Joyce M. Ruch, 82, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Donald E. Ruch for 62.
Born in East Texas, she was a daughter of the late Luther R. and Louise A. E. (Peifley) Shade.
She was a supervisor for the former Day-Timer, East Texas, for 20 years.
She was a graduate of Emmaus High Schol.
She was an active attendee of the South Whitehall Crime Watch, a member of the Eastern Star, Catasauqua Lodge and a member of the Cetronia Senior Citizens.
Mary Ann Kusko, 62, of Center Valley, formerly of Allentown, died at Sacred Heart Assisted Senior Living facility.
She was the daughter of Mary (Hreshko) Kusko and the late Joseph Kusko.
She attended Lafayette College and graduated from Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
She served in student government and played intramural team tennis at both colleges.
She was a member of the freshman day organizing committee at Lafayette. She received her master’s degree in telecommunications.
• Basket raffle starts, during regular library hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event runs until noon Oct. 29, when winners will be drawn. Information: 610-432-4339
• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306
The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.
Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.
The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first loss.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Orange juice, chicken noodle bake, California vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.
Friday, Oct. 12: Apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.
Friday, Oct. 12: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.
Monday, Oct. 15: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.
Dr. Sally McMurry will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Pennsylvania Farming: A History In Landscapes,” 1 p.m. Oct. 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Her slide-lecture will include images from Pennsylvania farms. McMurry, who received a PhD from Cornell University, is Professor Emerita of American History at The Pennsylvania State University.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Tenors of our times: The Allentown Symphony Pops series presents “The Broadway Tenors: Ultimate Broadway,” 7:30 pm. Oct. 13, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Featured are Broadway show actors Brent Barrett (“Chicago”), Matt Cavenaugh (“West Side Story”) and Kyle Dean Massey (“Pippin”). Ronald Demkee, Pops Conductor, leads the symphony. The three tenors will sing songs from Broadway’s Golden Age. “Individually, each is a spectacular artist. Together, they present an infinite and kaleidoscopic range of musical possibilities ...