Pennsylvanians can open and contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program in order to help pay college costs in the future.
The PA 529 GSP is designed to help savings grow to meet the future cost of education, said Sen. Pat Browne (R-16). When used for qualified higher education expenses, PA 529 GSP contributions grow at the rate of tuition inflation, subject to fees and premiums.
North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.
Jan. 22, 12:11 p.m.
Charotin firefighters responded to the 1000 block of Third Street for a police assist with lifting. Upon a medical evaluation of the victim, an ambulance was requested and the patient was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Smoke in a dwelling
Jan. 23, 5:06 a.m.
From left, Megan Hilbert of Northampton, Sarah Hilbert Goode of Southe Whitehall and Emilee Engler of Hanover Township have their eyes on one of the Chinese auction prizes at the Vera Bradley Bingo benefitting the Northampton Area Food Band. The fundraiser was held recently at Good Shepherd School Gym, Northampton.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, hosted an evening of magic Feb. 9.
Dora L. Evans, 95, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 5, 2013, at Leigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Clair Evans.
Born in Muir, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Annie Hand Lehman.
She was a retired seamstress in the garment industry.
She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.
Ella Grace Luchansky, 4, of Coplay, died Feb. 11, 2013, at home. She was a daughter of Jennifer L. Kresge and Stephen M. Luchansky.
She attended Kurious Kids Preschool, Coplay.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.
In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by two brothers, Owen and Zachary; maternal grandparents, John and Alice Kresge; maternal great-grandparents, John and Charlene Mestler; maternal great-grandmother, Grace Kresge; and paternal grandparents, Kelly Andrews and Stephen Luchansky.
Boy Scout Sunday was observed Feb. 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
Georgette J. (Wirth) Logenbach, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 28, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late Harold S. Logenbach Sr.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Jenny (Troxell) Wirth.
She was a sewing machine operator for many years at the former Fuller Sportswear, Whitehall, before retiring.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley A. Clewell of Whitehall and Helen and her husband Randy Onufer of Danielsville; a sister, Maryjane Gunshore of Walnutport; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rowland "Bud" E. Unangst, 88, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 11, 2013. He was the husband of Lillian E. (DeLong) Unangst for 64 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin and Carrie (Woodring) Unangst.
He was a 1942 graduate of Allentown High School.
He was in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Guam and the South Pacific, and was awarded three Bronze Stars for bravery.
He was an optician and worked for Linden Optical for 47 years until retiring.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.
Mary "Mitzi" A. Leiner, of Coplay, died Feb. 14, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of William L. Leiner for 63 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Stoltzer) Gasper.
She was an assembler for the former General Electric Company, Allentown for 17 years.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, where she volunteered for church functions.
She was formerly a volunteer with the Coplay Fire Company.