Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.
For people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.
I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.
My mother does not remember the songs she used to play on the piano at family...
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Church of the Nazarene, Macungie, was the host church for a community-wide Thanksgiving eve service Nov. 21.
Northampton grad to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Speshok of Northampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikole, to Mark McConnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale McConnell of Blairsville, Indiana County.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and the University of Pittsburgh.
She works at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Her fiance, a graduate of Blairsville-Saltsburg Area High School, attended Westmoreland County Community College....
PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for "Operation Safe Holiday," an initiative including seat belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement.
Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving...
The 44th annual Veterans Day Program in the East Penn School District continued at Lower Macungie Middle School recently and was patriotic from beginning to end.
The seventh and eighth grade band opened the event with marches from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The music, selected by Band Director Anthony Simons, set a patriotic mood as Principal Suzanne Vincent presided over the event as the master of ceremonies.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Cadence Choir,...
Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey tetrazinni, Calif. blend vegetables, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, Nov. 29: Fried chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, apple cinnamon bread, pudding.
Friday, Nov. 30: Cream of chicken vegetable soup, pot roast sandwich, sun chips, sour cream cucumber salad, raspberry filled cookie.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter...
Willow Lane Elementary School will hold Barnes and Noble night at the Promenade Barnes and Noble store, 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 742, Center Valley. There will be crafts, student and teacher performances as well as a scavenger hunt. A percentage of all purchases will be donated to the school.
Wescosville Elementary School fifth grade students will have concert rehearsals 9 a.m. to noon at Lower Macungie Middle School.
Wescosville Elementary School fifth...
The 2011-12 legislative session wrapped up in November, and before we begin the new session Jan. 1, 2013, I think it is wise to take a look back and see what we have accomplished.
Of course, some years are more productive than others but, this past year, we have been able to make significant progress on several fronts that will help improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, increase safety and protection and honor our military men and women.
Certainly, the economy has...
Megan Marie Hochmiller and Robert Matthew Schoenauer were married in a double ring ceremony Oct. 22, 2011.
The ceremony took place at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, and was officiated by the Very Rev. Archpriest David Clooney.
The bride's parents are Robert and Mary Hochmiller of Whitehall. The groom is the son of Robert Schoenauer and Marjorie Schoenauer, both of Treasure Island, Fla.
The bride was...