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Monday, October 14, 2019


Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

One word: Wynonna & The Big Noise roars into Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, for a concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wynonna Judd released the studio album, “Wynonna & the Big Noise,” in 2016. The album produced two singles, “Jesus And A Jukebox” and “Things I Lean On.” Wynonna Ellen Judd (born Christina Claire Ciminella, May 30, 1964) is a multi-award-winning American country music and Adult Contemporary pop singer. She rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi in the country music duo The Judds.

Honors Scholars

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is providing The Honors Scholars program for a limited number of first-year students who plan to graduate from LCCC and transfer to a four-year college or university.

Applications are being accepted for students enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester.

Information: LCCC Admissions office, 610-799-1575;;

Author talk on

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Historian Patrick Donmoyer will speak about and sign copies of his book, “Powwowing in Pennsylvania:

Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life,” 1 p.m. Oct. 12, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Patrick Donmoyer will reveal traditional Pennsylvania Dutch ritual folk healing practices and the insights they provide into the development of a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

‘Prometheus’ returns, now Unbound

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Let’s go.”

Those were the last words uttered in “Steelbound,” Touchstone Theatre’s groundbreaking 1999 theatrical work that anchored its Steel Festival, a multi-arts festival celebrating Bethlehem’s heritage of steelmaking soon after the steelmaking stopped in Bethlehem.

Now, 20 years later, Touchstone, and Bethlehem, have moved forward, into the future. Touchstone is exploring that future in a new work, a sequel to “Steelbound” called “Prometheus/Redux,” which anchors a new and bigger festival, Festival UnBound.

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 14

A disturbance between neighbors in the 2600 block of Main Street was reported.

Suspicious activity in the 100 block of Stark Street was investigated. The report said a blue and black bike with no identifying marks or registration plate was left in the backyard of a residence.

SEPT. 15

Police responded to a protection-from-abuse complaint in the 800 block of Main Street.

SEPT. 16

Coplay: Purse bingo planned for Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a designer purse bingo 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to benefit Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish.

Doors open noon.


Coplay Democratic Club is holding its fall meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

There will be candidates, or their representatives, in the Nov. 5 election at this meeting.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have a pork and sauerkraut or turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall. The meal is open to the public.


Christine E. Howells

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Police Department secretary

Christine E. Howells, 80, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 26, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late David A. Howells for 50 years.

Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Edwin H. Sr. and Anna (Molchany) Druckenmiller.

She was a secretary for many years for the Catasauqua Police Department. Before that, she worked for the former Two Guys, Whitehall.

She was member of St. Mary’s Church of the Annunciation B.V.M., Catasauqua.

She was a member of the Young At Heart group.