THURSDAY MARCH 8
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8-9 p.m.
Marian C. Sell, 89, of Emmaus, died March 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Wayne C.A. Fink and Marvin Sell.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Katie (Hess) Wetzel.
She worked for Royal Mfg., Alburtis, and lastly at the former Day-Timers.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
She enjoyed bowling, card playing, puzzles and attending several senior citizens groups, including Schnecksville Senior Citizens, where she served as chaplain.
Jane A. “Janie” Holben, 66, of Orefield, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The loving wife of Barry J. Holben, they were married 38 years last June 30.
Born March 6, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Ethel (Goach) Grider of Allentown.
A graduate of Gratz College with a Master’s degree in education, she was an elementary school teacher more than 20 years, most recently with the Whitehall-Coplay School District.
George David Jones, 59, of New Ringgold, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at his business.
He was the husband of Deborah A. (Klotz) Jones, with whom he happily spent the last 20 years.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Hazel (Hower) Blinkhorne and a stepson of Robert Blinkhorne of Catasauqua.
He was the owner and operator of George Jones 309 Auto, Tire, Service and Sales Company, formerly of Germansville, and later of New Tripoli since 1993.
You may know him as No. 26 — Saquon Barkley, the standout running back for Penn State’s Nittany Lions.
In the Whitehall-Coplay area, we know him simply as Sa-Sa, a Coplay resident and 2015 Whitehall High School graduate.
You might have seen Saquon Barkley in the new Nike commercial, sporting the new Vapor Untouchable 3 football cleat.
You might have seen him in the Combine coverage on the NFL Network or videos on Twitter, running a 40-yard dash in just 4.41 seconds, putting up 29 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and logging a 41-inch vertical.
Winter is Still Here
It hasn’t snowed for several weeks now,
And the temperature outside is delightful;
We enjoy the splendor
of the warm sunny days,
Then the weather begins to turn frightful.
Winter is still here.
The weather man said
we would have lots of snow
A total of 3-6 inches;
After the snowfall,
the temperature will climb,
Up to 50, without any hitches.
You wasted your time to shovel the snow,
And now it’s nowhere to be seen;
The warmth of the day has melted it all,
Willard A. Mantz, 89, of Laurys Station, and Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He and his wife Aldine A. (Hoffman) Angstadt-Mantz were married April 27, 1985.
He was also the husband of the late Ruth (Ramaly) Mantz, who died in 1976.
Born in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Confer) Mantz.
A miller and line worker for ConAgra Flour Mill, North Whitehall Township, more than 50 years, he retired in 1995.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.
Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse music lineup to the 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, May 4, 5 and 6, Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.
The Blue Route Blues Band returns March 9 and Pawn Shop Bound, featuring Rick Young, performs April 9 for “Tavern Nights,” Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath.
Wine tastings will be available. The concerts are 7-9 p.m. and are BYOB, with free light snacks and soft drinks. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. No reservations. A donation is requested. Attendees must be 21 or older.
Singular sensation: From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, “A Chorus Line” takes over the stage, 4 p.m. April 15 (rescheduled from 7:30 p.m. March 2), State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Big League Productions’ ”A Chorus Line” features Michael Bennett’s original work restaged by Baayork Lee, director-choreographer, who played Connie Wong in the original 1975 production.