East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

AACHS students give time and talents

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School have started the school year by giving of their time and talents.

The Central City Project at ACCHS has begun its salsa-making process. Students tended to the project’s urban garden over the summer, which grew vegetables such as tomatoes, jalapeños and cilantro. On Sept. 5, participants started making the salsa and packing the jars, which will be sold at various events throughout the year to benefit the CCP and its service projects, such as community dinners and clothing giveaways.

‘Brigadoon’ magic for director Rody Gilkeson at Munopco

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Special to The Press

“Brigadoon” has a special place in Rody Gilkeson’s heart.

As a child, the 1954 movie adaption of the musical was often playing on television in his house.

“My mother used to love to watch movie musicals,” he says. “When it was on TV, she would sing along with the songs.”

Gilkeson says his mother was a big fan of actor Van Johnson, who played the best friend of Gene Kelly’s Tommy Albright in “Brigadoon,” so the lilting Scottish fantasy was one of her favorites.

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for the other score.

Zamar Brake completed 11 of 17 passes for 193 yards and a pair of touchdowns.


Friday, September 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Young musicians ages 6 to 18 are invited to audition for The Young Musicians Club of Allentown.

Auditions will be held during the club’s first meeting, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Zentz Hall, Fellowship Community Center, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

Prospective members who sing or play a musical instrument may audition by performing two pieces, one by memory. To be eligible, members must be taking private music lessons.

Kevin M. Baus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh Valley chef

Kevin M. Baus, 62, of Macungie, died Sept. 8, 2018, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles E. and Stella A. (Giniewski) Baus.

He graduated from and played baseball at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was a chef in the Lehigh Valley at various restaurants and facilities.

He enjoyed salmon fishing and bicycling.

He is survived by siblings, Kathleen Garger, Craig and his wife Diane, Melodie and her husband Thomas Novatnack, Tracy and her husband Thomas Malinowski, Carol Yaniger and Barbara Loupos; nieces and nephews.

Thomas Pelzer

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former tractor trailer driver

Thomas Pelzer, 81, of Macungie, died Sept. 6, 2018, in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Carole A. (Sweet) Pelzer. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Lawrence Pelzer and Mildred (Flannigan) Pelzer.

He was a graduate of Germantown High School, Class of 1955.

He served in the Army from 1958 to 1962 during the Berlin Crisis.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved spending time at the shore in Sea Isle City, N.J.

Patsy Ann Kline

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Patsy Zimmerman Kline, 72, of Lawrenceville, Ga., formerly of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018. She was the wife of Ronald Kline. They were married for 52 years. Born in Elizabethville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Althea (Wood) Zimmerman.

She graduated from Emmaus High School in 1964 and Bethlehem Business College in 1965.

She was a member of the Joy Class of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, Ga.