Katherine Smolinski, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Villanova University. Smolinski is studying comprehensive science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Michael Allen 'Mike" Dilcher, 56, of Emmaus, died March 11, 2013, in his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Warren J. and Doris M. (Ernst) Dilcher.
For 25 years, he served as bar manager and recording secretary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Allentown. Previously, he was an assembler at Mack Trucks Inc. for 10 years.
He was an avid pool player.
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Third grader Kaitlyn Macauley wins the anti-bullying poster contest sponsored by Western Salisbury Elementary School recently.
Nicholas Yackanicz, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at the University of the Sciences. Yackanicz is a doctor of pharmacy student.
Katie Stegura, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at the University of the Sciences. Stegura is a doctor of pharmacy and biology student.
Justin Weilnau, of Allentown, was selected as a peer mentor at Lebanon Valley College. A peer mentor is an undergraduate student that guides a group of 15 to 20 new or transfer students during their first semester at the college. Weilnau is a senior music and biochemistry and molecular biology major and graduate of Salisbury Township High School.
Katelynn Gotthardt, of Allentown, graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.
Kara Spangenberg, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Elmira College. Spangenberg is majoring in accounting.
Ray R. Bast, 88, of Macungie, died March 11, 2013, of natural causes in Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Joan M. (Bard) Bast. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late George and Mamie (Smith) Bast.
He was a 1942 graduate of Kutztown High School and a 1950 graduate with honors from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy.
He was a member of St. Paul's UCC, Kutztown.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Players of the Stage will be performing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain 7 p.m. April 25, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 27 at Living Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie.
The show was adapted for stage and is being directed by Sharon Barshinger Gerdes.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
An offering will be taken to support the Care Net Centers of the Lehigh Valley.
To reserve tickets, call 484-515-3051 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit playersofthestage.