Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

MARCH 7

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Call 610-298-2710.

Antique toy show March 9

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Plow boys

The Old Time Plow Boy’s Club will host its third annual Antique Toy Show and Exhibition 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Kutztown Grange, Kemp and James streets, Kutztown.

One of the featured displays this year will be the miniature military vehicles from Old Time Plow Boys member Harold Hilbert.

New to this year’s Toy Show will be the train display from Steel City resident Ron Luckock.

There will also be other antique toys and collectibles from a variety of pedal cars and tractors to handmade metal toys and much more.

Student artwork being featured

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE

The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, is presenting a free exhibit “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students, until March 23.

Artists in the region are highlighted in the gallery specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups and students.

Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The gallery is closed Sundays and campus holidays.

Group to meet on March 7

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

HAM RADIO

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. March 7 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program “CISM: Critical Stress Debriefing” will be presented by Joel/WB3IWC.

Members and others interested in ham radio are invited to attend.

For more information, go to dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Taking multiple medications can increase crash risk for seniors

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Currently, a record 42 million adults age 65 and older are driving, which is expected to increase substantially over the next decade and may make them the largest driving population.

AAA encourages older drivers to ask their doctors and pharmacists as many questions as necessary to ensure they understand why they need the medications prescribed to them, and how they can affect their driving.

Milton J. Hechler

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friedensville Lutheran Church

Milton J. Hechler, 89, of Schnecksville, formerly of Center Valley, died on Feb. 25, 2019, in his home.

He was the widower of Helen M. (Hauck) Hechler, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late William and Cora (Hafer) Hechler.

He was a maintenance worker and a bus driver for the Salisbury Township School District.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Friedensville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Center Valley.

Donna Marie Kratzer

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Donna Marie Kratzer, 64, of New Tripoli, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late LeRoy C. Kratzer Jr.

Born Nov. 26, 1954, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Sarmir) Mlynek.

She was a secretary in the Lehigh County Adult Probation Office, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 2005.

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

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Patsy E. (Krull) Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal. Born in Chicago, IL, August 7, 1934, Patsy was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull. She was employed as a secretary at the former Whitehall Development, Inc. for several years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at Pepper Construction in Chicago.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Thelma Dolores (Olson) Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger. Born in Newark, NJ, September 11, 1919, Thelma was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson. She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.