Police responded to a Feb. 4 report by a 54-year-old resident of the 3200 block of Cherryville Road that she received a phone call from an unknown person claiming he worked for Kenneth Miller and Associates.
The caller told the woman if she failed to pay amounts due on past debts a warrant would be issued for her arrest, police said.
The woman provided her credit card number and authorized a $2,000 payment, police said.
The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the following events for March and April.
Tuesday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. – business forum in the chamber conference room.
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 a.m. – board of directors meeting in the chamber conference room.
Thursday, March 14 at 11:45 a.m. – membership luncheon at Fellowship Community: Health Insurance Partnership and Healthcare Reform Updates presented by Mario A. Stuart Jr., Stuart Benefits Consulting LLC and Coventry HealthAmerica.
I am not a moviegoer, but this weekend, while surfing the Web, I came across a documentary "A Place at the Table."
The documentary, which features actor Jeff Bridges, examines the issue of hunger in America through the eyes of three families in Philadelphia, Colorado and Mississippi.
My mother, Dorothy, 84, offered her comments after watching the movie.
"It's [hunger] bad here at home," she said. "You do not have to worry about going to another country to see it."
She is right.
With the Lenten season upon us, I have heard folks discussing what they might give up between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
One man joked that as he has aged, he's had to give up so much, he has nothing left to sacrifice.
That comment brought to mind a couple in their 70s, friends of ours, who no longer travel because they say packing all their medications and medical devices is too much trouble.
Audrey Ann (Horvath) Sutton, 51, of Northampton, died Feb. 18, 2013 in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Robert W. Sutton for 27 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Michael J. and Leona E. (Wrobleski) Horvath.
She was a 1979 graduate of Northampton Area High School.
She worked for Lehigh Valley Hospital, H&R Block and Aetna.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Credit Union and served on its supervisory committee from 2000 until the time of her passing.
Marian G. Eastman died Feb. 23, 2013. She was the wife of the late William C. Eastman for 50 years.
She was a daughter of the late Howard and Ruth (Smith) Mengel.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy Wolf; a grandson, Matthew Wolf; and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by seven siblings.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall .
Cheyenne Rose Rohrbach, 17, of Allentown, died Feb. 23, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Michelle E. (Chapman) and her husband Dan VanBrunt and the late Robert A. Rohrbach.
She is survived by a brother, Zach Thomas Rohrbach, at home; maternal grandmother, Elaine Chapman of Coplay; paternal grandparents, Marlene and William Keiper of Freemansburg; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by a stepbrother, Jacob VanBrunt.
An "Entrepreneurial Communities; Increasing Regional Prosperity through Entrepreneurism" seminar will be held April 12 at the Fowler Center, South Bethlehem.
The speaker for the all-day event is Dr. Michael Fortunato, research associate and lecturer at Penn State University.
Four local individuals will discuss how they get input about needs from entrepreneurs and what challenges they encounter.
To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/ecd/events and scroll to April 12 where the conference details and registration are listed.
Lee R. Sieger, 81, of Coplay, died Feb. 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris A. (Fox) Sieger for 61 years.
Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Lee B. and Lulu (Holwig) Sieger.
He was a junior high school Geography teacher for 35 years with the Northampton Area School District, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.
Bernice M. Snyder, a centenarian, born December 3, 1912, and lifelong resident of Lake Hauto, died peacefully March 3, 2013, in Blue Mountain Health System Gnaden Huetten Campus, with her dedicated family by her side. She was very proud to be a part of five living generations of her family. She was the wife of the late Kenneth J. "Cookie" Snyder for 38 years at the time of his death, Dec. 19, 1968.
Born in Nesquehoning she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Penberth) Shinton.