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Saturday, August 19, 2017


Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

John and Margaret Bednar announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian, to Kostadinos Eracleous, son of Kyriacos Eracleous and Eleni Kassimis.

Kosta asked Jillian to marry him June 3 at Trexler Park at a bridge that they carved their names into when they were teenagers. They are high school sweethearts and look forward to celebrating their engagements at an upcoming party in the Foundry Room, Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem.

A wedding is planned for October 2018.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.

Thursday, August 17: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, August 18: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, August 21: Veal patty w/ gravy, pasta, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, August 22: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, August 23: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Orange juice, smoked turkey- salami and provolone cheese on roll, corn and tomato salad, rice krispie treat.

Thursday, August 17: Breaded veal patty w/ gravy, seasoned red potatoes, roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, August 18: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, August 21: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/ gravy, scalloped O’Brien potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

‘Seussical Jr.’

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Auditions will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 for Stagemakers at the J’s production of “Seussical Jr.,” at The Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

Those auditioning only have to attend one of the two audition days.

Call backs will be held 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30.

A parent information meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

Auditions are free and open to the community.

A participation fee is required upon acceptance of a role.

Computer courses

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers noncredit computer courses this semester that provide instruction in personal computing and specialized software packages. Classes have a ratio of one person per computer to provide hands-on experience.

Classes in computer basics, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, CAD Drawing, Word and Introduction to Windows 10 will be held this fall. Dates, times, locations and prices vary. For a listing: lccc.edu/career-training-and-personal-interest.

Class size is limited. Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

ASO Chorus auditions Sept. 7

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Auditions for the Allentown Symphony Chorus will be held 6 - 9 p.m. September 7 in Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The Allentown Symphony Chorus, now in its fifth season, under the direction of Chorus Director Eduardo Azzati, will perform twice with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestra Diane Wittry, during the 2017-18 season.

The first performances will be in the ASO’s “Opera Arias” concerts, Oct. 7 and 8.

The second performances will be in the ASO’s tribute concerts to composers Bernstein and Gershwin, April 14 and 15.

Teams with Baum

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Through Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) ongoing partnership with The Baum School of Art in center city Allentown, three digital arts classes will be offered at Baum for the fall semester. In addition to offering studio arts classes, this significant expansion of bringing digital media to Baum allows students interested in an arts degree to complete both general education classes (at the college’s Allentown site) and arts classes all in Allentown.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Lehigh Valley Hospital as tops for 22nd year in row

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

For the 22nd consecutive year, Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) ranks as one of the United State’s top hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. LVH occupies the No. 5 place among Pennsylvania’s top hospitals.

The 2017-18 list names LVH among the nation’s Top 3 percent of leading hospitals in gastroenterology and GI surgery. This is the 12th time this specialty has made the Best Hospitals list. LVH is the only hospital in the area to make the U.S. News national rankings in at least one specialty area every year since 1996.