Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Auditions being scheduled

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Bach Choir

Bach Choir of Bethlehem is scheduling auditions for Zimmermann’s Coffee House during the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival 7-9:30 p.m. on May 9 and 16, 2020, at Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

Auditions for college and high school students will be 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 21, 2020, at The Bach Choir Offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Auditions are open to individuals and ensembles who play or sing Baroque music, and live or study in PMEA District 10.

Bus trip to Farm Show

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a great way to learn about farming, agriculture, and where your food comes from and you don’t want to miss it.

Lehigh County 4-H and Penn State Extension are coordinating a bus trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 6, 2020.

The bus will depart Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall, at 8 a.m.

The bus will depart Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, at 3:30 p.m. and arrive back at the ag center around 5 p.m.

John W. Cole

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifetime NRA member

John W. Cole, 80, of Kempton, died Dec.19, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife, Carol Ann (Longello) Cole, celebrated 39 years of marriage until her death in 2004.

Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Harvey S. and Elaine M. (Brandt) Cole Sr.

After graduating from Norristown High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an airplane mechanic from 1960-64.

He then was a plumber, alongside his father for several years, before becoming a steam fitter for Honeywell and later for Johnson Controls for 35 years.

Betty L. Wuchter

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Zion’s Stone UCC

Betty L. Wuchter, 89, of Whitehall, formerly of Northampton, died Dec. 19, 2019, in the home of her loving daughter, Karen, and son-in-law Robert.

She was the wife of the late Earl C. Wuchter.

Born April 12, 1930, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Emily R. (Focht) Danner.

She was a member of Zion’s Stone UCC, Kreidersville, Northampton.

LV Active Life plans January 2020 events

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in January 2020.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Jan. 4: Robin and Jim

Jan. 11: Hot Spanish Music Dance

Jan. 15, 25: DJ Jerry Deane

Jan. 18: KATO

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Sandra E. Wasson

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

artist at Hess’s Department Store

Sandra E. Wasson, 80, of Schnecksville, died Dec. 18, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Ronald D. Wasson were married 58 years.

Born Sept. 1, 1939, in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late Guy W. and Myrtle R. (Reichard) Briel.

A graduate of Boyertown High School and Moore College of Art, she was an artist at Hess’s Department Store before becoming a mother. She filled her home with love for her family and passion for handiwork as a lifelong artisan.

New Year’s Wish

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

En Glee Bissell des un Sell

Ich winsh dier un dein’ra Fraw; Boova un Techter un all dee os in dei ‘m House nei un rous gehna, en Glick-sealiches Neies Yohr.

Gott sull eich dess gewwa; ich huff’s werrt wohr.

Mier winsha eich feel gute Glick, un all Um-glick weit tzurick.

Weil now des Nei Yohr kumm’t rei, in nawma Yeasus Chrisht.

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta.

Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.