Salisbury Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

HOMETOWN NEWS

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown native assumes command

U.S. NAVY

Cmdr. Scott A. Wastak, formerly of Allentown, assumed command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero (VAW-120) relieving Cmdr. Michael D. France as commanding officer in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Chambers Field recently.

France, a Navy pilot from Memphis, Tenn., has commanded the Greyhawks since April 2017. His next assignment is Deputy Commander, Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Wing.

COLLEGE CORNER

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in

Students earn degrees

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Area students are among those who received degrees in recent commencement ceremonies including Alyssa Rose Coronati, of Allentown, who earned a degree in health sciences; Cecilia Lucy Rogers, of Emmaus, who earned a degree in biology and graduated magna cum laude, honors scholar, Distinction in Biology; Kevin Joseph Kender, of Macungie, who earned a degree in finance.

LCCC honors veterans

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) honors veterans with several events during Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 5-10, Main Campus Schnecksville.

The college will create a “Faces of Honor” tribute displayed in the Student Union.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held, 11 a.m. Nov. 8, at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

The week concludes with the second annual LCCC Military Bingo Gift Card event, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center. Proceeds benefit the Lehigh Valley Health Network Veteran Health Program.

Author to speak about

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Heritage museum:

New York Times best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis will recount the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in a lecture and signing of his book, “More Deadly than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War,” 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This year is the hundredth anniversary of the Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern history,” said Joseph Garrera, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Executive Director.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

New chamber music series: Decoda, a New York City-based chamber ensemble launches a new classical music series at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, with a concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 4. “Our appointment of Decoda as the first-ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall recognizes the quality of its work,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. Now in its fifth season, Decoda,has performed in South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, and across the United States.

Registration

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Students interested in taking classes in the spring 2019 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can register for courses beginning in November. Classes start Jan. 18.

Veterans and members of the military receive preferential registration, which begins Nov. 2. Online registration begins Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 17, 2019. In-person registration begins Nov. 12. New students can apply for admission online at: lccc.edu. Registration for the accelerated winter online session, which runs Dec. 16 through Jan. 16, 2019, is available now.

Miller:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Janet M. (Zimmerman) and Ralph T. Miller Jr. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.

Janet is the daughter of the late Marie and George W. Zimmerman.

Ralph is the son of the late Mildred and Ralph T. Miller.

The couple was married Aug. 23, 1958, in the home of the Rev. Peters in Allentown.

In honor of their anniversary, a Hawaiian-themed social was held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.