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Monday, September 24, 2018

Priest charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced during a news conference in Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21 criminal charges were filed against a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Allentown.

Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, was charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree.

Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by a decree of the Most Rev. Alfred A. Schlert, D.D., bishop of Allentown.

It’s not your grandmother’s quilt

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

As Bethanne Nemesh admits, the quilts she designs and makes are much more than the quilts one would see on display at the Kutztown Fair.

Her quilts would not be used as bedspreads. They are award-winning examples of quilting that are hung on the wall.

Nemesh, who has a Mennonite background and is familiar with making quilts, has advanced from basic quilting to competing and becoming a prizewinning quilter.

“I am an artist first,” she said.

Nemesh has a degree in art and Master’s degree in art therapy.

Engineer earns award for lifetime achievement

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, recently presented Ronald G. Gabel of Washington Township with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

An accomplished listee, Gabel celebrated many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

Donate nominated to be director of corrections

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This is my 27th year in corrections,” Lehigh County Jail Warden Janine Donate replied when asked by Lehigh County Commissioner Nathan Brown to address the board during their Aug. 22 meeting.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong had just nominated Donate to be the new director of corrections.

He described her as someone of whom he is proud, someone who has been “coming up from our own ranks.”

Trexlertown Movie Tavern combines dining with flicks

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Movie lovers can now make their trip to the movies a step above the traditional popcorn and a beverage experience at the new Movie Tavern which opened recently at 6150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

At the push of a call button, patrons may order everything from gourmet burgers to full multi-entrée meals while seated in plush reclining seats in the facility’s 11 auditoriums.

Premium alcohol beverages are offered, as well as, traditional popcorn, candy and soda staples.

Kim Campbell, Lori La Bey discuss coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“Gentle on My Mind,” written by John Hartford, elevated Glen Campbell, a young Arkansas-born sessions musician, to stardom in 1967.

Fifty-one years later, his widow, Kimberly (Woolen) Campbell, described how Alzheimer’s disease ravaged the Grammy Hall of Fame singer’s mind.

The presentation, at the first Lehigh Valley Caregiver Retreat at DeSales University for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, featured Campbell, co-founder of Careliving.org, and Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks.