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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Gary W. Minnich

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Sam Adams Brewery

Gary W. Minnich, 73, of New Tripoli, died May 7, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Sherry K. (Lutz) Minnich.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Fred and Jean (Fetherolf).

A maintenance mechanic and welder for what was the former Schaefer, then Strohs, and then Pabst Brewery, Fogelsville, for 31 years, he was a member of Teamsters Local 12 during that time.

He also worked at the current Sam Adams Brewery for five years before retiring.

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump to visit Upper Macungie Township medical equipment distributor

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

According to a White House official, President Donald Trump will visit the Owens and Minor Inc. medical equipment distributor in Upper Macungie Township, on May 14.

During the visit, the president will tour the distribution center and deliver remarks.

The President is expected to discuss his Administration’s efforts to use the Strategic National Stockpile to lead the world in COVID-19 testing, as well as his actions to replenish and bolster the SNS so that the America is never caught off guard again.

LVHN COVID-19 test center relocated to Old Lehigh County Courthouse

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

To continue to provide COVID-19 testing in Allentown, Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is partnering with Lehigh County to relocate its Allentown site.

The site that opened in March at the Lehigh Valley Family Health Center, 1730 Chew St., Allentown, relocated May 12 to the Old Lehigh County Courthouse, 501 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Signs will direct patients to the Assess and Test Center on the first floor, accessible through the back, or north side, of the building.

St. Luke’s University Health Network conducts 100,000 telehealth appointments

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

More than 1,200 healthcare providers, including physical therapists, at St. Luke‘s University Health Network conducted more than 100,000 telehealth appointments so far during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis from mid-March through April in the Lehigh Valley.

Virtual therapy visits are available for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language pathology, using a smartphone, tablet or computer. So far, more than 3,000 visits have been completed, including evaluations of more than 100 new patients.

LVHN resumes valet parking service

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) reopened valet services May 11 under safety precautions to protect patients, visitors and colleagues at the following locations:

• Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest (Emergency Department)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1240 Building (Cancer Center)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest 1250 Building (Medical Office Building)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street (Main Entrance)

• Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg (North Entrance)

Pa. Music & Arts Celebration canceled at Allentown Fairgrounds’ Agri-Plex; backing urged for virtual ‘Moment of Remembrance’ on Memorial Day

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration at the Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, Memorial Day weekend, has been canceled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Pennsylvania’s Music Preservation Society, which produces the event, is partnering with WFMZ-TV, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure, Jr. and Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council, for an audio-streaming event as part of a nationwide “Moment of Remembrance,” 3 p.m. May 28, Memorial Day.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 8, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit 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


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.