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Students eligible for COVID funds

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) students impacted by COVID-19 will have access to grants through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that is part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

LCCC has received nearly $2 million for emergency grants to students who experience unexpected educational expenses or financial hardship because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while a student at LCCC.

The college has...

LCCC offers virtual open-house

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will provide seven virtual information sessions via Zoom May 11-14.

Each session focuses on a career pathway. Students who are undecided on a major may attend any of the sessions, as general information will be shared at each of them. A question and answer session will follow the presentations made by faculty in the department.

In addition, after each session with the faculty, participants will have an opportunity to speak with a...

Respectfully Yours: Coronavirus conversations have gone viral

Friday, May 8, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

It feels as if almost every conversation veers toward talk of the coronavirus. How can I politely change the topic to something besides the pandemic?

Dear Reader,

You’re not alone with that thought.

It does feel almost every conversation is about the virus. The constant news updates about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can feel overwhelming. We are all trying to stay informed yet we need to find time to tune out what is happening, at least for...

Healthy Geezer: Cataract, LASIK, surgery can improve vision

Friday, May 8, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Last of four parts

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. In this column, we’ll cover surgery.

Surgery is used to correct a variety of eye disorders. Of special interest to seniors is surgery for cataracts, so we’ll start there.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.

The most common procedure...

Coronavirus impact: The Baum School of Art postpones 35th auction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

COVID-19 has again canceled conviviality.

The Baum School of Art is postponing its 35th Annual Art Auction, one of the most popular events in the Lehigh Valley cultural landscape, because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Baum school officials say that although this year’s May 16 event will not be held, they plan to hold the auction “virtually,” so that art enthusiasts may bid online from their homes.

“Although we are saddened that we will not be able to hold this...

Coronavirus impact: The Baum School of Art postpones 35th auction

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

COVID-19 has again canceled conviviality.

The Baum School of Art is postponing its 35th Annual Art Auction, one of the most popular events in the Lehigh Valley cultural landscape, because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Baum school officials say that although this year’s May 16 event will not be held, they plan to hold the auction “virtually,” so that art enthusiasts may bid online from their homes.

“Although we are saddened that we will not be able to hold this...

Lehigh Valley Press wins 12 Keystone Media Awards

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Lehigh Valley Press newspapers received 12 awards in the 2020 Keystone Media Awards for articles, columns, photography, illustrations, headline writing and page designs published in 2019.

The Bethlehem Press and its contributors received nine Keystone Awards.

East Penn Press received one Keystone Award.

Salisbury Press received one Keystone Award.

Northampton Press received one Keystone Award.

Hundreds of journalists were recognized in the contest for their...

Get behind the wheel for LV Auto Show with WFMZ telecast

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

While you can’t go car-shopping in auto dealers’ showrooms because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the showrooms will be brought to you on “The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers 2020 Virtual Auto Show,” 6:30 p.m. May 9, WFMZ-TV.

This feature program, a collaboration between WFMZ-TV and the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association, was created to enable consumers to check out many of the new models in one place, filling the void left when the pandemic canceled the 23rd...