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Allentown Music Club

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarships offered

The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.

The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. Application deadline is April 10.

Call Paula Evans at 610-261-4072, or Jane Gambone at 610-435 -0120, for information.

Another View

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

What's in your filing cabinet?

It happens every year at my house as the April 15 tax-filing deadline nears. Once my IRS forms are filed, I take the folder with all the supporting receipts, invoices and forms to our home office filing cabinet to store.

Inside this drawer are numerous hanging file folders containing insurance policies, investment documents, automobile titles and loan papers and other documents. Stuffing the new file into what little remaining space there is, I ask myself, "Do I really need all this stuff?" and then, "Should some of this be more securely stored?"

Guest View

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Routine eye exams by ophthalmologist can save your vision

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds Pennsylvania residents a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 is critical to preserving healthy vision.

Early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may start to occur around age 40, and even those with perfect vision should be screened at that time.

People with eye disease symptoms or risk factors should also be screened.

Use the power that dwells within

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I laughed out loud while reading a query to a syndicated advice columnist.

A woman, who apparently is trying to lose weight, wants a coworker to remove his ever-present candy dish because the woman lacks the willpower to walk on by.

Unable or unwilling to adapt to her workplace surroundings, the misguided woman expects the world to adapt to her.

How ludicrous to demand all temptations be removed from our paths.

What about self-discipline and free will?

Letter to the editor

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Coplay election heating up

To the Editor:

I believe the May Democratic Primary Election in Coplay will stand out in Lehigh County as the most exciting. We have a total of nine Coplay council candidates. Eight are on the Democratic ballot and one is on the Republican ballot. Four council seats are open.

We currently have two appointed councilmen, both of whom are running. Our mayor also was appointed. He and a challenger are on the ballot for the May Democratic primary.

Frank J. Soldridge

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries


Frank J. Soldridge, 85, of Walnutport, died March 21, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Uhnak) Soldridge.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Angela (Bult) Soldridge.

He was an army veteran of World War II.

He was a supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 30 years until he retired in 1982. He operated the family farm.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Lorraine A. (Siegfried) Henry

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

church secretary

Lorraine A. (Siegfried) Henry, 83, of Whitehall and formerly of Bath, died March 12, 2013, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Dr. Joseph N. Pustai and the late Harold "Jack" Henry.

She was a Northampton High School graduate.

She was an executive secretary in the Lehigh Valley for many years. She was the church secretary for Salem Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, until she retired.

Helen M. Romano

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Riverside Inn

Helen M. Romano, 76, of North ampton, died March 11, 2013, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Frank D. Romano.

Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Konkolics) Zelinski.

She worked for the former DeeVille Blouse Company, Danielsville, and then owned Winmar Fashions, Danielsville. She also worked for many other textile companies during her 25-year career. She and her late husband owned and operated Romano's Riverside Inn, Northampton, from 1979 until their retirement in 1989.

John (Jack) J. Mescavage Jr.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption B.V.M. Church member

John (Jack) J. Mescavage Jr., 74, of Northampton, lost a battle with pulmonary fibrosis on March 12, 2013. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Betsy) Mescavage for 47 years.

Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late John J. Mescavage Sr. and Elizabeth A. (Czerkan) Mescavage.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 and attended the naval electrical school, Great Lakes, Mich. He served aboard the U.S.S. Newport News.

He worked in the electrical construction trade for 34 years.

Dawn D. Klinger

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Dawn D. Klinger, 74, of Allentown,died March 18, 2013, at Hospice House of VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem.She was the wife of the late Grant C. Klinger.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Reichard) Didra.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a pianist.

She was a member of Emmaus congregation, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses,