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Stephen J. Gratzel

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, Gratzel's Bakery

Stephen J. Gratzel, 96, formerly of Northampton, died Oct. 13, 2013, in Schervier Pavilion Nursing Home, Warwick, N.Y. He was the husband of Ethel D. (Frumolt) Gratzel.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Anthony and Anna (Ressler) Gratzel.

He was the owner and operator of Gratzel's Bakery, Teaneck, N.J., for 30 years.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 454 of Northampton and the VFW Post 8441 of Vernon, N.J.

Whitehall police

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of an individual pushed and slapped by another person brought officers to the 300 block of Fifth Street.

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

· Officers were called to the 3400 block of South Fifth Street to investigate a theft.

· A motor vehicle crash brought police to MacArthur Road.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 3200 block of Washington Street.


Thursday, November 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – 1 p.m., American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

William J. Najpauer

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

iron works inspector

William J. Najpauer, 82, of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Dorothy (Schloffer) Najpauer for 54 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Michael P. and Julia (Farkas) Najpauer.

He was a 1949 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was an inspector for Azar Iron Works, Bath, for several years before retiring in 1994. Previously, he worked for Bethlehem Steel Fabricators.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


150 Locust St., Macungie. 610-966-2202

Walt Strony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 14; with Marc Singley, Nov. 21

Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8

Chef Robert Irvine, 6 p.m. Nov. 16

The Von Trapps, 2 p.m. Nov. 21, 22

The Large Flowerheads, 8 p.m. Nov. 23

Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m. Nov. 27

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Star Wars Story Time, 2 p.m. Nov. 9

Knitting Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 16

Doll Display, Dec. 2 - 30

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 19

Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"