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.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be having a Kitten Kapers at 9645 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville (weather permitting), 1:30-4 p.m. Feb. 9.
Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.
For more information, call 610-841-1736.
For information on the low-cost neuter and spay program, contact the shelter at 610-760-9009.
The Parkland Garden Club will meet 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield.
Rosemary Gish Ebersol will be doing a hands-on workshop crafting a creative design using three line materials, three form materials and three filler materials.
Also, the winners of the annual photo contest will be announced.
Allentown Band, with organist Jane Ellen Knotek, will be presenting a concert 3 p.m. April 28 at Zion UCC "Liberty Bell" Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For information, call 610-435-2412.
St. Joseph the Worker's Knights of Columbus Council No. 10921 recently had its Free Throw Championship for girls and boys ages 10 to 14 at St. Joseph the Worker School.
Bishop John Barres attended the Jan. 4 competition. Later in the day, the second part of the competition took place for those who attend other local schools.
Ten winners, one boy and one girl in each age group, were awarded basketballs and certificates.
The 2013 winners for the boys are: Kristopher Mazur,14, Tommy Munshower, 13, Luke Rompilla, 12, John Angelella, 11, and Mason Maxsim, 10.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, Allentown Mayor Edward Pawlowski and Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza, Jr. will discuss green initiatives and sustainability strategies, 11:30 a.m. March 28, Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
The session, organized by the Lehigh Valley Branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, will be moderated by Amy Burkett, manager of WLVT-TV and host of the Emmy-nominated series "Tempo in Depth."
Reservations: dvgbc. org/event/2013-03
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.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Film-maker Stephanie Gardner, center, with her parents, Linda Kay Gardner, left, and Judge James Knoll Gardner, right, federal judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Gardner, an Emmaus High School, Class of '04, graduate, screened seven of her short films Jan. 26 at The Barrister's Club, Allentown. The event was a fundraiser for Gardner's next short, "Paris in Winter," set to lens in March in Montreal, Canada.