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Monday, October 23, 2017

James M. Apostolico

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

James M. Apostolico, 69, of Northampton, died Oct. 6, 2017. He was the husband of Susanne (Tassie) Apostolico for 47 years.

Born in Wilmington, Del., he was a son of the late James and Philomena Apostolico.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

He worked for Met Life for 33 years and was a regional manager when he retired.

Coplay: Parade set for Oct. 17

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community parade is set for Oct. 17.

First held in the mid-1950s, the parade has not missed a beat for more than six decades, as large crowds still gather on sidewalks along Second and Chestnut streets. Unlike some parades where judges award prizes to first-place recipients in various categories such as bands, floats and marching groups, Coplay Recreation & Welfare gives each entry a stipend for participation.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

‘We’re all still in this life together’

Nearly 60 people were killed and more than 400 injured Oct. 2 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on attendees of an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. In the days since, we’ve read about or heard from survivors of the attack, who detailed the chaos and confusion during those moments.

Thousands were at this sold-out three-day concert, Route 91 Harvest Festival, which featured country music stars like Eric Church and Sam Hunt. Jason Aldean was on stage when the gunfire erupted. He is said to have called the scene “beyond horrific.”

Fullerton: Zumba to benefit chemo patients

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be hosting a Chemo Bag Zumbathon 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

The Chemo Bag is a nonprofit, growing organization that raises money to deliver gender-neutral bags to first-time chemotherapy recipients.

These bags contain various items to help pass the time while patients receive treatments — lip balms for chapped lips, puzzle books to keep the boredom at bay, crocheted lap blankets for chilled bodies, hard candies or lemon drops for dry mouth, etc.

Anna T. Miklos

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Anna T. Miklos, 82, of Walnutport and formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 3, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late William A. Miklos.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Anna (Ertl) Marx.

She worked in the garment industry in Northampton and Coplay for many years.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Northampton: Exchange Club plans craft fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will hold a fall craft fair and tricky tray 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 15 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

More than 70 crafters and direct sales vendors will have displays.

Admission and parking are free.

Luncheon foods and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors for the last time this year Oct. 15. Hours are 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 12

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 17

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 18

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

THURSDAY 19

Werner J. Greb

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1964 NHS graduate

Werner “Whitey” J. Greb, 71, of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Forest Inn, died Aug. 19, 2017, at his home.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Werner and Rose Nickisher Greb.

He was a scholar athlete and a 1964 graduate of Northampton High School. He attended Lafayette College and graduated from Moravian College.

Arlene M. Butz

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Blue Grass Association member

Arlene M. Butz, 82, of Lower Nazareth Township, died Sept. 28, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Easton. She was the wife of Gerald S. Butz for 61 years.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Mildred (Kline) Shook.

She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, were she was a member of the Young At Heart senior group and was active with the Helping Hands committee.

She was a member of the Appalachian Fiddler Blue Grass Association.