Area residents will go to the polls Tuesday, May 21, to vote in a number of races, selecting the candidates they wish to see on their party's ballot in November. See page 5 for information on the county elections. Local election candidates are listed here.
Voters are asked to vote for one candidate for mayor, for a four-year term. The candidates, both Republicans, are incumbent Barbara A. Schlegel and challenger Sean McHugh.
The Atlas Cement Museum in Northampton will be open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The name of the female guide is Sallyann Madden.
Incorrect information was provided in The Press about the hours of operation in an article last week. The Press regrets the error.
Lorraine H. Johnson, 85, of the Phoebe Home, Allentown, died May 6, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Maynard E. Johnson.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Helen (Trexler) Tauber.
She was a member of St. Joseph Lutheran Church.
Catasauqua residents were caught by Press photographers as they were out and about recently.
Whitehall Police Sgt. Richard Cuth stands next to a new black and white police vehicle. Whitehall Township is joining a growing number of municipal police departments going back to black and white. Township police vehicles will continue to feature maroon and gold lettering along with the township seal, however.
Alison Weichel, of Northampton, earned a bachelor's degree in English education summa cum laude from West Chester University. She was also named to the West Chest University College of Arts and Science dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.
Weichel, who has a Level 1 certification to teach grades 7-12, is currently working as a long-term 11th-grade tutor in the Downingtown Area School District.
Thursday, May 16: Elem.–Meatball sub on whole grain roll, french fries, fruit punch, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk, M.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk. H.S.–Hot ham and cheese pretzelwich, potato wedges, assorted fresh fruit, black bean salad, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Anna R. (Norkus) Sebesta, 83, of Bethlehem, died May 11, 2013, at Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg. She was the wife of the late John Sebasta.
She was a daughter of the late Gustave and Grace (Peck) Norkus.
She was a layout operator for the former AT&T, Allentown.
"Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care," the American Nurses Association 2013 Nurse Week theme, acknowledges the invaluable nursing contributions to quality and innovation across the country.
St. Luke's University Health Network's nurses demonstrate their commitment to quality and innovation each and every day. Whether they practice in primary care, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics or inpatient nursing units, St. Luke's nurses continually search for ways to improve the safety and outcomes of their care.
Carolyn M. Rieck, 94, of Limerick, died May 5, 2013, at Pottstown Manor Care, Pottstown.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Roland M. and Perma (Shoemaker) Meyle.
She was an elementary teacher in Coplay and Pittsburgh schools.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.
She was a member of the Rose Croix Chapter, Eastern Star, Northampton.