Charles E. Arnold, 97, of Allentown, died October 9, 2012, in Above and Beyond. He was the husband of Ruth R. (Nonnemaker) Arnold, with whom he celebrated 72 years of marriage on Nov. 25, 2011. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Elsie (McHenry) Arnold.
He was a backhoe operator for the former Lehigh Burial Service for 42 years, retiring in 1986.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart.
He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church and played the banjo in various orchestras.
Whitford R. "Dick" Dickinson Jr., 83, of Macungie, died October 3, 2012, in the Phoebe Home. He was the husband of Eleanor R. (Teada) Dickinson, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Hummels Wharf, he was the son of the late Hilda (Clark) and Whitford R. Dickinson Sr.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He worked for Mack Trucks Inc. for 18 years as an expediter, retiring in 1984. Prior to that he was a golf professional at Sunbury and Clinton Country Clubs.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie.
Blase J. Pierog, 75, of Emmaus, died Oct. 13, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Snyder) Pierog for the past 58 years. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Felix J. and Pauline A. (Matura) Pierog.
He was employed as a laborer in the construction industry until retiring.
He was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
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Brandon and Esmé Brisgone enjoy autumn pumpkin decorating as they browse the vendors of the Macungie Farmers Market Oct. 11. The Kids Corner of the market provided stickers, markers, felt and pumpkins for the children to enjoy.
An "Autumn Afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour," led by church and local historian Joshua A. Fink, will be held 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown.
Discover Lehigh Valley describes the Lehigh Valley thusly: the Lehigh River is "the heart," cutting through beautiful countrysides with scenic vistas.
Participants in this year's Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance "Media Marketplace" got first-hand views.
Discover Lehigh Valley, marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties, was host for the Sept. 18 - 21 event attended by more than 100 invited journalists and 50 member destination marketing organizations. Hotel Bethlehem was headquarters.
@$:The fourth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair was held Oct. 6.
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This pumpkin, on display at Herbein's Garden Center, weighs 115 pounds and was grown to the size of a tractor tire.
The 2012 Vera Cruz Halloween Parade will start and end at Mystic Chain Park with staging beginning 6 p.m. The parade route is 1.5 miles and runs from Main Road East and West to Vera Cruz Road. The parade dates back to 1923 and promises to be bigger and better than ever with the help of the Emmaus Marching Band. Cash prizes will be awarded to individual marchers, groups and float entries. For more information or to preregister, visit the parade Facebook page or email email@example.com.
Annabel M. Kramer, 85, of Macungie, died October 10, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Russel S. Kramer. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas E. Zimmerman Sr. and Hattie H. (Ohlinger) Zimmerman.
She was a hairdresser for Ruth's Beauty Shop for 14 years, retiring in 1959.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, where she served on various committees and as a member of Consistory.