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Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.

Upper Macungie Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. reorganization. Then township authority meeting, followed by supervisors' meeting.

Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. reorganization in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.


Upper Macungie Township Zoners, 6:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of T.H. Properties for new low-rise apartments at 1230 Route 100.

Fern J. Romig Smith

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John's Lutheran Church

Fern J. Romig Smith, 83, formerly of Allentown and Macun-gie, died Dec. 13, 2012, in the Heritage Care Center, American Fort, Utah.

She was the beloved wife of Harold W. Smith.

Born in Alburtis, she was the daughter of the late Robert N. and Minnie Mae (Conrad) Shoemaker.

Before retiring in 1992, she worked as a packer at Daytimer for 25 years.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, and the Macungie VFW.

AARP 3115

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Seniors to gather on Jan. 3

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Jan. 3, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Bring a non-perishable food for the food bank.

Refreshments will be available during social hour.

After the business meeting, guitarist Shep will entertain.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.


Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Guest speakers on Jan. 3, 4

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will be hosting guest speaker Rev. Peter Pettit Ph.D., from Muhlenberg College, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 3 through Feb. 7, at The Saal, Bahnson Center, Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem.

Pettit will be discussing "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel."

IJCU will also be hosting Roberta Meek, lecturer from the History and Media and Communication Departments at Muhlenberg College, from noon-1 p.m. Jan. 4, in Moyer Hall, Miller Forum.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, creole zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.

Thursday, Jan. 3: Roasted turkey breast with gravy, bread stuffing, French green beans, wheat bread, orange.

Friday, Jan. 4: Dilled baked fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, multigrain bread, banana.

Monday, Jan. 7: Spaghetti with meat sauce, broccoli, garlic bread, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Breaded chicken breast, roasted potatoes, wax beans, wheat bread, applesauce.

'Henry VIII,' 'Measure for Measure' PSF firsts for 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" and "Measure for Measure" will receive their first productions at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the company's summer season of 2013.

The season will also include Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the award-winning comic-thriller, "The 39 Steps," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, "Oklahoma!"

The season opens May 31 and runs through Aug. 4 in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.

Dietrick Group names appraiser

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Dietrick Group, LLC, Allentown, has welcomed Karen Sands as the newest member of its Appraisal Department.

She will provide valuation services of income-producing and investment properties, including residential land development.

Prior to joining Dietrick Group, she gained appraisal experience as a certified residential real estate appraiser and general real estate appraiser trainee with Imperial Realty Appraisal, LLC, Whitehall.

Oncologist joins Sacred Heart

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sacred Heart Healthcare System has announced that Tamam Habib, M.D. has joined the organization as a Hematologist-Oncologist.

Dr. Habib received a medical degree from the University of Hamburg, School of Medicine, Germany. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. Habib completed his fellowship through Penn State University at Hershey Medical Center.

Habib worked in private practice as a Hematology Oncologist in Reading and at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.H.