Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

June R. Krasulak

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker

June R. Krasulak, 89, of Allentown, died May 19, 2017, in Country Meadows.

She and her husband, Frank V. Krasulak, were married 69 years in December 2016.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary J. (Matsinko) Halvorsen.

An assembler at the former General Electric and Black and Decker for 24 years, she retired in 1985.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.

Fundraiser walk set for June 3

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Easter Seals

Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University.

The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. and the One-Mile Fun Walk starts 9:15 a.m.

Both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team, create a team or be a sponsor, register at; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email

Local family helping others with their premature babies

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lily’s Hope Foundation of Coopersburg, which officially became a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in 2013 is supporting NICU families by way of Packages of Hope.

“We work with each individual family and customize our Packages of Hope to answer their specific needs since they haven’t been able to prepare for their child’s early birth,” Jen Driscoll emailed The Press.

“We offer three different types of Packages of Hope, all containing items the family needs: Hospital Care Package, Transition Home Care Package and a Sibling Care Package.”

Fundraiser on June 17

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 13th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament is set for June 17 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, Cedar Creek Parkway, Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

Twenty-two teams will be competing and more than 800 friends, players, family and community members will attend.

St. Luke’s University Health Network will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

Former Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker and six-time NFL Pro-Bowler David Akers will attend.

Fair set for June 15-17

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kempton Fair, which started in 1957, is alive and well in Kempton, Berks County.

Sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, the fair is set for June 15-17.

The refurbished event will bring new energy and direction, but with more of the feel of yesteryear.

There will be three evenings of tractor and truck power pulls, and drags; and popular musical talents Crazy Hearts, Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, and the Hannah Violet Trio will perform.

Gloria J. Wertman

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed beautician

Gloria J. Wertman, 76, of New Tripoli, died May 22, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Carl W. Wertman would have been married for 59 years next month.

Born in Best Station, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Clauser) Solt.

A self-employed beautician in New Tripoli for 49 years, she was also a waitress at the former Shankweiler Hotel and a clerk at the former Hess’s Department Store.

Program planned

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury Church’s Parish Nurse Health Ministry joins Sacred Heart Hospital to present a program entitled “Understanding The Influence Of Personality On Behavioral Health” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 in the Wesley Center of Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

This program is open to all who are interested in renewing their faith and knowledge on holistic health for the mind, body and soul.

Join them in awareness of depression, stress, addiction and pathways through enneagrams for coping techniques.

Topics and speakers include:

Lehigh County senior menus

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 17: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, May 18: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake with strawberries.

Friday, May 19: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, May 22: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, May 23: Fish, mushroom polenta, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, May 24: Peach glazed pork chops, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Article By: The Press

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Here is the list of the 2017 Freddy Awards nominations.

The 2017 Freddy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 25 on 69 WFMZ-TV and from the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Bangor Area, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

Easton Area, “Anything Goes”

Emmaus, “Miss Saigon (School Edition)”

Freedom, “Peter Pan”

Hackettstown, “42nd Street”

Liberty, “West Side Story”

Parkland, “Pippin”

Southern Lehigh, “Sister Act”

Outstanding Use of Scenery

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

All about the bass:The Peter Paulsen Quintet performs in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. May 19, Rodale Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Paulsen, Principal Bass of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, is Assistant Professor of Double Bass-Jazz Studies at West Chester University. The quintet will present two world premieres, “Chair Suite” by Paulsen, and “Concrete & Fireflies” by Jonathan Ragonese, which utilize and combine specifically composed ensemble passages with improvised, interactive sections.