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Monday, October 23, 2017

Music therapy added to St. Luke’s program

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network has added a therapeutic component, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to its Partial Hospitalization Program-Innovations, an outpatient group therapy program for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress issues and other mental-health challenges.

Music therapy uses listening, singing and playing music and musical instruments to improve and maintain a patient’s mental health. Music therapy groups focus on the four main components of DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Baum Gala celebrates family ties

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art annual Fall Gala honors the Baum Family, who have supported the school since it was founded in 1926 by Walter Emerson Baum.

J. Lawrence “Larry” Grim, Jr. and Kathleen O’Dea will receive recognition. Grim is the grandson of Walter Emerson Baum.

The Gala at The Baum School of Art begins with a silent auction with approximately 70 items and a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. Oct. 21. Dinner, provided by Catering by Karen Hunter, begins at 8 p.m. Attire is black-tie optional.

CDL Career Fair

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Companies participating in Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) upcoming Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, parking lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, include:

Wegmans, TMC Transportation, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, The Coca-Cola Company, F.T. Silfies and J.P. Donmoyer, Inc., Eastern Freight Ways, Inc., A. Duie Pyle, Lazer Spot, Inc., and Estes Express Lines.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be music and food.

Information: LCCC.edu/CDL

Sixth Fall Fest

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Independent designers, crafters and vendors are invited to sell their wares at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation’s sixth annual scholarship Fall Festival, Nov. 4, main campus,

Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in a larger facility this year, Berrier Hall, to accommodate more vendors. The gymnasium facility, which meets ADA requirements, has wireless internet, tables and chairs, and free parking.

Reservations are first-come, first-served.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Now you see him:Fresh off a television appearance on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on the CW Network, iIllusionist David Caserta returns to the State Theatre Center for the Arts with “Haunted Illusions,” 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Caserta performed one of his new illusions, “Cutting,” on the show that aired July 20. Caserta had many goals when he was learning magic at the age of 6.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 2

Police responded to a report of rape on North Front Street.

The department investigated hazardous conditions on Bridge Street and Schadt Avenue.

A weapons offense brought officers to Mechanicsville Road.

A retail theft on MacArthur Road was reported.

Officers responded to a threat on Zephyr Boulevard and suspicious activity on Lehigh Street.

Reports of property damage on Black Drive and on Mechanicsville Road resulted in investigation.

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade to be held tonight

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed today, Oct. 19, as Jack Frost Day in observance of the borough’s annual parade set for 7 p.m.

This 69th annual event is organized by Northampton Exchange Club.

Rain date is Oct. 26.


Northampton Area Food Bank’s Halloween walkathon will be held Oct. 28, rain or shine.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

The walk — approximately 4-1/2 miles — starts 9 a.m. in the food bank parking lot.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to come in costume.