Back row: Rj Yost, Tristan Morales, Matt Melosky, Nick Nejad, Reagan Miller, JC Falcon, Ryan Hatch, Scott Howett, Tyler BridgwoodFront Row: Devin Pirnik, Courtney Dragovits, Kailyn Beil, Alyssa Brooks-Wells, Megan Cirocco, Jenny Davis, Tabby Pitten, Vickie Rosario, Rachel Greenawalt
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.
Thursday, Nov. 7: Elem.–Chicken ring things, whole-grain dinner roll; or PB&J, carrots, banana, milk. M.S.–Barbecued chicken sandwich or PB&J, sweet potatoes, orange, banana, milk. H.S.–Spicy chicken sandwich, sweet potatoes, celery sticks, orange, banana, milk.
Friday, Nov. 8: Elem., M.S., H.S.–Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, apple wedges, milk.
Donna Marie Gerancher, 63, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 11, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salsbury Township.
Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Dolores (Stecker) Hines.
She worked for more than 30 years at The Pet Shop in the Whitehall Mall.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and sister.
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.
· 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, 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.
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ALLEN ORGAN COMPANY
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
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
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
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
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
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
@Body.8 Days Head: CEDAR CREST COLLEGE