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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Moravian Archives, music conference dates set

Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Traditions of Hanover is hosting a senior citizen “Let’s Go to the Hop!” with The New Paramounts bus trip on Sept. 20. The departure time is 9:30 a.m. and returns about 5:30 p.m. from Traditions of Hanover, 5300 Northgate Drive.

The cost includes transportation to and from Silver Birches Resort, Lake Wallenpaupack; lunch, music, dancing and a ticket to show. Deadline to register is August 17.

For information or to register, call Perkiomen Tours at 1-800-222-4434. Trip Code:...


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in School

Cedar Crest College

Adult and Grad Ed sessions Aug. 18

Cedar Crest College’s School of Adult and Graduate Education will host an information session from 12:45-2:30 p.m. for undergraduates and from 1:45-3 p.m. for graduate sessions, both on Aug. 18 in Harmon Hall of Peace, Miller Family building.

Cedar Crest College is located at 100 College Drive, Allentown, 18104. For information, call 1-800-360-1222 or visit


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Mr. Taylor

I don’t believe the BP prints poetry, fiction, or non-fiction essays, but I thought I’d submit this piece of “local color” anyway. Maybe (though a stretch, I guess) it might even fit as a LTE. Could be edited if thought it needed to be a bit more family-friendly.

So there I am sitting on the porch late Sunday afternoon. Across the street are the backyards of the houses on Lorain Ave. There’s a guy there -- Tom – who’s had girlfriends over the years, some live-in....


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext 4 or email

CELTIC CULTURAL ALLIANCE, Bethlehem, invites you to join the 800 new friends waiting to meet you at the...

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS The Press invites readers to participate in annual program

Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Keystone Military Families provides care...


Monday, August 6, 2018 by The Press in School

College of New Jersey

Cydney Guito of Bethlehem, a Communication Studies major, was named to the College of New Jersey spring 2018 dean’s list. To be placed on the list, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and earn a 3.5 (or above) grade point average.

The College of New Jersey is located at 2000 Pennington Road, N.J. 08618. Call 609-771-2131 or visit for information.

Penn State/University Park



Monday, August 6, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

Mackenzie said currently, 32 states have maternal mortality review committees either in operation or in development. Mackenzie said the...

A conversation with Jeff Parks

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Bethlehem’s social entrepreneur Jeff Parks once said he never wanted anyone to be able to say there was nothing to do in the Lehigh Valley. As the visionary who spearheaded the creation of Musikfest, Christkindlmarkt, the Banana Factory, the ArtsQuest organization and SteelStacks, Parks has done more than his share to assure a year-round abundance of local music, arts and educational programming. The purpose behind his efforts, however, goes far deeper than just providing someplace to go....

Changing the narrative

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

“Stronger Than Steel: Forging a Rustbelt Renaissance” is Jeff Parks’ intensely personal perspective on the role that the arts played in the revitalization of Bethlehem when it was struggling in the wake of deindustrialization and the ultimate demise of the once-prosperous Bethlehem Steel. In the preface, Parks asserts that there is “a direct connection between the arts and economic success,” and he spends the next 348 pages making his case.

While the focus of his book is on the...