Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Paul D. Shoemaker

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

supervisor, Caloric Corporation

Paul D. Shoemaker, 97, of Emmaus, died peacefully May 2, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Mae (Miller) Shoemaker. Born in Treichlers, he was the son of the late Edwin Shoemaker and the late Mabel (Owens) Shoemaker.

He was employed as a supervisor of manufacturing at the former Caloric Corporation, Topton, for 22 years, retiring in 1980.

He honorably served his country during World War II as a sergeant in the Army from 1939 to 1945.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Cherryville and a member of the Masonic Lodge #792.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Mourning the death of Dr. Donald Jaffe

To the Editor:

We mourn the recent death of our friend, Dr. Donald Jaffe. As a member, treasurer and benefactor of the Shelter House Society and numerous other civic and community service to other organizations he served with distinction and honor for the well-being of the East Penn community.

Two marked Jaffe benches and his inscribed name on our meritorious service plaque at the Shelter House bear witness to his service, to our country and the Emmaus and East Penn community.

Rev. Fred S. Foerster

Shelter House Society

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is big data trending?

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 10

The Allentown Garden Club will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. at the Allentown Public Library – lower level. The program “Everything You Want to Know About Birds in the Lehigh Valley” will be presented by Barbara Malt, vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society. Malt will introduce the club to the beautiful and varied birds of our region, when and where to look for them and how to bring more birds to the backyard with bird-friendly garden features. For more information, contact Janice at 610-264-3045.

May 12

Another view

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Taking a look back at the history of Mother’s Day

“My mom smiled at me. Her smile kind of hugged me.”

— “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio

As I sit down to start this another view piece on a Thursday when I’m not in the office, my 13-month-old son and I have already read five books, enjoyed breakfast and a snack, did a Target run, played with blocks, toys and a push cart and listened to the “Moana” soundtrack twice. I’ll throw in there a poopy diaper, too.

And it’s only 10:38 a.m. But this is a good morning — no mild temper tantrums … yet. (And I thought they didn’t start until 2 years old. My bad.)

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Applications due Aug. 31

PERSIAN GULF BONUS

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.