Debra A. Kocher, 49, of Allentown, died Jan. 15, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She and her husband James C. Kocher celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary June 14, 2012.
Born Sept. 22, 1963, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Herbert E. Oswald of New Tripoli and Anna M. (Kiser) Neulin of Allentown.
She was a seafood manager at the former Laneco, Dorneyville, for 15 years last working in 2001.
Burton C.G. Stettler, 87, of Allentown, died Jan. 17, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
He and his wife Ellen J. (Parry) Stettler were married 62 years.
Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Chapmans, he was the son of the late Walter G.L. and Miriam E. (Wertman) Stettler.
He was a self-employed appliance repairman.
He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
James A. Hare III, 69, of Breinigs-ville, died Jan. 14, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He and his wife Charlotte (Feijo) Hare celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in July 2012.
Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a son of the late James A. Jr. and Thelma C. (Brayton) Hare.
For the past 10 years, he worked for Cyoptics Inc.
Previously, he worked for 29 years at AT&T-Bell Labs.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
He was a baseball coach for the Breinigsville B-Vets.
Thursday, Jan. 24: Elem.: Whole grain Eggo mini pancakes or whole grain bagel meal with yogurt, sausage links, sliced cucumbers with low-fat dip, applesauce, bag of carrots, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks (OMS), Domino's pizza (SMS), or meatball sub on whole grain roll, vegetable soup, celery sticks with low-fat dip, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: No lunch.
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering a variety of noncredit fitness classes this semester.
The following classes will take place at LCCC's main campus, unless noted otherwise.
·Balance and Mobility: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 4-March 11;
·Belly Dancing: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5-March 26;
·Ballroom Sampler I: 7-8:30 p.m. March 1-22;
·Ballroom Sampler II: 7–8:30 p.m. Feb. 25-March 18;
·Ballroom Latin III: from 7-8:30 p.m. April 9-30;
·Couch Potato: 7-7:45 p.m. Feb. 7-March 14 and March 21-April 25;
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Parkland Library Board, 7 p.m. in the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.
Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation and Lehigh County Bureau of Parks and Recreation, 7 p.m. public forum at Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, Lynnport, to discuss planning of Leaser Lake accessible recreation area at western access to lake.
A quintet of Pete Smyser, seven-string guitarist; Larry McKenna, saxophone; Tom Lawton, piano; Madison Rast, bass; and Dan Monaghan, drums, present "Jeepers Creepers!," a music tribute to Harry Warren, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Foy Concert Hall. Hurd Campus, Moravian College.
The concert will be recorded for a future CD release. Smyser's previous concert at Moravian, "The Jerome Kern Concert," was released on CD last year and rose to the Top 50 in jazz radio play nationally for several weeks.
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.
@$: 5 "Amour"
5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 "Django Unchained"
5 "Les Misérables"
5 "Life of Pi"
5 "Silver Linings Playbook"
5 "Zero Dark Thirty"
@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"
5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) Jan. 15 supports 2012 as a year of recovery for the local housing market.
As of December 2012, year-to-date sales were recorded at 5,701, up 13 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 5,046.
LVAR's research shows there were 6,374 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 30 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,891.