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Monday, September 23, 2019


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Won’t you be my neighbor?

Forty-two years ago Sept. 18, a remarkable photo was taken.

On Sept. 18, 1977, Voyager 1 captured the Earth and the moon in the same photo shot by a spacecraft from deep space.

Voyager 1, launched 13 days earlier from Cape Canaveral, Fla., was en route to the outer reaches of the solar system with the particular mission of glimpsing Jupiter and Saturn, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This was not the first shot of the neighboring pair.

Free Narcan distribution on Sept. 25

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Allentown Health Bureau and Lehigh County state health centers will provide free naloxone as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Stop Overdoses in PA initiative.

The naloxone distribution is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25, as long as supplies last.

In the Lehigh Valley, the event will take place at: Allentown Health Bureau, 245 N. 6th St., Allentown, and Lehigh County State Health Center, 3730 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Whitehall.

June L. Edwards

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Franklin Social Club

June L. Edwards, 92, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 10, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late George E. Edwards.

Born June 1, 1927, in North Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Celeste (Haydt) Roth.

A Lehigh Township High School graduate, she worked in various textile mills in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

A member of the Franklin Social Club, Allentown, she was of the Lutheran faith.

Patricia A. Chlebowski-Eroh

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Patricia A. Chlebowski-Eroh, 74, of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., formerly of Allentown, died unexpectedly Sept. 11, 2019 in her home.

She was the wife of Richard J. Eroh and the late William F. Chlebowski.

Born Feb. 9, 1945, in Reading, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Anna (Szaj) Binasiewicz.

She was the director of medical billing for several medical offices in Berks and Lehigh counties before retiring to her dream home at the beach.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

18 Years Ago

It is 18 years ago

Since our hearts were blown away;

When our enemy hit the twin towers,

Destroying everything in their way!

They ran airplanes into our buildings,

Where thousands of people worked,

The world was alarmed, and frightened,

And thousands of people were hurt.

Thousands of others lost their lives

On that oh, so fateful, day;

That day was Sept. 11, 2001,

And the memories won’t go away.

They will live in our minds forever,

The fear, the sadness, the dread,

The unrelenting uncertainty,

‘Festival Unbound’ volunteers sought

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Volunteers are sought for “Festival Unbound,’ Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community conversation, Oct. 4-13.

Volunteer tasks include ushering, setting up folding chairs, helping audience members dance their way down the South Bethlehem Greenway, and being a “Closing Ceremony Ambassador.”

“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem, all these different communities and age groups and parts of the history,” said Michael Duck, festival volunteer coordinator.

Auditions Oct. 10

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Auditions for new members of the Allentown Symphony Chorus are 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional-level chorus that accompanies the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in at least one concert per season.

For the 2019-2020 season, the chorus performs with the ASO Feb. 8 and 9, 2020, and April 18 and 19, 2020. The chorus has about 50 persons.


Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek.