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Butch Patrick talks collecting at annual LVHM 'History Expo'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Butch Patrick, who played Eddie Munster on the hit television series "The Munsters" (1964 - 1966), will speak and greet visitors at the annual History Expo 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 6, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public. The museum admission fee is waived for the day.

"Little known to the public is Butch Patrick's obsession with history," said Joseph Garrera, LVHM Executive Director. "He collects everything, from Beatles' memorabilia to vintage records and even monster items."


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Potluck supper

A Potluck Supper and Program presented by Muslims and Christians United will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 4, Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley, 1988 Schadt Avenue, Whitehall.

The public is invited to this seventh in the 2012 - '13 series of events devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. organized by members of Wesley United Methodist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem and the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley.


Back to the future: Da Vinci appoints Lin Erickson as CEO

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Da Vinci Science Center has announced that Lin Erickson, who led the organization 1997 - 2005, has begun her second tenure as Executive Director and CEO.

Erickson was elected unanimously by the Da Vinci Science Center's Board of Trustees after a national search of nearly 175 candidates. She began her second tenure March 18.

She has more than 25 years experience spearheading educational initiatives for students from kindergarten through college, raising more than $46 million from public and private sources.

HS jazz band winners chosen

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following three rounds of competition in February and March, the Quakertown Community High School Jazz Ensemble has been named the winner of the 2013 SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase presented by King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC.

The 24-member band, directed by Frank C. Parker, opens for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 9, during RiverJazz presented by Concannon Miller at SteelStacks.

A one-hour TV special on the SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase will be aired 10:30 p.m. April 6 on 69-WFMZ-TV.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Business talk set for April 4

How can a small business navigate through all the available hardware and software options and develop the right solution that won't break the bank?

On April 4, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the sixth in a series of free informal "Round Table" discussions on topics of interest to small business owners, this one focusing on developing an affordable IT strategy for small businesses.

The discussion, which will be facilitated by a SCORE member, will take place 8-9:30 a.m. at Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

St. John's

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Egg hunt on March 23

St. John's United Church of Christ and St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, are sponsoring a community Easter egg hunt on March 23 at the Falcon Pavilion, Upper Macungie Park, Route 100, Fogelsville.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the event starting at 11 a.m.

Rain date is March 30.

All children from infants up to and including sixth-grade students are invited to participate.

There will be goodie bags for all youngsters.

For more information, call 610-395-5535.

Lehigh County nowoffering 'Reverse 911'

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Emergency Services is providing "Reverse 911", a community notification system intended to alert residents and businesses about emergencies that may affect their safety.

Residents and businesses that already have landline telephone connections through such providers as Verizon, Frontier and Ironton, are automatically included in this free notification system.

Those with other services and devices are encouraged to sign-up for notification.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News



·Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association swap meet 7 p.m. at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington. Bring extra beekeeping equipment to sell or trade and shop for some tools of the trade. Directions at or visit the center's site at

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.