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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Press invites readers to

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press invites readers to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Themed contests deadline Sept. 7

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.

There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.

There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be original works by the person entering the contest.

Dorothy F. Stauffer

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Dorothy F. Stauffer, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 7, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Jerald L. Eck and Paul E. Stauffer. Born in Macungie, she was the daughter of the late Nevin Gehman and Althea (Rohrbach) Gehman Fronheiser and her husband James Fronheiser, who raised her.

She was a registered nurse, graduating from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.

Anthony Lee Smith

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, A.L.S. Contracting

Anthony Lee “Tony” Smith, 79, of Macungie, died Aug. 7, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the loving husband of Doris M. (Conrath) Smith. They were married for 61 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl H. Smith and Helen B. (Bartholomew) Henry.

He was a member of New Apostolic Church, Allentown.

He was the owner and operator of A.L.S. Contracting, Macungie, for 40 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Builder’s Association for many years.

He loved farming and the outdoors.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.