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Theater students follow the 'Yellow Brick Road'

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Theater students from the Allentown Jewish Community Center recently performed the musical "The Wizard of Oz."

This two-act musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, who is separated from her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry Gale during a tornado.

As she tries to find her way back home through Munchkinland, a cornfield, apple orchard and forest, she meets a scarecrow without a brain, tin man without a heart and a cowardly lion.

This musical was based on the original motion picture "The Wizard of Oz," from the book by L. Frank Baum.

Challenge benefits SEAL families

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

More than 100 athletes came together Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Navy SEAL Benefit Challenge at VFW Post 7293, Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Nine teams, consisting of seven or more athletes ranging in age from 12 to 62, participated in the three-event challenge, consisting of the Grinder Physical Training, an obstacle course and a 4-mile run in team formation.

Dr. Raymond Fritz, of Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall, said he and Steve Turoscy were directors of the challenge.

Cedar Crerst: 'Hair' to be performed Aug. 8-17

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

TKO Productions and Town Square Players are presenting their version of the musical "Hair" at Cedar Crest College.

This two-act musical, set in New York in the 1960s portrays the story about a "Tribe" a group of political active long hair hippies living a bohemian life and fighting against conscription during the Vietnam War.

The musical is based on the Broadway musical of the same name written by James Rado and Germone Ragni with music by Gait MacDermont.

Tyler Fernandez plays George Berger and Justin Brinker portrays Claude in the show.

Club welcomes fellow Rotarians from Turkey

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West recently hosted a Friendship Exchange Team from Turkey at its meeting at Luther Crest Retirement Center, South Whitehall Township.

Prior to the meeting at Luther Crest, South Whitehall, Assistant Governor for Area 1 Sue Weber told The Press 11 Rotarians from the Friendship Exchange Team from local Rotary Clubs went to Turkey in March.

Local head to SkillsUSA event

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Fifteen students from four area trade schools were recognized at a recent "Breakfast of Champions" celebration prior to leaving to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

The breakfast sponsored by Air Products, energized and prepared the students as they headed to Kansas City where they recently competed against more than 5,600 contestants from all 50 states and three territories in 99 separate events June 23-28.

Club welcomes fellow Rotarians from Turkey

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West recently hosted a Friendship Exchange Team from Turkey at its meeting at Luther Crest Retirement Center, South Whitehall Township.

Prior to the meeting at Luther Crest, South Whitehall, Assistant Governor for Area 1 Sue Weber told The Press 11 Rotarians from the Friendship Exchange Team from local Rotary Clubs went to Turkey in March.

Local students honored before heading to national SkillsUSA competition

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Fifteen students from four area trade schools were recognized at a recent "Breakfast of Champions" celebration prior to leaving to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

The breakfast sponsored by Air Products, energized and prepared the students as they headed to Kansas City where they recently competed against more than 5,600 contestants from all 50 states and three territories in 99 separate events June 23-28.

Jimmy Stewart question socks it to 'Millionaire' contestant

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Bethlehem resident Andy Smith wins $20,500 on game show

Muhlenberg College graduate Andy Smith was recently a contestant on the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Smith, a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, spoke about his experience on the show which aired on March 10.

"I decided to audition after my high school friend, Vance Farrell, of Allentown called me the day before the auditions at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem and said, 'You are smart. You should try out.'" Smith explained. "So, I showed up at the auditions Oct. 8, 2013, and took a timed test filling out my answers on a Scantron sheet."

Parkland senior organizes walk to help injured classmate

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Teachers, staff have chili cook-off fundraiser

When Parkland High School senior Monet Tiberii heard about classmate Josh Kates' accident she didn't hesitate to help.

Tiberii learned about Kates being hit by a car Dec. 2, 2013, along Tilghman Street near Cedar Crest Bouldevard, Allentown, from her boyfriend Jake Billera, who is on the football team with Kates.

"It was right before I left for the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA Pageant when I heard about Josh being in the accident," Tiberii said.

Tiberii is no stranger to medical problems. When she was 10, Tiberii was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia.

Santa visits kids at VOA center

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Children, parents and grandparents watched outside the Volunteers of America Children's Center in Allentown as Santa Claus made his grand entrance by motorcycle.

About 700 bikers from across eastern Pennsylvania participated in the 30th annual toy run, Tom Seebald of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education, said of the Nov. 23 event.

Before taking the ride to the children's center to deliver gifts, the bikers gathered at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township, for some coffee, doughnuts and music.