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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Elwood J. Arey

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Elwood J. Arey, 91, of Coplay, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Suzanne F. (Smith) Arey.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.

He was a World War II veteran and was with the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel Company where for many years he was a machinist and had other jobs.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Northampton.


Monday, September 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 18

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The club will also meet 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

SEPT. 19

• Movie: “Captain Underpants,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• George Taylor House Committee meeting, 7 p.m., at the pavilion, Poplar and Lehigh streets

SEPT. 20

LVHN consolidates cancer care at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.

LV LaunchBox deadline Oct. 18

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.

Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.

The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.

Phoebe Ministries appoints three

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.

Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.

A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Gryphon Trio at Foy

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The Gryphon Trio opens the 2017-18 season of The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The Canadian piano trio, Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, tours internationally, has produced numerous recordings, and is active in teaching.

The program is: Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29; Dinuk Wijerante: “Love Triangle,” and Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Living comedy legend:John Cleese is heading in your general direction for an evening of conversation and audience Q&A (Absurd and-or ridiculous questions only, please.), 7 p.m. Sept. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Cleese will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before Cleese silly walks on stage, the audience will view “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” on the big screen.

High school: Details available for students’ 2019 trip to Europe

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Are you interested in learning about the culture and language of foreign countries? Do you have an interest in history? Do you like food? If so, there are still open enrollment opportunities available with a $200 discount for the 2019 trip to Germany, France and Spain.

If you are interested in the trip or would like additional information, talk to Ms. Estrada or Mrs. Sziy.

Any senior who will be driving back and forth from school is reminded to stop by the high school’s main office to pick up a parking permit.