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Two from Han-Le-Co certified

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Two newly certified firefighters were added to the roster of Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Company at a recent graduation ceremony. The were members of the 2014 class of Lehigh County candidates who participated in a rigorous Bucks County Fire Academy training course.

Forty-seven volunteers from 19 area fire companies completed the rigorous training.

William Hummel and Amanda Lutz are now on the roster as certified firefighters at the Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire Company in Hanover Township.

John Kulik is joined by 1,000 friends to celebrate 150-year anniversary

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

As owner for more than 30 years of the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes of Emmaus and Allentown, John Kulik has made a lot of friends and acquaintances.

On a sunny Saturday afternoon recently, nearly 1,000 of those friends and acquaintances flocked to Emmaus Community Park for an afternoon of free food, musical entertainment and socializing around the park band shell. The reason – Kulik sponsored a community appreciation day to mark the 150 years the roots of his business reach back into area history.

His two facilities serve more than 400 families each year.

NYC girls vists Catty family

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Fresh Air Fund sends 25 to Lehigh Valley

Catasauqua residents Bill and Dee Knerr welcomed a girl from New York City to spend some time living in a small town this summer. They were participating in the Fresh Air Fund program for the first time this year.

Carol Lopez was one of 25 youths from Big Apple boroughs who arrived at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church earlier this month. They were to spend a week or two with Lehigh Valley host families courtesy of Fresh Air Fund Lehigh Valley.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event encourages unsung heroes

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in School

Over 100 adults and children gathered at The Swain School Jan. 20, for the school's annual remembrance and tribute program for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader who was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., April, 1968.

Todd Stansbery, head of The Swain School, set the tone for the day by reading an essay written by a seventh-grade Swain student as an extension to King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Aug. 28, 1963.

Where the action is

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Focus

Lehigh County Senior Center now Lehigh Valley Active Life

The Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, has been renamed Lehigh Valley Active Life to better reflect its programs, classes and activities for the region's older and active adults.

The re-designation of the facility coincides with the organization's launch of a revamped website and redesigned logo. The rebranding was the result of consulting with The Anderson Group, Sinking Spring, Berks County.

Remembering 9/11

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Therapy dog helps families in New York

Although the horror of the 2001 terror attack on America is never really far from her thoughts, the Sept. 11 anniversary every year reminds Salisbury Township resident Mary Minnich of the bond she shares with her German shepherd, Bryar

The pair traveled to New York City in the days and weeks following 9/11 to try and bring solace to the families of those who lost loved ones during the attack on the World Trade Center towers.

LVHN expands relationship with Moffitt Cancer Center

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Representatives of Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center recently announced an expansion of a partnership formed in 2011.

Alan List, M.D., Moffitt's president and CEO, and Suresh Nair, LVHN's senior medical director of academic oncology programs, said LVHN's participation in the Moffitt Oncology Network, which is designed to help Moffitt develop a premier cancer care delivery system, focused solely on providing patients, including those in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area, the best personalized cancer care.

Local actors still friends after 50 years

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

They call themselves "The Royal Order of the Flying Bullmooses" – an improbable name until you understand the genesis of the group. They met during an Allentown Municipal Opera Company production of "Li'l Abner" in 1963, and have remained friends and still party together after 50 years.

The stage production of "Li'l Abner" was based on a popular daily comic strip of the same name during the era of the 1950s and 1960s. The comic strip, produced by cartoonist Al Capp, and the stage production, featured Lil'l Abner, Daisy Mae, Mammy Yocum and the group's namesake, General Bullmoose.

NASA scientist tells of work behind Mars rover

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of the "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is exceeding all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet.