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Moravian College to host LV Classical Guitar Festival

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Department of Music hosts the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Festival, June 22, Peter Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

This year's guest artists are Julian Gray, Serap Bastepe-Gray, Pat Sise, Mark Edwards, Glenn Caluda and David Pace.

The festival, directed by Moravian College alumnus James Schultheis '10, is a full-day of recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts. The event is co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Classical Guitar Society.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Queen sought

The deadline for the 2013 Allentown Fair Queen contest has been extended to June 21.

The fair queen makes appearances and represents the fair during the event's Aug. 27 - Sept. 2 run, at the State Fair Queen Contest in January and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization that has been operating the fair for 161 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties who possess an ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Hazelton to talk

Marilyn Hazelton, Poet-in-Residence at The Swain School, talks and leads workshops at The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group June meeting, 10 a.m. June 22, Palmer Branch, Easton Area Public Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township.

The morning program is free and open to the public. The afternoon workshop is free for members with a fee for nonmembers. Registration required: glvwg.org


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Terry Kitchen in concert

Terry Kitchen, Boston contemporary folk singer-songwriter and Easton native, performs 8 p.m. June 22, The Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie.

The Listen Live Music's "Bringing Nashville North" Writers in the Round series includes performers Mike Holliday, Josh Joffen and Peter Scapegrace.

Ticket information: 610-966-6419

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, June 12, 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

9 a.m. Church School

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.

Whitehall police

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of a burglary brought officers to the 500 block of Sixth Street.

· Police responded to a theft in the 5100 block of Willow Street.

· Officers were called to the 1700 block of Peachtree Circle to investigate a burglary.

· A report of a gas cap removed from a vehicle and bird seed thrown on an automobile brought police to Catasauqua Avenue.

· Officers responded to a report of a garage window broken in the 300 block of Fullerton Avenue.


William Howard Hansell Jr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh County executive

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he held a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School and a master of governmental administration from the Fels Institute.


Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· North Catasauqua Small Town USA Carnival – 6-10 p.m., 701 Grove St. (between Grove and Arch streets), North Catasauqua. Information: 610-265-1504 or NCataCentennial@aol.com.

· Lehigh River Blues Jam – 7-10 p.m. Catasauqua Park.

· CPR course – 7-9 p.m., Egypt Fire Company, 4099 Kuhn Lane, Whitehall. Free. Information: Dale Ott at 610-262-7598.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

Editor's View

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

No need to ask 'Can you hear me now?' This government hears, sees all electronically

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, first Baron Acton (1834–1902), written in a letter to Bishop Mandell Creighton in 1887.

Author George Orwell may only have been off by a mere 29 years in titling his book "1984." Recent revelations show the leaders of this once Democratic Republic have crossed the line pushing this country toward dystopia.

Dorothy M. Kropf

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries


Dorothy M. Kropf, 80, of South Whitehall Township, died June 4, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Alfred "Fritz" J. Kropf Sr. for 60 years.

She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Angel) Seng.

She worked as a proofreader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Denise and her husband Rick Gery, Patricia and her husband Woody Thompson, Sharon and her husband Dave Wieder and Melissa; a son, Fred and his wife Debbie, eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.