We've been hearing a lot in the news about acts of bravery recently.
When bombs were detonated at the April 15 Boston Marathon, dozens and dozens of parade spectators rushed to the aid of the hundreds of victims instead of running for cover.
Many lives were saved because of their acts of courage that day.
A few days later, hundreds of police officers placed themselves in harm's way in pursuit of the alleged terrorists.
These are acts of valor, to be sure.
Thursday, May 9: Elem.–Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, broccoli, banana, milk. M.S.–Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, broccoli, apple wedges, orange, milk. H.S.–Pizzeria style cheese pizza, broccoli, carrots, apple wedges, banana, milk.
Friday, May 10: No school.
Katherine Marie Ginther, 94, formerly of Catasauqua, died May 5, 2013, in Frederick Mennonite Community, Frederick.
Born in East Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Eve (Bower) Ginther.
She was a registered nurse and worked for many years for the Lankenau Hospital of Philadelphia until she retired as head of the obstetrics department.
She was a former member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.
She is survived by a sister Marilyn and her husband Donald Deibert of Allentown; and four nieces and nephews, Gary, Dale, Kathy and Karen.
To the Editor:
I am reaching out as a part of and on behalf of the Northampton community skatepark. Summer is just around the corner and already so much has been accomplished at our hometown park. All of us here deeply understand how fortunate we are to be able to share this common ground where younger generations come and are welcomed to learn, form lasting friendships and contribute to the "with hard work comes great reward" atmosphere of the park.
Last week's story, "Building to be demolished," should have read the property is the former Century 21 Real Estate office owned by Peter Sukenna. It was not an insurance office.
The Press regrets the error.
· Whitehall High School film festival – 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-437-5081.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Bath (Moore Township). Information: 610-261-2210.
· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
The article, "Difficult crossing: Officials mull traffic near D&L trail," in the April 18 edition should have stated the price tag of installing an electric flashing pedestrian crossing sign is between $25,000 and $35,000.
The Press regrets the error.
SteelStacks Art and Architecture Tours, presented by Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites and ArtsQuest, are being given 11 a.m. Fridays - Sundays.
The tours start at the former 1863 Stock House, now a Visitor Center for the City of Bethlehem.
Included on the 75-minute tour, led by former Bethlehem Steel workers or guides who had family and friends who worked at "The Steel," are examples of significant buildings erected as far back as the 1860s.
The tour is an addition to another SteelStacks tour, "The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel."
Muhlenberg College sophomore Morgan Reilly will be featured in the Elton John-Kiki Dee duet for "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" during "Piano Men: The Music of Elton and Billy" Allentown Symphony Pops concert, 8 p.m. May 11, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
Reilly, a 2011 Parkland High School graduate, has appeared on stage at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College and Bucks County Playhouse.