East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bach Choir holding new member, scholar auditions

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold New Member Auditions by appointment Sept. 5, 7 and 8, Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally-renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2019-2020 concert season, as well as the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will have the option to perform at the Bachfest in Leipzig Germany in June 2020 and to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed “Bach to School” and “Bach at Noon” educational outreach programs.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 28: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandanavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Thursday, August 29 - Labor Day meal: California cheeseburger w/ lettuce - tomato- mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh canteloupe, holiday cookie.

Friday, August 30: Apple juice, pork barbecue on a bun, cole slaw, fresh plum.

Monday, September 2: Closed for Labor Day.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 28: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.

Thursday, August 29: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.

Friday, August 30: Roast pork with sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Monday, September 2: No meals. Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 3: Franks & beans, broccoli slaw, corn chowder, crackers, Greek yogurt.

Wednesday, September 4: Lemon pepper fish, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, orange.

Gertrude Cora Moyer

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Gertrude Cora Moyer, 89, of Macungie, died Aug. 16, 2019, in Franklin, Tenn. She was the wife of the late Clare Moyer for 61 years, until his death in 2016. Born in 1930, she was the youngest of 14 children.

She was a homemaker who spent her life caring for her family and those around her. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, playing bingo and spending time with her friends and relatives.

She is survived by a daughter, Jan (Jim) Runnels, of Franklin, Tenn.; sister, Helen Schmick, of Emmaus; grandchildren, Jameson (Leonela) Runnels and Jacey Runnels.

Claudia Ann Samer

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

part-owner, Total Imaging

Claudia A. Samer, 75, of Macungie, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Frank S. Samer. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in May. Born in Coaldale, she was the daughter of the late Claude F. and Mary Agnes (Piaia) Whitehead.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

She was the part-owner/operator “Boss Lady” of Total Imaging, Emmaus.

She was past president of the Woman’s Guild at St. Thomas More Church and past secretary of the Woman’s Club, Tinton Falls, N.J.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Police Log


Khalil Anthony Tomlinson, 26, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 14 for allegedly driving under the influence, resisting arrest, driving while under suspension and a red light violation at East Main and Ridge streets, according to Emmaus police. Tomlinson was transported to the Lehigh County DUI Center.

Grant Folsom, 25, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 17 for alleged simple assault after a dispute in the 100 block of North Fifth Street, according to Emmaus police. Folsom was transported to the Lehigh County Booking Center.

Another view

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Our lungs are on fire

There are currently a record number of fires burning in the Amazon rainforest.

Often referred to as “the lungs of the world,” the Amazon rain- forest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, famed for its biodiversity. The rainforest is home to approximately 3 million species of plants and animals and 1 million people. This major source of oxygen for the planet covers much of northwestern Brazil and extends into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries.