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Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will offer stroke-risk screenings, 9 a.m. - noon May 8, Health & Technology Center, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public.

Screening stations will be assess fall risk, glucose and cholesterol, blood pressure, height and weight values, provide health and wellness education, and offer personalized stroke risk assessments.

An appointment is required. Call Good Shepherd at 610-776-3393 to schedule.

Two Realtors join Berkshire Hathaway

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Barb Hodick, sales leader of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Macungie Office, has welcomed Ryan S. Miller as a sales associate.

He was previously with Coldwell Banker.

Miller resides in Catasauqua and serves the Lehigh Valley.

Chris Rader, manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors Allentown Office, welcomes Christine Borka as a sales associate on the Kay Nederostek Team.

Borka resides in Allentown and serves the Lehigh Valley.

ESL classes

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers courses to help students improve their English-speaking skills, 9 a.m. - noon or 6 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Donley Center, 718 Hamilton St., Allentown.

ESL 1 course teaches beginner and low intermediate students is May 2 - June 15.

A second level course, ESL 2 for high-intermediate to advanced ESL students is May 1 - June 14.

An ESL 3 level course for advanced individuals who have successfully completed ESL 2 or who are referred by credit ESL is May 2 - June 15.


Middle School: Our Saturdays

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Saturday morning wasn’t the same without you,

I still woke up early and watched our cartoons,

but you weren’t there to make us breakfast.

A year passed and I didn’t hear from you, I only saw

you one week in the summer, after that you never


Another year, then another and finally your graduation,

You were home

Although, it’s like you were a new person, a stranger

In my brother’s shoes, I feel like I lost you

Now not a word is spoken on Saturday mornings, but we

High School: Vultures

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Beware of the vulture,

My parents would say,

The black bird brings death,

You’d best stay away

But how did the vultures,

Receive their ill fame?

They refuse to kill,

Or prey on live game.

We all hate the vultures,

Because they look vile,

With frightful feathers,

And devious smiles,

But why hate something,

For how it appears?

If people were vultures,

Would you point and sneer?

So don’t scorn the vultures,

Because there are times,

We all feel like them,

Desperate to hide.

Middle School: Siri

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus


is really just every iPhone holder’s personal slave.

Siri do this

Siri do that

Hey, Siri!

What would we do without Siri?

We would have to go through our own contacts list

or worse,

dial a phone number.

We would have to type our own messages

and search on Safari ourselves.

What would we do without Siri?

Would we not be able to survive?

That’s not true.

What did people do before Siri?

They called their friends and family

by dialing

a phone

on the wall.

Elementary School: Beach

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Walking on the hot sand

Tingling my feet

Trot towards the ocean

Waves waiting

I can’t wait to splash

Play in the water

While seashells massage my feet

I step in wet sand

Below the ocean waves

Soft, brown sand

Holding up the shells

Bend down

Pick one up

Splash, splash

Run back

Oh, how I love the beach!

Rachel Moss

Age 10, Grade 5

Siegfried Elementary School

Northampton Area School District

Elementary School: My family

Friday, April 28, 2017 by The Press in Focus

My family is awesome

And I want a possum.

I do have four sisters

with high heels and blisters.

I also have two brothers

and of course they

don’t act like fathers

I am the 7th kid,

and being the littlest

is the best that I did

I also have a dad

that’s always glad

I do have a mom that’s

always calm

Xeni Vasilopoulos

Age 8, Grade 3

Parkway Manor Elementary School

Parkland School District