Northwestern Press

Monday, May 25, 2020

LCCC summer session online only

Friday, May 1, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Because of concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the health and safety of the community, the five- and 10-week summer sessions that begin May 18 at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will be offered either online or remotely. There will be no face-to-face classes.

An additional five-week session begins July 6. Registration is ongoing for this session, too, but it has not been determined if classes will transition to online or remote.

ArtsQuest streaming content online

Friday, May 1, 2020 by The Press in Focus

With the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) closing ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks’ and Banana Factory venues, the Bethlehem nonprofit has launched online concerts, movie talks, “Toddler Storytimes” and “Improvised Standup.”

The content is available at a new ArtsQuest@Home webpage:, and on ArtsQuest social media.

ArtsQuest is providing links to live streaming concerts of artists who have performed at Musikfest and-or SteelStacks, including Low Cut Connie, Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 1, 2020 by The Press in Focus

For locations, updates, information and closings, visit or call 610-782-3254 for locations and closings.

Wednesday, April 29: Barbecue turkey, green and wax beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, diced peaches.

Thursday, April 30: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cherry gelatin

Friday, May 1: Pulled pork sandwich, vegetable soup, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, sugar cookie.

Lily’s Hope aids families with preemies

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Donations of supplies are needed

Lily’s Hope Foundation is still committed to answering the emergency needs of families with premature babies in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Although the foundation had to cancel its spring fundraisers, an event called #ShareHopeSaturday is ongoing through May 16.

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon curbside service is available at the office at 1148 S Cedar Crest Blvd., lower level, Salisbury Township.

Michael R. Toner

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

retired president of PPL Solutions

Michael R. Toner, 66, of Coopersburg, died peacefully in his sleep on April 19, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife, Gloria (Christman) Toner, were married 27 years.

Born Jan. 27, 1954, in Philadelphia, he was son of the late Harry Joseph and Dorothy Marie (Gould) Toner.

In 2014, he retired as president of PPL Solutions, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. where his career began in 1976.

Ruth H. Miller

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Ruth H. Miller, 94, formerly of Bethlehem and Slatington, died April 23, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Curtis Daniel Miller.

Born June 16, 1925, in Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Foster W. and Annie May (Smith) Heintzelman.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Scotty’s Fashions, Treichlers, for many years before retiring in 1978.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Her survivors include several nieces and nephews and their families.

Albert J. Bertoni

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Catholic Church member

Albert J. Bertoni, 99, of Whitehall, died April 11, 2020, in Phoebe Health Care Center, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Jennie (Kochan) Bertoni.

Born in North Coplay, he was a son of the late Angelo and Beatrice (Maramotti) Bertoni.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was the owner and operator of and mechanic for, along with his brother, Peter, the former Bertoni Brothers Garage, Allentown, for 31 years.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Dalton C. Shade

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Rod, Gun Club

Dalton C. Shade, 81, from Kempton, died April 21, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Helen (Policastri) Shade and the companion of Elaine Braim.

Born in Seipstown, he was a son of the late Lester J. and Reba (Greenawald) Shade and late stepmother Anna (Drey) Shade.

He was the owner of Rustic Country Homes Inc., Breinigsville, for 40 years.

A 32nd degree Mason with the Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, he was a member of Lehigh Lodge 326, Macungie, a member of the Valley of Allentown Scottish Rite, and the Rajah Shrine, Reading.