· Homemade Holiday Sale benefits the Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands Fund – 1-6 p.m., 1333 Fourth St., North Catasauqua. Information: Bill Nothstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-266-9512.
· "Vanishing of the Bees" documentary – 7 p.m., Room SH-144 (Science Hall), Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville. Information: 610-799-2121.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Pine and Fourth streets. Information: 610-264-2641.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers responded to a report of a burglary in the 100 block of Howertown Road.
· A theft from a vehicle brought police to the 400 block of Race Street.
· Police were called to the 700 block of Fifth Street to investigate a report of an unwanted person.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought officers to the 200 block of Lehigh Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 100 block of Bridge Street.
Whitehall High School has announced the names of students who have made the Honor Roll for the first marking period.
Russell W. Roberts, 89, died Oct. 29, 2012.
Born in Allentown and raised in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late William and Margaret Roberts.
He graduated from Girard College.
He was a World War II veteran.
He lived in Germany for 50 years, working in planning and logistics that supported U.S. Military and NATO forces around the world.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth; nieces; and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Merrill Roberts.
Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.
Stanley "Big Stan" M. Hrycyszyn, 75, of Northampton, died Oct. 29, 2012 in Gracedale. He was the husband of the late Barabra L. (Yanders) Hrycyszyn.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael and Agnes (Wenglowicz) Hrycyszyn.
He was in the United States Navy.
He retired from Bridesburg Foundry, Whitehall, after many years of employment.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt; Eckley E. Patch Post 470, Bath; Lappawinzo Fish and Game, Northampton; Petersville Rod and Gun Club; and Northampton Fire Company No. 1.
Charles T. Cerva, 57, of Walnutport, died Nov. 5, 2012, at his home. He was the husband of Gail Elaine (Mackus) for 33 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Ruth (Rathjen) Cerva.
He was the owner/operator of Cerva Brothers Tile Creations, Walnutport, for six years. Before that, he drove for Malone Trucking, R.L. Jeffries Trucking and AL & Bass trucking for 10 years.
Thursday, Nov. 15: Gockley, Zephyr–Roast turkey with whole wheat roll or PB&J, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, applesauce, banana, milk. Steckel–Roast turkey with whole wheat roll or PB&J, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, applesauce, milk. M.S.–Roast turkey or PB&J, whole wheat roll, mashed sweet potato, gravy, applesauce, orange, milk. H.S.–Roast turkey, whole wheat roll, mashed sweet potatoes, gravy, banana, applesauce, milk.
When desserts were being delivered to nearby tables during a recent banquet my husband and I attended, we saw waitresses carrying steaming bowls of cinnamon buns oozing with gooey sauce.
As these tempting goodies reached our table and our tablemates, however, we had to smile when we were handed glass dessert goblets filled with a pretty variety of luscious berries instead of the sweet buns.
We soon figured out why. Apparently we were given the "vegetarian" dessert.
Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.
More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."
The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.
The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.
William L. Thomas, 65, of Northampton, died at home Nov. 1, 2012, of cancer. He was the husband of Sandra Smith Achey Thomas.
He was born in Scranton.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He worked at various construction companies. He designed rooms with mood lighting and made custom furniture.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son; two stepsons, Max Achey and Michael and his wife Laurie Achey; a stepdaughter, Sherry Alfaro; mother-in-law, Ellen Roth; sister-in-law, Mary and her husband Rick Faryna; and nephews.