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LV Press Student Poetry Project deadline March 17

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The deadline for submissions for the 12th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project is March 17.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 26 and 27 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Movie Review: ‘The Salesman’

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“The Salesman,” the 2017 Foreign Language Film Oscar recipient, is a must-see.

The gripping, powerful drama gives you a view of life in Tehran, Iran. Guess what? Despite the foreign language, and once you get accustomed to the English subtitles, “The Salesman” seems not too unlike a domestic drama and suspense thriller that might take place in the United States.

Allentown Symphony presents world premiere

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Celebrating the “Symphonic Organ Festival” at the conclusion of the March 11 Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Classical Series” concert program at Miller Symphony Hall are, from left, Sheila Evans, Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director; Eric Ewazen, composer, “Concertino for Organ and Orchestra”; Diane Wittry, Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor; Hector Olivera, organist for the program, and Barry Holben, Vice President, Sales, Allen Organ Company, which commissioned the Allentown concerts’ world premiere of the Ewazen “Concertino” and provided the 58-stop, three-

Northampton: Grace UCC to hold crabcake dinners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 17, 24 and 31. Chicken finger dinners also are available.

There is a cost.

Take-outs can be purchased.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed March 17 as Community Champions Day in the borough, recognizing the national Meals on Wheels initiative where public officials participate in delivering meals to seniors.

Reenock will participate in the event, called March for Meals.

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police conducted a protection-from-abuse service in the 100 block of North Ruch Street.

Members of the department assisted a citizen in the 100 block of Chestnut Street.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers after reports of hit-and-run accidents in the 700 block of Locust Street.

In the unit block of North Ninth Street, officers assisted a citizen.

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Chestnut Street. A warning was issued.

Catasauqua Middle School Honor roll

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in School

The following Catasauqua Middle School students earned honor roll status during the second marking period of the 2016-17 academic year.

Principal’s award

Grade 8:Gabriella Demaria, Cassidy Fischl, Alexis Rushatz, Sabrina Safadi, Andrew Schwartz

Grade 7:Trisha Bloszinsky, Valerie Davidheiser, Sydney Gebhardt, Julianna Grate, Madison Harth, Taylor Hicks, Hannah Kurczeski, Kylee Leibenguth, Maya Moussa, Chloe Moyer, Stewart Oakley, Bronwyn Pacchioli, Katherine Parks, Ashley Ritter, Kalman Sasdi, Jacob Scheirer, Lawson Szerencits, Haylie Toth, Haleigh Toto, Denise Villalta

Ruth A. Oswald

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

103 years old

Ruth A. Oswald, 103, of Allentown, died March 5, 2017. She was the wife of the late John “Randy” Randolph Oswald.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mabel (Ortt) Steiger.

She worked for the former Hess’s Department Store, Allentown.

She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua for many years.

She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital, formerly Allentown General Hospital.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Larson and her husband Roger; a son, David Oswald and his wife Nora; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Dolores J. Case

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Thrift Shop volunteer

Dolores J. (Shimkanin) Case, 83, of North Catasauqua, died March 8, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Theodore R. Case Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John Sr. and Thelma (Moore) Shimkanin.

She worked for more than 45 years in the human resources management team at Lucent Technologies, formerly the Western Electric Corporation, Allentown.

She was a longtime member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua and volunteered at the church food bank for many years.