Northwestern Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LVHN consolidates cancer care at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.

LV LaunchBox deadline Oct. 18

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.

Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.

The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.

Phoebe Ministries appoints three

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:

Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.

Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.

A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Gryphon Trio at Foy

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The Gryphon Trio opens the 2017-18 season of The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The Canadian piano trio, Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, tours internationally, has produced numerous recordings, and is active in teaching.

The program is: Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29; Dinuk Wijerante: “Love Triangle,” and Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 15, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Living comedy legend:John Cleese is heading in your general direction for an evening of conversation and audience Q&A (Absurd and-or ridiculous questions only, please.), 7 p.m. Sept. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Cleese will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before Cleese silly walks on stage, the audience will view “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” on the big screen.

Hurricane relief fundraiser

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Jaindl Farms

To aid in the relief efforts of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Jaindl Farms and A-TREAT are having a hurricane relief turkey sale, donating 100 percent of all sales to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

Lehigh Valley residents may purchase Jaindl Farms Fresh Grade A turkeys (10-16 pounds), Frozen Turkey Breasts (4-16 pounds) and A-Treat Soda by the case (12 ounce cans) in support of the millions of Americans affected by recent hurricanes devastating Texas, Florida and surrounding states.

Sharlet M. Eder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

had profound love of animals

Sharlet M. Eder, 81, of Schnecksville, died on Sept. 10, 2017, in her home.

She and her husband Joseph J. Eder were married 51 years.

Born March 19, 1936, in Houcktown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Mary C. (Compton) Cook.

Having a profound love of animals, she formerly volunteered at the Bunker Hill Beagle Club, Walnutport.

In addition to her loving husband, Joseph, she is survived by a brother, Clair H. Cook of Fostoria, Ohio; and sister-in-law Barbara A. Turner of Schnecksville.