Submissions are now being accepted for the 15th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 22 and April 23 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, February 12: Cream of mushroom soup,sausage sandwich w/ green peepers and onions, pasta salad, banana mousse.
Thursday, February 13: Baked meatloaf w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.
Friday, February 14: Happy Valentine’s Day. Chicken stuffed w/ broccoli and cheese, rice pilaf, Waldorf salad, strawberry creme shortcake.
Monday, February 17: Closed for Presidents’ Day.
Prospective Lehigh Carbon Community College students can “Be a Cougar for a Day.”
Students may experience a typical day on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville. Learn about LCCC’s admission process, attend a college class and experience student life, including dining in the cafeteria and taking a campus tour.
Students may schedule a one-on-one appointment with an LCCC admissions representative.
League championship basketball match ups are now finalized for both the Colonial League and East Penn Conference.
The Colonial League held girls semifinals Wednesday evening at Catasauqua High School.
Top-seeded Notre Dame (Green Pond) beat No. 4 Bangor 51-36 in a girls semifinal to advance to the championship game, while No. 3 Moravian Academy took down No. 3 Northwestern 49-45.
The Crusaders and Lions will meet Friday at 6 p.m. with the boys championship between No. 1 Southern Lehigh and No. 6 Bangor scheduled for 7:45 p.m.
Richard L. Oplinger, 90, of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died Jan. 27, 2020. He was the husband of Marie (Mazziotta) Oplinger. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Martin K. and Leoda (Mohry) Oplinger.
He was a graduate of Allentown High School and Penn State University Extension Campus with a certificate in accounting.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Eleanor Emily Simmons, 93, of Emmaus, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family Jan. 28, 2020, at DevonHouse Senior Living, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Earl R. Simmons for 66 years. Born on the South Mountain outside of Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Elsie I. (Yeager) Schaffer.
She graduated from Allentown High School in 1945 and worked at Mack Trucks and Western Union.
Michael S. Banyas, 61, of Macungie, died Feb. 7, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Mary Ellen L. (Vargo) Banyas for 42 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Terrence and Janell (Heckman) Banyas, of Orefield.
He worked as a forklift operator for Impress Industries for more than 30 years.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.