Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lauretta Ruch becomes a centenarian

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Lauretta Ruch, who was raised on a farm in Seipstown, turned 100 years old on Sept. 30.

One of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Fiste, she married Edgar Ruch in 1939, and moved to their home in Fogelsville.

The couple had three children Betty, David and Peggy.

Edgar, a veteran of World War II, died at the young age of 57 leaving Lauretta a widow for many years.

Lauretta lived in the home she made with Edgar until she moved to Cedarbrook Nursing Home at the end of this summer.

Rep. Day having senior fairs

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites senior citizens age 55 and older, family members and caregivers to learn more about services and programs available to them at two upcoming senior fairs.

The first is Day’s annual Senior Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown.

In addition to information tables and representatives from local, state and federal governments, and private agencies, the event will include door prizes and free refreshments.

County board OKs Roberts’ youth services job

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Paula Roberts’ appointment as Lehigh County’s Children and Youth Services director was confirmed Sept. 27 with a unanimous vote by Lehigh County commissioners Sept. 27.

Two weeks ago, commissioners approved the appointment during the first reading of the proposal.

Roberts, serving as acting director for two weeks, can now put on her full director’s hat.

With the department for 26 years, Roberts replaces former director Pamela Buehrle.

“We have a lot of talent and I would like to build on the talent we have,” said Roberts, after her appoint was finalized.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·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, 8-9 p.m.

CONGREGATION CONVERSATION: Nativity Lutheran Church hosting new member luncheon

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Local News

Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, is hosting a prospective new member luncheon and information session 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in fellowship hall.

This session is for those interested in joining Nativity.

Information relative to Nativity will be shared by the pastor and staff.

Child care will be provided.

Those desiring to unite with Nativity will be received into membership on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 5 at the late service.

Call Pastor John Minnich at 610-395-5062 if interested.


Audience in the clouds as teen idol Bobby Rydell makes their hearts sing

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When Joanna Schmeidel read in the Parkland Library newsletter Bobby Rydell was going to be in the Lehigh Valley, she called her sisters Carol Saint Sing and Jeanne Sabol and made plans to attend.

They weren’t disappointed.

“We’re Rydell fans from way back and we like being together,” Sabol said. “The music just got to me. I enjoyed it tremendously.”

The three sisters counted themselves lucky to be among the 100 registered guests at Independent Park, Breinigsville, on a beautiful Friday in September.