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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Verna I. Reinheimer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hill Church member

Verna I. (Grim) Reinheimer, 93, of Whitehall and formerly of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 4, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late George E. Reinheimer.

Born in Ballietsville, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. and Grace S. (Lazarus) Grim.

She was a secretary at Crowder Jr. Company, formerly located in Allentown, for 17 years when she retired in 1960.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for over 60 years.

Larry L. Swanger

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Fire Department volunteer

Larry L. Swanger, 67, of Walnutport, died Sept. 5, 2017, in his home. He was the fiance of Catherine L. (Shick) Smith with whom he resided.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late William H. and Margaret M. (Soos) Swanger.

He was a 1970 graduate of Palmerton High School.

He was the head fabricator for the former Lee Held Steel/Metal Fabricators, Northampton; and later at SMF Company, Palmerton, for 20 years until he retired.

He was known as “the golf cart guy” as he serviced, sold and customized golf carts for several years.

Charles G. Wechsler

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Charles G. Wechsler, 74, of Treichlers, died Sept. 5, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network Hospice, Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Lagler) Wechsler for 53 years.

Born in Albany Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Charles M. and Ida R. (Correll) Wechsler.

He was in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 4 grade during the Vietnam War.

He was responsible for transportation and distribution of products at Ingersoll-Rand Corporation, Allentown, where he was last employed for 30 years until he retired in 1993.


Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 11

• Whitehall Woman’s Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

SEPT. 12

• Cub Scout Pack 40 sign-up night, 6:45 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville. Information: Cubmaster Brian Dungan at or visit

• Fullerton American Legion ladies auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., at the post home, Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street

SEPT. 13

Two join Klunk & Millan agency

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Klunk & Millan has hired Nick Swartz as Director of Brand Strategy.

He will lead the agency’s brand strategy and planning for clients, working with the agency’s creative department on strategies geared toward helping brands define who they are, differentiate themselves, and focus their marketing plans and messaging strategies. He will also support new business development.

Before joining Klunk & Millan, he consulted for national companies, regional marketers, and emerging brands while working at Lehigh Mining & Navigation. Swartz previously worked at BBDO New York.

250 attend Energypath 2017 at DeSales

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Approximately 250 students, professors, and industry professionals attended The Energypath 2017 conference in the Gerald White Conference Center, DeSales University, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, said he hopes that Energypath 2017 “inspired students, professors, industry professionals, policy makers and energy users alike to examine their impact on the environment and their contributions toward a sustainable future.”

Drone instruction

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a two-credit course in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones. With the commercial applications of drones increasingly expanding into businesses such as construction, law enforcement, agriculture, photography and videography, and engineering, drone flying skills can be of value to many employers.

Fundraiser set

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a fundraiser to benefit The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Philadelphia Flyers exhibition hockey game at the PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

PSU-LV and LCCC are forging a new partnership for students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it. The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will provide “last-dollar” support to students who graduate from a Lehigh Valley high school and attend LCCC or PSU-LV.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Ole 91st:The Oak Ridge Boys, above, kicks off Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Art’s 91st season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits, a No. 1 Pop smash (“Elvira”) and numerous Grammy and other awards. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet lineup, formed in 1973, includes William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall.

Golf Classic

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Foundation has rescheduled its 24th annual Golf Classic at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown, for Sept. 25. The event, originally scheduled for Aug. 7, was postponed because of inclement weather.

This year’s honorary chairs are the Rothrock Family, in memory of the late Bruce L. Rothrock, Sr. Proceeds benefit the Bruce L. Rothrock Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund.