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Spotlight On: Tegan and Sara making their voices heard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Tegan and Sara are bringing their headlining tour to Bethlehem, inviting fans for some "Let's Make Things Physical" fun.

Canadian twin sisters, LGBT activists, singer-songwriters and indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin perform at 7:45 p.m. June 23, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Drive, Bethlehem.

Tegan and Sara's seventh studio album and latest release "Heartthrob" (2013) was listed on the Billboard charts, with the single "Closer."

Salisbury graduates nominated for multiple Emmy Awards

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter Emmy nominations have been announced and Salisbury alumni Rocky and Julia Urich, of Emmaus, have made the list.

Rocky, a 1999 graduate of Salisbury High School, and Julia (formerly Lischner), a 2002 graduate of Salisbury High School, are the masterminds behind the video production company FireRock Productions.

Rocky has been with the business for 10 years, and four years ago, Julia joined. Now, the couple has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of Human Interest Program Feature/Segment for FireRock Production's "Laughing At My Nightmare."

Andrew McMahon's solo 'Underground'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Andrew McMahon has shaped a pop-rock music career with the bands Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin as vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter.

He's begun a solo career, with the EP, "A Pop Underground," released April 30, and new songs "Synesthesia," "Catching Cold," "Learn to Dance" and "After the Fire."

McMahon performs 8 p.m. July 23, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem.

"The Jack's [Mannequin] thing kind of started as a solo project," says McMahon in a recent phone interview.

Annual Dazy Days at DevonHouse Senior Living

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Residents, families and friends gather for food and fun

A little rain didn't hold up the Dazy Days party at DevonHouse Senior Living, 1930 Bevin Dr., Salisbury Township, as the sounds of the polka tune, "She's Too Fat for Me," filled DevonHouse with a lively spirit to get the annual party started.

Residents danced, clapped and sang along to the songs that take them back to their roots. The polka music was performed by the band The Ultimate Sound, of Nazareth.

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE Abigail Disney presents 'Why Women Matter'

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Cedar Crest College welcomed Abigail Disney March 14 as part of The William D. Reimert lecture series.

Disney, who is the daughter of Roy E. Disney, and niece of Walt Disney, is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur.

She spoke passionately in front of a full room of Cedar Crest College students, faculty, staff and members of the community about her journey of devotion to women throughout the world.

Her lecture entitled, "Why Women Matter" shared the inspiration for the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Columns

HST bonnet parade is March 27

Today is the first day of spring! The best time of the year; the grass is green, flowers are blooming, birds are active and singing their songs. Days will get longer and warmer and being outside is enjoyable.

It is a great time of year to see the trees start to bud, people come out from inside their homes to go running, take a walk, ride a bike and play in the parks. Don't forget Rita's offers free Italian Ice today for the first day of spring.

Textbook cases

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

LearnSmart, Tegrity Campus provide collegiate edge

Spring break is over for most. College students are back in class. The spring semester is full-speed ahead for those working on their higher education degrees.

A new year and new semester often leads students to create higher expectations and goals for themselves, but student slacking is prone to happen as the semester continues.

McGraw-Hill Education has created study tips and tools for college-level students intended to improve their grades, results and learning habits.

student of the week

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in School

Jessicca Rosario

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is history because it is one continuous story told by countless authors.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. 2012 Colonial League Honorable Mention as a forward for field hockey, the Jennifer Joy Dillman Memorial Scholarship and Emerging Health Professionals' Student of the Month.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?