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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Senior adult lecture offered

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

penn state

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is offering a lecture — “Unraveling Medicare and Medicaid” — Nov. 3 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Anita Yuskauskas, program coordinator for the health policy and administration degree, will share her experience as a former technical director with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The program begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon.

Open house on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Road, Suite 100, Allentown, will have a Fit Fest Open House 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 to promote health and wellness.

The event will allow non-members to workout, sample classes and use the extensive facilities including three swimming pools.

With more than 18 one-hour classes to choose from between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with 12, 30-minute demo classes, guests can try out everything from Pulse X heart rate training, TRX, TaiChi, Zumba and more.

Geraldine D. Richard

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of UCC Greenawalds

Geraldine D. Richard, 89, formerly of Neffs, died Oct. 6, 2017, in Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Edwin J. Richard Sr.

Born May 4, 1928 in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Leroy A. and Elsie M. (Noll) Becker.

She was a member of UCC Greenawalds, South Whitehall, and a member of the Eulalia Order of the Eastern Star, Coudersport.

She was a former Den Mother, Cub Pack 8, Greenawalds.

Melvin L. Wilson

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

senior operations supervisor for LANta

Melvin L. “Mike” Wilson, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 2, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Hope (Davis) Wilson were married 21 years in February. He was also the husband of the late Barbara J. (Blose) Wilson.

Born in Salisbury, Md., he was a son of the late Howard L. and Gwendolyn R. (Elliott) Wilson.

The senior operations supervisor and trainer for LANta for 37 years, he enjoyed spending time with his family and taking trips to the casino.

COLLEGE corner

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in

Local residents earn degrees


The following area residents recently earned degrees from Moravian College, Bethlehem:

Bachelor of Arts:

Allentown: Jaime Leigh Conklin, Jennifer L. Wehrle, Charbel AbiZeid, Amanda S. Azar, Hernan A. Cordoba, Dayana Cruz, Catherine Mae Gladys, Mohamed Abbas S. Khaku, Daniel Joseph Loughlin, Jaheen Maru, Marlon F. Moraga, Christian J. Negron, Esther J. Pena, Khalil C. Raymond, Priscilla Ruth Rivera, Roceni Rodriguez, Elias Saba;

Bachelor of Science:


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

‘We’re all still in this life together’

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas.

In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out, three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars such as Eric Church and Sam Hunt.

Jason Aldean was on stage when the gunfire erupted. He is said to have called the scene “beyond horrific.”

Stewart E. Bear

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Stewart E. Bear, 89, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 5, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Rose M. (Stuckley) Bear were married 63 years on March 15.

Born on his family farm in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Edwin F. and Daisy M. (Shoemaker) Bear.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

A member of the Lehigh County Farmer’s Association, he was a lifelong farmer in Weisenberg Township.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.

Basket party on Oct. 28, 29

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt, Whitehall, is hosting a basket party with more than 300 prizes 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

Drawing begins 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Winners do not need to be present.

Homemade food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794.