Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Paul Bahnick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Bahnick Builders

Paul Bahnick, 92, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Ethel M. (Correll) Bahnick for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Hnat Ignatz Bahnik and Mary (Lysek) Bahniuk.

He was in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46, and was a World War II veteran.

He was the co-owner of Bahnick Builders, Northampton, for 49 years.

Lasagna dinner is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., is hosting a lasagna dinner 5-7 p.m. tonight, April 19. There will also be salad, Italian bread, assorted desserts and beverages served.

There is a cost, but children 3 years old and under eat for free.

Come with a hearty appetite, and bring your friends and neighbors.

The handicapped-accessible parish hall is located on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem.

All profits benefit St. Andrew’s ministries.

Richard J. Pasko

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area High School graduate

Richard “Rick” J. Pasko, 26, of Whitehall, died April 10, 2018, as a result of a vehicle accident in Lehigh Township.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Colin W. and Cheryl (Pasko) Bosler.

He was a 2009 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

He worked in the audio installation department of Best Buy, Whitehall, for several years.

He attended the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.

Marjorie E. Swales

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Renaissance Home

Marjorie E. (DeWitt) Swales, 84, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Renaissance Home, Northampton. She was the wife of the late George E. Swales.

Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late J. Herbert and Stella (Weidner) DeWitt.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville, where she was a choir member for many years.

Dent to leave office early

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.


Monday, April 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Information: Thomas at 610-262-1243


Dieruff: ‘Side Show’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Side Show (2014 Revival)” is on view, 7 p.m. April 26, 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.

With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger, and additional book material by Bill Condon, the musical opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving five Tony Award nominations.

Sarah Pastelyak produces and directs the Dieruff High School production, assisted by choreographer Joey Schubbert, vocal director Jennifer Dodd, and stage manager Deborah Hamburger.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 11: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, April 12: Baked meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Friday, April 13: Chicken and toasted orzo soup, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, fresh apple slices.

ASO Series:

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The third 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Rick Basehore, Principal Oboe, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Yu Xi, pianist, 12:10 p.m. April 17, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The approximate 50-minute program is: “Sonata for Oboe and Piano,” Francis Poulenc; “Sonata for Oboe and Continuo in B flat Major,” Georg Philipp Telemann, and “Concerto in One Movement, Op. 45,” Eugene Goossens.