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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Calvary Moravian has long history with its neighborhood

Calvary Moravian Church, 948 N. 21st, Allentown, stands warm and inviting in the West End of Allentown.

The church was established on the Moravian premise that ministering often means meeting people where they are, and sometimes rolling up one’s sleeves to do it.

“We really see ourselves at Calvary — and Moravians historically — with smaller churches that try to focus less on doctrine and dogma and more on what is in the end of our motto —

“In all things love,” said Pastor Janel Rice, who has led Calvary Moravian since September 2015.

With vim and vigor, Valor opens Easton location

Friday, July 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Business Showcase

Preparation, positioning and planning often determine success or failure.

It’s those characteristics Valor The Advisor Network hope to embody as the firm embarked on a new venture during a grand opening in Easton.

Under sun-kissed skies and a gentle breeze, the company held a ribbon-cutting June 7, featuring Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto and former NFL player Matt Millen, who played with four separate Super Bowl championship teams.

Valor Insurance President Matthew Potter is a Lehigh Valley native and Lafayette College graduate.

A Fab tribute: Tony Kishman, ASO, join for Paul McCartney show

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Tony Kishman has a job to do. He does it well and gives the other Paul McCartney impersonators hell.

Kishman’s “Live And Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney” lands at 7:30 p.m. July 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, and many Beatle and McCartney fans have got to get him into their life because he’s considered one of the best replicas around.

The concert is the first in the 2018-19 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops Series.

Circle of Seasons welcomes spring at ‘May Faire’

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The dreary weather May 12 did little to dull the luster of Circle of Seasons Charter School students and their families during a dazzling May Faire event.

The Mayfair program was a five-hour experience that “welcomes in spring and is a celebratory day,” said Alison Saeger, principal of Circle of Seasons.

The event began with a Maypole Dance featuring a tall pole where students hold and pull on “giant woven ribbons.”

Forget Einstein, Parkland’s Nina Cao is a relativity specialist

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Don’t worry if you did not ace high school AP physics. Nina Cao can pick up the slack.

Not only can the Parkland High School senior pick up the slack, the physics whiz can literally teach the class.

And, teach the class is exactly what she did May 23.

“Nina is one of the top students I’ve ever had,” Parkland physics teacher Sean Flueso said. “She’s extremely personable and will do a great job in presenting.”

Cao had the idea to lead a class on physics to her peers earlier this year.

Ceremony honors World War I veterans

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

In his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial took that sentiment to heart as they celebrated its 13th anniversary of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza on April 29 at the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

Food, fun and music highlight Members of Retirement Age luncheon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

It’s noon on a Thursday and by all appearances, nothing is happening at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.

But looks can be deceptive.

Go to the back of the church and head down the flight of stairs.

Enter the large room on the right, and discover there is a festival going on.

There is fellowship. There is friendship. There are jokes (some are good), laughs, plenty of tasty food and plenty of good cheer.

There’s talk of the old days, the current days, and yes, the future days. It’s a celebration.

The cool ‘kids’ go to Cedar Crest College

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Goat yoga helps ease exam jitters

You’ve heard of goat cheese. How about goat’s milk?

There’s goat hoof trimmers and Billy Goat Industries Inc.

The Stones broke your heart on Goat Head’s Soup.

Heard about “goat yoga?” Seriously. Goat yoga.

If you haven’t, don’t worry.

Unscientifically, most goats are oblivious to this postmodern foray into health and self-enlightenment.

A few cultured and lucky goats — the cool kids — know the score and received an up-close and personal view into a mind-body yoga workout May 1 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

The Final Countdown

Battling epilepsy, and its stigma, the goal of Valley conference

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

In a time of incredible access to information, some topics remain largely misunderstood.

There are 110,000 people living with epilepsy in eastern Pennsylvania.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting more Americans than Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined.

Still, there’s a level of ignorance many people have about the disorder.

What does epilepsy do? Where does it come from? How is it treated?