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'Running a tight ship'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Local News

"It was seamless," the boss told Miller-Keystone Blood Center Director of Development Sandra Thomas. A board member also complimented Thomas' work. "Job well done!"

Thomas said the compliments were similar to the praise she has been hearing about the recent fundraising gala held at SteelStacks.

"It makes me feel that all the work was worthwhile."

More than 450 people attended "Cruise Aboard the Lifeline," a Roaring 20s -themed event which, besides raising money for Miller-Keystone, gave everyone a chance to dress up in their best 1920s look.

Civic lauded for ADA efforts

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Business Showcase

It will soon be a little easier to go the movies at Civic's 19th Street Theatre and its affiliated movie theater across the street, Theatre 514. If you are in a wheelchair, then bathroom, seating and access points are going to be adapted for you.

You will also have a specially designed spot in the theaters' areas to accommodate a wheelchair and easy access for a companion.

Heiserman is recognized for caring by the Travelers Protective Association

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in School

Heiserman's initiatve in helping others led to the Best Buddies Program

Students from schools around the Lehigh Valley received recognition for acts of kindness done when they had no expectation of getting a reward or even a "thank you."

One such act by Salisbury High School's Samantha Heiserman was shared by Salisbury's Mike Anderson who spoke to the roomful of students, parents and school representatives following the meal.

Anderson described how Heiserman had welcomed a group of Intermediate Unit students with "multiple challenges and disabilities" by taking the group to the "Welcome Back Pep Rally" held by the high school.

High School Musicals: Lincoln Leadership

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

'In the Heights'

Salsa music and hot summer nights in New York City's Dominican barrio sets the stage for cross-cultural love and family opposition in "In the Heights," 7 p.m. April 25, auditorium, Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School, 1401 E. Cedar St., Allentown.

When the family hope, good girl Nina Rosario (Angela Moreno), drops out of college, the family doesn't take it well. Then when they find she is in love with Benny (Elijah Garcia), an English-speaking non-Hispanic boy, her father is furious.

Allentown native receives France honor

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown native, Col. A. Albert Restum, U.S. Air Force, retired, has received the Legion of Honor.

Axel Cruau, Consul General of France, presented the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur to Restum Jan. 30 at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, Los Angeles.

The National Order of the Legion of Honor, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is France's highest honor recognizing those who have distinguished themselves in the service of France.

The Vietnam effect

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum exhibit goes to war

It's called "The Vietnam War: A Conflict in Time" for a good reason.

The large room at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum filled up with visitors, many of them veterans of the Vietnam War, there for a more clear understanding of why the Vietnam War happened and its profound effect on the men and women who served in it and survived.

On the walls and in display cases lining the walls, photographs of men in combat and rare documents relating to the Vietnam War invite closer inspection of the exhibit, which continues through Sept. 28 at the museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

High School Musicals: Parkland

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

'The Wizard of Oz'

Intrepid Dorothy leads her friends to a magic kingdom where very little is as it seems. Her red shoes hit the yellow bricks in "The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m. April 9 -12 and 3 p.m. April 13, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 North Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

When Dorothy Gale (Victoria Bartkavage) dusts herself off after a Kansas tornado drops her in a strange land, her new friends accompany her on a fabulous quest.

Scarecrow (Megan Schmidt), Tin Man (Michael Falco) and Cowardly Lion (Evan Hall) help Dorothy and on the journey confront their own demons.

Theater Review: Thinking outside 'La Cage' at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

When the straight world meets the French Riviera world of transvestites and "plain" homosexuals, things get, well, hilariously screwed up. It's so bad that a boy can't even bring his girlfriend home to meet the folks without things getting into an uproar.

"Girdles and jocks" have center stage in "La Cage Aux Folles," through April 13, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

Brenda McGuire directs this musical depiction of the lives of a mostly all-male revue in a Saint-Tropez nightclub. Nancy Broadbent is music director.