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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Winging it with community art project

Monday, January 20, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Penn State Lehigh Valley unveiled its final installation of “Spotted LanternFly Zones of Syncopation (SFZ)” Dec. 3. The tabletop displays of six mandalas stretched between the front and rear entrances of Center Hall for public viewing, along with a video explaining the art and science behind the project utilizing the wings of the non-native insect. Originally scheduled for Dec. 2, inclement weather delayed the reception.

The completed installation will be on display through December...

McClure: More machines, E-Pollbooks

Monday, January 20, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Since the Nov. 5 election, the ExpressVote XL voting system used in Northampton County has been under siege. Both a federal and state judge have been asked to ban its use in this year’s fast-approaching April 28 presidential primary as well as the Nov. 3 general election. Northampton County’s Election Commission, which had recommended this equipment, has changed its tune following an election in which the county was stuck with machines that had been improperly calibrated, improperly...

Article By: The Press

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.

For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.

Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come...

DEAN’s Lists

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Dean’s List

Alfred University

Samantha J. Kotze, of Bethlehem, a senior in the Inamori School of Engineering, was named to the Alfred University fall 2019 semester dean’s list. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for the list.

Alfred University is located at 1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, New York 14802. For information, visit or call 607- 871-2115.

Alvernia University

Several Bethlehem...


Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Regional actress Pat Jordan, of the Heritage Theater Guild, will visit the League of Women Voters, as Carrie Chapman Catt, suffragist and founder of the national League of Women Voters.

Jordan will appear in costume as the activist who founded the League to educate and instruct women about the initial right to vote. Catt founded the national League of Women Voters Feb. 14, 1920. Pat Jordan (as Catt) will address the League at the group’s Hot Topics Luncheon Feb. 10 at the Superior...

Alexandra Osuji Liberty HS

Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Mother, Lucille Johnson

Favorite subject: My favorite classes are AP language and composition as well as psychology. These courses are relevant in my everyday life and allow me to be a better version of myself.

Activities: Social Justice Club, Mini-THON, Student Government, Cops ‘n’ Kids and FBLA

Next steps: After high school I plan to pursue a degree in psychology.

Career goals: FBI forensic psychologist

Heroes: My mom...

County will host senior center in church

Monday, January 20, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County will lease a portion of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Coopersburg for the purpose of establishing a Senior Center. The new center will occupy 1,300 square feet in the back part of the church and will include a kitchen.

The lease will include 50 parking spaces and access to public bathrooms.

In other business, Commissioners approved appointments of Kathryn E. McAuley and Lucas Gordils-Molina to the Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council. Also appointed...