Elwood J. Arey, 91, of Coplay, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Suzanne F. (Smith) Arey.
Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.
He was a World War II veteran and was with the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan.
He retired from Bethlehem Steel Company where for many years he was a machinist and had other jobs.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Northampton.
Claire M. Silfies, 82, of Whitehall, died Sept. 16, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Franklin D. R. Silfies for 60 years.
Born in Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Katie (Kunkle) Kromer.
She was a clerk for Sears Roebuck and Company, Whitehall, for 30 years until she retired in 1997. She earlier was a waitress for several years.
• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The club will also meet 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.
• Movie: “Captain Underpants,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road
• George Taylor House Committee meeting, 7 p.m., at the pavilion, Poplar and Lehigh streets
With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.
The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.
Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.
The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.
Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:
Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.
Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.
A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.
The Gryphon Trio opens the 2017-18 season of The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.
The Canadian piano trio, Artists-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, tours internationally, has produced numerous recordings, and is active in teaching.
The program is: Haydn: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Hob. XV: 29; Dinuk Wijerante: “Love Triangle,” and Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66.
Living comedy legend:John Cleese is heading in your general direction for an evening of conversation and audience Q&A (Absurd and-or ridiculous questions only, please.), 7 p.m. Sept. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Cleese will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before Cleese silly walks on stage, the audience will view “Monty Python And The Holy Grail” on the big screen.
Are you interested in learning about the culture and language of foreign countries? Do you have an interest in history? Do you like food? If so, there are still open enrollment opportunities available with a $200 discount for the 2019 trip to Germany, France and Spain.
If you are interested in the trip or would like additional information, talk to Ms. Estrada or Mrs. Sziy.
Any senior who will be driving back and forth from school is reminded to stop by the high school’s main office to pick up a parking permit.