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Joyce G. Fritz

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friedens Church

Joyce G. Fritz, 85, of Topton, died Dec. 2, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late George W. Fritz, who died in September 2018.

Born in Longswamp Township, she was a daughter of the late Earl F. and Evelyn M. (Trexler) Smith.

She was a machine topper for the former Hamburg Knitting Mill for 25 years until retirement.

Before that, she worked for the former Wenton Shoe Co. Kutztown.

She was a member of Friedens Church, Lenhartsville.

Bach Choir auditions being scheduled

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in School

Bach Choir of Bethlehem is scheduling auditions for Zimmermann’s Coffee House at the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival from 7-9:30 p.m. on May 9 and 16, 2020, at Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

Auditions for college and high school students will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 21, 2020, at The Bach Choir Offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Auditions are open to individuals and ensembles who play or sing Baroque music, and live or study in PMEA District 10.

Daniel T. Fritch

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Sunsweet Growers

Daniel T. Fritch, 67, formerly of Orefield, died Nov. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

He resided at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, for the past three years where he was loved by many caregivers

He was a son of the late James O. and Elizabeth E. (Laudenslager) Fritch.

A workaholic, he maintained machinery for Sunsweet Growers, Fleetwood, for 25 years.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, defending the border in Germany as a sharpshooter.

AARP warns against free trial offer scams

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.”

However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee.

However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the company (reviews and contact information) and the terms and conditions of the offer.

Local students receive awards

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in

Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of students during its 2018-2019 awards ceremony.

The Cedar Crest College Awards Ceremony is held each year on the day before commencement.

Local students included:

Allentown: Julianna Marotta received the Beta Beta Beta award, Colleen Rattan, received the Noble/Baird Scientific award and Angelica Bonisese received the Allen Center for Nutrition Award;

Breinigsville: Ruby Garcia, received the Ralph R. Johnson, Jr. Leadership Prize; and

Hiker website now offered

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Appalachian Trail Conservancy announces the launch of A.T.CAMP, a website that allows groups of six to 10 hikers to find and register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail.

This system is designed to help groups plan their hikes while avoiding overcrowding and the related natural and social impacts at camping areas.

A.T.CAMP is designed to help minimize the amount of crowding at campsites and shelters along the Appalachian Trail, which causes damage to the environment and interrupts the solitude many seek in the backcountry.