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Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Presentation on Gilad Schalit

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding will be hosting speaker Gershon Baskin 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Moyer Hall's Miller Forum at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Baskin will be discussing "The Man Who Saved Gilad Schalit."

Philip Roth will be discussing "Representing American Business" 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in The Banko Gallery of the Banana Factory, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Language classes offered

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering noncredit courses in many different languages this semester.

Classes are at one of LCCC's campuses in Schnecksville, Allentown or an offsite location:

·Arabic I, Feb. 25.

·Chinese I, Feb. 26

·French for Travelers, March 7.

·Italian I, Feb. 18; Italian for Travelers, March 13.

·Japanese I, April 8.

·Sign Language, Feb. 20.

·Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, March 12;

For registration information, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@

Ernest W. Schleicher

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Pa. German Cultural Center

Ernest W. Schleicher, 87, a resident of Luther Crest, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Mount Penn, Reading, died Feb. 10, 2013.

He and his wife Grace I. (Fisher) Schleicher were married 57 years in September 2012.

Born in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Clayton P. and Estella A. (Wehr) Schleicher.

He graduated from Tamaqua High School in 1943.

A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy as a fire controlman aboard the USS Cabot in the South Pacific.

Alice E. Roberts

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Lehigh Furnace

Alice E. Roberts, 76, of Kutztown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Barry Roberts.

Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late James and Carrie (Werley) Clauss.

She worked for the former Paris Neckwear, Walnutport, for 18 years and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington.


Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Directory now available

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association's 2013 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory is now available.

This free, four-color glossy magazine lists more than 230 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers, as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into six regions with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each region.


Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Accepting applications

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.

The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20-25 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers.

This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.

The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.

Herman A. Ginder

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Butz Construction Co.

Herman A. Ginder, 85, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

He was the widower of Jane F. (Roessler) Ginder.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur and Esther (Bowman) Ginder.

A carpenter all his life, he worked for Butz Construction Co. for many years where he was a foreman.

He was a member of Carpenter Union 600.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He then went to the Naval Academy from 1947-50.