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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

'Jungle Empires'

The exhibition, "Empires of the Jungle," continues through Sept. 8 at the Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.

The exhibition, which explores Central and South America's prehistoric past, includes a Maya zoomorphic effigy, a Costa Rican Sukia ("healer") figure, obsidian blades and pendants, drinking vessels, and Aztec techniques for making and drilling obsidian pendants.

The artifacts in the exhibit include pieces collected by historians and anthropologists in the 1950s and 1960s.

Information: 610-797-2121


Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Film contest

Entries are being accepted for the third-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

The early submission deadline, without an entry fee, is Aug. 1. Last day to apply is Sept. 13. Fees are waived for high school and college students.

Award winners will be announced Nov. 2 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.

Information: 610-297-7110

LV home sales up 7.3 percent

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Statistics compiled by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) for May indicate closed sales during May 2013 increased 7.3 percent to 570 as compared to 531 in May 2012 in the Lehigh Valley.

Pending home sales in the Lehigh Valley increased 39.9 percent in May from May 2012.

Pending sales reflect a count of the properties on which offers have been accepted, but the transaction has not yet been closed.

New listings in the Lehigh Valley increased 14.5 percent to 1,200.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Show auditions

Crowded Kitchen Players holds auditions for "A Flea In Her Ear," the Georges Feydeau farce, 8 p.m. July 8, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St. Quakertown, and 8 p.m. July 10, Crowded Kitchen, 1680 Minesite Road, Allentown.

The show runs Sept. 27 - Oct 13 at McCoole's.

"A Flea In Her Ear" follows numerous and frantic husbands, wives and wannabe paramours as they stalk one another in a Parisian mansion and through the halls and bedchambers of a notorious hotel.

Alburtis celebrates Bob Mader Day

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Sitting on a high stool is Shirley Mader, surrounded by a few Alburtis volunteer firefighters, fire police, Borough Council persons, friends and family to celebrate the first annual Bob Mader Day at Alburtis Fire Company social quarters on South Main Street in Alburtis. "We didn't plan anything this year, but will next year," Councilperson Sherryann Oels said. "I made brownies because Bob liked his sweets," Oels said. Mader was the former mayor of Alburtis who died Oct. 22, 2012.

Wishing everyone a great summer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in School


Western Salisbury Elementary School holds a closing ceremony around the flag, held by teacher Kristy Wied, on the last day of school. Principal Grace Hartman recapped the accomplishments during the school year and wished everyone a great summer. Students also sang the "Leadership In Me" song in reference to the seven habits learned all year. The students also sang the newly written WSE school song written by the fifth grade gifted class assisted by Stan Griffis.