Vincenteen (Vinnie) L. Schaffer, 74, of Willow Green, Allen Township, and formerly of Whitehall Township and North Catasauqua, died June 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert (Bob) B. Schaffer for 55 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Louis P. and Helen (Stehnack) Carfara.
She was a Catasauqua High School graduate. She attended Penn State computer classes.
She was an administrative assistant at Mack Trucks Inc. in the engineering department for 26 years.
Brian F. Ossiander, 52, of Allentown, died July 2, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Grace A. (Clark) Ossiander. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Glenn Ossiander of Pacific Palisades, Calif. and Gail (Joseph) Ossiander of Fountain Hill.
He worked as an air craft technician for U.S. Airways. He was a passionate woodworker and was involved in architectural design and installation throughout the Lehigh Valley.
He honorably served the United States in the Army and Air Force during the Gulf War and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
An article I read recently concerning the Food and Drug Administration's new limits on arsenic in apple juice has only confirmed my belief we should pay closer attention to where our food and drinks originate.
According to the article published July 12 on Foxnews.com, the FDA is changing the amount of arsenic allowed after more than a year of public pressure from consumer groups worried about the contaminant's effect on children.
In an FDA news release published the same day, the agency said it is allowing 10 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in apple juice.
Lehigh Valley SCORE has relocated its Center for Small Business Mentoring to the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
According to Glen Cheney, Chair, Lehigh Valley SCORE, "Our new mentoring center at LCCC will provide both improved counseling space to serve the Lehigh Valley's small business entrepreneurs and an office to manage service delivery. There will also be opportunities for synergies with faculty and students in LCCC's Business Enterprise Center."
Oktoberfest auditions are noon-5 p.m. July 28, Banko Family Gallery, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
The third-annual Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling is Oct. 4 - 6, 11 - 13, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Actors portray characters typically seen at a German Oktoberfest, complete with authentic German attire, and interact with festival guests while in character.
Auditions are primarily improvisation-based. An ability to perform with a realistic German accent is encouraged but not required. Actors will be paid for their appearances at Oktoberfest.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP) has reported that 527 northeastern Pennsylvania jobs were created or retained as a result of its work in 2012.
These results were accomplished in the organization's 21-county service area, including Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.
A Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Fair will be held 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 20, Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Salisbury Township.
Crafters will display and sell stained glass, handmade cards, calligraphy, photography and ceramics. There will be a book sale, yard sale and children's craft area. Food will be available.
Proceeds benefit the 275th Anniversary Committee, to be celebrated in 2016.
Information: 610-797-4242, 610-791-4979
Team Capital Bank has announced the following personnel changes:
Kathleen Betz, of Whitehall, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and IT Manager. Betz, one of the bank's first employees, joined Team Capital in 2005 and oversees the bank's technology infrastructure.
MeganMarie Gaspar has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Human Resource Officer. MeganMarie joined Team Capital Bank in 2009 to lead the Human Resources department. She is a resident of Whitehall.
Whenever I tell someone I work in theater, their first question is always "Are you an actor?"
This is completely understandable, in part because when I first started in theater more than 20 years ago, I thought the only career in theater was acting.
Boy, was I wrong!
It takes many different people with many different talents and skills to create theater, and these unsung heroes work incredibly hard to make an evening at the theater the best and most amazing it can possibly be.
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
25th & Livingston Streets
Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712
8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
9 a.m. Holy Communion
'28 Book of Common Prayer
Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service
Rev. Joseph S. Falzone
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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.
Wed. Prayer & Bible - 7:30 p.m.