Catasauqua Press

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Participants are needed

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Memorial Day parade

Organizers of Easton’s Memorial Day parade are calling for participants.

Participants will meet 10 a.m. May 28 at Sixth and Walnut streets, Easton, and step-off is set for 10:30 a.m.

The parade will end at Scott Park for closing ceremonies.

Before the parade, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9 will render honors at the Grand Army of the Republic plot in the Easton cemetery. This is set for 9 a.m., and the public is invited.

Gary R. Townsend

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks technician

Gary R. Townsend, 62, of Bethlehem, died March 28, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Salisbury, Md., he was a son of the late Russell Townsend and Margaret “Peggy” (Christopher) Townsend of Northampton.

He was a final technician for Mack Trucks for 32 years before retiring in 2006.

He was a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bethlehem. He renovated houses and apartments.

Northampton: Spring tea to be held April 29

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club International of Northampton is sponsoring a women’s spring tea 1-4 p.m. April 29 at Weaversville Inn, 6916 Weaversville Road.

This event will include the luncheon, a silent auction and a fashion show presented by Dress Barn.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for speech and hearing studies.

For cost, reservations and other information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826 or Anita Achey at 610-262-0623.

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The 2018 Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

Willard A. Gower Sr.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Willard A. Gower Sr., 84, formerly of Whitehall, died April 4, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Miriam A. (Delahunty) Gower for 63 years.

Born in West Pittston, he was a son of the late Otto and Pearl (Traher) Bower.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Washington & Jefferson College.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era.

He was a systems engineer at IBM in both Philadelphia and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for 25 years before he retired in 1989.

Happenings

Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 10

• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Parkland: ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School rings in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 3 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine (1999) and Peter Parnell (2014), the musical is based on “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo and features songs from the 1996 Walt Disney animated film adaptation.

ASO Series

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ARTS AT ST. JOHN’S:

The second 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Jonathan Clark, Principal Horn, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Michael Toth, Principal Pianist, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Ruotao Mao, violinist, 12:10 p.m. April 10, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Alentown.

Charter Arts: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

A Broadway musical swirls around a theater fan as he sits in his apartment at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts with “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, “The Drowsy Chaperone” opened on Broadway in 2006, receiving 13 Tony nominations and receiving five Tony Awards.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, April 5: Minestrone soup, Italian beef-cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, April 6: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, April 9: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, sweet dark red cherries.