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Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Chris and Steph Maurer, of Emmaus, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin, to Mike Bailey, son of Tom and Wendy Bailey, of Macungie.

The couple are 2011 graduates of Emmaus High School.

Erin is a 2015 honors graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise and movement science. She is an exercise specialist at St. Luke’s Sports and Rehabilitation, Jim Thorpe.

Mike is a 2015 graduate of the Smeal College of Business at The...

‘Open house’

Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) holds an “Open House” for prospective students and their families, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic counselors and academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

Information and to register, LCCC web site,; LCCC Admissions Office, 610-799-1575.

‘Open House’ for

Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) holds an “Open House,” 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 7, for its new state-of-the-art manufacturing center, Room 107, Technology Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

The event is open free of charge to the public, students and area employers.

The manufacturing center is part of the Pennsylvania Advanced Training and Hiring grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The training lab enables...

Healthy Geezer: health frauds

Friday, October 7, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. I was told that a copper bracelet can help relieve arthritis pain? True?

I’ve also heard that you can get relief by rubbing WD-40 on painful joints. I’m not being facetious. There are people who believe the multi-purpose liquid is an arthritis fixer.

There is no scientific evidence that copper bracelets do anything more than make a fashion statement. However, there is no proof that the bracelets don’t provide relief to arthritis sufferers.

Copper bracelets for...


Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Anna Mae (Mackes) and Carroll Williams of Willow Green, Allen Township, observed their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 1.

They were married in 1951 by the late Rev. Raymond Heckman at St. James Lutheran Church, 11th and Tilghman streets, Allentown.

In preparation for their honeymoon in 1951, they started to save half-dollars one year before their marriage and accumulated $150. Their honeymoon was a car trip to Florida before interstate highways.

During the week, they...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Honey mustard chicken, roasted redskin wedges, broccoli, muffin.

Thursday, Oct. 6: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, zucchini, banana.

Friday, Oct. 7: Stuffed tortellini and meatballs, roasted asparagus, warm peach crisp.

Monday, Oct. 10: Stuffed green pepper, meatballs, brown rice, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Turkey sausage, green beans, German potato salad, Jell-o.


Pottsville hospitals in LV Health Network

Friday, October 7, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Schuylkill Health System have merged effective Sept. 16. Schuylkill Health System becomes part of Lehigh Valley Health Network. The two Pottsville hospitals are now be called Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill S. Jackson Street.

William Reppy is new president of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill. Reppy is vice president of operations and chief safety officer at Lehigh Valley Hospital...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Lemon parmesan chicken, mashed potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, angel food cake with fresh strawberry topping.

Thursday, Sept. 29: Apple juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, ambrosia.

Friday, Sept. 30: Orange juice, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Persons with disabilities

Friday, September 30, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Diversity Committee will discuss employment for persons with disabilities, 10 a.m. Oct. 6, Rooms 107-108, Alumni Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

Panelists include Amy Beck, Executive Director Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living; Dolly Singley, Support Specialist, Cedar Crest College; Susan Storm, District Administrator, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Allentown, and Richard Walters, Eastern Regional Manager, Bureau of...

Healthy Geezer: Gynecomastia

Friday, September 30, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. My breasts have become large and I’m embarrassed. What can I do?

This question came from a man in his 60s. Breast enlargement in males is common. So is the embarrassment. About 30 percent of older men have this condition, which can be caused by hormonal changes or simple weight gain. It can occur in one or both breasts.

When the usual balance of the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone in a man shifts, he can get “gynecomastia,” which is derived from two...