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An annual summer community festival was held June 22 at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.
Allentown student graduates with media degree
Benjamin Eisenhard, of Allentown, received a Bachelor of Science degree in media studies from Champlain College.
The Reverend Doctor Leon A. Phillips Jr., 76, of Hampshire House, Allentown, died June 19, 2013. He was the husband of Marion (Overcash) Phillips, to whom he was married for 54 years. Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Leon A. Sr., and Irene (Shuler) Phillips.
He was a member and the appointed pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Allentown.
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The Emmaus High School Class of 2013 holds annual baccalaureate service.
Yvonne G. (Tyson) Strycula, 61, of Macungie, died June 15, 2013, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center after a long illness. She was the wife of Jim Strycula. Born in King of Prussia, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Arlene Tyson.
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Free Church, Allentown. She enjoyed singing as a hobby and sang in many church choirs. She loved Faith church and looked forward to Bible studies with members of Front Line. She was a member of the choir and involved in many Bible studies.
Barry Thomasik, 46, of Emmaus, died June 17, 2013. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Judith A. (Roberts) Thomasik of Allentown and stepfather, Clifford R. Edwards.
He worked in the accounting department for Omnicare and was a bartender at The Colonial House in Catasauqua.
He was a member of the Catholic War Vets in Emmaus.
He is survived by his mother; brother, Stanley II; sister, Debra Kish; nieces, Ashley Reiss and Nicole Kish; nephews, Jeffrey Reiss Jr. and Jayden Reiss.
Arrangments were made by the O'Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown.
A plant dwells among us of such ill repute and so feared by lovers of the outdoors that in eastern Pennsylvania it is commonly referred to as "poison," short for poison ivy.
Actually, it is not an ivy at all, but a member of the cashew family. Its Latin name is "rhus." Outdoor enthusiasts take heart: avoiding or promptly dealing with exposure to the poison or toxin in this plant can eliminate a lot of the discomfort that you fear.
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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Before Midnight," 7:45 p.m. June 26; 4:30 p.m. June 27
"What Maise Knew," 7:30 p.m. June 26; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. June 27
"Young Frankenstein," 10:45 p.m. June 29
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show," 11:30 p.m. June 28, 29
"Pride of the Yankees," 7:15 p.m. June 30
"The Muppets," 8 p.m. June 26, Levitt Pavilion. Free
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Valley Vivaldi continues at 7:30 p.m. June 30, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
The program includes concert-opener, Vivaldi's "Flute Concerto in E Minor," Robin Kani; flute; Giuseppe Tartini's "Trumpet Concerto in D," Lawrence Wright, trumpet; Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, No. 4 (BWV 1049), and works are byLuigi Boccherini and Johann J. Quantz.
A reception with Pennsylvania Sinfonia musicians follows.
More than 400 guests attended Sacred Heart Hospital's Centennial Celebration Gala at Lehigh Country Club in celebration of Sacred Heart Hospital's 100 years of dedicated, compassionate, personalized care to the Lehigh Valley community.
Congressman Charlie Dent (R- 15th) presented John Nespoli, Sacred Heart HealthCare System President-CEO, with a copy of the remarks he made on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, commemorating Sacred Heart Hospital's 100th anniversary.