A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Kathryn Stephanoff 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, 18th and Turner streets. There will be a reception immediately following at the Allentown Public Library.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present their annual family musical variety show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East Penn Angel Network.
"Souled on Motown" celebrates the hit songs of top Motown artists including The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.
The event will be held 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township.
Charles E. Arnold, 97, of Allentown, died October 9, 2012, in Above and Beyond. He was the husband of Ruth R. (Nonnemaker) Arnold, with whom he celebrated 72 years of marriage on Nov. 25, 2011. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert and Elsie (McHenry) Arnold.
He was a backhoe operator for the former Lehigh Burial Service for 42 years, retiring in 1986.
He honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart.
He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church and played the banjo in various orchestras.
Whitford R. "Dick" Dickinson Jr., 83, of Macungie, died October 3, 2012, in the Phoebe Home. He was the husband of Eleanor R. (Teada) Dickinson, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Hummels Wharf, he was the son of the late Hilda (Clark) and Whitford R. Dickinson Sr.
He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He worked for Mack Trucks Inc. for 18 years as an expediter, retiring in 1984. Prior to that he was a golf professional at Sunbury and Clinton Country Clubs.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie.
Blase J. Pierog, 75, of Emmaus, died Oct. 13, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Snyder) Pierog for the past 58 years. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Felix J. and Pauline A. (Matura) Pierog.
He was employed as a laborer in the construction industry until retiring.
He was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
An "Autumn Afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour," led by church and local historian Joshua A. Fink, will be held 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown.
Discover Lehigh Valley describes the Lehigh Valley thusly: the Lehigh River is "the heart," cutting through beautiful countrysides with scenic vistas.
Participants in this year's Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance "Media Marketplace" got first-hand views.
Discover Lehigh Valley, marketing organization for Lehigh and Northampton counties, was host for the Sept. 18 - 21 event attended by more than 100 invited journalists and 50 member destination marketing organizations. Hotel Bethlehem was headquarters.
@$:The fourth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair was held Oct. 6.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Kevin Deely, of Center Valley, and candidate for state representative in the 131st district, held a news conference in front of South Mountain Middle School Sept. 20 to discuss the education cuts in the most recently approved state budget.
The 2012 Vera Cruz Halloween Parade will start and end at Mystic Chain Park with staging beginning 6 p.m. The parade route is 1.5 miles and runs from Main Road East and West to Vera Cruz Road. The parade dates back to 1923 and promises to be bigger and better than ever with the help of the Emmaus Marching Band. Cash prizes will be awarded to individual marchers, groups and float entries. For more information or to preregister, visit the parade Facebook page or email email@example.com.