Tears flow this Christmas for the children slaughtered in Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Jordan Lutheran Church presents The Good Pennyworths in concert.
These animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton.
The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running clinics so animals can be spayed or neutered before going home.
For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit healthyanimalcenter.org.
To the Editor:
Even with the magnitude of last Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.
The children and families of their community are forever changed.
I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.
Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook.
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Jan. 3, 2013 at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
Bring a non-perishable food for the food bank.
Refreshments will be available during social hour.
After the business meeting, guitarist Shep will entertain.
New members are welcome.
For more information, call 610-395-2820.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, will be holding the following events.
Join the library's new discussion group for adults Books into Movies to discuss the book "The Pursuit of Happyness" by Chris Gardner 7 p.m. on Dec. 26.
Spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 27. Just bring knitting materials and enthusiasm. The Knitting Circle is for knitters of all ages and skill levels.
All events are open to the public.
For more information or to register, call the library at 610-398-1361.
Edith M. Gehris, 95, of Allentown, formerly of Trexlertown, died Dec. 13, 2012, in Lehigh Center, Macungie.
She was the widow of Lewis A. Gehris.
Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Bessie (Muthard) Beitler.
She was a punch operator for 20 years at Allen Organ Inc., Macungie, before retiring in 1983.
She was a member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ, East Greenville.
Susan Ann Kershner, 46, of Allentown, died Dec. 15, 2012, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Lukes, Bethlehem.
She and her husband Bryan W. Kershner celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.
Born in Williamsport, she was the daughter of James M. and Deanna J. (Karicher) Miller of Wescosville.
A 1984 graduate of William Allen High School, she attended Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.
She began her teaching career with Lehigh Valley Child Care working at the site formerly located on Hanover Avenue, Allentown.
Vincent A. Siravo, 87, from Topton, died Dec. 12, 2012, in Emeritus Senior Living, Allentown.
He was the widower of Evelyn C. (Alves) Siravo.
Born in Elizabeth, N.J., he was a son of the late Anthony and Filemena (Bisco) Siravo.
He was an engineer at the former Stroh Brewery, Fogelsville, for 25 years.
A member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having the following events in January.
Nilsa Lasso-von Lang and Jiwanda Gale-Rogers will discuss the release of their latest book, "Flavors of Panama" 7-8 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2013.
"Flavors of Panama" presents a chronological overview of Panamanian cuisine.