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Charles D. Kester

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator for former A&B Meats

Charles D. Kester, 68, of Kempton, died Sept. 28, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Weinstine) Kester.

He was a machine operator for the former A&B Meats and Beth-Allen Aluminum, Allentown.

He honorably served his country in the National Guard and U.S. Army during Vietnam and was stationed in Korea.

He was of the Lutheran faith.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Silent auction, dinner on Nov. 4

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, is hosting its 15th annual silent auction and dinner from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Route 100, Fogelsville.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Buffet will be available from 2-3:30 p.m. Bidding will take place 1-4 p.m. The auction will be 4-5 p.m.

Reservations need to be made by Oct. 25. All items are new and donated by local businesses.

Go to for a list of items available at the auction.

Bill Albert is named 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.

In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.

Megan L. Gallucci

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Megan L. Gallucci, 65, of Whitehall, formerly of Bethlehem, died Sept. 24, 2012, in her home.

She and her husband Joseph L. Gallucci celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary last July 11.

Born Jan. 10, 1947, in Lansford, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Reese) Roberts.

A graduate of the former St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse at Allentown State Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1998.

She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.

Robert L. Berger

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Shartlesville veterinarian

The Best of Bob Berger, a celebration of Dr. Berger's life will take place 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Haag's Hotel, Third and Main streets, Shartlesville. Exit I-78, at Shartlesville Exit 23.

RSVP to 610-767-4774 by Oct. 8. Donations of vegetarian dishes or desserts would be appreciated.

Dr. Berger V.M.D., of Schnecksville, had his veterinary practice in Shartlesville for many years until he retired in the late '70s.

He then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1975-90.

District News

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in School

Oct. 4-25, Fused Dichroic Glass and Ceramics Community Artworks Course, Room A-207, Springhouse Middle School, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 4 is the first of four classes where students can cut and fuse glass and create a ceramic piece on Thursday nights in October.

For more information, contact art teacher Kerri Griffin at .

Oct. 6: Jaindl Elementary PTO Flapjack Fundraiser, Applebee's Trexlertown, 8-10 a.m.

Oct. 8: Professional Development Day. No school for students


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications being accepted

State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann is reminding fire and volunteer rescue and ambulance companies it's not too late to apply for a share in $30 million in service grants.

All fire and volunteer ambulance and rescue companies are eligible to apply for the fire company, volunteer ambulance service grant program.

Funding can be used to build, repair or renovate facilities, for training and certification of staff members, to purchase equipment, or to pay down debt associated with the purchase or renovation of facilities or equipment.