To the Editor:
The new regulations from the federal government for school lunch shouldn't surprise anyone.
But to say, "If you don't like the federal government regulations then pack your own lunch," was an ignorant statement by Northampton Area School Board member Jennifer Miller.
The school lunch subsidation program is to help parents of lower income households afford lunch. Children receive either free lunch or pay 40 cents for lunch rather than $1.75 if their parent's income levels fall below a certain point based on the size of their family.
Richard "Rick" A. Spitzer, 59, of Whitehall, died Sept.17, 2012.
He is survived by his mother, Leatrice; his wife; Diane; a son, Billy; and a brother, Daniel.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Lee A. Butz, center, Chairman of the Board, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., sponsor of the "Wicked Divas" concert, Sept. 13, Symphony Hall, Allentown, with the stars of the show, Allli Mauzey, left, and Dee Roscioli, right. Mauzey and Roscioli performed songs from Broadway's "Wicked," in which they starred, and other musicals, accompanied by the Allentown Symphony, conducted by Ronald Demkee.
The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club meets 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Hope United Church of Christ Church, 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.
The concert is free and open to the public. Open auditions will be held. New members, ages 5 - 18, are welcome.
Information: Emily Reyes, 610-398-0781
"Beautiful People," curated by Muhlenberg art history professor Dr. Margo Thompson, Oct. 3 - Nov. 10, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, explores how three artists, Andy Warhol, Muhsana Ali and Josh Lehrer, respond to beauty in photographic portraiture.
A reception to meet Ali and Lehrer is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the gallery. Ali gives a lecture 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Lehrer gives a gallery talk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
"Out of the Sphere: The Photography of David L. Rehrig," Oct. 11 - Jan. 11, 2013, Ambre Studio, 310 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, in collaboration with the 2012 Olympus InVision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month, opens with a reception and book-signing, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 11.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has announced the results of its "Bach-Appella Competition" in conjunction with the Bach Choir's presentation of The Swingle Singers in a Gala Concert-Fundraiser, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Zoellner Arts Center.
The winning group is Emmaus High School's Fermata Nowhere, directed by Rita Cortez. The group will sing Van Morrison's "Moondance" during the second half of the Swingle Singers' concert.
Moravian College alumna Emily Cohen, '12, and student Brittany Garzillo, '13, received a College Production Award from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) during the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards ceremonies Sept. 22, Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia.
Cohen was executive producer, editor and director of photography on "Three Students, Three Expressions of Art," a 10-minute documentary produced last spring. Garzillo was the writer, reporter and producer.
Q. What causes a heart attack?
A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.
There is a variety of causes that lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of a heart attack.
The following are some of the leading causes of heart attacks:
St. Luke's University Health Network held its 8th annual "Night of Heroes," Sept. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Honorees included patients Johanna Pizzolo and Greg Young as well as area caregivers and public safety personnel. Above, from left: Ashley Kiefer, sister of patient honoree Greg Young; patient honoree Greg Young; his mother, Lisa Young, and father, Greg Young.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN