Bethlehem Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Community Music School sets gala at Lehigh Country Club

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Community Music School (CMS), 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, holds its annual fundraiser, "Music: The Universal Language," noon - 3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, South Cedar Crest Boulevard,

There will be food, auction items and music presented by CMS students and faculty.

This year's honorary chairs include: Amy Burkett and Ron Upton, Lawrence and Debra Johnson, and James and Mary Klunk.

Co-Chairs are Kelly and Jack E. Payne, Jr.

The committee includes Carolyn...

CPR for those who may be squeamish

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'd like to be able to do CPR, but I'm squeamish about doing mouth-to-mouth on a stranger. Any suggestions?

There is an emergency technique called "Hands-Only CPR." This is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

It consists of two easy steps: Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. That means 100 per minute uninterrupted compressions until paramedics arrive.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine offers...


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Karl Stirner is a towering presence.

Not as towering as his sculpture.

But a towering presence, nonetheless.

Getting Stirner's large, heavy sculpture into the Payne Gallery, Moravian Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem, for the exhibition, "Transformations: Works in Steel," continuing through April 7, was no easy task.

Fortunately, for David Leidich, Payne assistant gallery director and Stirner exhibit curator, he had the assistance of Quakertown-area...

KidsPeace PCs donation

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Shire Pharmaceutical, of Wayne, Delaware County, donated 56 used Dell laptops and docking stations to KidsPeace. The computers, worth about $28,000, replace older models. Left, Shire Pharmaceutical representative Christian Bauer delivers one of the laptops to Patrick Slattery, right, KidsPeace director of development.


The Easter Lily: A symbolic journey

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum), native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, was discovered by plant explorer Carl Peter Thunberg in 1777 and sent to England in 1819.

Missionaries and sailors carried the Easter Lily to Bermuda in 1853. Considerable commercial bulb production took place in Bermuda during the late 1800's, hence the other name for this bulbous plant: Bermuda Lily. When a virus destroyed the crop there in 1898, production moved to Japan where it continued until...

Children's Hospital benefit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus


The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital received a check for $25,000 as beneficiary of the March 20 Preview Party Gala, Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, for the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA). Above, are: Todd Haldeman, incoming GLVADA board of directors president; Dr. Elaine Donoghue, Interim Chair, LVHN Pediatrics Department; Mary Bianchi, Women's and...

Lehigh Valley Press wins 20 Keystone Press Awards

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Valley Press print and online newspapers have won 20 Keystone Press Awards for work published in 2012.

Winners will be honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the 2013 Pennsylvania Press Conference May 18 at the Hilton Harrisburg. Award recipients receive plaques.

Award recipients were announced March 22 and are listed at:

The Keystone Awards received, by Lehigh Valley Press editors, reporters,...

HS jazz band winners chosen

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.

The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.

A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band...

THEATER REVIEW 'Chocolate' delight at DeSales' Act 3

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

It doesn't pay to be a bad kid as spoiled Golden Ticket winners find out in the Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University's production of Richard R. George's adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory."

The show, 10 a.m. Thursdays and one Tuesday through May 2, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, and ably directed by Emiley Kiser, is perfect for all ages and for anyone who likes chocolate.

Marc Bitler is...