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African violets easy to care for in home

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Despite what many people think, African violets are very easy to care for. The plants can tell you what they need if you watch for their signs.

Bright green foliage, but no flowers, is an indication that the plant needs more light. On the other hand, if the foliage is pale green and yellowing, and you know that you have been fertilizing and watering properly, this is a sign that the plant is receiving too much light.

East-facing windows with a sheer curtain in place are good...

Email scam: Seven deadly cancer myths

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Social News

I received an email labeled "Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins." I found it so interesting that I was planning to write about the information included in the email.

The email begins with the statement: "After years of telling people chemotherapy is the only way to try to eliminate cancer, Johns Hopkins is finally starting to tell you there is an alternative way."


First, I made a mandatory visit to, the internet's premier debunker. Sure enough, the...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Ash Wednesday. Potato crusted cod, O'Brien potatoes, whole kernel corn, wheat bread with margarine, tapioca pudding.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Happy Valentine's Day. Chicken breast stuffed with broccoli and cheese, seasoned rice pilaf, Waldorf salad, fresh baked roll with margarine, strawberry cream shortcake.

Friday, Feb. 15: Wild mushroom soup, baked ziti, French cut green beans, Italian bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Monday, Feb. 18: Closed....

First honor society at Penn State LV

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

It's the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in The Pennsylvania State University system.

More than 150 friends and family members attended the Dec. 2 event during which 28...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Veal parmesan, rotini with sauce, zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Yankee pot roast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Friday, Feb. 15: Breaded Pollack, vegetable rice, Mediterranean medley, wheat bread, banana.

Monday, Feb. 18: Closed. President's Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, wheat bread, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: stuffed green pepper,...

St. Luke's, NCC partner in new Southside clinic

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Northampton Community College's dentistry program, long acting as a learning tool and community service program, has partnered with St. Luke's University Health Network for improved opportunities for students, health care givers and local residents.

The Jan. 28 opening ceremony for the new community dental center in the Fowler Family Southside Center on East Fourth Street packed the building's third floor with staff, faculty, supporters, media and students.

NCC President Mark...

Cafe the Lodge offers more than a job to those with mental illness

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Abraham Lincoln. Robin Williams. These famous people's large-framed portraits on the Lodge's café walls send a powerful visual message: Many people with a mental illness make positive contributions to society.

News headlines paint an alarming picture of violent actions by individuals with a mental illness that stigmatize and isolate all the mentally ill. But recently the Mental Health Recovery Lodge was recognized for offering affordable housing, along with activities and work...

BASD: Safety a district priority

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Bethlehem School directors quickly ran through its agenda items Jan. 28, eschewing discussion of upcoming major items for February, such as the final decision on the fate of Nitschmann MS.

For concerned parents, Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said safety and security issues continue to be of high importance. He said administrators have been talking to and met with all the local police chiefs regarding to discuss and analyze options for swifter, more streamlined operations. Feedback has...