Bethlehem Press

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Lehigh Valley Press garners 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards

Friday, March 31, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Bethlehem Press was again a big winner in the annual Professional Keystone Press Awards.

Overall, Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Keystone awards in the 2017 contest.

Of the total number of awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones and the newspaper received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.


Friday, March 31, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Allen A. and Jean M. (Sell) Oswald, of Alburtis, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 23.

The couple was married March 23, 1957, by the late Rev. Royce Schaeffer at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus.

On Feb. 25, their family surprised them with a diamond anniversary dinner at the 1760 Pub N Grill, Trexlertown. Additionally, there was a surprise vow renewal performed by Ron DeIaco.

Bach Choir to perform Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Spring Concert features Leonard Bernstein’s iconic “Mass” and J.S. Bach’s motet “Jesu Meine Freude,” 4 p.m. March 26, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Bach Choir will be joined by soloists Barbara Kilduff, soprano; Isaiah Bell, tenor; members of the Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir.

Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld gives a pre-concert talk at 3 p.m. March 26 in First Presbyterian’s Fellowship Hall.

Healthy Geezer: Knee replacement

Friday, March 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having a knee replaced and I was wondering what it’s going to be like when I get home after the surgery.

More than nine out of 10 patients who have a total knee replacement have positive results. They experience reduced pain and improved ability to perform common activities.

Within the first year after your operation, you should increase your endurance gradually. One of the key pitfalls is trying to do too much too soon.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 22: Manhattan clam chowder, marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, March 23: Cheeseburger soup, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, March 24: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing, wheat roll with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

Fall registration

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Students interested in taking classes in the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can register for courses beginning April 3. Classes start Aug. 19.

Veterans and members of the military receive preferential registration, which begins March 27.

Registration for the summer session is available now for five- and 10-week sessions that begin May 22, and an additional five-week session that begins July 10.

Former KGB agent

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Former KGB Agent Jack Barsky speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “Deep Under Cover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America,” which will be for purchase, at 1 p.m. March 25, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This is high human drama spy story,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. “It offers an inside look at Russian espionage and the astounding journey of a KGB agent who avoided going to prison.”

Resurrected and Transformed: Allentown Symphony, Chorus to perform monumental Mahler

Friday, March 24, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Why do people write music? Why do people search for a meaning of life beyond themselves? What is the purpose of our time on earth? What legacy will we leave behind? And what might we experience after death?

These are questions that have haunted musicians, artists and creative souls for generations and for centuries.

We are continually searching: Pursuing our never-ending quest for answers that we will never confirm.