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WDIY benefit promises a 'Winter Blast'

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by The Press in Social News

WDIY, Lehigh Valley's community public radio station is holding its annual fundraising party, this year themed "Winter Blast," 7 - 11 p.m. Feb. 2, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

"It's going to be a great party, as usual," said Bill Dautremont-Smith, Executive Director of the local NPR station. "There will be lots of food, complimentary beer and wine and, of course, music."

Entertainment is provided by the dance band, Lehigh Valley Soul Project, and...

Woodpeckers of Jacobsburg

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Social News

The drumming of resident woodpeckers is a common and familiar sound heard echoing across our backyard and in the many wooded areas of the Lehigh Valley.

The seven Penn's Woods woodpecker species include the pileated woodpecker, common flicker, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-headed woodpecker and yellow-bellied sapsucker.

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Bushkill Township, near Wind Gap, Northampton County, provides some...

Keys to reaching age 100

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Social News

Q. I just turned 77 and I was wondering what my chances are of getting to 100. What do you think?

If you want some idea about your life expectancy, you can check out a table provided by the United States Social Security Administration.

The table indicates that someone who is 77 can expect to live another 11.26 years. Of course, if you are a "healthy geezer," you can do better than the average.

If you want to reach 100, you should know that there are three major...


Saturday, February 2, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Cedar Crest College alumna and oncology scientist Zainab Khalfan Jagani '99, Ph.D., will discuss "Solving the Genetic Mysteries of Cancer: A Path Towards Discovery and Application of Novel Cancer Therapeutics," when she delivers the Naomi Houser Lecture, 4 p.m. Feb. 6, Room 1, Oberkotter Center for Health and Wellness.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Biodiversity Dawin lecture topic at Crest

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Leslie Rissler, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences and curator of amphibians and reptiles at the University of Alabama, will address the topic, "Why Animals Live Where," when she delivers the 2013 Darwin Day Lecture at Cedar Crest College, 4 p.m. Feb. 9, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Rissler's research, which integrates ecology, evolution, biogeography and conservation, focuses on the factors that influence...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Baked pork loin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, peas and pearl onions, rye bread, diced peaches. BB: Meatloaf.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Beef stew, broccoli, cauliflower, biscuit, fruit cocktail.

Friday, Feb. 1: Stuffed shells with ricotta cheese and tomato sauce, green beans, dinner roll, fresh fruit.

Monday, Feb. 4: Stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce, carrots, whipped potatoes, dinner roll, sugar cookies.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Chicken primavera , rice,...

Charter school must prove its case soon

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School District Superintendent Robert Spengler recently met with the CEO of the Medical Academy Charter School (MCAS) Joanna Hughes regarding the district's expectations for the charter school to fulfill certain stipulations.

Spengler reported the results of the meeting to the school board at its Jan. 14 meeting.

The Catasauqua school board approved the medical academy's charter before its opening last year. Now, the academy must prove it has met the...

Council appoints officials, staff

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

After a series of tense meetings, Catasauqua council returned to the routine business of running the day-to-day operations of the borough.

The first meeting of 2013, held Jan. 7, involved the approval of a number of fire department officers as submitted by Fire Chief Richard Hertzog. The borough's executive team, the manager and the staff were reappointed without changes.

Janice Lathrop accepted an appointment to the vacancy board, Barbara Afflerbach Flandorffer was reappointed...

They're everywhere!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Outside Kotsch's Market on Fullerton Avenue in Whitehall, Cadettes from Troop 6675 from Salem UCC Church in Catasauqua tried to entice customers and motorists to purchase Girl Scout Cookies by using decorated signs and waving cookie boxes. They are, from left, Holly Wagner, Serena Leonard and Brianna Nunez, all of Catasauqua. Troops have fanned out across the region at many locations to attract sales.