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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Free programs

Free programs will be presented 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 13 for the re-opening of the expanded Irma Broun-Kahn Education Building, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.

Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is expected to attend the noon-time ribbon-cutting.

Schedule:, 610-756-6000

Going inside at Pa. Shakespeare Fest

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Theater creates the opportunity to live twice. If you are hooked on "Downton Abbey," perhaps part of the attraction is going inside: a beautiful castle, beautiful yet complicated and fragile lives, and a mesmerizing world from another time that is otherwise unavailable to us.

At the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), you can live many lives: yours and the life of a famous English King, a novice nun in Vienna, an Oklahoma cowhand, a Victorian matriarch, a spy novel hero on the run, all in the same summer season.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Social News



25th & Livingston Streets

Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712

8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer

9 a.m. Holy Communion

'28 Book of Common Prayer

Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service

Rev. Joseph S. Falzone




3449 Cherryville Road

Northampton - 610-262-5645

Daniel E. Lundmark, Pastor

Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.

Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m.

Wed. Prayer & Bible - 7:30 p.m.


Harold "Al" Azar

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Lutheran member

Harold "Al" Azar, 91, died at his home in Coplay on June 24, 2013. He was the husband of Miriam "Irish" (Litzenberger) Azar. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2012.

He was the son of the late Shahod and Adelia Azar.

A proud World War II Army veteran, he was a staff sergeant in the 99th Infantry serving in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 426, Coplay.

Retiring in 1986, he was a machinist for Phoenix Forging for 40 years.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his beloved Eagles and Phillies.

DEP fines local firm

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Generating Company, LP will pay a $119,354 fine as part of a consent assessment of civil penalty, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced recently.

The agreement resolves air emissions violations from late 2009 through the first half of 2012.

"The company is now in compliance," DEP Northeast Regional Director Mike Bedrin said. "We set a high but fair bar for environmental compliance, which is how Pennsylvania has achieved significant improvements in air quality across the state in recent years."

Olive M. Ritter

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

Olive M. Ritter, 95, of Whitehall and formerly of Coplay, died June 22, 2013, in Whitehall ManorCare. She was the wife of the late Alfred Groller and of the late LeRoy Ritter.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Anna (Ebert) Butz.

She was a sewing machine operator.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Robert V. Boettger

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Robert V. Boettger, 75, of Allentown and formerly of West Catasauqua, died June 25, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Nemeth) Boettger for 23 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Sophie M. (Krafisch) Boettger.

He was a machine operator at both the Fairtex and Wrights Textiles mills.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Catasauqua.

He was a former member of the Catasauqua Moose Lodge.

College Corner

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Local students graduate

Northampton Community College held its commencement May 23. Area students receiving degrees include:

Catasauqua: Kelly Ann Barina, associate in applied science; David Cudlic, associate in applied science, Courtney Godowski, specialized diploma; Tiffany LaGasse, associate in applied science; Sandra Paulus, specialized diploma; Stephanie Rivera, specialized diploma; and Marlon Rodas, associate in applied science.