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Benes-Kostantewicz:

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Laura Ann (Shively) Kostantewicz and Glen John Benes were married June 21 at Sandals Resort, St. George, Grenada, the Caribbean.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Stanford Simon of the Parish of St. George.

The bride is the daughter of John Shively and Johanna Shively, both of Bloomsburg.

She wore a simple, full-length, Grecian-style gown and carried magenta dendrobium orchids.

The groom is the son of Dorothy Benes of Bethlehem and the late John Benes.

The bride graduated from Bloomsburg High School and attended Bloomsburg University.

Healthy Geezer: Fast heart rhythms

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My father was diagnosed with SVT? Is that bad?

SVT stands for supraventricular tachycardia, an abnormally-fast heart rhythm. It is not usually dangerous. SVT is one of many types of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat.

Most arrhythmias are harmless. Even serious arrhythmias can be treated successfully. Most people with arrhythmias are able to live healthy lives.

Concerts at Parkland suspended by ACCA

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Focus

The Allentown Community Concert Association ACCA has apparently suspended its 2017-18 season.

Concerts were presented in the auditorium of Parkland High School, South Whitehall Township.

The Press left a telephone message for ACCA Executive Director Georgia Chomicky, of South Whitehall Township, but the call was not returned as of deadline.

Nicole Mehta McGalla, director of Community Relations and Development, Parkland School District, stated in a July 14 email to The Press of ACCA, “So far, they have not scheduled anything.”

Article By: The Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There will be a private service for the family of Bud Cole during the week of July 23 and a public Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. July 31, Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, Pa. 18071.

Bud Cole received a first-place 2017 Keystone state professional journalism award for his “Bud’s View” columns for the Press newspapers. He previously received two second-place Keystone awards for “Bud’s View.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, July 27: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake w/ strawberries.

Friday, July 28: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, July 31: Three cheese ziti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, August 1: Fish, brown rice, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, August 2: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Tango and blues to meld at Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall presents a blend of passionate Argentine tango and folk music, featuring María Volonté and Kevin Carrel Footer of Blue Tango Project, and Mavi Díaz and Las Folkies, 7:30 p.m. July 28, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

It promises to be a night of powerful and diverse music.

María Volonté, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Blue Tango Project explore the musical crossroads where tango and the blues meet.

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Tango up in Blue:“A Night of Argentine Tango & Folk Music with María Volonté & Friends” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Blue Tango Project is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, above left, and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, above right. Also performing: Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, with Mavi Diaz, vocals, guitar; Silvana Albano, piano, keyboards; Martina Ulrich, percussion, and Pampi Torre, guitar. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-concert tango lesson.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, whet bread w/ margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, July 27: Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole; Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, July 28: Apple juice, roast turkey-bacon and Swiss w/ lettuce and tomato on roll w/ ranch dressing; cucumber-onion salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, July 31: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, red potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh variety melon.

Up close & personal: State Theatre’s Shelley Brown promises fans more ‘Wow’ for venue’s 2017-18 season

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wow Factor” is in effect for the 2017-18 season of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The 2016-17 season at the historic State Theatre was billed as “90 years of Wow.”

State Theatre President and CEO Shelley Brown says when she was planning the 2017-18 season she made sure that the 91st year would continue to “Wow.”

“It really inspired me that it was really important to me that we’re ready for 90 more,” says Brown. “That’s why the tag line, “Nobody does it better.’