East Penn Press

Monday, December 11, 2017

ArtsQuest Foundation taps S. Whitehall woman

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

ArtsQuest has announced that Jane George is the new Executive Director of the ArtsQuest F6oundation. George, selected for the position following a national search, is the first full-time Executive Director in the Foundation’s history. She began her new role Dec. 4.

For the past 17 years, George, a resident of South Whitehall Township, worked for St. Luke’s University Health Network, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Government Relations & Capital Development.

Cookbook sale benefits public library

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste” is available at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The cookbook includes an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes. There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan. Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.

Copies are being sold through Dec. 28 at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

Proceeds benefit the Allentown Public Library.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Police Log


An actor entered an unlocked garage and removed a Glock pistol valued at $500 from the center console of a truck. The incident was reported in the 1400 block of Shimerville Road, Nov. 4.

An actor entered the unlocked cap of a truck and removed various hunting items totaling $270. The incident was reported in the 900 block of Chestnut Street Nov. 2.

An unknown actor spray-painted graffiti on the second floor of a building in the 300 block of South Fourth Street, causing $200 damage. The incident was reported Oct. 28.

Doris R. Schneck

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Doris Ruth (Kelley) Schneck, 97, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 3, 2017, in the Trexler Wing of the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Schneck with whom she co-owned Art Schneck Optical Co. of Emmaus and Allentown. She was also predeceased by son Donald R. Schneck who owned the optical company after Arthur Schneck retired.

She was the daughter of the late Henry Kelley and Beulah (Mackes) Kelley.

LVHN acquires Weller

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

James Kelley

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

James Kelley, 84, of Allentown, died peacefully surrounded by his family Nov. 20 2017. He was the husband of Carol Kelley. They were married for 58 years. Born in Altoona, he was the son of the late Irvin and Nellie Kelley.

He was a veteran of the Korean War.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and earned his master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Juliana Collette

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of local church

Juliana Collette, 97, died Nov. 30, 2017, in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Collette. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Juliana (Pfeiffer) Graf.

Before retiring, she worked for the former Cands Fabric Company, Western Electric and Clyde Shirt Factory.

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

She enjoyed celebrating her rich heritage, sharing her love of ethnic food and polka music with her family. She was a lifelong Phillies fan and delighted in watching her grandchildren.

Another view

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Whichever holiday you celebrate, make it a good one

On Oct. 13 during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

I didn’t realize the White House and Americans stopped saying this. We didn’t actually. At our workplaces, at our churches, at our family and friends gatherings and even at department stores, we still say “Merry Christmas.”

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Dec. 6: New England clam chowder, roast turkey and Swiss on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Thursday, Dec. 7: Butternut squash bisque, cheese steak sandwich, potato chips, Italian marinated vegetable salad, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, Dec. 8: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, Dec. 11: Baked meatloaf w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark sweet red cherries.