More than $184,000 in state gaming revenue will benefit 16 area first response organizations in the 187th Legislative District to better help residents of their communities, state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, announced.
Springhouse students to present musical.
The German-American Union will have its annual festival to chase away winter with eating, drinking, dancing and singing at the Germansville Fire Company social hall from3-7 p.m. April 7.
The Austreibungs Fest was previously known as the Winter Vanquish Festival.
The hot meal includes Karl Ehmer wursts. Musical entertainment is provided by the Walt Groller Band.
There will be numerous door prizes.
For information and tickets call 610-767-1822, 484-221-4641 or 610-767-6981.
Allan J. Holtz, 72, of Allentown, died Feb. 20, 2013.
He was the son of William and Grace (Sewards) Holtz.
He would have been married to his loving wife Barbara (Motko) for 44 years in April.
He graduated from Allentown High School in 1958 and then attended Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.
He served with the U.S. Army as a medical photographer, worked for the Morning Call, and then went on to be a photographer for PP&L for 30 years.
A musician, he played with The High Society Ragtime Band and The Music Makers, as well as many other groups.
Frank Joseph Riemer, 83, of Whitehall, died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.
He and his wife Theresa (Franz) Riemer were married more than 59 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Studney) Riemer.
He operated Riemer's Economy Grocery Store, Chew Street, with his father for more than 20 years, and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Whitehall.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and served in Germany after World War II.
Dr. Mark Noël Martz died Feb. 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown.
He and his wife Ulla (Grimell) Martz were married in 1968 in Ulla's home church, Sjalevad's Lutheran Church, Sweden.
Formerly of Orefield, he was born Dec. 24,1944 in Hanover, York County, as the fourth and youngest child of the late Richard Keeney Martz and Mary (Waybright) Martz.
He excelled academically and was valedictorian of his class of 1962 at Eichelberger High School, Hanover.
He attained the rank of Eagle Scout at Trinity UCC, Hanover.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.
Thursday, March 7: Elem.: Parkland barbecue on whole grain roll, baked pierogies, vegetarian beans, chilled or fresh fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks (SMS) or Domino's pizza (OMS) or meatball sub on whole grain roll, tossed salad, sweet peas, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: Bosco sticks or chicken barbecue on whole grain roll, potato wedges, sweet corn, assorted fruit.
Anna belle B. Smith, 80, of New Tripoli, died March 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Harlan C. Smith.
Born June 28, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late George P. and Viola L. (Bittner) Snyder.
Before her retirement, she was employed at the Bon-Ton Distribution Center, Whitehall.
Prior to that, she sold Avon products in the Lowhill Township area for 25 years.
Kathleen L. Neupauer, 65, of Auburn, Schuylkill County, formerly of Germansville, died Feb. 28, 2013, in her home.
She and her husband Joseph R. Neupauer celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22, 2012.
Born Dec 26, 1947, in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late LaRoy S and Thelma E.L. (Werley) Mantz.
She formerly was a freelance writer for the Northwestern Press, last working in 2005.
Prior to that, she was an accountant in various industries.
She was a member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.