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Dr. Loren Kenneth Keim Sr.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former school superintendent

Dr. Loren Kenneth Keim Sr., died August 3, 2012, after an unexpected illness. He was the husband of Geraldine Elaine (Lafey) Keim for 48 years.

Raised in Whitehall, he was a son of the late John Kenneth Keim and Louise (Reese) Keim.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and then joined the armed forces for active duty.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and a master's degree and Ph.D. from Lehigh University.

Barbara C. (Swasing) Cubbage

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Bethany Wesleyan Church

Barbara C. (Swasing) Cubbage, 66, of Walnutport, died July 28, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Patrick J. Cubbage Sr. for 15 years.

Born in Akron,Ohio, she was a daughter of Henry R. Swasing of New Tripoli and the late Elsie Ann (Kopp) Swasing.

She was executive administrative assistant for Cardone Manufacturing, Philadelphia, for 16 years, retiring in 2006.

She was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

John M. Ihm

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bell of Pennsylvania retiree

John "Jack" M. Ihm, 89, of Allentown died August 1, 2012, in Luther Crest, Allentown. He was the husband of Dorothy J. (Crozier) Ihm for 68 years.

Born in Altoona he was the son of the late James J. and Minnie (Reid) Ihm.

He was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He retired from the Allentown office of Bell of Pennsylvania, where he was director of the executive communication center. He worked previously in the Altoona, Clearfield, Reading and Harrisburg offices.

Althea D. Kratzer

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor resident

Althea D. Kratzer, 86, formerly of Nazareth, died July 23, 2012, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Stanley S. Kratzer.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late George LeRoy and Lila (Keck) Miller.

She was a machine operator for the former Lehigh Frocks and the former Pioneer Sportswear Company, both in Nazareth.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.

She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union.

Frank J. Vandergrift Sr.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

investment broker

Frank J. Vandergrift Sr., 79, of Whitehall, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 2, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marie T. (Yost) Vandergrift for 59 years.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frederick Vandergrift and Julia (Marth) Vandergrift Bertha.

A Korean War veteran, he was a corporal in the army medical service.

He was an investment broker for Janney Montgomery Scott, Allentown, retiring in 1997.

Coplay police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Window damaged

A resident of the unit block of North Third Street reported to Coplay Police Aug. 3 that someone threw a landscaping rock through the window of her front storm door.

The resident told police she was watching a program on TV when she heard a crashing sound. Responding to the noise, Molchany said she got up and looked outside but did not see anyone. The rock that had been thrown had been in her front yard, police said.

Police are investigating.

Camper wire cut

Visitor Center in trial run for Musikfest

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and City of Bethlehem are giving a sneak peek of the new Bethlehem Visitor Center at SteelStacks during Musikfest, through Aug. 12.

The interactive visitor center, which will be open for guided and self-guided tours, is featuring several exhibits that highlight the region's arts and cultural attractions, history, industrial heritage and recreational opportunities.

Northampton police

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 23

· Officers responded to a report of two vehicle tires punctured in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.

JULY 24

· A hit-and-run motor vehicle crash brought officers to the 2000 block of Main Street.

· Police responded to the theft of a string trimmer in the 800 block of Main Street.

· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 500 block of East 12th Street.

Appetizer Bowl to benefit ArtsQuest arts education fund

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Social News

ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in the six appetizer categories.