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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Richard A. Bowman

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

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Richard A. Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, died tragically in a vehicle accident on Route 248 in Walnutport, on the morning of Nov. 2, 2018.

He and his wife Susan A. (Jarrett) Bowman celebrated 46 years of marriage in July.

Born April 8 1942, in Sandusky, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arlington and Patricia (O’Reilly) Bowman.

A 1960 graduate of Parkland High School, he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg State College.

Craft fair on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 26th annual fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, Christmas gifts, delicious soups, barbecue, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

This year’s raffle will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh County, an ecumenical and interfaith effort to provide transitional housing and meals to homeless families, allowing them to stay together.

For more information, call 610-554-0677.

Wyatt S. Newhard His strength brought out the best in the Northwestern community

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Wyatt S. Newhard, 14, of New Tripoli, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after an 11-year battle with neuroblastoma.

Born Sept. 14, 2004, in Allentown, he was the son of Michael S. and Sarah M. (Evert) Newhard with whom he resided.

Wyatt was an eighth-grade student at the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

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

Wyatt loved to play basketball and soccer, and was an avid hunter.

LCCC honors veterans

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) honors veterans with several events during Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 5-10, Main Campus Schnecksville.

The college will create a “Faces of Honor” tribute displayed in the Student Union.

A Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held, 11 a.m. Nov. 8, at the flagpole outside the Student Services Center.

The week concludes with the second annual LCCC Military Bingo Gift Card event, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center. Proceeds benefit the Lehigh Valley Health Network Veteran Health Program.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Students interested in taking classes in the spring 2019 semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can register for courses beginning in November. Classes start Jan. 18.

Veterans and members of the military receive preferential registration, which begins Nov. 2. Online registration begins Nov. 5 and runs through Jan. 17, 2019. In-person registration begins Nov. 12. New students can apply for admission online at: Registration for the accelerated winter online session, which runs Dec. 16 through Jan. 16, 2019, is available now.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Janet M. (Zimmerman) and Ralph T. Miller Jr. celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 23.

Janet is the daughter of the late Marie and George W. Zimmerman.

Ralph is the son of the late Mildred and Ralph T. Miller.

The couple was married Aug. 23, 1958, in the home of the Rev. Peters in Allentown.

In honor of their anniversary, a Hawaiian-themed social was held at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Author to speak about

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Heritage museum:

New York Times best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis will recount the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in a lecture and signing of his book, “More Deadly than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War,” 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This year is the hundredth anniversary of the Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern history,” said Joseph Garrera, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Executive Director.