Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ruth L. Schaffer

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Ruth L. Schaffer, 89, of Northampton, died Aug. 9, 2017, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Charles Roth and the late Clayton J. Schaffer.

Born in Nazareth, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Clara (Fehr) Granda.

She drove a bus for Leibensperger Bus Company for many years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was a member of the church quilting group.

She was a member of Laurel Fire Company’s ladies auxiliary.

Happenings

Monday, August 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 14

• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration: camprhythmo.org

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

AUG. 15

• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Area students may apply for Greenawald Scholarship

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for students eligible to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former Fair President William F. Greenawald.

The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the Fair prior to his passing in 2008.

Box office hours extended for Great Allentown Fair

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate the increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the fair, Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 4.

The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 22.

The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 23 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.

New vehicle dealership sales exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.

New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.

The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.

Apply for Allentown Fair jobs

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair.com.

A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.

Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.

‘Garden lore’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Lehigh County Historical Society’s Pennsylvania Dutch “Food & Garden Lore” is 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Visitors can tour a farmhouse built 20 years before the Declaration of Independence and see vintage wagons, farm tools, and much more. The event will feature displays and activities related to Pennsylvania Dutch gardening, garden produce, and foods.

Catherine Steckel, who lived there in 1842, will be portrayed. She will explain harvest time in the garden and kitchen.

Still more Musikfest to experience

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 34th annual Musikfest continues through Aug. 13, with more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages in historic downtown Bethlehem and the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the city’s north side and at SteelStacks on the city’s south side.

Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.