James L. Hoffman, 84, of New Tripoli, died on Feb. 9, 2013.
He and his wife Patricia A. (Schwenk) were married 53 years.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Mark W. and Elsa C. (Lehnert) Hoffman.
Before retiring, he taught science in several school districts, ending his teaching career in the Allentown District.
He loved gardening and operated a nursery for many years.
He traveled the world including spending time in Germany while serving in the Army and spent many winters in Glendale, Ariz. with his daughter, Patty.
Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, to help inform parents about registered sex offenders in communities was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee.
"My bill would provide parents with more information in the fight against child predators," Simmons said. "That information will help them determine the safest walking route for their children to school or to the school bus stop."
Joyce G. Tiesler, 83, of Coplay, died Feb. 17, 2013, in Whitehall Manor.
She and her husband Hans Tiesler were married 58 years in September 2012.
Born in Chapmans, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Grace (Ziegler) Marcks.
She was a bookkeeper for the Allentown Jewish Day School and various other companies.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, crafts and dressmaking.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
Jordan Lutheran has craft fair.
High school seniors may now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.
Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, said the program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors.
He said no tax or other public funds are used.
Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon Feb. 28 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
Harry F. Dorman, local financial planner, will discuss the new tax laws and make suggestions for additional tax savings for seniors.
A brief business session will conclude the meeting.
Those wanting to attend only the program and meeting should arrive at 12:45 pm.
First timers and those wanting lunch are asked to call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246 before Feb. 23.
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently honored Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley.
LCCC President Donald W. Snyder was on hand to accept the award from beekeepers association President Steve Finke of Kutztown, as well as to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus.
The college grounds are home to the association's apiary, which is used for hands on educational training for new and seasoned beekeepers throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will feature a roundtable discussion on procuring and prepping equipment and tools for keeping bees 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township.
This free program is sponsored by the association and is open to the public
For information on the meeting or beekeeping in general, visit Lehighvalleybeekeepers.org or call 610-298-3254.
An opening reception for "Edgar S. Baum: For the Love of Painting" will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 20, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.
Dr. Edgar S. Baum (1916 - 2006), was a physician, artist and resident of Allentown. The exhibition features paintings that he created during five decades. His father, Walter E. Baum, was the well-known Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of The Baum School of Art.
Edgar was a prolific and creative painter who also expressed himself through the use of dyes, sculpture, poetry and wit.