Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will replace Katharine McPhee, who had to withdraw for medical reasons, for "Gala2012," Oct. 20, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked."
Chenoweth was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of "Promises, Promises."
She appears in CBS's "The Good Wife" and the recent movie,"Hit and Run."
Gastroenterologist Ayaz Matin, MD, has recently joined the St. Luke's University Health Network in the St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists practice.
Dr. Matin has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.
Discover Lehigh Valley describes the Lehigh Valley thusly: the Lehigh River is "the heart," cutting through beautiful countrysides with scenic vistas.
Participants in this year's Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance "Media Marketplace" got first-hand views.
Discover Lehigh Valley, marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties, was host for the Sept. 18 - 21 event attended by more than 100 invited journalists and 50 member destination marketing organizations. Hotel Bethlehem was headquarters.
Megan L. (Roberts) Gallucci, 65, of Whitehall, formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 24, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of Joseph L. Gallucci for 42 years.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Reese) Roberts.
She was a graduate of the former St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing.
She was a registered nurse at the Allentown State Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1998.
She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, Allentown.
Madonna I. Hutter, 80, of Allentown, formerly of Bath, died Oct. 5, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John J. Hutter.
Born in Ithaca, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Williard and Marie (Oravetz) Bentz.
She was employed by HAB Industries, Allentown, as an office worker for 20 years before retiring in 2002.
She formerly attended Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bath.
She formerly bowled with the Dubbs Church League, Allentown. She was a past secretary for the Central Catholic Booster Club, Allentown.
William J. Feiertag Jr., 56, of Upper Macungie Township and formerly of Fullerton, died Sept. 23, 2012, at home.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Feiertag Sr. and Mary J. (Bankos) Feiertag.
He was a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute.
He was a retired general plant utility employee of the Pillsbury Company.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Whitehall.
He was a member of the Porsche Club of America.
Edward W. Ivankovits, 77, of Coplay, died Sept. 20, 2012, at his home. he was the husband of Margaret (Simitz) Ivankovits for 51 years.
Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late August and Johanna (Petrasovits) Ivankovits.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a millwrght for the former AT&T Microelectronics, Allentown. He previously was a plasterer and cement installer.
He was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.
Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 373 yards against Northampton to break his own school record of 279 yards he set in his sophomore year against Clearfield. McDermott also joins the 4,000 yard rushing club with his 4,022 yards, good enough for 19th place all-time in the area. His 6 TDs in the game falls one short of the school record held jointly by Komlan Lonergan and Rob Hauke. He is now tied with Chuck Dibilio of Nazareth for 20th place all-time in the area with 57 career TDs.
Rosemary M. Zimbar, 79, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 25, 2012, in her residence. She was the wife of Paul E. Zimbar for 58 years.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Emil and Emma (Braxmeier) Husser.
She was employed by Ogden Allied for many years in the maintenance department of Lehigh University.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catasauqua.
Alec T. Ferullo, 18, of North Whitehall Township, died Oct. 8, 2012, in his home.
Born in Pensacola, Fla., he was a son of Ralph J. and Kate (Zipperlen) Ferullo, with whom he resided, and LouAnn (Brown) and her husband Thomas P. Franklin of Reading.
He was a 2012 graduate of Northampton Area High School.
He worked for Burger King, Walnutport.