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Monday, August 19, 2019


Monday, August 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 19

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. Information and appointments (encouraged): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or

Growing Green: Go native

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

As an individual, one might think, “What can I do to help our environment?”

There are many things to consider.

Always plant native plants and pollinator plants. Choosing plants native to the Lehigh Valley can improve gardening success since many of these plants have adapted to the region. Many native plants attract beneficial insects which help control pests, so you are creating a habitat for “good bugs.”

‘Valley Vivaldi’ closing season with concert at Wesley Church

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The fourth and final 2019 summer “Valley Vivaldi” concert is 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St. (Route 512), Bethlehem.

The program is: Vivaldi, “Concerto for Strings in E minor,” RV 134; Tartini, “Violin Concerto in G minor,” Op. 1, D 85; Albinoni, “Trumpet Concerto in B Flat,” Op. 7, No. 3; Telemann, “Concerto à 4 for Recorder, Violin, Oboe and Continuo,” and J. S. Bach, “Concerto in D minor for Two Violins,” BWV 1043.

Language classes

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College offers language classes this fall in its noncredit division at the main Schnecksville campus unless noted otherwise.

“EZ Deitsch I,” Sept. 12 - Nov. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pennsylvania Dutch language and culture.

“Irish (Gaelic),” Sept. 4 - Dec. 11: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Sentence structure, grammar, foundation vocabulary, commonly-used verbs, fluency and vocabulary to speak, read and write.

“Italian I,” Aug. 21 - Oct. 23: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Vocabulary for working knowledge.

Roger F. Cocivera

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Penn Linen and Uniform worker

Roger F. Cocivera, 87, died Aug. 6, 2019. He was the partner of Linda Widner.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Anna (Dopsovic) Morgan and Roger F. Cocivera Sr.

He worked at Penn Linen and Uniform and at TRSA.

In addition to his companion, he is survived by Christopher Widner of Mertztown; former spouse, Bonnie Cocivera of Whitehall; a daughter, Shelly and her husband Philip Robinson of New Jersey; a son, Todd and his wife Judy of Whitehall; and two grandsons, Chris and Jeremy.

June E. Houseknecht

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Community

June E. Houseknecht, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 2, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Theodore M. “Ted” Houseknecht.

Born in Barnesville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Bertha M. (Oden) Cole.

She was a registered nurse in Frederick, Md., and later worked as a registered nurse at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

She was a member of Fellowship Community Church, Whitehall.

Theresa M. Feiller

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Stiles

Theresa “Teri” M. Feiller, 59, of Stiles and formerly of Cementon, died Aug. 4, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Thomas J. Danner.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Theresa (Kornheisl) Feiller.

She was a phlebotomist for 20 years for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She worked previously at the former Cross Country Clothes.

Larry D. Mensinger

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Larry D. Mensinger, 62, of Moore Township, died Aug. 6, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Lisa (Willever) Mensinger for 28 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lester and Mae (Schall) Mensinger.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a machinist with AB Precision Grinding, Forks Township.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.