To the Editor:
As companies look for more ways to increase profit, many have resorted to marketing directed to children.
From snacks to toys, marketers have created a largely successful tactic for appealing to the young buyers. The companies are advertising on school buses, children's television channels and websites. This is unethical because it fosters buying behavior and consumerism in young children.
Marketing tactics directed at children are immoral.
Jean L. Parr, 76, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 8, 2013. She was attended in her home by her family and the Lehigh Valley Hospice nurses and aides. She was the wife of Donald Parr. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Celia (Miller) Bandle and the late Edward Hertzog.
She attended Allentown High School, worked for Hess's Department Store and was an accomplished seamstress. In later years, until retirement, she was a nurse's aide at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.
James N. Woodeshick, 63, died June 4, 2013. He was the husband of Sharon Ann (Wagner) Woodeshick. He was the son of the late Henry and Shirley (Walker) Woodeshick.
He was a 1967 graduate of Emmaus High School. He joined with Local Plumbers Union 690 where he worked in construction as a foreman until his retirement.
He was a consistent attendee of the Emmaus Borough Council meetings and served as president of the Planning Commission.
He loved to ride his bicycle around town and meet with his neighbors.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has joined with Pennsylvania's 13 other community colleges in celebrating the 1 millionth Pennsylvania employee trained through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).
LCCC has been a partner since WEDnetPA began in 1999.
The 39th annual Art-in-the-Park is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 15 in West Park, 16th and Turner Streets, Allentown.
Art-in-the-Park features original works of art by more than 80 local and regional artists.
Prize money is awarded in each category: watercolor, graphics, oils and acrylics, photography, and 3D (pottery, wood, jewelry, glass, fabric, sculpture).
Free spaces are given student artists grades nine - 12.
Performing at the Victorian bandshell:
10 a.m., Allentown School District Orchestra;
11:30 a.m., Repertory Dance Theatre;
West Park Civic Association presents the 31st annual West Park House Tour, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 16.
This year's tour, featuring 13 properties, includes period mansions, luxury apartments and elegant townhouses decorated in styles from contemporary to shabby chic.
Preview the newly-refurbished apartments in The Livingston and explore the private museum of internationally-renowned artist James Paul Kocsis in the Hotel Traylor.
Two new staff members have joined Barry Isett & Associates, an engineering firm headquartered in Allentown.
Katherine Lucy Paretti, EIT, an electrical engineer, is working in the Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Department.
She was previously employed by Brinjac Engineering, Allentown, and is a 2009 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Paretti resides in Allentown.
She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and is an advisor for the Northeast Region of the Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority.
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
25th & Livingston Streets
Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712
8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
9 a.m. Holy Communion
'28 Book of Common Prayer
9 a.m. Church School
Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service
Rev. Joseph S. Falzone
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
3449 Cherryville Road
Northampton - 610-262-5645
Daniel E. Lundmark, Pastor
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m.
Jordan UCC confirmands celebrate special day.
The Community Music School holds its Annual Gala Recital, 1 p.m. June 9, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth Street, Allentown.
The recital is free and open to the public. A reception follows the recital.
Student year-end performances include, by school district or area:
Allentown School District: Peter Loikits, voice; Ashley Chila, piano; Parkland: Valmiki and Prathysha Kothare, both piano; Steven Wroge, violin; Kelly McMahan, violin; Joseph Hall, trumpet; Julia Young, piano; Kristie Budihardjo, violin;