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‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held by Veterinary Technician students.

Coronavirus closings go viral in the Valley: concert, theater, arts venues close doors; State Theatre postpones shows in April

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Sometimes, the show must not go on.

And indications are the shows may not go on anytime soon.

That’s case with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has gone viral ‘round the world and, of course, in the Lehigh Valley region, where arts, entertainment and cultural venues have shuttered temporarily, and performances and events have been canceled or postponed.

Coronavirus closings: Muhlenberg cancels summer theater season

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Coronoavirus-caused cancellations of arts and entertainment events in the Lehigh Valley, which began ominously on Friday the 13th in March when the Lehigh Valley premiere of “Silence! The Musical” went silent after being postponed at Civic Theatre of Allentown, continues into April and beyond, with concerts at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, theater productions at DeSales University, and the entire 40th season of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 2020 season canceled.

Coronavirus closings viral in Lehigh Valley: Update on Wind Creek, A&E venues, shows

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Sometimes, the show must not go on.

That’s that case with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has gone viral ‘round the world, including in the Lehigh Valley where arts, entertainment and cultural venues have shuttered temporarily, and canceled or postponed performances and events.

St. Luke’s has COVID-19 hotline

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a coronavirus telephone and email hotline to respond to inquiries from patients and the public:

1-866-STLUKES (785-8537), option 7

or

coronavirus@sluhn.org

The 24/7 hotline is led by St. Luke’s nursing staff who can provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The hotline is not a substitute for the advice of a physician or, when necessary, medical attention.

LVHN sets up COVID-19 test centers in region

Saturday, March 14, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has established designated, stand-alone COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Lehigh Valley the region.

For those who think they have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, LVHN officials advise staying at home.

LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. Call the MyLVHN Nurse Information line at 1-888-402-LVHN or complete an LVHN Video Visit by downloading the MyLVHN app.

CATASAUQUA: ‘Crazy for You’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“Crazy for You” tap dances onto the stage, 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Director Brenda McGuire is assisted by music director Rob Arnold and choreographer Kerry McGuire.

Based on the Gershwin songwriting team’s 1930 musical, “Girl Crazy” and other productions (“Treasure Girl,” “A Damsel in Distress,” “Oh, Kay!,” “Shall We Dance,” “Ladies First,” “Primrose”), the music is by George Gershwin, lyrics are by Ira Gershwin and the book is by Ken Ludwig.

The Family Project: Straight-talk children about Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My children 6, 8, 10 and 12, keep asking if we are safe from the Coronavirus. What can I do as a parent to help them feel safe without causing unnecessary panic?

The panel members agreed that one way to assure the children when they are fearful is to give them things to do that help them feel in control, like washing their hands, a recommended measure to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

“It is an opportunity to teach children that there are things they can control, and things they can’t control,” panelist Denise Continenza said.

‘Epiphany’ screening at LCCC canceled

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) film showcase for Women’s History Month, featuring students’ work from the college Video Field Production class followed by the showing of “Epiphany,” a feature-length film by local female filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. March 16, Community Services Center ballroom, LCCC’s Schnecksville campus, has been cancelled.

“Epiphany,” by cowriters and co-directors Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis, is about a young girl and her family that illuminates Greek culture.

There was to be a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

FAFSA sessions

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is holding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sessions at the Schnecksville Main Campus and LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center

Applicants for Fall 2020 enrollment at LCCC are to attend a free work session with LCCC Financial Aid staff members who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.