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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Warren tribute

A quintet of Pete Smyser, seven-string guitarist; Larry McKenna, saxophone; Tom Lawton, piano; Madison Rast, bass; and Dan Monaghan, drums, present "Jeepers Creepers!," a music tribute to Harry Warren, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Foy Concert Hall. Hurd Campus, Moravian College.

The concert will be recorded for a future CD release. Smyser's previous concert at Moravian, "The Jerome Kern Concert," was released on CD last year and rose to the Top 50 in jazz radio play nationally for several weeks.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.


@$: 5 "Amour"

5 "Argo"

5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 "Django Unchained"

5 "Les Misérables"

5 "Life of Pi"

5 "Lincoln"

5 "Silver Linings Playbook"

5 "Zero Dark Thirty"


@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"

5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"

5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"


Submit poems for Focus section, WDIY

Wednesday, January 23, 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.

'Year of recovery' reported for LV housing market

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) Jan. 15 supports 2012 as a year of recovery for the local housing market.

As of December 2012, year-to-date sales were recorded at 5,701, up 13 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 5,046.

LVAR's research shows there were 6,374 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 30 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,891.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Health facility for women

Coordinated Health celebrates the opening of its Women's Health facility, 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Suite 201, 1405 Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

Gynecologists Bruce Viechnicki, MD; Gayllyn Faust Rakos, DO; and Deborah Villeneuve, MD provide a full-range of care throughout the spectrum of a woman's life, from adolescent gynecology through menopausal management and geriatric medicine.

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Gregg Guilfoyle, DO, joins the women's health team in Allentown.

Francis T. Martin, city inspector

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Francis T. Martin, 89, of Bethlehem, died Jan.13, 2013, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis P. Martin and Caroline T. (Szoke) Martin. He was the husband of the late Helen O. (Wetenko) Lomonski Martin.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and was in the Pacific Theatre.

He for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He was an inspector for the City of Bethlehem and later worked for Muhlenberg College.

He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bethlehem Township.

Robert A. Loch, woodworker

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert A. Loch, 50, of Bethlehem, died Jan. 13, 2013, at home. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Norman and Elizabeth (Gubb) Loch.

He was a graduate of Easton High School, where he attended Vo-Tech School in the woodworking program.

He worked for Eisenhardt Mills for 20 years. He was an independant custom woodworker and craftsman.

He volunteered with the Trinity Episcopal Church soup kitchen.

Vilma E. Molnar, steel secretary

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Vilma E. Molnar, 83, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 21, 2013, at Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. Born in New Brunswick, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ropsky) Paller. She was married to the late Joseph Molnar for 59 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School.

She was a secretary in the manifest department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

She was a former parishioner of St. John Capistrano Catholic Church and was a member of the sodality. She was recently a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

BHS: Quartet singing contest deadline

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting the fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The competition is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program to give students the experience of singing in a barbershop quartet.

Each quartet will sing one barbershop style song. The L.V.H. will assist with song selection and provide music, no cost learning CD's and quartet coaching.To date, ten quartets from area high schools have entered.

Rona Lee Ezar, hospital volunteer

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Rona Lee Ezar, 67, of Bethlehem, died Jan.12, 2013, in ManorCare. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late William and Gladys Engle. She was the wife of Richard Ezar for 40 years.

She was a 1965 graduate of Liberty High School.

She volunteered for many years at the former Muhlenberg Hospital.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, William H. Engle of Union City, N.J. and many cousins.

Arrangements were made by Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.