ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).
Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in the six appetizer categories.
Arthur H. Muth, 91, of Allentown, died July 31, 2012, in his home.
He was the husband of the late Marie C. (Green) Muth.
Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was the son of the late Wilson E. and Mamie F. J. (Mohr) Muth.
He was a member of Cedar Union Church, Cetronia. He was also a member of American Legion Post 0480 of Kutztown and the Kutztown Optimist Club.
Having honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 480, Kutztown. He was a forklift operator.
Ruth Carolyn Williams, 76, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 1, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Linus in Midlothian, Va.
She was the wife of Homer Earl Williams.
The couple celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last June 27.
Born Nov. 5, 1935, in Upper Macungie Township, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothea (Muth) Dehrs.
She was a customer service representative at the former Wachovia Bank, Cedar Crest Branch, before retiring.
Charles Robert McAnall III, 72, of Slatington, died on July 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the life partner of Ronald K. DeLong.
Born June 28, 1940, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Jr. and Vivian Elizabeth (Farr) McAnall.
A graduate of Hoover High School, class of 1958, North Canton, Ohio, he also was a 1962 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, including his junior year of studies in Salzburg, Austria; a 1965 SMM graduate of the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary.
Four Allentown residents were charged after they were allegedly seen trying to steal a spare tire at 2 p.m. Aug. 4 from a car belonging to a customer of Feinour's Automotive, Route 309, Lynn Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.
Sixto Acosta-Pena, 20; Joendy Nunez, 23; Jorge Nunez, 20; and a 16-year-old boy were all charged with theft from a motor vehicle, conspiracy to commit theft, trespassing and criminal mischief.
Charges were filed with District Judge Rod Beck, Slatington.
Steel plates, doors
Jewel E. MacWilliam, 81, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2012, in Westminster Village.
She was the widow of James H. MacWilliam.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Beulah (Schmoyer) Schoch.
A graduate of Allentown High School and Kutztown University, she was a public school librarian for 31-1/2 years.
She was a member of Boulevard Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
She was a member of various educational and library organizations.
She is survived by her cousins.
One of the pleasures of summer movie-going is discovering a less-trumpeted movie amidst the summer blockbusters.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one such film.
The film's intriguing title reveals little. Even after seeing the film, you may not be able to describe what you have seen. However, you will know you've had an extraordinary film-going experience.
"Beasts" tells the story of six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis), a motherless child. The parenting skills of her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), border on child abuse.
Austin Tyler Zalik, 21, of Upper Macungie Township, died Aug. 3, 2012.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of Matthew A. and Jacqueline L. (Hoodmaker) Zalik.
A 2009 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a member of the Parkettes Men's Gymnastics Team.
He was a student and served as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
He would have been part of the 2013 graduating class of the U.S. Naval Academy and was selected to be the USNA men's gymnastics team captain.
He was an Academic All-American Award recipient for 2006 through 2009.
Wammer'n Koppche (Kaffi) ausschitt un no's Koppche widder uffschtellt, kammer saage wie viel Leit as uff Bauch kumme bei de Ring as im Koppche sin.
The number of rings in the cup after the coffee has been drunk indicate the number of visitors to be expected.
Wammer'n Kind kitzelt eb's en Yaahr alt is, waert's schtodderich.
A child will stammer if it is tickled before it is a year old.
JAKES Youth Field Day at Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club