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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

America's hungry need your help

I am not a moviegoer, however, this weekend while surfing the Web, I came across a documentary "A Place at the Table."

The documentary, which features actor Jeff Bridges, examines the issue of hunger in America through the eyes of three families in Philadelphia, Colorado and Mississippi.

My mother, Dorothy, 84, offered her comments after watching the movie.

"It's [hunger] bad here at home," she said. "You do not have to worry about going to another country to see it."

She is right.

Carl David Dries

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Carl David Dries, 70, of Macungie, died February 27, 2013, at home with his family. He was the husband of Lois G. (Wetzel) Dries, to whom he was married for 48 years. Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of Grace (Geist) Dries, of Emmaus, and the late Junior Dries.

Before retiring in 2013, he worked at Allen Organ Co., Macungie for 50 years in various departments and lastly as an assistant foreman.

For close to 15 years, he worked craft shows under the name Iron Mountain Toys, showing his creations of wooden cars, toys and banks.

AARP 5415

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Group to meet on March 7

Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will host Sara Ullmer from the Crime Victims Council, who will speak on "Elder Abuse" noon March 7 at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The business meeting will follow.

Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

Guests are always welcome.

For more information, call 610-437-4265.

COLLEGE CORNER

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Elizabethtown College

Christina Gilley, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College. Gilley is a sophomore majoring in health and occupation.

Jordan Laliberte, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College. Laliberte is a senior majoring in social studies education.

Brianna Maurer, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Elizabethtown College. Maurer is a junior majoring in political science.