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Camp Crane,

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

The 100th anniversary of World War 1 and Lehigh Valley contributions to the war effort will be commemorated at 1 p.m. July 15, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program includes a slide lecture and photographs illustrating how the Lehigh Valley and its residents contributed to the war effort, said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

More than 20,000 trained at Camp Crane, set up at the...

Note to readers of “Bud’s View”

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Focus section in The Press newspapers hopes to resume publication of the “Bud’s View” column as soon as possible.

Please keep Bud Cole in your prayers, and if you would like to send him a card, his address is:

Bernard Cole

Room 501

Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion

St. Luke’s University Hospital

801 Ostrum St.


Pennsylvania 18015

Healthy Geezer: Food allergies symptoms

Friday, July 14, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the most common food allergies?

Foods that produce most allergic reactions in adults include fish, shrimp, lobster, crab, peanuts, eggs and tree nuts such as walnuts and pecans. Common children’s allergic reactions are caused by eggs, milk, wheat and peanuts.

A true food allergy is an abnormal response by your immune system to certain foods. All reactions to foods are not allergies. When you have a reaction that doesn’t involve the immune system, this reaction is...

2017-18 season: Miller Symphony Hall leader sees renewed opportunity in Allentown renaissance

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Season schedule: Page B2

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, home to the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, had a “great season” for 2016-17, and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director Sheila K. Evans has an even better season in store for 2017-18.

“It was a great season. We had an amazing season last year,” Evans says.

Maestra Diane Wittry is in her 22nd season as Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor, bringing world-class artists to Miller Symphony...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Eclipsing history:Long-time amateur astronomer Peter Kern presents a slide lecture, “The Solar Eclipse in History,” 1 p.m. July 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. A solar eclipse will cross the United States Aug. 21. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s path causes the moon to cover the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the contiguous United States was in 1979. Kern will show images of the total solar eclipse of February 1979. Everyone...

Movie Review: Baby, you can drive ‘Transformers’

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Or is it?

“Transformers Universe: Bumblebee” is set for a June 2018 release. A sixth “Transformers” is set for a June 2019 release.

In this, the fifth movie, the Transformers don’t do all that much transforming. When they do transform, from cars and vehicles to Autobots, they mostly do so lurking behind a building support column or accompanied by flare effects.

The fascination with “Transformers” is to see them transform. Isn’t...