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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Annual awards

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The 14th annual ABEs Awards for Lehigh Valley theater will be published in the Focus section in the Jan. 1 and 2 print and website editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.

The ABEs, as in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, is an overview of musicals and plays annually produced by Lehigh Valley theater troupes.

The ABEs are based on area theater groups’ plays and musicals performances attended in 2019 by Carole Gorney, theater reviewer for Focus, and Paul Willistein, Focus editor.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

L.C. senior menus Dec. 2019

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas.

Thursday, December 26: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Friday, December 27: Cranberry glazed pork loin, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, dinner roll, cinnamon baked apples with dried cranberries.

Monday, December 30: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Pork dinner

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 16th and Chew Sts., Allentown, will be having a pork and sauerkraut dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 1.

The cost of the dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, dessert and beverage.

For more information, call Jennifer in the church office at 610-437-2531 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Evergreen tree cut down

Upper Macungie Township police say a 41-year-old man from the 1000 block of Yorkshire Drive, Upper Macungie, reported to them at 1:32 p.m. Dec. 19 that an evergreen tree resembling a Christmas tree was cut down and taken at 4 a.m. Dec. 16.

Police say video footage shows a male figure about 6 feet 4 inches tall weighing 200 pounds with a small dog.

Police say a 28-year-old Reading man reported Dec. 9 he had lost his wallet while he was working at Wakefern, 8301 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie.

Bus trip to Farm Show

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a great way to learn about farming, agriculture, and where your food comes from and you don’t want to miss it.

Lehigh County 4-H and Penn State Extension are coordinating a bus trip to the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 6, 2020.

The bus will depart Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall, at 8 a.m.

The bus will depart Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, at 3:30 p.m. and arrive back at the ag center around 5 p.m.

John W. Cole

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifetime NRA member

John W. Cole, 80, of Kempton, died Dec.19, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife, Carol Ann (Longello) Cole, celebrated 39 years of marriage until her death in 2004.

Born in Norristown, he was a son of the late Harvey S. and Elaine M. (Brandt) Cole Sr.

After graduating from Norristown High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an airplane mechanic from 1960-64.

He then was a plumber, alongside his father for several years, before becoming a steam fitter for Honeywell and later for Johnson Controls for 35 years.