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Bud’s View: Penna. turtles

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Editor’s Note: The most recent “Bud’s View” was published in the May 17 and 18, 2017, Focus section. The following column is believed to be the last “Bud’s View” column written by Bud Cole. It was found on his computer, ready to be submitted for publication. Bud Cole died July 21, 2017.

The turtle is probably the most easily recognized and the most favorably accepted of all the cold-blooded vertebrates known as reptiles.

It’s believed that reptiles, including the turtle,...

Review: ‘Hero’

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Hero” is a heroic movie about Hollywood, with an Oscar nominee-bound performance by the inestimable Sam Elliott, a wonderful performance by Laura Prepon (a deserved supporting actress Oscar nominee) and a solid turn by the always interesting Nick Offerman.

Elliott plays Lee Hayden, whose claim to fame was starring in a western movie, “The Hero,” for which he’s being presented the annual Western Icon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Appreciation and Preservation League...

Article By: The Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There will be a private service for the family of Bud Cole during the week of July 23 and a public Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. July 31, Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, Pa. 18071.

Bud Cole received a first-place 2017 Keystone state professional journalism award for his “Bud’s View” columns for the Press newspapers. He previously received two second-place Keystone awards for “Bud’s View.”

With the passing of Bud Cole, tributes...

Concerts at Parkland suspended by ACCA


The Allentown Community Concert Association ACCA has apparently suspended its 2017-18 season.

Concerts were presented in the auditorium of Parkland High School, South Whitehall Township.

The Press left a telephone message for ACCA Executive Director Georgia Chomicky, of South Whitehall Township, but the call was not returned as of deadline.

Nicole Mehta McGalla, director of Community Relations and Development, Parkland School District, stated in a July 14 email to The...

Healthy Geezer: Fast heart rhythms

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My father was diagnosed with SVT? Is that bad?

SVT stands for supraventricular tachycardia, an abnormally-fast heart rhythm. It is not usually dangerous. SVT is one of many types of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Most arrhythmias are harmless. Even serious arrhythmias can be treated successfully. Most people with arrhythmias are able to live healthy lives.

Millions of Americans have arrhythmias. They are very common...

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, whet bread w/ margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, July 27: Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole; Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, July 28: Apple juice, roast turkey-bacon and Swiss w/ lettuce and tomato on roll w/ ranch dressing; cucumber-onion salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, July 31: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, red...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, July 27: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake w/ strawberries.

Friday, July 28: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, July 31: Three cheese ziti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, August 1: Fish, brown rice, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, August 2:...


Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Laura Ann (Shively) Kostantewicz and Glen John Benes were married June 21 at Sandals Resort, St. George, Grenada, the Caribbean.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Stanford Simon of the Parish of St. George.

The bride is the daughter of John Shively and Johanna Shively, both of Bloomsburg.

She wore a simple, full-length, Grecian-style gown and carried magenta dendrobium orchids.

The groom is the son of Dorothy Benes of Bethlehem and the late John...

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Tango up in Blue:“A Night of Argentine Tango & Folk Music with María Volonté & Friends” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Blue Tango Project is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, above left, and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, above right. Also performing: Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, with Mavi Diaz, vocals, guitar; Silvana Albano, piano, keyboards; Martina Ulrich,...


Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mollie Rohrbach and Hadyn Charles announce their engagement.

Mollie is the daughter of Marilyn Rohrbach and Gary Phillips of Slatington.

A 2009 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cedar Crest College in 2013 and is pursuing a master’s degree at Wilkes University.

Mollie is working as a nurse in the Lehigh Valley.

Hadyn is the son of Kathi and Ted Charles of Schnecksville.

A 2009 graduate of...