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AARP 3115

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meeting set for Sept. 13

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friends of Parkland Library

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

telephone operator

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.

Reynold G. Reinert

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Weisenberg, Lowhill administrator

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.

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Money stolen

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.

2-vehicle crash

at intersection

Grace A. Weiss

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

sewing machine operator

Grace A. Weiss, 85, of Germansville, died Aug. 17, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the widow of Allen Weiss.

Born in Treichlers, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Edna (Peters) Clauser.

She was employed as a sewing machine operator for 30 years.

Her survivors include a daughter, Linda Carter at home; sons Larry and wife, Kathryn, and Russell, all of Germansville; sister Mae Kistler of Orefield; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

·Eastern Pa. Down Syndrome Center, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for the 13th Annual Lehigh Valley Buddy Walk at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park and Valley Preferred Cycling Center Sept. 29.

Email Julie Dody at

·Lehigh Valley Score, Bethlehem, seeks experienced business professionals to offer in-person and online counseling and advice to start ups and in-business owners of small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Contact Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000 or

The Fixx

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Fixx opens for The J. Geils Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 28, Fairgrounds Grandstand, at the Allentown Fair. The British rock band formed in 1979 in London. The group's hits include "Red Skies" and "Stand or Fall," from "Shuttered Room" (1982); "One Thing Leads to Another," charting at No. 4 in the United States, and "Saved by Zero," from "Reach the Beach" (1983). The group's song, "Deeper and Deeper" was on the soundtrack of the movie, "Streets of Fire." "A Letter to Both Sides" was on the soundtrack of the film, "Fletch." "Secret Separation," from the album, "Walkabout" (1986), went to No.