Joseph F. Weber Sr., 72, of Bath, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Paulette M. (Sniscik) Weber for 45 years.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y.C., he was a son of the late Pauline (Weber) Miller.
He was a 1958 graduate of Northampton High School.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and had a rank of lance corporal.
He was a layout operator for the Agere Corporation, Allentown, for 43 years, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.
The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.
Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.
Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5.
North Catasauqua Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. in borough hall meeting room, 1066 Fourth St.
Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street.
· A report of harassment brought police to Catasauqua Auto Sales, 623 Howertown Road.
· Police were called to the 100 block of Pineapple Street to investigate a theft from a vehicle.
· Officers responded to a report of vehicle tires slashed in the 100 block of South Front Street.
· A report of a disturbance brought police to the 700 block of Second Street.
Monica J. Gold, 65, of Bethlehem, died Sept. 13, 3012, in her home. She was the wife of Bruce J. Gold for 11 years and of the late Brian Brownmiller.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Helen (Yurasits) Frisch of Bethlehem and the late John Frisch.
She worked at PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 2002 as an administrative assistant.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.
She was a volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, and with the Bethlehem Chapter of Meals on Wheels.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.
According to research released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,329, up 17.3 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 3,690.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,152, up 40.4 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.
"Our data over the last 15 months shows that home sales and pending home sales have consistently increased over the same time the previous year," says Ryan Conrad, CEO of LVAR.
A "Festival of Hymns and Psalms" will be presented, 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Central Moravian Church, Church and Main Streets, Bethlehem.
Donald Spieth conducts. Central Director of Music Rebecca Owens is organist. Central Choir is accompanied by Main Street Brass.
Debuted will be "O Be Joyful," by Howard Helvey, commissioned to for Owens' 10th anniversary at Central.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will replace Katharine McPhee, who had to withdraw for medical reasons, for "Gala2012," Oct. 20, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked."
Chenoweth was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of "Promises, Promises."
She appears in CBS's "The Good Wife" and the recent movie,"Hit and Run."
Gastroenterologist Ayaz Matin, MD, has recently joined the St. Luke's University Health Network in the St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists practice.
Dr. Matin has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.