A slide-show lecture, “The Holidays at Hess’s Department Store,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“No store in America could surpass the magic of a visit to Hess’s Department Store, especially at the holidays,” said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum.
More than one dozen mascots, including meLVin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Lehigh University’s Clutch the Mountain Hawk and the Just Born Peep, as well as Santa Claus, visited patients and staff Dec. 7 for “A Pathway to Santa” at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.
The Liberty High School Choir and Orchestra provided entertainment.
Ronettes’ Christmas: Ronnie Spector’s “Best Christmas Party Ever,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes’ hits including “Be My Baby” (named by Billboard magazine as the No. 1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time), “Walking In The Rain,” “Baby I Love You,” plus a splash of doo-wop and Spector’s inimitable off-the-cuff commentary. As The New York Daily News stated, “Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!” The New York Times raved: “It’s hard to think of a more appealing angel to welcome the season than Ms.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) received one of the largest gifts in its history from Lehigh Valley philanthropists and business owners J.B. and Kathleen Reilly.
The sizable gift, the amount of which has been kept private per the family’s wishes, is dedicated to supporting enhancements to programs, services and facilities of the Children’s Hospital, now named Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, located at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Dec. 12: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.
Thursday, Dec. 13: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.
Friday, Dec. 14: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.
Monday, Dec. 17: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, peaches, wheat bread.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Three cheese ziti w/meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Monday, Dec. 3: Hanukkah meal: Chicken noodle soup, beef brisket, potato latkes, chilled applesauce, rye bread w/ margarine, jelly doughnut.
Tuesday, Dec. 4: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian vegetable blend, canned green beans, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Nancy A. Hersh, 87, formerly of Wescosville, died Dec. 6, 2018, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born in Dallas, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Franklin C. and Emma R. (Kramlich) Hersh.
She was a 1949 graduate of Allentown High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Drexel University in 1953. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Mary Ellen Oberdorf, 74, of Emmaus, died at home Dec. 7, 2018. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of Bonita M. (Sonntag) Oberdorf and the late Richard C. Oberdorf.
She was a graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in education.
She was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
She began her working career as a special education teacher, pausing to raise her family. She returned to the workforce at AT&T for several years and then as a successful independent consultant.
Margaret A. “Peggy” (O’Connell) Spinato, 82, of Wescosville, died Nov. 27, 2018, in St. Luke’s, Sacred Heart Campus, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Spinato. They were married for 61 years. Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late James and Kathryn (McMenamin) O’Connell.