The Christian theater group Players of the Stage has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.
This four-act comedy, based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.
She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.
For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.
An Allentown man charged with robbing banks in Whitehall, Allentown, Emmaus and Upper Macungie Township allegedly had an accomplice in two of the four robberies.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Anthony Eugene Tillman, 46, no street address given, was taken into custody Dec. 16 by Allentown police and charged with four counts of robbery, a felony of the first degree.
Members of the Christian theater group Players of the Stage have been rehearsing since August to present their version of “Peter Pan.” The story of the forever-young boy will be performed this weekend at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.
The play tells the story of Peter Pan, a free spirit who refuses to grow up, and Wendy Darling from London.
Peter Pan flies Wendy to Neverland to be the mother of his gang, the Lost Boys.
The American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter hosted a Holiday Mail for Heroes card-sorting party recently at its headquarters in Cetronia.
Holiday Mail for Heroes is an annual campaign in which the Red Cross provides the community with the opportunity to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer to military members, veterans and their families.
Peter Brown, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter, spoke with The Press at the party.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin recently announced that police officers throughout Lehigh County and detectives in various task forces will soon be using the opioid reversal antidote, Naloxone, in overdose cases.
“Currently, opiate overdose is the leading cause of accidental deaths in Lehigh County,” Martin said.
He said, in 2015, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said he has investigated 103 drug deaths, of which 35 were heroin or synthetic drug related.
The Allentown-West Rotary awarded $1,000 scholarships to several area students during a ceremony May 20 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
Students receiving the scholarships included Joanna Suriel and Victoria "Tori" Dikeman from LCCC, Samantha Diaz and Kaitlyn Montgomery from Catasauqua High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Kristen Post and Jaedon Muhl from Northwestern Lehigh High School and Kristen Tauber and Bryan Sobczak from Parkland High School.
Carl F. Schmoyer III of Breinigsville was honored at the 118th annual conference of the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Fogelsville.
Schmoyer, who almost 12 years ago with his family initiated a massive Fourth of July fireworks display for Lehigh Valley residents in Breinigsville Park, was presented the Ellen Hardin Walworth Founders Medal for Patriotism award by Pennsylvania State Regent Roberta (Bobbi) McMullen.
The Allentown chapter of the Honorary First Defenders was recently honored during a commemorative service at Zion's "Liberty Bell" United Church of Christ, Allentown.
The service, featuring choral music from the popular musical "Shenandoah" and the Civil War re-enactors' color guard from the 96th Pennsylvania Regiment, was based on the soldiers' prayer books from the Civil War.
Terry Lee, photographer for the Honorary First Defenders, spoke with The Press at the service.
What began as a typical Christmas party for volunteers quickly turned into a roast and birthday party for one volunteer Dec. 8 at Phoebe Home, Allentown.
Alyce Tokus, a 25-year volunteer with the nursing home turned 100 on Dec. 6.
"I was raised in Radnor," Tokus said. "At the time, it was full of large estates.
"In fact, the estate opposite the house I lived in was owned by a member of the Campbell soup family and is now Cabrini College."
Muhlenberg College graduate Andy Smith was recently a contestant on the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Smith, a Realtor with Keller Williams Real Estate, Bethlehem, spoke about his experience on the show which aired on March 10.
"I decided to audition after my high school friend, Vance Farrell, of Allentown called me the day before the auditions at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem and said, 'You are smart. You should try out.'" Smith explained. "So, I showed up at the auditions Oct. 8, 2013, and took a timed test filling out my answers on a Scantron sheet."