I am fortunate.
My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.
I still call him “Daddy.”
I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden and bathe and groom our dog.
We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher” and “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.
Area students are among those who received degrees in recent commencement ceremonies including: Kevin Fine, Erin Korp, Jeffrey Miller, Anne Odell, all of Allentown; Victoria Dikeman, Nathan Luftman, both of Emmaus and Neil Ren, of Macungie.
The Celtic Cultural Alliance recently announced more than $9,000 in Celtic dance and music scholarships will be awarded during the 30th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in downtown historic Bethlehem in September.
The categories are eight to 12 and 13 to 18 years of age for both the dance and music categories. The application deadline is July 15.
Festival hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22; 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 23; and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24.
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Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester including: Andrew Boehme, Nicholas Kochanek, Sarah Meinhart, all of Allentown; Victoria Laczo, of Macungie.
Students from honor societies, Kappa Beta Delta and Lambda Epsilon Chi recently were inducted in a ceremony at the main campus in Schnecksville.
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester including:
Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester including: Omar Ahmed, Victoria Connolly, Meagan Eripret, Matthew Fainor, Henry Fisher, Rachel Gevirtz, Matthew Hamati, Anas Kamal, Lisa Ma, Wilberto Sicard, Yuxin Wu, all of Allentown; Alan Bebout, Sabrina Kennedy, Danika Marzillier, Roland Nowak, Samantha Roth, all of Emmaus; Patrick Champagne and Rohail Khan, both of Macungie.
Margaret A. Giacalone, of Allentown, is among students named to the dean’s high honors list for the spring 2017 semester.