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Corradina "Clara" Edmonds

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former seamstress, sample maker

Corradina "Clara" Edmonds, 86, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 3, 2012. She was the wife of James C. Edmonds Sr. of Catasauqua for 67 years.

Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Vincenzo D. and Francesca (Spadoro) DiStefano.

She was a seamstress and sample maker.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Annunciation B.V.M., Catasauqua.

She was a former chairwoman of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (I.L.G.W.).

Students cast their vote

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in School

Steckel Elementary School second- and third-grade students participated in the election process Tuesday, Nov. 6. With the assistance of Charlie Gerancher and Nicole Demjan, students were able to vote electronically via laptop computers placed inside one of six patriotically colored cardboard voting booths. In addition to casting their votes for the president of the United States, they selected which third-grade student created a yearbook cover they preferred. The cover receiving the most votes will be used by Christmas City as the school's yearbook cover.

Thomas B. Reitz

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former brick mason

Thomas B. Reitz, 57, of Allentown, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the fiance of Gidget Keck.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Donald and Frances (Meckel) Reitz.

He was a brick mason with William Proud Masonry Restoration Inc., Philadelphia. He previously worked for Connolly Construction, Philadelphia, and on the assembly line at Mack Trucks, Allentown.

He attended Egypt Community Church, Whitehall.

He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers locals 54, 1 and 15.

Northampton police

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 30

· A report of a trampoline that broke loose from an unknown location, striking and damaging the hood of an engine and right fender of a vehicle due to hurricane winds brought officers to the parking lot of the Northampton Regional Ambulance Corps, 1525 Canal St.

OCTOBER 31

· Police responded to a report of a woman hit in the face by a man in the 1400 block of Railroad Street.

· A report of a suspicious looking man brought officers to the 2200 block of Ridge Alley.

NOVEMBER 3

Coplay police

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Woman assaulted

Coplay Police on Monday reported an investigation has begun into an alleged assault of a woman.

A Bethlehem resident told police she was at the Gin Mill, Northampton, with other persons following a wedding. She and others then car pooled to an address in the unit block of South Second Street, police said.

On arriving at the address, the woman said, one of the women in the vehicle began pulling her hair, police said.

The woman told police she does not know the name of her assailant.

Fire reported

SWAIN SCHOOL

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Holiday House Tour Dec. 4, 5

A variety of area residences will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.

Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or a self-guided, 'drive it yourself' option. The Holiday House Tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.

On Dec. 5, the houses are open for a self-guided tour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Participants can also enjoy a luncheon at the school 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., served by Swain's Class of 2013 in formal attire.

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former weaver

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 7, 2012, at L.V. Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Nicholas A. Greitzer Jr.

Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Baker) Palfey.

She was a weaver for the former Hess and Goldsmith Silk Mill.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia of North Catasauqua; two nieces, Madeline Mooney of Washington, N.J., and Mary Ann Canning of Allentown; a great-niece, Carol Kemp; nieces; and nephews.

North Catasauqua police

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOVEMBER 4

· Officers responded to a civil matter in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

· A vehicle fire brought police to the 400 block of Arch Street.

NOVEMBER 5

· A report of a careless driver brought officers to the 200 block of Eugene Street.

NOVEMBER 6

· Officers assisted EMS in the 1100 block of Front Street.

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

It's beginning to look a lot like Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Thanksgiving is in one week and already it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

That's especially true in Bethlehem, the Christmas City.

And it's no more so than at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks on the city's southside.

During the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer.