From left, Catasauqua Middle School students and members of the chorus James Guillen, Christian Dietrich, Matthew Merkel, Evelyn Soto, Maylea Cora, Kamara Melendez and Emily Rivera gather in the school lobby prior to a holiday choral concert held last month.
From left, Catasauqua Middle School students Mikaela Alleyne, Sabrina Safadi, Cassandra Kaeppel, Jonathan Millhouse, Kayla Kaeppel and Jhosbel Polanco prepare themselves for last month's middle school holiday band concert.
"A Bronx Tale," 8 p.m. Jan. 18: Chazz Palminteri one-man show. Post-show meet and greet with Chazz Palminteri for State Theatre benefit, State Theatre, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132
Choose Your Own Misadventure, 11 p.m. Jan. 25, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Mandudebro, 10:45 p.m. Jan. 11, with High Dramma, Blast Furnace Room; 11 p.m. Jan. 17, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Nearly 140 children received a warm coat and cold weather accessories from sponsors at St. Luke's University Health Network.
The program, in its 21st year, pairs physicians, administrators and staff with children and families in need to shop together for children's coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
The "Coats for Kids" program benefits clients of the VNA of St. Luke's, St. Luke's Community Health, Salvation Army and Fountain Hill and Donegan elementary schools.
The nine Da Vinci Science Center partner companies, including defending champion PPL Corp., are expected to participate in "Ice Cream Wars 6.0," 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the center.
Those attending may taste the ice cream concoctions, the recipes for which will be activated with liquid nitrogen, and vote for their favorites. The corporate team that collects the most votes wins the annual Ice Cream Wars Championship, including a trophy to keep for one year.
Valley Preferred, a provider-owned organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Laura J. Mertz, CBC, of Emmaus as General Manager.
Mertz is responsible for the management of business activity, development of network relationships, accountable care initiatives and Valley Preferred's internal operations.
Mertz, with more than two decades of health-care experience, most recently was Vice President and General Manager for AllOne Health Management Solutions, Wilkes-Barre.
As the snows of December melted, did you see small runways in your lawn?
The runways were probably made by voles.
Voles are small, chunky, ground-dwelling rodents. Voles have other common names, including meadow mice, ground moles, field mice and meadow moles.
The use of these terms can cause confusion when identifying rodents. It is important that small mammals be identified correctly before starting animal control activities, since materials and methods effective against one species may not be useful on another.
Friends of the Allentown Parks presents the first Allentown Winterfest, noon - 5 p.m. Feb. 8.
Featured are horse and carriage rides along Lake Muhlenberg in Cedar Beach Park and along the Rose Garden, ski and snowboard demonstrations presented by Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center, wine-tasting, competitive snowman-snow sculpture building contests, ice sculpture, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, human dog sled race, bonfire, and food.
The film, "Let the Fire Burn," will be presented by the SouthSide Film Institute as part of the "Ice House Tonight" series, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem.
In "Let the Fire Burn," director Jason Osder documents the May 13, 1985, climax of a longtime political dispute between the City of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group Move.
St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem and St. Luke's Allentown Campus has announced full accreditation status as an Accredited Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The two hospitals were the first to be accredited in the region in 2008.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Luke's engaged in rigorous re-evaluation and refinement of its cardiac care processes in order to integrate best practices and newest paradigms into its cardiac care processes.