Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Hermina (Minnie) Rose Weigl

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired machine operator

Hermina (Minnie) Rose Weigl, 88, formerly of Northampton, died March 14, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Edward S. Weigl for 44 years.

Born in Coplay and raised in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Hermina (Yost) Kroboth.

During World War II, she worked at the Bethlehem Steel. She was a machine operator at various garment mills and retired from Tama Manufacturing after 21 years of service.

She was a member of the Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

· A report of a street light out brought police to Berk and Locust streets.

· Officers responded to a domestic call in the 1000 block of Fifth Street.

· A motor vehicle crash brought police to Fourth and Liberty streets.

MARCH 26

· Police responded to a report of harassment in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought officers to the 1100 block of Front Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Grove Street.

George R. Nederostek

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

cement company worker

George R. Nederostek, 88, of Whitehall, died March 23, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Drabick) Nederostek for 66 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Jacob and Mary (Reznicki) Nederostek.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked at the Lafarge Cement Company, Whitehall, for 40 years.

He was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and an honorary member of the Young at Heart.

He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454.

Coplay police

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle damaged

Coplay Police were called March 23 to the unit block of North Fourth Street for a criminal mischief complaint.

Upon arrival, police saw eggs had been thrown on a vehicle. The car had also been spray painted and the left front tire was flat, police said.

Police said the damage had been done during the overnight hours.

Police are investigating.

Driver cited

While on patrol shortly after midnight on March 23, Coplay Police observed a white vehicle traveling east in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street at a high rate of speed.

Eleanor M. Borger

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former OLH librarian

Eleanor M. Borger, 77, of Bethlehem and formerly of Kreidersville, died March 24, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John H. Borger Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William Mirth and late Elsie (Furst) Baylus.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College.

She worked for the former Bethlehem Steel, the former Westinghouse Electric, and the former Western Electric, all in secretarial administration. She had an in-home child care service for many years.

Whitehall police

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 19

· A report of an open door and window brought police to the Whitehall Mennonite Church, 4138 Wilston St.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 900 block of West Union Street.

· Police responded to a suspicious activity in the 900 block of Mickley Road.

· Officers were called to Redner's Market, 2180 MacArthur Road, to investigate a retail theft.

· A motor vehicle crash brought police to Mickley Road.

MARCH 20

· An alarm brought officers to the 700 block of Fourth Street.

Otto L. Hontz

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Otto L. Hontz, 87, of Palmerton, died March 21, 2013, at Blue Mountain Health Systems - Palmerton Campus. He was the husband of Karline (Marsh) for 66 years.

Born in Weissport, he was a son of the late William and Jennie (Fulk) Hontz.

He was a cement worker for 38 years with the former Whitehall Cement Company until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Dream concert

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Symphony to perform Berlioz 'Simphonie Fantastique'

When Hector Berlioz walked into the Theatre Odéon in Paris Sept. 11, 1827, to see a performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," little did he know the experience would change his life.

Starring in the play was Harriet Smithson, a beautiful young actress. Berlioz, a poor, 24-year-old music student, was immediately smitten. He had found his "Ophelia."

For the next three years, he was completely infatuated with her, although during that time they never met. He wrote letters to her, but she never replied. He produced concerts to get her attention, but she never noticed.

Art Museum shows to close April 21

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is extending the run of two exhibitions. Originally scheduled to close on April 14, "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection" and "Haitian Art from the Rodale Family Collection" will be open an extra week, through April 21.

"Fabulous Flappers," in the Museum's Scheller Gallery, transports visitors back in time to the fascinating decade of the 1920s with a display of approximately 150 items.

Director to lead Cancer Support

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley has named Michele Connelly as its executive director, announced Judith A. Savchak, chair of the board of directors.

Former interim director Elizabeth Scofield was named managing director and continues on the board of directors.

Connelly, a Greater Lehigh Valley native and graduate of Kutztown University, has more than 20 years in non-profit administration, most recently as foundation and corporate relations director at the Cancer Support Community.