To the Editor:
We have subscribed to the East Penn Press (and possibly its forerunners) since we moved here in '84, largely because we felt it was important to support our local community.
But over the past year or so, we have become more and more concerned about the vitriolic right wing editorials that appear under the byline of Deb Palmieri.
She is of course, entitled to her opinions, but I find those opinions to be outrageously far far right wing, and often personally disturbing. Professionally, I find them to be oddly out of place in a small town newspaper.
Ann L. Lengel, 84, of Allentown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 1, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late I. Thomas Lengel.
Born Dec. 7, 1928, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Griffith) Kressly.
A graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was a school nurse in the Northern Lehigh School District for 28 years before retiring in 1988.
She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Slatington.
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.
·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. From April 9-30;
·Couch Potato: between 7-7:45 p.m. March 21-April 25;
·Dance at Your Wedding: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 13;
·Golf: Basics: 3-4 p.m., June 1-22 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, 6598 Route 309, New Tripoli;
To the Editor:
At what cost does freedom come? And what are we willing to pay to keep it?
We generally delegate that duty to our armed forces against outside enemies.
Did we ever think the day would come when we would pay a price to have to stand up against the enemy of our freedom coming from our own elected officials?
The latest attempt from our liberal government to chip away at our Second Amendment right to bear arms has resulted in the shut down of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show scheduled for Feb. 2-10.
Mary E. Savacool, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus.
She was the companion of Kermit F. Miller with whom she resided.
Born Jan. 24, 1945, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Ellen J. (Shover) Leibenguth of Nazareth and the late Harold E. Leibenguth.
She was a line worker at Kraft Foods Inc., Fogels-ville, for 33 years before retiring in 2008.
Thursday, Feb. 7: Elem.: Whole grain mini corn dogs or chicken tenders and whole grain roll, half-ounce chips, vegetarian beans, fresh fruits, cereal meal M.S.: Bosco stick (SMS) or Domino's pizza (OMS) or meatball sub on whole grain roll, tossed salad, sweet peas, assorted fruit, juice. H.S. : Bosco stick or chicken barbecue on whole grain roll, potato wedges, sweet corn, assorted fruit.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Twp. Supervisors, 7 p.m.
Upper Macungie Zoners, 6:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of Daniel D. and Patricia L. Kuhns to construct addition to rear of former Gulf service station at 5743 Tilghman St.
Erma H. Gregory, 98, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 3, 2013, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall.
She was the wife of the late Eugene B. Gregory.
Born June 12, 1914, in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Estella S. (Werley) Kistler.
Her survivors include a daughter Pamela J. Coligan of New Tripoli; granddaughter Sarah Coligan Parks of Albany, N.Y.;
She was predeceased by a daughter, Janet G. Gregory; son-in-law Dennis Coligan; siblings Sula Holm, Miriam Hunsberger, Alma Crespi, Ruth Kistler and Roy Kistler.
Ruth D. Heintzelman, 92, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 31, 2013, in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.
She was the wife of the late Luther C. Heintzelman.
Born Sept. 4, 1920, in Lehigh Township, she was the daughter of the late Elwood T. and Minnie C. (Benninger) Deibert.
She was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Bath.
Her survivors include a daughter, Shirley A., wife of Ronald P. Kozo of Allentown; brother Elwood W. Deibert of Allentown; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Feb. 7:"Ghost in the House," high school auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Actor Ernie Hudson of Ghostbuster's movie fame stars in this one-man play about Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion.
An elderly Johnson looks back on his life, specifically the impact of racism on his career.
The play is collaboration between Hudson and director Frank Megna. Proceeds will benefit the Parkland School District Education Foundation. For more information, call 610-434-6252.