Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its annual Blues Nite Out with entertainment and refreshments on two evenings in the church grove.
The Bryant Brothers will perform 7-10 p.m. on Aug. 24. Groovitude, from Center Valley, will be on stage 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25
Sarah Ayers will be returning to Neffs grove from 7-10 p.m. Saturday.
The menu includes sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues and hot dogs.
There will be chili on Friday and pulled pork sandwiches and shrimp delight on Saturday.
Homemade baked goods and ice cream will also be available.
Irene M. Rutz, 91, of Fullerton, died Aug. 19, 2012, peacefully in her sleep at home.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. and Ellen (Luckey) Miller.
She and her husband Ernest J. Rutz were married 42 years at the time of his death on Aug. 3, 1986.
She was a devoted member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and Golden Agers of Whitehall.
She enjoyed her memberships in Lehigh County Senior Citizens and the Northampton Liederkranz.
James R. Haines Jr. 59, of Brockton, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 18, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre.
Born Oct. 15, 1952, in Easton, he was the son of the late James R. Haines Sr. and Peggy J. (Buchman) Wagner.
He was a self-employed construction contractor in Lehigh and Carbon counties.
An audit of Heidelberg Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Association has determined it was in compliance with tested laws and regulations between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2010.
"We commend the relief association management in this Lehigh County VFRA for complying with all applicable state laws, contracts, bylaws and administrative procedures," Auditor General Jack Wagner said Aug. 13. "The proper management of funds ensures they will continue to support local volunteer firefighters who bravely put themselves at risk to help protect their neighbors' health and property."
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Sept. 13 at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
After the social hour, when refreshments will be available, musician Shep will entertain.
Flu shots will also be available.
New members are welcome to attend.
For more information, call 610-264-4874.
Virginia Dare Schiffer, 80, of Allentown, died Aug. 15, 2012, at home.
She and her husband Calvin Schiffer were married 54 years before he died in 2007.
Born in Weisenberg Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Grace (Wambold) Smale.
A 1949 graduate of the former South Whitehall High School, Allentown Hospital School of Nursing class of 1952, and a 1972 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, she was a school nurse and chairperson of health services in the Allentown School District before retiring in 1993.
Gladys B. Smith, 83, formerly of Warren, N.J., died peacefully Aug. 15, 2012, with her loving family by her side.
She was predeceased by her husband James J. Smith in 2007.
She was born in Massachusetts.
She was a telephone operator with Verizon for 25 years.
she was a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed reading, painting and music.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce toured Lincoln Technical Institute, South Whitehall Township, July 26 to see the new state of the art diagnostic training room for students studying for careers in medicine.
Reynold G. Reinert, 75, from Fogelsville, died Aug. 17, 2012, in his home.
He and his wife, Grace B. (Kratzer) Reinert, would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Sept. 1.
Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late George H. and Luella A. (Snyder) Reinert.
A 1954 graduate of Kutztown High School, he worked at the Kutztown Shoe Co. as a laster from 1954-74.
He worked part-time from 1972-74 for Weisenberg Township as a zoning officer.
In 1975, he became Weisenberg Township administrator and sewerage enforcement officer.
on N. Loop Road.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Angie Thomas, North Loop Road, Washington Township, reported $300 was stolen from her vehicle sometime between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 29.
Police say a green Kawasaki four-wheeler was seen in the driveway of her home around noon.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone who has seen a similar incident should contact Trooper Seiple at 610-861-2026.