The New Year of 2013 has begun, which under the Chinese calendar, is the Year of the Snake.
A new year excites optimism and the grand possibilities of future endeavors. January ignites in us the feeling that we can become who we strive to be, travel to new places and live the life we've always wanted. In making resolutions for the new year, it is best to set small and specific goals on a weekly basis, if you want to see the results.
@Body.8 Days Header:CINEMA
@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
"King of Devil's Island," 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free
@Body.8 Days Head:AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
@Body.8 Days:5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
"Crazy Car Comedies," 1 p.m. Jan. 13
"Packard: American Classic Car," 1 p.m. Jan. 20
"Speed Devils," 1 p.m. Jan. 27
@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER, STEELSTACKS
@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
Valley Preferred, a provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Kristin Behler, MPH, CHES, as Health Educator and Certified Health Education Specialist of Valley Preferred's BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program.
Scott Carraher, 50, of Macungie, died January 5, 2013, in the loving arms of his wife and children. He bravely battled pancreatic cancer for 14 months. He was the husband of Gretchen (Warmkessel) Carraher. They were married for 27 years. Born in Pearl River, N.Y., he was the son of Doris (Huneke) Carraher and the late Lawrence Carraher.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold noncredit courses in many different languages this semester. Arabic I begins Feb. 25.
Chinese I - Feb. 26.
French for Travelers- March 7.
Irish (Gaelic) - Feb. 13.
Italian I - Feb. 18.
Italian for Travelers - March 13.
Japanese I - April 8.
Sign Language - Feb. 20.
Beginning Spanish-A- Feb. 4.
Beginning Spanish-A- Feb. 6.
Beginning Spanish-B- Feb. 4.
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals- March 12.
Spanish Society - Feb. 4.
Think Spanish/Speak Spanish -Feb. 4.
Carlton Andrews, 76, of Macungie, died at home January 6, 2013, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Patricia (Epting) Andrews. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Jan. 30. Born and raised in East Macungie, he was a son of the late Paul and Mildred (Raedler) Andrews.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie, where he had served as a church council member and usher.
He worked as an expediter for Mack Trucks, retiring in November of 1991 with 22 years of service.
Ruth Caroline Boyd, 92, of Macungie, formerly of Alburtis, died December 29, 2012, at home. She was the wife of the late Howard K. Boyd who died in 2003. Born in Wescosville, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Barbara I. (Rupp) Diefenderfer.
She and her late husband spent over 60 years farming in the Lehigh Valley.
She is survived by daughters, Suzanne Enright, of Horsham, and Barbara E. of Macungie.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
The Bethlehem Palette Club January program meeting is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
There will be a demonstration by pastel artist Susan Ketcham, signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
The program is free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Homer H. Hetrick, 87, formerly of Zionsville, died December 31, 2012, at Pennsburg Manor. He was the husband of Virginia (Batman) Hetrick. Born in Kraussdale, he was the son of Herman and Eva (Kulp) Hetrick.
He worked for the Tyler Pipe Co. of Macungie, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Bechtelsville and the Upper Milford Western District Fire Co.