Pasquale "Patsy" A. Rivetti, 86, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 3, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Northampton, he was the husband of Cecilia (Somishka) Rivetti. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this past May. He was the son of the late John and Rose (Piscitelli) Rivetti.
He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
He owned and operated Pat's Barber Shop for over 60 years. He also worked for Bridesburg Foundry in the office for 19 years until he retired.
Acting Superintendent Dr. Louise Beauchemin informed parents Aug. 3 of a book salesman going to homes posing as a representative of local school districts. The district has received calls from several parents that this man came to their home saying he was connected to the Salisbury Township School District and wanted to sell books connected to the district curriculum.
C.F. Martin & Co., Inc., Nazareth, largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States, is giving away a Martin D-28 during the 29th annual Musikfest, Bethlehem.
As part of the contest, Martin Guitar is giving a private tour of the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, and an opportunity to meet C.F. Martin & Co. Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV, who will sign the brand-new D-28 guitar.
Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.
The team rallies when no one believes.
At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.
The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.
Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference is how we respond, how we react.
If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.
Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.
Gary R. Snyder, 72, of Salisbury Township, died in his home Aug. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Sharon M. (Bieber) Snyder. They would have been married for 35 years Sept. 17. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Earle L. and Viola (Smith) Snyder.
He was a 1958 graduate of Allentown High School. He was last employed at Total Imaging, Emmaus, until his retirement. He was previously employed at O.K Printing Co., Allentown, for over 35 years.
To the Editor:
I am a Buckeye who arrived in the Lehigh Valley about 35 years ago and feel that JoePa is getting worse treatment than Adolph Hitler.
Most articles dealing with the Penn State situation frequently starts out with Joe Paterno and blank, blank and it appears that he was the bad guy. Seldom are the others mentioned at the outset.
Bethlehem's Jeremy Galyon stars in the opera, "Susannah," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Berks Opera Workshop and the Fall Festival of the Arts production, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. 5th St., Reading.
Carlisle Floyd's masterpiece was inspired by Appalachian folk songs, hymns and opera melodies. It was written during the 1950's McCarthy Era and inspired by the biblical Apocrypha.
In the opera's plot, Susannah is an innocent young person targeted by closed-minded hypocrites and preyed upon by a corrupt leader.
To the Editor:
One of the first things you learn in college is how to do many things at the same time. It wasn't called multi-tasking when I was a Penn State student, but like most Penn Staters, I mastered it early.