The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities dontaed $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist Lehigh Valley homeowners whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.
To the Editor:
Even with the magnitude of Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.
The children and families of their community are forever changed.
I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.
Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook. Even young children can contribute without knowing anything other than they are drawling a picture for other children to "cheer them up" or "make them smile."
The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities is Dec. 31.
Governor Tom Corbett said more than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program.
Corbett said the program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities age 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to join planning committees to help make Relay for Life in the Lehigh Valley a huge success. Apply if you are creative, a great leader, a great fundraiser or passionate about ending cancer. Hours vary and we can work with most schedules. All necessary training will be provided. Call Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society holds holiday part.
Franklin W. Kleckner, 90, of Allentown, died December 11, 2012, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Alice E. (Pry) Klecker, who died Nov. 4, 2012. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Mabel Kleckner.
He worked in sales most of his life. He worked for B Inc., Allentown, Hunter Engineering in St. Louis, Mo., and was part owner in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market.
Dennis R. Oberholtzer, 73, of Macungie, died December 9, in Luther Crest Health Center of complications from 60 years of Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Lanz) Weiser Oberholtzer. His first wife, Michelene (Ruggiero) Oberholtzer, predeceased him in 1981. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Roscoe R. and Sara (Stoneback) Oberholtzer of Coopersburg.
Christians are taught "all things work together for good."
This week, it's difficult to see how that can be true for the families and friends of the children and adults who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut Friday.
I am the mother of five children. They are grown now, but a mother always remembers her children as they were when they were young.
When Laurie was 6 years old, she was an instant mother's helper when triplet siblings joined the family. She would come home from school, put down her book bag and happily snuggle with a baby on the sofa.
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Emmaus Chorale performs holiday songs at Faith Presbyterian Church, Emmaus.
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Jefferson Elementary School holds a Big and Little Shoppers event.