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.
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers will meet 7 p.m. May 16 at Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.
Susan Tantsits of Edge of the Woods Nursery, Orefield, will present "Bee Friendly Plantings."
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 610-298-3254 or visit lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.
The 2013 Freddy Awards Ceremony is broadcast live at 7 p.m. May 23 from the State Theatre on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com.
Leading the nominations with 15 each are Parkland High School and Freedom High School.
Tickets are available to attend the For a sneak peak of the May 22 dress rehearsal night at the State.
Here are the 2012 Freddy nominations for participating high schools, in alphabetical order:
Bangor Area: 4
Bethlehem Catholic: 2
Easton Area: 6
"Mommalogues," a play written by Lehigh Valley playwrights Sharon Lee Glassman and Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst, and which had its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012, will be presented for six performances May 22 through June 2, The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., as part of the season of the non-profit Marvell Repertory Theatre, New York City.
The show, a collection of monologues honoring mothers and the bond they share with their daughters, will have its New York premiere.
A new parking deck at St. Luke's Allentown Campus will offer patients, visitors and employees easy access to the hospital's services. Built on top of the former South parking lot and located behind the hospital between St. Cloud and Walnut streets, the deck adds 350 new spaces bringing the total number to 650 parking spaces.
"Our visitors now walk in and immediately locate the services they need," said Frank Ford, President, St. Luke's Allentown Campus. "Building the deck and reconfiguring the South lobby has made our hospital services more accessible than ever."
Kallie Linder plays Natalie Goodman in the rock musical, "Next to Normal," which continues through May 19 at Civic Theatre of Allentown.
The actor's first name was incorrect in a theater review on Page B3 in the May 8 and 9 Focus section.