Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling of Weisenberg Township has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth generation funeral director.
Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.
Forrest Daniel Grim Jr. 83, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019, in HCR ManorCare, Allentown.
He and his wife Carol A. (Wilkinson) Grim were married 61 years last July 13.
Born March 29, 1935, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Forrest Daniel Grim Sr. and Zula (Smith) Grim.
He was employed at Durkee Foods, formerly in Bethlehem, for 28 years before retiring in 1996.
Since his formal retirement, he was employed part-time at JetPay HR and Payroll Services as a courier.
He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-298-2710.
·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. For information, call 610-751-0912.
·Lehigh Valley Blue Star Mothers support group for members and veterans of armed services and their families, 7 p.m. Weichert Realtors, 2330 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. MARCH 15
·Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7 a.m. at Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Fogelsville. All men are welcome. MARCH 16
With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.
Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.
By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, March 6 - Ash Wednesday meal: Potato crusted cod, rice pilaf, oven roasted fresh vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, March 7: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh Waldorff salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.
Friday, March 8: Broccoli cheese soup, tuna salad hoagie, macaroni salad, chilled plums.
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.
The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.
The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at: freddyawards.org
Salisbury High School presents “Honk!,” a “fowl”-language, but family-friendly musical based on “The Ugly Duckling,” a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. It flocks to the stage at 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16, and 3 p.m. March 17, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.
20th Anniversary Tour: “Rhythm of the Dance” has been performed in 50 countries around the world before more than 7 million fans during the past 20 years. The 20th Anniversary Tour dances into the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. March 7. The heritage of more than 2,000 years-plus of dance and music from pre-Celtic times to modern day is presented in a two-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, and sensational sound effects.