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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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 a few hours.

‘I’ve written a play and I didn’t think I could’ The wonder of Touchstone Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival goes online

Friday, May 8, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

You probably don’t think that a third-grader can write a play.

Most of them don’t think so either.

But Touchstone’ Theater’s Young Playwrights’ Festival proves that they can.

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 15th Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival will be presented online, 7 p.m. May 9.

Links to the online festival will be posted at noon May 9 on Touchstone’s website: http://www.touchstone.org/

The videos of the plays will be posted on Touchstone Theatre’s YouTube channel.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit www.lehighcounty.org/Departments/Human-Services/Neighborhood-Senior-Cent... or call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 6: Mexican chicken, chuck wagon corn, cheesy potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Thursday, May 7: Swiss steak (beef patty topped w/ brown gravy and onions), glazed carrots, roasted beets, brown rice pilaf, Mandarin orange delight gelatin.

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.

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.

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.

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.