Cary N. Schadt, 71, of North Whitehall Township, died Nov. 22, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Nickless) Schadt for 47 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Norman P. and Hannah L. (Sensinger) Schadt
He was a 1959 graduate of Allentown High School.
He was a Vietnam War veteran.
He was an assembler at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown. and later worked in ground maintenance at the Lehigh Country Club.
He attended St. John Lutheran Church, Coplay.
Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.
For people living with Alzheimer's or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.
I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.
Lorraine F. Fries, 88, of North-ampton, died Nov. 23, 2012, at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Walter D. Fries.
Born in Crossroads, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Emma (Reinhard) Fehnel.
She was a secretary for the Lehigh New England Railroad. She was a tax collector fot Allen Township for eight years.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville.
Morton D. Smith, 74, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Ruthanne (Moyer) Smith for 55 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late William and Myrtle (Coleman) Smith and a stepson of the late Ervin Koehler.
He was a frame driller and forklift operator for Mack Trucks Corporation, Macungie.
The annual Holiday Open House is 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Visitor Center, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
There will be complimentary hot cider, gift ideas, an art exhibit by wildlife artist David Hughes, nature-themed activities, a live owl program and a visit by a flying squirrel.
Information: hawkmountain.org, 610-756-6961.
New York City's My Lord Chamberlain's Consort performs for the annual "Yuletide Revels," 5 p.m. Dec. 1, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.
There's a reception with traditional Yuletide tomfoolery: a Boar's Head in Procession, flaming Christmas pudding, wassail, nog, ginger cake, and other traditional Yule treats.
Co-sponsors of the evening of traditional and early music is Moravian College's Undergraduate Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Tickets are expected to be available at the door. Information: 610-867-4741
"The New York Tenors Christmas: Memories of Herald Square," starring Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante, will be presented, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Tickets: statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132
The Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale holds its 8th annual holiday performance, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Community Services Center, Rooms 201-203, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville campus
The one-hour performance will include Classic Christmas music with a twist, Broadway show tunes and songs by the Beatles.
Monetary or canned goods donations benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Sheryl Hawk has been appointed Director of Development, America On Wheels Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown.
Previously, she was Director of Development, and Director of Special Events, Lehigh Valley Health Network. She served as liaison for Hospital Auxiliaries, Board of Associates, Development and the Department of Community Health & Health Studies, and managed LVHN network events and fundraisers.
Before that, Hawk was Assistant Vice President of Community Relations-Marketing.for the former Lehigh Valley Division of Meridian Bank.
Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), indicates year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,805, up 16 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,160.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,632, up 34 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.