display of materials from the collection features the cover images from the first 11 years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festival’s “Pride Guides” programs.