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New store opens in Fogelsville for bird enthusiasts

Thursday, April 14, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Valley bird enthusiasts have a new store for all their bird supplies– the Wild Bird Center, 7800 Glenlivet Drive West, Fogelsville.

Lisa Parker, owner of the Wild Bird Center told The Press the store originally opened on Oct. 27, 2015.

Parker said she became a bird enthusiast from working in her backyard and having her father, Ron Defulvio, of Kutztown, give her a gourd years ago to hang in a tree.

“He would hollow them out for me and I would hang them in the trees and the birds would nest in them,” she said. “Then I would watch how nature worked.”

Stagemakers to perform ‘Mary Poppins’ at JCC

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stagemakers Youth Theater students will perform “Mary Poppins” Feb. 11, 13 and 14 at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown.

“Mary Poppins” set in London, England, tells the story of a magical English nanny who is blown by an East wind to 17 Cherry Tree Lane and into the lives of George and Winifred Banks and their children.

This two-act musical is based on a series of children’s books written by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film.

There are two different casts: the Jubilee Cast and the Piccadilly Cast.

St. Luke's unveils new mammography unit and SensorySuite

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

St. Luke's University Health Network recently unveiled its new 3D mammography system and SensorySuite at its St. Luke's West End Medical Center in South Whitehall Township.

Dr. Joseph Russo, chief of Woman's Imaging at St. Luke's University Health Network, said this new 3D mammography unit is the newest weapon in the health network's arsenal against fighting breast cancer.

"It's a new screening tool used especially for women with dense breasts," Russo said. "The population we need to do a better job at are our dense breast patients and 3D addresses that."

Schmoyer awarded medal for patriotism

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Carl F. Schmoyer III of Breinigsville was recently honored at the 118th annual conference of the Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Fogelsville.

Schmoyer, who almost 12 years ago with his family initiated a massive Fourth of July fireworks display in Breinigsville Park, for Lehigh Valley residents, was presented the Ellen Hardin Walworth Founders Medal for Patriotism by Pennsylvania State Regent Roberta "Bobbi" McMullen.

Zion's UCC salutes Honorary First Defenders

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Allentown chapter of the Honorary First Defenders was recently honored during a commemorative service at Zion's "Liberty Bell" United Church of Christ, Allentown.

The service, featuring choral music from the popular musical "Shenandoah," and the Civil War reenactors' color guard from the 96th Pennsylvania Regiment, was based on the soldiers' prayer books from the Civil War.

Terry Lee, photographer for the Honorary First Defenders spoke with The Press at the service.

Group to place wreaths on veterans' graves

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Kris Smith and members of the Employee Value Team of CryoMachinery from Air Products and Chemicals Inc., are having a Wreaths Across America ceremony noon Dec. 13 at Grandview Cemetery, 2735 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.

Immediately following the short remembrance ceremony, a laying of wreaths will take place.

Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath in Harrington, Maine.

The mission of the nonprofit charity is to "Remember, Honor and Teach."

Theater students follow the 'Yellow Brick Road'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Theater students from the Allentown Jewish Community Center recently performed the musical "The Wizard of Oz."

This two-act musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, who is separated from her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry Gale during a tornado.

As she tries to find her way back home through Munchkinland, a cornfield, apple orchard and forest, she meets a scarecrow without a brain, tin man without a heart and a cowardly lion.

This musical was based on the original motion picture "The Wizard of Oz," from the book by L. Frank Baum.

Group to place wreaths on veterans' graves

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in News Briefs

Kris Smith and members of the Employee Value Team of CryoMachinery from Air Products and Chemicals Inc., are having a Wreaths Across America ceremony noon Dec. 13 at Grandview Cemetery, 2735 Walbert Ave., Allentown.

Immediately following the short remembrance ceremony, a laying of wreaths will take place.

Wreaths Across America was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath in Harrington, Maine.

The mission of the nonprofit charity is to "Remember, Honor and Teach."

Cedar Crest College returns to 'Age of Aquarius'

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

'Hair' to be performed Aug. 8 to 17

TKO Productions and Town Square Players are presenting their version of the musical "Hair" at Cedar Crest College.

This two-act musical, set in New York in the 1960s portrays the story about a "Tribe" a group of political active long haired hippies living a bohemian life and fighting against conscription during the Vietnam War.

The musical is based on the Broadway musical of the same name written by James Rado and Germone Ragni with music by Gait MacDermont.

Tyler Fernandez plays George Berger and Justin Brinker portrays Claude in the show.

Jimmy Stewart question socks it to 'Millionaire' contestant

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Bethlehem resident Andy Smith wins $20,500 on game show

Muhlenberg College graduate Andy Smith was recently a contestant on the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Smith, a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, spoke about his experience on the show which aired on March 10.

"I decided to audition after my high school friend, Vance Farrell, of Allentown called me the day before the auditions at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem and said, 'You are smart. You should try out.'" Smith explained. "So, I showed up at the auditions Oct. 8, 2013, and took a timed test filling out my answers on a Scantron sheet."