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Rohrbach-Charles:

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mollie Rohrbach and Hadyn Charles announce their engagement.

Mollie is the daughter of Marilyn Rohrbach and Gary Phillips of Slatington.

A 2009 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cedar Crest College in 2013 and is pursuing a master’s degree at Wilkes University.

Mollie is working as a nurse in the Lehigh Valley.

Hadyn is the son of Kathi and Ted Charles of Schnecksville.

Concerts at Parkland suspended by ACCA

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Focus

The Allentown Community Concert Association ACCA has apparently suspended its 2017-18 season.

Concerts were presented in the auditorium of Parkland High School, South Whitehall Township.

The Press left a telephone message for ACCA Executive Director Georgia Chomicky, of South Whitehall Township, but the call was not returned as of deadline.

Nicole Mehta McGalla, director of Community Relations and Development, Parkland School District, stated in a July 14 email to The Press of ACCA, “So far, they have not scheduled anything.”

Article By: The Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There will be a private service for the family of Bud Cole during the week of July 23 and a public Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. July 31, Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, Pa. 18071.

Bud Cole received a first-place 2017 Keystone state professional journalism award for his “Bud’s View” columns for the Press newspapers. He previously received two second-place Keystone awards for “Bud’s View.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, July 27: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake w/ strawberries.

Friday, July 28: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, July 31: Three cheese ziti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, August 1: Fish, brown rice, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, August 2: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Tango and blues to meld at Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall presents a blend of passionate Argentine tango and folk music, featuring María Volonté and Kevin Carrel Footer of Blue Tango Project, and Mavi Díaz and Las Folkies, 7:30 p.m. July 28, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

It promises to be a night of powerful and diverse music.

María Volonté, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Blue Tango Project explore the musical crossroads where tango and the blues meet.

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Tango up in Blue:“A Night of Argentine Tango & Folk Music with María Volonté & Friends” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Blue Tango Project is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, above left, and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, above right. Also performing: Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, with Mavi Diaz, vocals, guitar; Silvana Albano, piano, keyboards; Martina Ulrich, percussion, and Pampi Torre, guitar. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-concert tango lesson.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and noodles, fresh Waldorf salad, whet bread w/ margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, July 27: Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole; Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, July 28: Apple juice, roast turkey-bacon and Swiss w/ lettuce and tomato on roll w/ ranch dressing; cucumber-onion salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, July 31: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, red potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh variety melon.

Up close & personal: State Theatre’s Shelley Brown promises fans more ‘Wow’ for venue’s 2017-18 season

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wow Factor” is in effect for the 2017-18 season of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The 2016-17 season at the historic State Theatre was billed as “90 years of Wow.”

State Theatre President and CEO Shelley Brown says when she was planning the 2017-18 season she made sure that the 91st year would continue to “Wow.”

“It really inspired me that it was really important to me that we’re ready for 90 more,” says Brown. “That’s why the tag line, “Nobody does it better.’

Bud’s View: Penna. turtles

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Editor’s Note: The most recent “Bud’s View” was published in the May 17 and 18, 2017, Focus section. The following column is believed to be the last “Bud’s View” column written by Bud Cole. It was found on his computer, ready to be submitted for publication. Bud Cole died July 21, 2017.

The turtle is probably the most easily recognized and the most favorably accepted of all the cold-blooded vertebrates known as reptiles.

It’s believed that reptiles, including the turtle, evolved from amphibians more than 250 million years ago.

There are three reptile groups: